Steve Hunter

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
RV

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
Hot Wheels collector Dick Cays

Greater Seattle Toy Show makes pit stop in Kent – with cars

Dick Cays picked up his first Hot Wheel car in the 1970s at a swap meet. Now the Kent man displays hundreds of the little cars in glass cases at an office in his home.

Hot Wheels collector Dick Cays
The Seattle Mist of the inaugural Lingerie Football League will play two home games at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Players shown above are competing in the annual Lingerie Bowl.

Football meets sexy: Lingerie League comes to Kent

Scantily clad women playing tackle football will make their debut for the new Seattle Mist of the inaugural Lingerie Football League on Sept. 11 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

The Seattle Mist of the inaugural Lingerie Football League will play two home games at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Players shown above are competing in the annual Lingerie Bowl.
City of Kent sewer maintenance worker Duane Oliver prepares to clean out a sewer at a commercial complex off of 196th. Oliver uses a special vacuum truck to keep the city's sewer pipes clean. CHARLES CORTES

What Duane Oliver does for Kent – and why it affects your toilet

Duane Oliver fights fats, oil and grease throughout Kent.Oliver, a city sewer maintenance worker, uses a Vactor (named after the manufacturer) truck equipped with powerful… Continue reading

City of Kent sewer maintenance worker Duane Oliver prepares to clean out a sewer at a commercial complex off of 196th. Oliver uses a special vacuum truck to keep the city's sewer pipes clean. CHARLES CORTES