Steve Hunter

King County Superior Court Judge Richard McDermott announces a sentence for Clayton MacDonald Thursday at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. McDermott acknowledged the series of tragedies that had befallen MacDonald’s family

Kent teen gets 7 years in shooting death of friend

The lives of two families were forever changed because of the shooting death of 16-year-old Kyle Weis by his friend Clayton MacDonald on the morning of Nov. 5, 2007 at a Kent condominium.

King County Superior Court Judge Richard McDermott announces a sentence for Clayton MacDonald Thursday at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. McDermott acknowledged the series of tragedies that had befallen MacDonald’s family

Kent: Man stabbed in botched robbery, drives self to hospital

A man drove himself to the hospital July 8 after he sustained a stab wound to the chest when two men reportedly attempted to rob him at about 1 a.m. at a Kent store parking lot in the 25600 block of 104th Avenue Southeast.

Jennifer Harrell poses in the window of a greenhouse at the city’s nursery

Nursery manager Harrell keeps Kent in the green

When Jennifer Harrell plants a tree, birds pay attention.

Jennifer Harrell poses in the window of a greenhouse at the city’s nursery
Work crews were out in force Tuesday doing repair work to the flood-control levee near the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. A great deal more work needs to be done on levees throughout the Green River Valley

Kent, county tackle levee-repair work

The Green River Valley needs the river to run through it, not over it.

Work crews were out in force Tuesday doing repair work to the flood-control levee near the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. A great deal more work needs to be done on levees throughout the Green River Valley

Blotter: Man sustains knife wound to chest

A man drove himself to the hospital July 8 after he sustained a stab wound to the chest when two men reportedly attempted to rob him at about 1 a.m. at a Kent store parking lot in the 25600 block of 104th Avenue Southeast.

Edward E. Cobb

Charge filed in July 12 Kent shooting death

The King County Prosecutor’s Office filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against an 18-year-old Seattle man in connection with the shooting death of a Renton teenager July 12 at a Kent fast-food restaurant.

Edward E. Cobb

A bigger court for Kent?

City and King County officials continue to struggle with the lack of court space at the Aukeen District Court building they share on Central Avenue South.

Kent Events Center vote a squeaker; city council approves $5.9M budget increase

After a heated debate, the Kent City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday night to approve a $5.9 million budget increase for the Kent Events Center.

Ellen Bond

Court clerk Ellen Bond keeps the job real, enjoys her work

No two court cases are the same to Ellen Bond. Despite the hundreds of cases Bond has heard in 14 years as a clerk for Kent Municipal Court, the excitement remains. “I like the court environment,” Bond said Tuesday, sitting in an empty jury room at the court on Central Avenue South. “You could do the same type of hearing and it’s never the same. It’s different every day. It’s exciting.”

Ellen Bond
Construction is expected to continue until late September on a new dam at Mill Creek Earthworks Park

Earthworks Park the subject of … earthwork

Kent residents will have to wait until fall for Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park to reopen. City officials closed the park to allow construction of a new flood-control dam at the park. The goal of the dam will be to control flooding of downtown streets during major storms.

Construction is expected to continue until late September on a new dam at Mill Creek Earthworks Park

Kent: Man holds gun to clerk’s head in store robbery

Two men, one of them armed with a handgun, reportedly robbed a clerk July 3 at a service station in the 1200 block of Central Avenue North.

Was gang violence behind deadly shooting in Kent?

Kent detectives were still investigating Wednesday whether gang activity was behind the July 12 shooting death of a 17-year-old Renton boy at a Kent fast-food restaurant in the 300 block of East Smith Street.

Rick Gilcrist competed in the road-cycling portion of the Mountains to Sound Relay June 29 for one of two Kent Police teams. Gilcrist

Kent cops tough out Mountains to Sound Relay

Kent Police officer Jeff Cobb discovered just how tough it can be to paddle a kayak in Lake Washington during a relay race.

Rick Gilcrist competed in the road-cycling portion of the Mountains to Sound Relay June 29 for one of two Kent Police teams. Gilcrist

Meet Jamie Danielson, the new, young face on Kent City Council

The Kent City Council decided to go young with the appointment of Jamie Danielson on Tuesday to the vacant Council position.

Steve Pinto gets a closer look at screws that control latch speed on a door that was sticking at Fire Station 72 Wednesday.

City worker keeps his eye on maintenance

Steve Pinto corrected an interviewer’s comment that he sees a lot of the city on his job.

Steve Pinto gets a closer look at screws that control latch speed on a door that was sticking at Fire Station 72 Wednesday.
Maple Valley resident Sean Connolly shows daughter Kate

Arts gala opens Cornucopia Days

Kristi Rozdilsky walked through the opening of the Summer Art Exhibit Wednesday evening at the Centennial Center Gallery in downtown Kent and quickly formed an opinion.

Maple Valley resident Sean Connolly shows daughter Kate

Lake Meridian development project inches forward, court battle continues

A controversial proposal by developer Bill Floten to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian took one step forward last week. The Kent City Council voted 5-1 July 1 to approve a rezone application by Floten to allow six homes per acre rather than 4.5 homes per acre on the 6.3-acre site on the lake’s northwest shore at 25840 135th Lane S.E. But the development remains tied up in King County Superior Court on other matters connected to the proposal.

Cops taser women fighting at gas station | Kent Police Blotter

Kent Police shot two women with Taser guns to stop a fight between them at 1:30 a.m. June 23 outside a Kent gas station in the 1200 block of North Central Avenue.

Kent Meridian Pool may last longer with repairs

Staffers told the Kent City Council last week that spending roughly $233,000 in repairs could extend the life of the Kent Meridian Pool for another five years.

Fred Satterstrom

Satterstrom keeps finger on the city’s pulse

When Fred Satterstrom attended his 40-year reunion for the Kent-Meridian class of 1967 last September, classmates gave him plenty of positive feedback about the City of Kent.

Fred Satterstrom