Steve Hunter

Toby Partney loads  a Christmas tree for Nicole Baker and her daughter Kaybrein

Buy a Christmas tree; help with homeless meal

Anyone who buys a Christmas tree at a lot on 1637 W. Meeker S. in Kent will help support a weekly homeless dinner as well… Continue reading

Toby Partney loads  a Christmas tree for Nicole Baker and her daughter Kaybrein
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It’s official: the ShoWare Center at Kent

Expect to see the ShoWare Center name and logo popping up - inside and outside of the city of Kent's brand-spanking new arena.On Tuesday, Kent… Continue reading

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The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.

Kent City Council OKs demo projects for cottage housing

The Kent City Council voted unanimously Nov. 18 to approve a demonstration ordinance to allow developers to build up to two cottage-housing projects in the… Continue reading

The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.
The Kent City Council reduced assessment fees for two property owners for street and other improvements along 116th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 256th Street.

City Council cuts fee for two property owners on 116th

The Kent City Council agreed with two East Hill property owners that their assessment fee should be reduced by thousands of dollars for street, water,… Continue reading

The Kent City Council reduced assessment fees for two property owners for street and other improvements along 116th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 256th Street.
Mark Maughan

City Council continues budget debate

The Kent City Council continues to disagree on the proposed 2009 city budget as well as on when to increase water rates and storm-drainage rates… Continue reading

Mark Maughan

Blotter: Smoking at the bus stop ends in trip to jail

A bicycle-patrol officer spotted a young man smoking while sitting in a bus shelter at about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the 300 block of… Continue reading

Roberto Gonzalez
Roberto Gonzalez
PIMA Medical Institute’s Dr. David Loehndorf

Kent animal shelter sees major expansion

The King County animal shelter in Kent is about to be expanded. And its resident cats should have something to purr about.

PIMA Medical Institute’s Dr. David Loehndorf
The Rev. Jimmie James wants to open a community center for youth next year at a longtime vacant building near the Days Inn on West Meeker Street.

Where there’s hope, there’s a community center

The Rev. Jimmie James wants to give more than just a handout to children and adults in Kent who need help. He wants to give a hand up. James, the pastor of Greater Things Ministries of Kent, is leading a drive to turn a vacant building along West Meeker Street into the Hope Community Center. The center initially will serve as a drop-in center for teens.

The Rev. Jimmie James wants to open a community center for youth next year at a longtime vacant building near the Days Inn on West Meeker Street.

New name for the Kent Events Center

It's official: ShoWare Center at Kent is the name of what was formerly the Kent Events Center.The Kent City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a… Continue reading

The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.

Is Kent ready for cottage-style developments? Council votes Tuesday

A revised ordinance to bring cottage-style housing to Kent goes Tuesday before the City Council for approval.The City Planning and Economic Development Committee voted 3-0… Continue reading

The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.
Kent city staff has recommended the Council approve an increase in storm-drainage rates next year to help pay for Green River levee repairs

City Council remains undecided when to raise fees

The Kent City Council remained undecided at a Nov. 4 workshop on when to increase water rates and storm-drainage rates for residents as part of… Continue reading

Kent city staff has recommended the Council approve an increase in storm-drainage rates next year to help pay for Green River levee repairs

Kent Council sets three public hearings for Tuesday

The Kent City Council will conduct three public hearings 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at City Hall. They are in regard to:• The draft six-year Transportation… Continue reading

Police Blotter: Two arrested in Kent after father, son report gun threat

Police arrested two men and confiscated firearms Oct. 20, following a report that gunmen had threatened a father and his adult son that day at… Continue reading

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Bill Graney

Repairs completed on three Green River levees in Kent

Repairs ended last month on three Green River levees along the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent.Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, King County… Continue reading

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Bill Graney
Kaz Fujita a retired World War II veteran

An American Hero: WWII vet spent time in internment camp, then U.S. Army

Just one month after Kaz Fujita graduated from Fife High School in 1942, he and his family received an order from the federal government to… Continue reading

Kaz Fujita a retired World War II veteran

Kent teens charged in shooting death of Boulevard Park teen

King County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against a 15-year-old Kent teenage boy in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of a… Continue reading

Kent teen charged with murder in shooting death of another teen

King County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against a 15-year-old Kent teenage boy in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in the Boulevard Park neighborhood, south of Seattle. They also filed a first-degree robbery charge that day against a second 15-year-old Kent boy in connection with the shooting death.

Daktronics employee Paul Winters stands by the Kent Event Center’s new display and scoreboard.

All the bells and whistles: Kent Events Center gets scoreboard

Thunderbirds fans should expect to be impressed in the months ahead, when a fancy scoreboard with video screens and graphics lights up at the Kent Events Center.

Daktronics employee Paul Winters stands by the Kent Event Center’s new display and scoreboard.
The Kent City Council is expected later this year to consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.

It’s back to drawing board for law on cottage-style housing in Kent

Cottage-style housing could be coming soon to Kent despite a 4-3 vote by the City Council on Oct. 21 against a proposed ordinance that would allow developers to build as many as two housing-demonstration projects.

The Kent City Council is expected later this year to consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.