Steve Hunter

Kent renews federal, state lobbyist contracts for $156,000 per year

The Kent City Council renewed federal and state lobbyist contracts for 2012 at its final meeting of 2011.

Twenty-six teams competed in the Hoopfest Dec. 3-4 at Kent-Meridian High School that raised $1

Hoopfest raises $1,500 for Kent-Meridian girls team

A Hoopfest at Kent-Meridian High School raised $1,500 for the Kent-Meridian girls basketball team.

Twenty-six teams competed in the Hoopfest Dec. 3-4 at Kent-Meridian High School that raised $1
Kent will soon lower the speed limit to 35 mph along West Meeker Street. The current posted speed is 40 mph.

Kent to lower speed limit along West Meeker Street

Kent drivers will soon see a lower speed limit along West Meeker Street between Washington Avenue South and Russell Road.

Kent will soon lower the speed limit to 35 mph along West Meeker Street. The current posted speed is 40 mph.

Kent man pleads not guilty to promoting prostitution charge

A 37-year-old Kent man pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree promoting prostitution in connection with an 18-year-old woman with a mental disability that he allegedly had perform sex acts with men for cash and then give the money to him.

Kent city officials have adopted design guidelines and zoning regulations in the Midway area for when Sound Transit brings light rail to town by 2023.

Kent adopts design guidelines for when light rail comes to Midway by 2023

The Kent City Council has approved zoning regulations and design guidelines in place for when light rail is scheduled to come to town by 2023 along Pacific Highway South on the West Hill.

Kent city officials have adopted design guidelines and zoning regulations in the Midway area for when Sound Transit brings light rail to town by 2023.

King County warns of apparent email scam about online property tax payments

If you received an email about making a property tax payment online to King County, be alert.

The Kent City Council adopted a six-year transportation improvement plan on Dec. 13 in an effort to draw funding for a variety of projects.

Kent adopts six-year Transportation Improvement Program

The Kent City Council adopted Tuesday the city’s six-year Transportation Improvement Program for 2012 to 2017 for a variety of proposed projects.

The Kent City Council adopted a six-year transportation improvement plan on Dec. 13 in an effort to draw funding for a variety of projects.
Kent-Meridian's Derrick Daigre gets consoled by track coach Ernie Ammons after taking second in the 800 meters last May during the Class 4A state championship meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Prosecutors charge Kent-Meridian track coach, teacher with sex crime

King County prosecutors Thursday charged a Kent-Meridian High School track coach and teacher with communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Kent-Meridian's Derrick Daigre gets consoled by track coach Ernie Ammons after taking second in the 800 meters last May during the Class 4A state championship meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Karli Jorgensen appointed as Kent Municipal Court judge

The Kent City Council Tuesday night unanimously confirmed the appointment of Karli Jorgensen to Kent’s Municipal Court to replace Judge Robert McSeveney.

Kent City Council adopts 2012 budget; 10 employees to lose jobs

The Kent City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to adopt the 2012 budget that includes the layoffs of 10 employees in January because of declining revenues.

Kent’s Postal Service distribution center to stay open at least until May 15

The Kent Delivery and Distribution Center for the U.S. Postal Service will stay open at least until May 15.

The sentencing for Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim

Sentencing continued again for Kent woman who stole money from elderly

The scheduled sentencing of a former Kent insurance agent has been continued again because of her request for a new attorney.

The sentencing for Jasmine Jamrus-Kassim
Neighbors gather in Kent during National Night Out last August

Kent ranks 13th nationally for National Night Out events

Kent earns national ranking with 110 National Night Out events last summer.

Neighbors gather in Kent during National Night Out last August

Kent receives $253,000 grant for salmon recovery project along Green River

The city of Kent received a $253,581 grant Monday from the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board for a Green River project along Frager Road to help increase survival of juvenile Chinook salmon.

Kent man dies in Interstate 5 truck accident near Tumwater

A 40-year-old Kent man died when his semi-truck collided with another vehicle, crashed and burned on Dec. 8 along Interstate 5, just south of Tumwater. Shamsher Sohi died at the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol. He was identified by the Thurston County Coroner's Office. A 40-year-old Kent man died when his semi-truck collided with another vehicle, crashed and burned on Dec. 8 along Interstate 5, just south of Tumwater.

SeaTac man pleads guilty to sex trafficking; Kent Police initiated case

A SeaTac man pleaded guilty Friday to sex trafficking through force, fraud and coercion in connection with a case initially investigated by the Kent Police.

A 28-year-old Kent woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday

Kent man arrested for vehicular assault in State Route 516 accident

The Washington State Patrol arrested a 47-year-old Kent man for investigation of vehicular assault after his pickup collided with two other vehicles at about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of State Route 516 and Meeker Street.

A 28-year-old Kent woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday

Kent Police catch two burglary suspects inside West Hill home

Kent Police arrested two men Thursday for investigation of burglary after they responded to a home alarm system and found two men inside the house.

City of Kent to lay off 10 employees in January

The city of Kent will lay off 10 employees in January because of declining revenues in order to balance the 2012 budget.

King County awards funds to renovate Kent mobile home park

A Kent mobile home park will receive about $1.53 million from the King County Housing Finance Program to renovate the park and preserve affordable housing for low-income homeowners.