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EJ Taylor

Snowstorm strikes Kent

About 5 inches of snow early Wednesday brought many things to a halt in Kent.

EJ Taylor

Forecasters predict 3 to 7 inches of snow Wednesday in Kent | Update

About 1 to 3 inches of snow is predicted by Tuesday night in Kent with as much as 3 to 7 inches falling during the day Wednesday and another inch Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Kent City Hall remains open; crews work to keep streets clear

With the exception of cancellation of the city of Kent Parks Department programs at Kent Commons, City Hall and other city facilities are open for regular business hours through expected snow Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kent's Stefano Langone sings the national anthem Sept. 24 before a Seattle Thunderbirds hockey game at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Hollywood Records signs Kent singer Stefano Langone

Hollywood Records has signed Kent's Stefano Langone, a finalist in season 10 of "American Idol."

Kent's Stefano Langone sings the national anthem Sept. 24 before a Seattle Thunderbirds hockey game at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Kent to reduce operation hours at Police Records, Mayor’s offices

Kent city officials decided to reduce office hours at the Kent Police Station and the Mayor's Office for 2012 because of budget cutbacks.

A snowstorm hit Kent in February 2011. Forecasts predict snow for this weekend

Snow showers might hit Kent this weekend; temperature to stay in 30s

Snow showers could hit the Kent area Sunday although no significant accumulation is expected based on forecasts issued Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

A snowstorm hit Kent in February 2011. Forecasts predict snow for this weekend
Singer Kelly Clarkson performs March 22 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Kelly Clarkson wants fans to submit song requests for Kent concert

When Kelly Clarkson sings in Kent, she wants fans to let her know through Twitter accounts what songs they want to hear.

Singer Kelly Clarkson performs March 22 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Trees were illegally cut last fall on city of Kent property on the West Hill. City officials are contacting three nearby property owners through the city's code enforcement process in an effort to restore the area.

City of Kent pursues illegal tree-topping case on West Hill

The city of Kent will serve three West Hill property owners with a correction letter in connection with an illegal topping of more than two dozen large trees last fall on city property.

Trees were illegally cut last fall on city of Kent property on the West Hill. City officials are contacting three nearby property owners through the city's code enforcement process in an effort to restore the area.
Kent's Stefano Langone placed seventh last season on 'American Idol.'

Kent’s Stefano Langone reportedly dating Haley Reinhart; both were ‘American Idol’ contestants

Kent's Stefano Langone is getting a taste of the celebrity dating scene.

Kent's Stefano Langone placed seventh last season on 'American Idol.'

Stage 1 burn ban issued for King and other counties because of poor air quality

The use of wood-burning fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves is prohibited starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties because of worsening air quality.

Seattle Thunderbirds Marcel Noebels

Seattle Thunderbirds trade Noebels to Portland for Swenson, two draft picks

The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds junior hockey team traded Marcel Noebels on Tuesday to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for right wing Seth Swenson and first-round picks in the 2012 and 2013 Western Hockey League Bantam Drafts.

Seattle Thunderbirds Marcel Noebels
Kent's ShoWare Center

Fight breaks out at Kent’s ShoWare Center after Lingerie Football League game

A fight broke out between two men inside of Kent's ShoWare Center after the women's Lingerie Football League game Friday night.

Kent's ShoWare Center

Kent’s Allegro Performing Arts Academy dancers to perform Jan. 15

Dancers from the Kent-based Allegro Performing Arts Academy will perform at their "Burnin' the Floor" show Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St.

Join Green Kent work party at Lake Meridian Park Jan. 14

Volunteers are wanted to help the Friends of Lake Meridian Park weed the park as part of the Green Kent Partership program.

Kent Police Blotter.

Officers arrest man at Kent motel for kicking wife during dispute over another woman |Police Blotter

Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he allegedly kicked and punched his wife in the face during a dispute over another woman at about 10 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

Kent Police Blotter.
The Seattle Thunderbirds game at 7 p.m. Friday

Seattle Thunderbirds game on television Friday night, Jan. 6 | Hockey

Kent hockey fans can watch the hometown Seattle Thunderbirds play at the Tri-City Americans at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 on ROOT Sports television.

The Seattle Thunderbirds game at 7 p.m. Friday
The Washington State Patrol pulled over a driver last month along Interstate 5 near Kent using this plastic skeleton as a passenger for the HOV lane.

I-5 driver near Kent tries using plastic skeleton in HOV lane

The Washington State Patrol cited a driver along Interstate 5 near Kent for a high occupancy vehicle violation for reportedly using a plastic skeleton as a passenger.

The Washington State Patrol pulled over a driver last month along Interstate 5 near Kent using this plastic skeleton as a passenger for the HOV lane.
Crews in October knock down the half-built parking garage in downtown Kent at West Smith Street and Fourth Avenue North.

Kent city center project to include 35 public parking spaces

The plan for just 35 public parking spaces in downtown Kent's proposed mixed-use city center development has raised a few questions around City Hall.

Crews in October knock down the half-built parking garage in downtown Kent at West Smith Street and Fourth Avenue North.
Seattle-based Goodman Real Estate

Kent city center apartment project still a year away from starting construction

Construction isn't scheduled to start in downtown Kent until at least the end of 2012 on a proposed five-story, mixed-use development with as many as 164 apartments.

Seattle-based Goodman Real Estate
The Seattle Mist

Seattle Mist back in Kent for Lingerie Football League game Jan. 6

The Kent-based Seattle Mist wrap up the women's Lingerie Football League regular season against the Minnesota Valkyrie at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at the ShoWare Center.

The Seattle Mist