Steve Hunter

Kent School Board adopts 2011-12 budget that includes 78 fewer jobs than last year

The Kent School Board unanimously approved a $308 million budget on Aug. 24 for the 2011-12 school year that is $18 million less than last year and includes 78 fewer jobs.

The Kung Fu Kings will perform as part of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus Sept. 1-5 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Ringling Bros. circus adds second Labor Day show in Kent

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has added an eighth show to its Sept. 1-5 run at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

The Kung Fu Kings will perform as part of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus Sept. 1-5 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Debbie Hernandez fights through tears at a press conference Friday

Kent Police, relatives of murder victim seek public’s help to solve crime

Debbie Hernandez trembled as she sat down Friday afternoon at Kent City Hall in front of television cameras to ask the public to help solve the murder of her brother-in-law.

Debbie Hernandez fights through tears at a press conference Friday

Kent School District, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

The Kent School District and the teachers union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

Fire damages Kent mobile home

An electrical fire caused an estimated $2,000 damage at about 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 to a Kent mobile home in the 22000 block of 84th Avenue South.

Arnulfo Gomez-Vazquez

Kent Police seek public’s help to find who shot Kent man

With no "significant leads or suspects" in the shooting death Aug. 19 of a 27-year-old Kent man, Kent Police want the public's help to find the person responsible.

Arnulfo Gomez-Vazquez
Penny Thayer

Spinning yarn and reliving the past at the Neely-Soames Historic Homestead in Kent | Slide Show

The Neely-Soames Historic Homestead celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house and tour Aug. 20.

Penny Thayer

Thieves steal copper wire again from Bonneville Power Administration Covington substation

Copper-wire thieves struck the Bonneville Power Administration substation in Covington for the second time in five months.

City crews will install new flashing signals this fall at three more Kent elementary schools.

Three Kent elementary schools to get flashing signals to alert drivers to slow down

Kent city crews will install new flashing signals to alert drivers to slow down for school zones at Scenic Hill, Kent and Meadow Ridge elementary schools.

City crews will install new flashing signals this fall at three more Kent elementary schools.

Police identify Kent man shot to death outside his apartment | Update

The Kent man shot to death Aug. 19 outside his apartment has been identified as Arnulfo Gomez-Vasquez, according to the Kent Police.

Want to know where DUI patrols will occur? There’s a website for that

Drivers can now go to a website to find out where officers will be looking for people Driving Under the Influence in Pierce, King or Snohomish counties.

William L. Phillip Jr. enters a not guilty plea March 21 in Kent to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Seth Frankel.

Phillip faces court hearing Sept. 6 for murder of Kent city employee Seth Frankel

A trial date has yet to be set for William L. Phillip Jr., the Oregon man charged with first-degree murder in the May 2010 stabbing death of Seth Frankel, a Kent city employee.

William L. Phillip Jr. enters a not guilty plea March 21 in Kent to a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Seth Frankel.
Kent Police blotter report.

Kent officer busts down fence to catch escaping inmate | Police Blotter

A Kent Police officer's decision to go through a fence rather than over it helped him catch an escaping inmate from the city jail when the fence fell on the 24-year-old man.

Kent Police blotter report.

Teachers union and Kent School District near contract agreement

An agreement on a new contract between the Kent School District and the teachers union could come this week and is expected by Aug. 30 at the latest.

Students and their families who participated in the Kent School District's Refugee Transition Center Summer Program fill up the office of Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas during a Aug. 17 visit.

Kent students end summer refugee transition program with informational walk

About 75 Kent students from kindergarten to high school juniors participated in a 2.4-mile walk Aug. 17 as part of the Kent School District's Refugee Transition Center Summer Program.

Students and their families who participated in the Kent School District's Refugee Transition Center Summer Program fill up the office of Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas during a Aug. 17 visit.
Jeff Caso serves as president of the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation that raises fund for local youth sports programs.

Thunderbirds dish out funds to Kent schools, sports groups

Jeff Caso has watched a lot of children benefit over the last two years from the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation supported by Seattle Thunderbirds hockey fans.

Jeff Caso serves as president of the Thunderbird Community Sports Foundation that raises fund for local youth sports programs.
A volunteer helps clear brush in April along the Soos Creek Trail in Kent.

King County plans survey of Soos Creek Trail users in Kent

King County Parks will conduct surveys of park users from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 along the Soos Creek Trail in Kent.

A volunteer helps clear brush in April along the Soos Creek Trail in Kent.
The Salsations are one of the many acts coming to Kent Sept. 1-5 with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

Thrills galore at Ringling Bros. circus Sept. 1-5 in Kent at ShoWare Center

Hire-wire acts, speeding motorcycles in a steel globe, aerial gymnasts, flying dogs and clowns are each part of the Boom A Ring circus presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

The Salsations are one of the many acts coming to Kent Sept. 1-5 with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.
Bicyclists head through Kent during the Seattle to Portland Classic in July.

State seeks volunteers to count bicyclists, walkers in Kent and other cities

Volunteers are needed Sept. 27-29 in Kent, Tukwila and other selected cities across the state to help count people who bicycle or walk to their destinations.

Bicyclists head through Kent during the Seattle to Portland Classic in July.
Colin Jacobs of the Seattle Thunderbirds moves the puck against the Portland Winterhawks during a game last season. Seattle opens rookie camp Aug. 25 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Seattle Thunderbirds open Rookie Camp Aug. 25 in Kent

Fans can watch the Seattle Thunderbirds in action during four Rookie Camp scrimmages Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Colin Jacobs of the Seattle Thunderbirds moves the puck against the Portland Winterhawks during a game last season. Seattle opens rookie camp Aug. 25 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.