Steve Hunter

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.
Kurt Corbridge

Mother Nature was an expensive date for Kent

Kent city officials spent nearly $150,000 to combat the two-week snowstorm that struck last month. That's nearly five times as much money as the city… Continue reading

Kurt Corbridge
This car sustained serious damage

Three-car crash in Kent leads to one critically injured, another chased on foot

A three-vehicle crash Monday night in Kent seriously injured one person and led to the foot chase and arrest of another. At 10:18 p.m. Monday, Kent Police, Kent Fire, South King Fire and Rescue, and King County Medic One responded to a report of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of South 260 Street and Pacific Highway South.

This car sustained serious damage
Kent city officials are seeking federal funds from President-elect Obama’s economic-stimulus package to help repair Green River levees similar to work last summer by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near Riverbend Golf Course.

River levees through Kent hold strong during flooding

Levees along the Green River in Kent appeared to have held up fine, despite the heavy rain that pummeled the city and Western Washington last… Continue reading

Kent city officials are seeking federal funds from President-elect Obama’s economic-stimulus package to help repair Green River levees similar to work last summer by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near Riverbend Golf Course.
Thunderbirds' Jeremy Boyer (blue and white) hammers Silvertips' Taylor Ellington into the dasher boards as the fight for possession during the T-Birds' opening game at the ShoWare Center. The T-Birds went to win 4-3 against the Silvertips.

Thunderbird ticket sales down after Jan. 3 opening night

After a sold-out crowd of 6,125 attended the Seattle Thunderbirds inaugural hockey game Jan. 3 at the new ShoWare Center in Kent against Everett, attendance… Continue reading

Thunderbirds' Jeremy Boyer (blue and white) hammers Silvertips' Taylor Ellington into the dasher boards as the fight for possession during the T-Birds' opening game at the ShoWare Center. The T-Birds went to win 4-3 against the Silvertips.
Steve Craigue

Look out water thieves: City is watching for you

Kent city officials want residents to help watch for and report mobile fleet-washing companies and others that are reportedly stealing water from municipal fire hydrants.The… Continue reading

Steve Craigue

Blotter: Overnighter in shed leads to arrest

Criminal trespassPolice arrested a man for investigation of first-degree criminal trespass at about 8:30 a.m. Dec. 21 after he spent the night at a shed… Continue reading

Kent Council members enjoyed the Jan. 2 opening of the ShoWare Center. They are (front row from left) Tim Clark
Kent Council members enjoyed the Jan. 2 opening of the ShoWare Center. They are (front row from left) Tim Clark
Thunderbirds' rookie Brad Haber and Silvertips Kyle Beach

Thunderbirds like their new icy roost in Kent

Greg Scott noticed a big difference between the ShoWare Center and KeyArena as soon as he arrived to play for the Seattle Thunderbirds in their… Continue reading

Thunderbirds' rookie Brad Haber and Silvertips Kyle Beach
The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2

Big plans for ShoWare Center grand opening

It will be a bit of a three-ring circus Jan. 2, when city officials throw a grand-opening party at the ShoWare Center at Kent. The… Continue reading

The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2

Police Blotter: Five-finger discount leads to chase and arrest

Two Kent men told police they’d stolen more than $1,400 worth of ski gear at about 1:20 p.m. Dec. 24 from a store in the… Continue reading

Josiah Thomas

Kent surviving brunt of arctic blast

Kent residents this week appeared to be handling the snowstorm that struck Western Washington.Locals successfully navigated hard-to-travel streets and worked their way around closed roads,… Continue reading

Josiah Thomas
NgocDzung Smith and her husband

Kent crime-prevention program gains national recognition

National Night Out continues to be a hit with Kent residents and city employees.Kent ranked third nationally in 2008 for its participation Aug. 5 in… Continue reading

NgocDzung Smith and her husband
Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.

Thunderbirds’ first Kent game expected to be a sell-out

Team officials expect a sellout crowd of 6,100 when the Seattle Thunderbirds play their first hockey game Jan. 3 at the city’s new ShoWare Center.“Tickets… Continue reading

Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.

Note to self: Turning headlights on at night is a good idea

POLICE BLOTTER:A Kent Police officer pulled over a woman driver for driving without headlights at about midnight Dec. 1 near Second Avenue North and Smith… Continue reading