Steve Hunter

Tracee Parker

Kent’s Parker makes a safe haven for violence victims

Tracee Parker figured she would start a domestic violence safe center for children, not run it.

Tracee Parker
Auburn’s Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters salute as the family of Kent firefighter Marty Hauer travels Tuesday under the South 304th Street bridge along Highway 18.

Kent firefighter mourned by hundreds of colleagues across state

In Marty Hauer’s final days before cancer took his life at the age of 41, the Kent firefighter made sure he did something for his 10-year-old son, Colton, that he had done so many other times over the previous years. “One of the last things he did was watch his son play baseball,” said Kent Fire Department Chaplain Pat Ellis. Ellis spoke to a crowd of more than 1,200 at a memorial service Tuesday for Hauer at Christian Faith Center in Federal Way. “I don’t know if he could have had it better than that.”

Auburn’s Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters salute as the family of Kent firefighter Marty Hauer travels Tuesday under the South 304th Street bridge along Highway 18.

Sixteen apply for Kent City Council position ‘Pretty amazing’ leader says of interest

Sixteen residents have applied to the Kent City Council to fill the vacancy left by the April death of Councilman Bob O’Brien.

Woman reports pelting with onions; man arrested

A woman reported being pelted with onions following an argument with her husband May 26 at a home in the 24700 block of 117th Place Southeast. The vegetable attack came after the two became embroiled in an argument about a tree he was trimming.

Tina Casper and her son Timothy Casper build cork boats as an activity at last year’s Fourth of July Splash. This year’s splash could see a reduced fireworks display

Lake Meridian group seeks funds for fireworks display

Without as much bang for their buck this year at Kent’s annual Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park, organizers are asking residents and businesses to donate money to help fund the display.

Tina Casper and her son Timothy Casper build cork boats as an activity at last year’s Fourth of July Splash. This year’s splash could see a reduced fireworks display

Hotel key cards lead to prostitution arrest | Kent Police Blotter

A list of incident reports from the Kent Police Department.

Jeff Veach

This Kent city worker is a homeowner’s dream

Jeff Veach is the city of Kent’s handyman for homeowners who cannot afford minor repairs.

Jeff Veach
Amy Derheim with her sons Austin

With a new venue, market hopes to grow

Organizers of the Kent Farmers Market expect a big jump in the number of vendors over the next few years, due to the market’s move to Kent’s new Town Square Plaza Park.

Amy Derheim with her sons Austin

Police Blotter: Kiss with girlfriend ends in assault with truck, arrest

Reportedly upset at another man for kissing his former wife, a man tried to run over the kisser with his truck, in an incident May 20 at a home in the 24900 block of 34th Avenue South.

City of Kent environmental biologist Matt Knox stands on boardwalks at Lake Fenwick in Kent

Hungry fish have a job to do at Lake Fenwick

The carp are coming to the rescue at Lake Fenwick Park.

City of Kent environmental biologist Matt Knox stands on boardwalks at Lake Fenwick in Kent
Parks-maintenance worker Darren Patrick oversees the condition of three ball fields for the City of Kent. He’s shown at Kent Memorial Park

Kent worker’s job is a walk in the park

Darren Patrick took a part-time job 10 years ago in city of Kent parks maintenance, so that he could save enough money to transfer to a four-year college from community college.

Parks-maintenance worker Darren Patrick oversees the condition of three ball fields for the City of Kent. He’s shown at Kent Memorial Park
Construction workers on Jan. 9 prepare to install beams at the Kent Events Center. A labor dispute last week resulted in workers walking off the job. Construction has since resumed

Kent Events Center walk-off gets called off

Construction workers were back on the job Tuesday at the Kent Events Center.

Construction workers on Jan. 9 prepare to install beams at the Kent Events Center. A labor dispute last week resulted in workers walking off the job. Construction has since resumed
The building for a new Rite Aid on the corner of West Meeker and Washington Avenue sits empty for now.

Just when will Rite Aid open in Kent valley?

Nearly one year after construction of the building, it still remains uncertain when a new Rite Aid drugstore will open in Kent at the corner of Meeker Street and Washington Avenue.

The building for a new Rite Aid on the corner of West Meeker and Washington Avenue sits empty for now.

If it’s spring, it’s time for road work in Kent

Drivers in the Kent Valley soon will have to navigate through several road-construction projects.

Just keep on swimming, swimming …

City of Kent officials continue to explore proposals for a new, full-scale aquatics and recreation center for Kent, as well as a scaled-back facility.

Roberto Gonzales

Officers make arrest in Kent restaurant burglaries

Kent Police arrested a 19-year-old man April 15 for investigation of second-degree burglary in connection with at least 15 burglaries of Kent businesses between March 24 and April 14.

Roberto Gonzales

Lake development hits another roadblock

Developer Bill Floten ran into another city roadblock on his proposal to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian because of six lots he wants to build on wetlands.

Police officers Lt. Bob Hope

New Kent police station aimed at reducing crime

Kent Police expect a new substation on Pacific Highway South to help reduce robberies, prostitution, drug deals and other crimes on the West Hill.

Police officers Lt. Bob Hope

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Shannon D. Hill

Police seek man in April 8 Kent motel attack

Kent Police have identified the man who allegedly stabbed a female desk clerk during an attempted robbery April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

Shannon D. Hill