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The Kent Land Use and Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss where to allow installation of electric-vehicle charging stations. City staff will present options at the workshop about locations for electric vehicle charging stations as well as signage and parking spots for the vehicles.
Kent artist Danny Pierce, whose work graces collections at MOMA, Smithsonian, Seattle Art Museum, to have birthday gala
Kent artist Danny Pierce was just 4 years old when he saw a magazine photo of a cow that he wanted to trace. Pierce's cousin, however, had other ideas. "I wanted to trace it but he wouldn't let me," Pierce said. "I drew it. That started it." That cow drawing at his Woodlake, Calif., home helped launch Pierce's lifelong career as an artist and art instructor. He created a legacy of nationally recognized work, being recognized by the Washington Post in 1958 as "...of America's most outstanding graphic artists."
Police arrested a 37-year-old man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly bent the fingers back and ripped off a fingernail of his 27-year-old girlfriend during a dispute at about 5:45 p.m. Aug. 17 at an apartment in the 23100 block of 110th Avenue Southeast.
It might look like the moves come easy for Everett child ballroom dancing stars Erik Linder and Rickie Taylor when they hit the stage Sept. 17 at the Kent Senior Activity Center. After all, Linder, 10, and Taylor, 9, finished in the top 20 in 2009 on NBC's "America's Got Talent," danced on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," are three-time USA Dance national champions and have competed for Team USA in the world championships in England.
Don Stevenson has walked more than 40,000 miles for a variety of charities over the last dozen years. But Stevenson rates his current cause as one of the most worthy of all.
Golfers can sign up for the White River Valley Chapter Japanese American Citizens League Golf Tournament to be played Sept. 26 at the North Shore Golf Course in Tacoma.
Eyerusalem Gebresenbet described the sections she painted as she proudly looked at the large, colorful mural that covers the west outside wall of the Kent Meridian Pool earlier this month. "I worked on the hockey player and painting the library and ShoWare Center," Gebresenbet said.
King County prosecutors charged a 31-year-old Renton man Aug. 27 with two counts of vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of two Des Moines women Aug. 24 in a three-car accident in Kent.
The pain began to get more consistent and stronger as Cindy Wayner tried to enjoy a relaxing Sunday night at her Kent home 30 weeks into her first pregnancy. The pregnancy had gone smoothly for the 27-year-old, so the intense pains didn't make sense. It was still much too early to give birth. "My husband (Chris Wayner) thought I was being dramatic," Wayner said as she recalled her story during an Aug. 19 interview.
It could be a hotly contested Legislative District 47 Senate race this fall between Republican challenger Joe Fain and incumbent Claudia Kauffman, D-Kent, according to the Primary Election results. Fain has received 9,924 votes (54.78 percent) and Kauffman has 8,157 votes (45.03 percent) through ballots counted as of Aug. 18. Both will advance to the General Election Nov. 2.
A marquee is coming soon to the ShoWare Center in Kent. The Kent City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to spend $225,000 from the city’s lodging tax reserve fund to pay for the 30-foot-high sign. It’s expected to be operating by year’s end. The marquee will help promote Seattle Thunderbirds hockey games and other events.
It didn't bother Seattle Mist coach Chris Michaelson that his team is rated No. 10 out of 10 teams in the Lingerie Football League, heading into his team's Aug. 27 season opener at the ShoWare Center in Kent. "That's fine," Michaelson said in a phone interview Aug. 16. "Last year we were ranked eighth or ninth and ended up third. I don't worry about that. I'd rather be 10th than No. 1 because opponents will take you lightly because they think you're the worst team in the league and won't hit the gas as much."
King County prosecutors have charged a 54-year-old grandmother with three counts of first-degree child molestation in connection with the alleged abuse of three children under the age of 12 who stayed with her while she lived in Kent. Rose Marie Johnson, 54, whose last known address was in Auburn, is scheduled to be arraigned for the alleged sexual abuse of the children at 9 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Tasha White and Tricia Patricelli sit tucked away in a small house across the street from the Kent Police station in downtown Kent ready to help former jail inmates get their lives back on track. White is a paid office manager and Patricelli a volunteer client advocate for New Connections of South King County. They work with men and women recently released from the city of Kent jail or the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center county jail.
Police arrested a 21-year-old woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly punched her 40-year-old mother in the face during a dispute at about 7:56 p.m. Aug. 2 at an apartment in the 2600 block of South 256th Street. The daughter called police to report a dispute and said her mother was high, according to the police report.
Before businesses and homes filled up the Kent Valley, Leonard Levack remembers bird hunting with his brothers in the 1930s and ’40s. “Ducks and pheasants were plentiful then,” Levack said during an interview at the Kent Historical Museum. “My brother one season got 250 ducks in the valley here. My mom cooked them for dinner. We put them in cold storage and had duck in the winter and spring.”
It didn’t take long for Richard Crisman to recall one of the highlights of the first Summer Ball last year at the Kent Senior Activity Center. “I danced with quite a few ladies,” Crisman, 77, of Kent, said during an interview Tuesday at the senior center.
Back-to-school shopping turned out to be a thrill for 13-year-old Elisha Ellison as he joined 29 other students for a free shopping spree Tuesday at the Target store on Kent’s East Hill. “I thought it was a pretty cool chance to get school clothes,” said Ellison, of Renton, who had T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and cargo pants in his shopping cart, funded by an $80 gift card provided by Target to each student through the Salvation Army. “I need some.”
Kent Police arrested a 55-year-old mother for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly bit her 27-year-old son near his right hip after an argument about her son's dating relationships. The incident occurred at about 4:51 a.m. July 31 at an apartment in the 25200 block of 106th Avenue Southeast, according to the police report.
Challenger Jack Michalek believes voters want a new senator in Legislative District 33. Incumbent Karen Keiser remains confident that voters want to keep her experience and values in Olympia. The two face off in the Aug. 17 Primary Election. Both will advance to the Nov. 2 General Election. Ballots have been mailed by King County Elections. Voters must have the ballots postmarked by Aug. 17 in the all-mail election to be counted.