Steve Hunter

Police Blotter: Two arrested in Kent after father, son report gun threat

Police arrested two men and confiscated firearms Oct. 20, following a report that gunmen had threatened a father and his adult son that day at… Continue reading

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Bill Graney

Repairs completed on three Green River levees in Kent

Repairs ended last month on three Green River levees along the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent.Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, King County… Continue reading

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Bill Graney
Kaz Fujita a retired World War II veteran

An American Hero: WWII vet spent time in internment camp, then U.S. Army

Just one month after Kaz Fujita graduated from Fife High School in 1942, he and his family received an order from the federal government to… Continue reading

Kaz Fujita a retired World War II veteran

Kent teens charged in shooting death of Boulevard Park teen

King County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against a 15-year-old Kent teenage boy in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of a… Continue reading

Kent teen charged with murder in shooting death of another teen

King County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Friday against a 15-year-old Kent teenage boy in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in the Boulevard Park neighborhood, south of Seattle. They also filed a first-degree robbery charge that day against a second 15-year-old Kent boy in connection with the shooting death.

Daktronics employee Paul Winters stands by the Kent Event Center’s new display and scoreboard.

All the bells and whistles: Kent Events Center gets scoreboard

Thunderbirds fans should expect to be impressed in the months ahead, when a fancy scoreboard with video screens and graphics lights up at the Kent Events Center.

Daktronics employee Paul Winters stands by the Kent Event Center’s new display and scoreboard.
The Kent City Council is expected later this year to consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.

It’s back to drawing board for law on cottage-style housing in Kent

Cottage-style housing could be coming soon to Kent despite a 4-3 vote by the City Council on Oct. 21 against a proposed ordinance that would allow developers to build as many as two housing-demonstration projects.

The Kent City Council is expected later this year to consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.

Blotter: French fry incident leads to foot chase, Taser

Police responded to a report of a man in his 30s swearing and throwing French fries at a fast-food restaurant at about 9:30 a.m. Oct.… Continue reading

Two killed Thursday in major Interstate 5 wreck

Two people were killed and two seriously injured Thursday night in a five-car accident involving a wrong-way driver on southbound Interstate 5 at South 272nd Street in Federal Way.

Suspect in teen shooting death arrested on warrant

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies Oct. 24 arrested an 18-year-old Seattle man on a murder warrant in connection with the July 12 shooting death of a Renton teen at a Kent fast-food restaurant.

Blotter: Cops nab stolen car before owner knew it was gone

Kent Police arrested a 22-year-old woman for investigation of taking a motor vehicle without permission Oct. 12 even before the owner knew his car had even been taken.

King County Parks Section Manager Don Harig examines the damage to the Kent Youth Soccer Association fields Monday.

Vandals wreck Kent’s KYSA soccer fields

Four of the five soccer fields at the Kent Pea Patch were closed indefinitely last weekend after someone tore up the grass fields with their truck.

King County Parks Section Manager Don Harig examines the damage to the Kent Youth Soccer Association fields Monday.
Several homeless people

With downturn in economy, Kent residents asking for help

Residents continue to flood the city of Kent's Human Services division with calls for referrals to help pay for food, gas, rent and heat in a struggling economy.

Several homeless people

Kent man charged after stabbing girlfriend 31 times

King County prosecutors charged a 42-year-old Kent man Monday with first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 16 stabbing death on Interstate 5 of his 42-year-old Kent girlfriend.

Kent Council debates whether mayor’s budget will work

A Kent City Council budget workshop turned into a debate among the Council, Mayor Suzette Cooke and city staff about whether to reduce Cooke's proposed 2009 city budget.

Kent-Meridian High School students in the Police Science class include: back row

High-school class gains new view of police work

With plans to become a defense attorney, Keyera Gainer was quick to sign up for the new Police Science class taught this year by Kent Police officers at Kent-Meridian High School.

Kent-Meridian High School students in the Police Science class include: back row

Police Blotter: Kent man arrested after wife’s face is bitten

A husband became upset with his wife’s lunch plans and reportedly grabbed her and bit her face during an incident at 9:33 p.m. Oct. 10 at an apartment in the 25600 block of 98th Avenue South.

Mark Hillman; a King County Superior Court family law commissioner; advocates for Family Court Services at a public hearing held Thursday at the Regional Justice Center. Family Court Services is one of the social services facing cuts under King County Executive Ron Sims' proposed budget.

Proposed budget cuts bring crowd to Kent

More than 80 people packed a courtroom Thursday night at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent to protest the 2009 budget cuts King County Executive Ron Sims is proposing for the county's human-services, public-health and the criminal-justice departments.

Mark Hillman; a King County Superior Court family law commissioner; advocates for Family Court Services at a public hearing held Thursday at the Regional Justice Center. Family Court Services is one of the social services facing cuts under King County Executive Ron Sims' proposed budget.
Brian Raynes

‘We are our brother’s keeper’: Local merchant aids homeless in Kent

Nearly 50 homeless people arrived for a free hot meal of ham and mashed potatoes on a rainy Thursday night at a business parking lot along Railroad Avenue South in downtown Kent.

Brian Raynes
Members of the Kent City Council listen as West Hill resident Reynold Eicke asks a question Tuesday in a town hall meeting held at Kent Fire Station No. 75. About 20 citizens attended. Council members

Town Hall: Kent Council gets earful from residents

The idea for the city to install cameras to catch drivers who run red lights turned into a hot topic Tuesday night at a Kent City Council Town Hall meeting.

Members of the Kent City Council listen as West Hill resident Reynold Eicke asks a question Tuesday in a town hall meeting held at Kent Fire Station No. 75. About 20 citizens attended. Council members