Steve Hunter

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

Kent resident Mike McCaughan stands Wednesday next to Mill Creek near his home on Kennebeck Avenue

City prepares to combat Mill Creek flooding

The frustration mounts each year for Mike McCaughan as he watches Mill Creek flood the yard and street outside of his home on Kennebeck Avenue in Kent. “It floods constantly two or three times a winter,” McCaughan said Wednesday as stood next to the creek, just east of Mill Creek Middle School and south of James Street. “The creek turns into a river two or three times a year.”

Kent resident Mike McCaughan stands Wednesday next to Mill Creek near his home on Kennebeck Avenue
Harlem Globetrotter Scooter Christensen displays his dribbling skills.

Harlem Globetrotters are dunking, with a twist

Andre “Hot Shot” Branch never missed watching the Harlem Globetrotters as a kid when they came to his hometown of Houston in the 1970s and early 1980s. “I was a fan before I became part of the team,” said Branch, in a phone interview Friday.

Harlem Globetrotter Scooter Christensen displays his dribbling skills.
Howard Hanson Dam  recently had its storage capacity diminished

City officials keep close watch on Howard Hanson Dam

Kent city officials are keeping a close watch on the drop in storage capacity at the Howard Hanson Dam because of the potential impact of… Continue reading

Howard Hanson Dam  recently had its storage capacity diminished
Crime scene tape Friday at the Panther Lake home where the deaths of married couple Joe and Karen Housely occurred.

Son charged in deaths of Panther Lake couple

King County prosecutors charged Vincent Wayne Housley on Monday with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of his parents after an… Continue reading

Crime scene tape Friday at the Panther Lake home where the deaths of married couple Joe and Karen Housely occurred.
Katie Shin

City sinking money into fixing KM pool

Kent city officials plan about $250,000 worth of repairs this year to add another five years of life to the Kent Meridian Pool.“With the needed… Continue reading

Katie Shin

Blotter: Woman slugs boyfriend following text messages with other woman

Assault: A Kent woman reportedly punched her boyfriend in the face during an argument about another woman 9:25 p.m. Jan. 28 at an apartment in… Continue reading

The ShoWare Center at Kent

ShoWare Center: Close to budget, fewer performers

Kent city officials expect construction costs at the city-owned ShoWare Center to stay within budget when all of the final invoices are submitted in the… Continue reading

The ShoWare Center at Kent
The Kent Animal Shelter

Animal-control officer explains why he filed cruelty complaint

A King County animal-control officer says he did the right thing when he filed an animal-cruelty complaint last October against the county managers of the… Continue reading

The Kent Animal Shelter
A train hit a semi truck carrying a load of new cars Friday afternoon in Kent.

Train vs. semi-truck accident Friday afternoon in Kent; no injuries reported

A freight train traveling at 45 mph struck a semi-truck carrying new cars Friday on a crossing at South 212th Street near 72nd Avenue South… Continue reading

A train hit a semi truck carrying a load of new cars Friday afternoon in Kent.
Debra LeRoy sits in the game room at the Kent Parks Community Center Jan. 28.
Debra LeRoy sits in the game room at the Kent Parks Community Center Jan. 28.
Birch Creek Apartments

Birch Creek housing project undergoes major renovation

Families can soon expect much-improved living and playing conditions at the Birch Creek Apartments on Kent’s East Hill.The King County Housing Authority, which owns the… Continue reading

Birch Creek Apartments
Zakeea Sykes with her appointed attorney Pam Studeman

Woman pleads not guilty in starving death of Kent puppy

A 20-year-old Seattle woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of first-degree animal cruelty in connection with a puppy that starved to death last… Continue reading

Zakeea Sykes with her appointed attorney Pam Studeman
Wendy Keller

Will officers be penalized for cruelty complaint? King County mulls its options

King County officials are still trying to decide whether they’ll be doling out reprimands to an animal-control officer and the officer’s sergeant after the two… Continue reading

Wendy Keller

Panther Lake annexation vote may see some delay

The Kent City Council could decide within the next month whether to pick the May or August ballots this year for Panther Lake residents to… Continue reading

Kentwood’s Joshua Smith throws down a dunk against Federal Way earlier in the season. Smith

Kent teams to take center stage at ShoWare

Beware, ShoWare.High school basketball is coming Jan. 30 to Kent’s new arena.Fans will get chance to follow the bouncing ball for the first time at… Continue reading

Kentwood’s Joshua Smith throws down a dunk against Federal Way earlier in the season. Smith
Kelly Peterson is an Environmental Engineer for the City of Kent’s Public Works Department. Peterson stands in front of the a model wetland off of 228th Street in Kent Dec. 16.

For city worker, clear water means a job well done

Work is water and a whole lot more for Kelly Peterson.Peterson, a city of Kent environmental conservation supervisor, helps oversee the quality of drinking water,… Continue reading

Kelly Peterson is an Environmental Engineer for the City of Kent’s Public Works Department. Peterson stands in front of the a model wetland off of 228th Street in Kent Dec. 16.