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Barbra McMichael

Thunderbirds exhibit roosts at Kent museum

Now in the midst of their first season at the ShoWare Center, the Seattle Thunderbirds have just started making hockey history in Kent.But the roots… Continue reading

Barbra McMichael

Kent not assured by state cleanup plan for mine near city water

Kent city officials plan to hire an outside attorney and an environmental consulting firm to help assure hazardous waste at the Landsburg Mine near Ravensdale… Continue reading

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke delivered her state of the city address Wednesday at Kent’s ShoWare Center.

Kent mayor: City soldiers on in spite of recession

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke received a standing ovation before and after her fourth annual State of the City Address in front of a crowd of… Continue reading

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke delivered her state of the city address Wednesday at Kent’s ShoWare Center.
A sellout crowd of more than 6

Christian singer Tomlin should bring sold-out crowd to ShoWare

Chris Tomlin encourages fans to sing along at his concerts.So when one of the most popular contemporary Christian singers performs Sunday at the ShoWare Center… Continue reading

A sellout crowd of more than 6

Enterprising prisoner tries, but can’t, squeeze out of hole

EscapeA man waiting to be booked into the Kent city jail reportedly tried to escape through a hole in a restroom wall before a guard… Continue reading

Kent man sentenced for false military claims

A U.S. District Court judge on Friday in Seattle sentenced a 22-year-old Kent man to three years of probation with 90 days to be served… Continue reading

Austin Curtis

Kent Police program gives students chance to try law enforcement

Micah Starks enjoys the attention when people walk up to him at the ShoWare Center or Kent Station and want to know about his uniform… Continue reading

Austin Curtis

Kent Boeing engineer killed in Amsterdam plane crash

A 48-year-old Kent man was among the three Boeing engineers killed in the crash of a Turkish Airlines 737-800 jet Feb. 25 in Amsterdam.John Salman… Continue reading

Police Blotter: Robbers run with cash at fast-food restaurant

Robbery Two men escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after they reportedly robbed a fast-food restaurant at about 10:10 p.m. Feb. 10 on the 1300 block of West Meeker Street.

Tom Capp has been principal at Sunny Crest Elementary for the past five years and is looking forward to having a new school.

City, Federal Way schools could join forces on project

A new park and elementary school are slated to pop up on Kent’s West Hill within the next two years on adjacent properties.In fact, Kent… Continue reading

Tom Capp has been principal at Sunny Crest Elementary for the past five years and is looking forward to having a new school.
Ros Winslow shows off one of her prized antiques. She has glassware displays in several rooms of her house

Kent Commons plays host to Depression-Era glass show

Once Ros Winslow started to collect antique glass and other items about 15 years ago to decorate her home, she became hooked.After only a few… Continue reading

Ros Winslow shows off one of her prized antiques. She has glassware displays in several rooms of her house
In his first court appearance

Son pleads guilty in slaying of local couple

Vincent Wayne Housley ignored his attorney’s advice and pleaded guilty Monday during his arraignment in Seattle to charges of killing his parents in their Panther… Continue reading

In his first court appearance
Tracee Parker

Budget issues cloud future of Kent domestic-violence facility

The future of the city-run Safe Havens domestic-violence visitation and exchange facility could be in jeopardy next year unless additional funds are found.“For 2009, Safe… Continue reading

Tracee Parker
The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.

Community comes together to remember slain Panther Lake couple

Dennis Housley found out just how many lives his parents touched when 91 classic-car owners drove in a funeral procession for Joe and Karen Housley… Continue reading

The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.

Kent city staff cutting benefits to save jobs

The Kent Police Officers Association union voted Wednesday to allow the city to hold off on making contributions to a deferred-compensation package for officers.The union… Continue reading

In his first court appearance

Arraignment postponed for man in killings of his Panther Lake parents

A King County Superior Court judge on Wednesday agreed to delay an arraignment until Monday for Vincent Wayne Housley, charged with killing his parents in… Continue reading

In his first court appearance
Bellevue resident Stu Jacobson (lower right) looks through vintage postcards at last year’s Greater Seattle Postcard and Papers Collectibles Show. The show returns to Kent this weekend

Paper, paper everywhere at this Kent show

Nearly 30 dealers from four states will display everything from postcards of trains to old-movie posters Saturday and Sunday at the Kent Commons.The more than… Continue reading

Bellevue resident Stu Jacobson (lower right) looks through vintage postcards at last year’s Greater Seattle Postcard and Papers Collectibles Show. The show returns to Kent this weekend
The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.

Car devotees to honor slain Panther Lake couple

Friends of the late Joe and Karen Housley plan a procession of classic cars Thursday morning through Kent to honor the couple. The procession will… Continue reading

The late Karen and Joe Housley will be honored by friends and the community with a procession of classic cars Thursday through Kent.
Kent’s first police officer Lorna Rufener has retired

One of Kent’s first female police officers retires

Then-Kent Police Chief Jay Skewes told Lorna Rufener at her job interview in 1980, “I’ve been waiting for you for seven years.”That comment puzzled Rufener,… Continue reading

Kent’s first police officer Lorna Rufener has retired

Arraignment for son charged in deaths of Panther Lake couple

Vincent Wayne Housley, the man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of his parents Feb. 1 at their Panther… Continue reading