Steve Hunter

Katie Ryckman of Newcastle lines up with assistant coach Ryan Riess to run a timed drill at a Seattle Mist mini camp Wednesday at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila. Ryckman hopes to make the Seattle Mist Reserve squad.

On the run: Lingerie Football League has mini camp in Tukwila

In between running drills and catching passes, Maggie Pearson stopped to share just how much she's looking forward to playing for the Seattle Mist, Kent's… Continue reading

Katie Ryckman of Newcastle lines up with assistant coach Ryan Riess to run a timed drill at a Seattle Mist mini camp Wednesday at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila. Ryckman hopes to make the Seattle Mist Reserve squad.
T-Bird Prab Rai gets a high five from teammate Stefan Warg as he gets off the ice in the T-Birds’ first game on ShoWare ice in January.

T-Birds at ShoWare: First season went well

Seattle Thunderbird hockey officials expect tickets to a T-Bird game to be a hotter item next year than the ‘Birds' just-ended opening season at the… Continue reading

T-Bird Prab Rai gets a high five from teammate Stefan Warg as he gets off the ice in the T-Birds’ first game on ShoWare ice in January.
Volunteers from Sodexo

Sodexo workers pack it in at Northwest Harvest warehouse

More than 70 employees from Sodexo, Inc., of Seattle, packaged nearly 6,000 pounds of corn-on-the-cob during a volunteer project last week at the nonprofit Northwest… Continue reading

Volunteers from Sodexo
A police standoff in Kent Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of an unidentified man

Police arrest teen Monday after standoff in Kent

Kent Police took a 17-year-old boy into custody without incident after a one-hour standoff Monday afternoon at an apartment at the southwest corner of West… Continue reading

A police standoff in Kent Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of an unidentified man
Kent resident Alyssa A. McLemore was last heard from at about 6:30 p.m. April 9.

Kent resident Alyssa A. McLemore reported missing

A 21-year-old Kent woman has been missing since April 9, according to the Kent Police.Alyssa A. McLemore, was last heard from about 6:30 p.m. April… Continue reading

Kent resident Alyssa A. McLemore was last heard from at about 6:30 p.m. April 9.
Kent Police Lt. Kent Thomas

Joined police forces result in King County gang crackdown

Twenty-five known gang members were arrested for investigation of narcotics violations, outstanding warrants or immigration violations as part of a crackdown April 11 in South… Continue reading

Kent Police Lt. Kent Thomas
Kent City Council members plan to attend a Lake Meridian neighborhood meeting and other neighborhood meetings throughout town this spring to survey residents on which city services are the most important to them. Shown above is Lake Meridian.

Kent City Council: Tell us where to cut budget

If the city's budget shortfalls continue, Kent may have to start cutting its services or programs.That's the reason City Council members are planning to be… Continue reading

Kent City Council members plan to attend a Lake Meridian neighborhood meeting and other neighborhood meetings throughout town this spring to survey residents on which city services are the most important to them. Shown above is Lake Meridian.

Lingerie Football League plans visit to area next week

Fans will get a free preview next week of the Seattle Mist, a new women’s Lingerie Football League team that will play two games this… Continue reading

Self-proclaimed Seattle Majestics’ biggest fan J.J. Campolo holds up his sign: “Get um
Self-proclaimed Seattle Majestics’ biggest fan J.J. Campolo holds up his sign: “Get um
Seattle Majestics player Crystal Brown

Majestics women’s football ready for season opener in Kent

Few women’s tackle football teams know each other as well as the Seattle Majestics and Corvallis Pride. Seattle opens the Independent Women’s Football League season against the Pride 7 p.m. Saturday at French Field in Kent, the new home of the Majestics. The two rivals played each other three times last year.

Seattle Majestics player Crystal Brown
Members of the Kent City Council listen as West Hill resident Reynold Eicke asks a question during a town hall meeting last October. Council members

Kent Council, mayor: Not legal to immediately reduce salaries

Kent City Council members and Mayor Suzette Cooke discovered there’s little they can do to immediately reduce their salaries in order to help the city… Continue reading

Members of the Kent City Council listen as West Hill resident Reynold Eicke asks a question during a town hall meeting last October. Council members
Greg Michaels is confident that he can teach “90 percent of the population to use a sword well.”

Learn the fine art of swordplay in Kent

Instructor Greg Michaels stands confident that just about anyone can learn swashbuckling - the audacious art of sword-fighting and flair.That’s why the professional actor and… Continue reading

Greg Michaels is confident that he can teach “90 percent of the population to use a sword well.”
Pete Petersen

All systems go: Riverbend Golf Course opens this week

Golfers can expect plenty of changes at the redesigned Riverbend Golf Course. It opened Wednesday.Holes No. 5, 6 and 8 are completely new. There are… Continue reading

Pete Petersen
Camille Head

Majestics: Real women playing real football

Kent is the new home of yet another Seattle sports team.The Seattle Majestics of the Independent Women's Football League, will play four games this season… Continue reading

Camille Head
Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke

Kent Mayor goes to the source for federal funds

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke and two other city officials lobbied heavily before Washington senators and congress members recently in Washington, D.C., in a bid for… Continue reading

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke
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Kent shelter reconnects escaped cat with owner

Ken Gold hoped his lost cat would show up one day. But for nine months he hadn’t heard anything. Good news finally came to Gold, formerly a resident University Place and now living in Arizona, after someone dropped a stray cat off in February at the Kent Animal Shelter.

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Col. Anthony Wright

Howard Hanson Dam has officials worried for next winter

Col. Anthony Wright jumped right into the middle of the depression on the abutment adjacent to the Howard Hanson Dam to show more than three dozen government officials and media members the depth and width of the hole.

Col. Anthony Wright
Kent firefighters have taken a 3 percent pay cut to help the city save money and avoid layoffs. Pictured are city firefighters Tom Johnson

Kent city employees agree to pay cuts to save jobs

All four Kent city unions as well as a group of non-represented employees voted to take pay cuts for the rest of the year to… Continue reading

Kent firefighters have taken a 3 percent pay cut to help the city save money and avoid layoffs. Pictured are city firefighters Tom Johnson

WSP seeking witnesses to fatal crash on State Route 167

Washington State Patrol investigators are seeking witnesses to a head-on crash Sunday on State Route 167 that took the lives of three people.The 1:35 a.m.… Continue reading

Col. Anthony Wright

Howard Hanson Dam: March 31 meeting to discuss flood worries

Flooding from the Green River could strike the cities of Kent, Auburn, Renton and Tukwila during a major rainstorm because of a damaged abutment at… Continue reading

Col. Anthony Wright