Steve Hunter

Kent man in Craigslist sex-murder ad enters plea in court

A 24-year-old Kent man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of conspiracy to commit second-degree murder after he reportedly placed an ad on Craigslist… Continue reading

Mamie Brouwer

Hanson Dam: Prepare now for possibility of winter floods, Army Corps says

Mamie Brouwer, a project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, didn't hesitate to answer when an area resident asked her if the Howard… Continue reading

Mamie Brouwer
Bruce Stephens

All about potholes: Kent worker keeps close eye on city streets

Bruce Stephens tries to make sure drivers of cars, trucks and motorcycles in Kent don’t go bump in the night or the day.Stephens, a city… Continue reading

Bruce Stephens
A rendering shows what developer Robert Slattery’s proposed six-to-seven-story apartment complex might look like. It would be located at the north side of East Smith Street between Clark and Jason Streets.

Seattle developer proposes high-rise housing project for downtown Kent

A developer’s proposal to build a six-to-seven story, mixed-use apartment complex could lead to the first major housing project in downtown Kent.Seattle-area developer Robert Slattery… Continue reading

A rendering shows what developer Robert Slattery’s proposed six-to-seven-story apartment complex might look like. It would be located at the north side of East Smith Street between Clark and Jason Streets.
Pat Colgan

Kent woman happy that Legislature passed anti-prostitution bill

Drivers arrested for patronizing prostitutes along Pacific Highway South soon could have their vehicles impounded by the Kent Police under a bill passed last month… Continue reading

Pat Colgan

Swine flu: County has 19 confirmed cases; waiting on results for Kent boy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 19 cases of the swine flu in King County, as of Wednesday, including an 8-year-old Des… Continue reading

Kent Police Chief Steve Strachan discusses plans for upcoming changes at the city jail during an April 21 City Council workshop.

Kent jail inmates could be taking it to the streets, police chief reports

Work crews composed of inmates from the Kent city jail could be picking up trash along city trails and streets this summer under a proposed… Continue reading

Kent Police Chief Steve Strachan discusses plans for upcoming changes at the city jail during an April 21 City Council workshop.

Swine flu hits Des Moines schools; Kent officials watchful

Kent School District officials continue to take precautions as the number of probable swine-flu cases slowly grows in King County and the state.As of Friday,… Continue reading

Wiley carnivore: The coyote has long been adapting to the encroachment of humans on its habitat
Wiley carnivore: The coyote has long been adapting to the encroachment of humans on its habitat

Swine flu suspected in Seattle; Kent is bracing

In light of the first cases of swine flu hitting King County thisweek, Kent School District officials sent home letters with students Friday from Superintendent… Continue reading

Police Blotter: Bumping case leads to barroom brawl

AssaultKent Police arrested a man for investigation of assault after a fight broke out among a crowd of more than 30 people at about 12:40… Continue reading

Officers from Kent and Tukwila fire departments and Tukwila Police Department gather under the Strander Boulevard bridge in Tukwila on the banks of the Green River after the Kent Fire Department boat retrieved the body of a man from the water Thursday afternoon.
Officers from Kent and Tukwila fire departments and Tukwila Police Department gather under the Strander Boulevard bridge in Tukwila on the banks of the Green River after the Kent Fire Department boat retrieved the body of a man from the water Thursday afternoon.

Kent man arrested for sex-murder Craiglist ad

Seattle Police arrested a 24-year-old Kent man for investigation of attempted murder Monday after he allegedly placed an ad on Craigslist to meet a woman… Continue reading

Local cage fighter Jon Maryanski

Local fighter has sights set on professional match at ShoWare Center

Jon “The Mauler” Maryanski signed up for his first mixed martial arts class three years ago and instantly fell in love with the sport.Maryanski, 25,… Continue reading

Local cage fighter Jon Maryanski
Vincent Housley stares out into the gallery as he is escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff in an earlier court hearing Feb. 18.

Housley to be sentenced Friday in killing of his Panther Lake parents

Vincent Wayne Housley, who pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to charges of killing his parents in their Panther Lake home after an argument with them about… Continue reading

Vincent Housley stares out into the gallery as he is escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff in an earlier court hearing Feb. 18.
Richard Baker complains Thursday to the Kent City Council about lingerie football coming to the ShoWare Center

Lingerie football and red lights: hot-button items at Kent town hall

Residents gave the Kent City Council an earful at a Town Hall meeting Thursday, with comments about lingerie football, a proposed seven-story apartment complex, bike… Continue reading

Richard Baker complains Thursday to the Kent City Council about lingerie football coming to the ShoWare Center
Kent Councilwoman Elizabeth Albertson discusses her opposition to a water-rate hike at the April 21 City Council meeting.

Kent Council OKs major hike to residential water bills

Kent city water customers will see rates jump by an average of $9.40 per month on their July bills after a City Council’s 5-2 vote… Continue reading

Kent Councilwoman Elizabeth Albertson discusses her opposition to a water-rate hike at the April 21 City Council meeting.
Jason Koster is one of the featured martial-arts fighters at 'The Uprising

Cage fighters to Kent’s ShoWare Center: The buzz and the hype

Kent just might become a hotbed for professional mixed martial arts cage fighting.Twenty fighters will compete in 10 bouts in what's being billed as The… Continue reading

Jason Koster is one of the featured martial-arts fighters at 'The Uprising
Pianist George Winston plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Kentwood High Performing Arts Center in Covington.

Acclaimed pianist in the Kent Spotlight

Just as many kids did, George Winston took a few piano lessons and quit.“I was about 6 and not interested,” Winston, now 60, said in… Continue reading

Pianist George Winston plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Kentwood High Performing Arts Center in Covington.

Kent mortgage firm owner pleads guilty to fraud

The owner of a Kent-based mortgage company pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a mortgage-fraud scheme.