Steve Hunter

A rendering shows what a developer Robert Slattery’s proposed six-to-seven-story apartment complex might look like at the north side of East Smith Street between Clark and Jason Streets. The project could be eligible for the city’s proposed property-tax waiver of eight years.

Kent City Council to act on property-tax waiver Tuesday

A Kent City Council committee Monday unanimously approved a proposed ordinance to give downtown developers of multi-family, mixed-use housing complexes of 30 or more units… Continue reading

A rendering shows what a developer Robert Slattery’s proposed six-to-seven-story apartment complex might look like at the north side of East Smith Street between Clark and Jason Streets. The project could be eligible for the city’s proposed property-tax waiver of eight years.

H1N1 Flu now officially pandemic; Puget Sound response unchanged

King County public health officials plan to continue the same approach to tackling swine flu (H1N1) even though the World Health Organization declared a swine… Continue reading

Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers

An Evening of Jazz and Art comes back to Kent

Play it again, Senior Center.The first Evening of Jazz and Art event was such a hit last year at the Kent Senior Activity Center that… Continue reading

Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers
Kent’s Carpet Bowler Haru Hiranaka faced a Des Moines team during the league tournament at the Kent Senior Center.

Wii bowling tourney a hot ticket for seniors in Kent

Willy Metzker quickly discovered what he likes best about Nintendo Wii bowling. “You don’t need bowling shoes, balls or a bag,” Metzker, 69, said during a break Wednesday at a South King County Wii bowling tournament at the Kent Senior Activity Center. “It’s all self-contained. It’s terrific.”

Kent’s Carpet Bowler Haru Hiranaka faced a Des Moines team during the league tournament at the Kent Senior Center.

Kent elections looking to be quiet – only a few races

Except for mayor and one City Council position, few political races are expected this year in Kent because of a lack of candidates.As of Wednesday,… Continue reading

Kent city officials reached an agreement with Comcast to remove a monthly network add-on fee charged to cable subscribers. This Comcast office in Auburn also serves Kent residents.

Kent, Comcast, reach agreement after argument over fee

Kent city residents who subscribe to Comcast for cable television could see a small reduction starting with their July bill. The Kent City Council is… Continue reading

Kent city officials reached an agreement with Comcast to remove a monthly network add-on fee charged to cable subscribers. This Comcast office in Auburn also serves Kent residents.
Tim Higgins

ShoWare Center sees operating loss, but officials say it’s early

Despite an operating loss of $169,923 during the first four months of the ShoWare Center's operations, Kent city and arena marketing officials remained optimistic last… Continue reading

Tim Higgins
Coolbird

Farmers market opens Saturday in Kent

Expect to see fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts - even frozen beef - at this year’s Kent Farmers Market.Sponsored by the Kent Lions Club, the market… Continue reading

Coolbird
The Seattle-based Rat City Rollergirls compete Saturday at the ShoWare Center. From left to right are Billie Boilermaker

Squeals on wheels: Roller derby rolls into Kent

The Rat City Rollergirls are rolling into town Saturday night, ready to rock Kent.With player nicknames such as Carmen Getsome, Darth Skater, Deadly Aim, Katarina… Continue reading

The Seattle-based Rat City Rollergirls compete Saturday at the ShoWare Center. From left to right are Billie Boilermaker
Vincent Housley at left

‘I’ve done a horrendous thing’: Panther Lake man sentenced in killings of his parents

Just moments after Dennis Housley watched a judge sentence his older brother Vincent Housley on Friday to 50 years in prison for killing their parents,… Continue reading

Vincent Housley at left

Panther Lake man gets 50 years for killing his parents

A King County Superior Court Judge on Friday sentenced Vincent Wayne Housley to 50 years in prison for killing his parents in their Panther Lake… Continue reading

Kent resident Bill Milstid has been living with brain cancer

‘I don’t let fear get to me’: Kent cancer survivor in Relay for Life

It seemed just like any other weekday when Bill Milstid headed out to lunch with co-workers on Jan. 9, 2004. He started to fill a… Continue reading

Kent resident Bill Milstid has been living with brain cancer
Pro wrestler A. J. Styles

TNA Wrestling comes to ShoWare

Kent residents can choose to be exposed to a whole different type of entertainment when Total Nonstop Action Wrestling makes its debut at the ShoWare… Continue reading

Pro wrestler A. J. Styles
Participants in the 2007 Kent Relay for Life do a lap together at French Field during the opening ceremony of the relay. Organizers are hoping to raise funds and cancer awareness with the event.

Kent relay is for life, hope and a cure

Nearly 800 participants and a crowd as large as 5,000 are expected at the Relay for Life of Kent Friday and Saturday at French Field… Continue reading

Participants in the 2007 Kent Relay for Life do a lap together at French Field during the opening ceremony of the relay. Organizers are hoping to raise funds and cancer awareness with the event.

Candidate announces for Kent Council race

Dennis R. Higgins wants to bring the perspective of a downtown-Seattle commuter to the Kent City Council.

Ralph Dapar

Kent Senior Center honors its top volunteers

Coreen Jones, Brick Leever and Ralph Dapar love to be around people. And they like to stay active. That’s why they volunteer every week at the Kent Senior Activity Center.

Ralph Dapar
Mayor Suzette Cooke speaks with residents of the Mill Creek neighborhood about their concerns over a proposed apartment development during a neighborhood meeting Thursday at the Kent Senior Activity Center.

Kent mayor fields questions, hears worries, over proposed development

Residents of the Mill Creek neighborhood in Kent have started a petition drive against a developer's proposed six-to-seven story, mixed-use apartment complex because of the… Continue reading

Mayor Suzette Cooke speaks with residents of the Mill Creek neighborhood about their concerns over a proposed apartment development during a neighborhood meeting Thursday at the Kent Senior Activity Center.

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