Steve Hunter

Kent Police Public Education Specialists Sara Wood

Police unit, cadet program always on the prowl

Sara Wood feels like a "bad guy" when she peeks inside of vehicles at Kent parking lots.But Wood, a Kent Police public education specialist, doesn't… Continue reading

Kent Police Public Education Specialists Sara Wood

State of Hanson Dam ‘troubling’

Water leaking through a damaged abutment at the Howard Hanson Dam still puzzles the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and increases the risk of flooding… Continue reading

Symphony dropped from Fourth of July Splash at Lake Meridian Park

The fireworks are a go July 4th at Lake Meridian Park, but the symphony is out.Kent city officials dropped the Tukwila-based Rainier Symphony from the… Continue reading

Rich Cunningham

Grass carp unleashed to fight Lake Fenwick weeds

Kent city officials stocked Lake Fenwick with 300 grass carp on Tuesday in a new effort to combat Brazilian elodea, a noxious weed that threatens… Continue reading

Rich Cunningham
Kent's first-ever international festival will celebrate the diversity of the many cultures represented here
Kent's first-ever international festival will celebrate the diversity of the many cultures represented here
Kent TV 21 crew

New IMAX theater brings eye-opening entertainment to Kent

Tickets will cost more, but Kent moviegoers can experience movies in a new way with the grand opening Wednesday of a IMAX theater at AMC… Continue reading

Kent TV 21 crew
Auburn resident Melissa Moore hasn't given up hope for her best friend Alyssa McLemore

‘I just want closure’: Friend of missing Kent woman Alyssa McLemore refuses to give up the search

Even though Alyssa McLemore hasn't been seen or heard from since the 21-year-old Kent woman turned up missing April 9, Melissa Moore remains hopeful that… Continue reading

Auburn resident Melissa Moore hasn't given up hope for her best friend Alyssa McLemore
Kent resident Paul Morford vents his spleen at the Kent City Council Tuesday after their vote to pass the property tax wavier without opening the floor to comments.

Kent City Council: Property tax waiver passes 7-0; draws outrage

The Kent City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance to give downtown developers of multi-family, mixed-use housing complexes of 30 or more… Continue reading

Kent resident Paul Morford vents his spleen at the Kent City Council Tuesday after their vote to pass the property tax wavier without opening the floor to comments.
Cheryl dos Remédios with the City of Kent points out key features of the earthen structures Thursday at Earthworks Park. She'll help lead tours of the park

Earthworks Park: Americans for the Arts Tour will give insight into a living work of art

The park is art. When Herbert Bayer, an Austrian painter, graphic artist and architect, designed the dam and landscape of the Mill Creek Earthworks Park for the city of Kent 27 years ago, he had one primary goal.

Cheryl dos Remédios with the City of Kent points out key features of the earthen structures Thursday at Earthworks Park. She'll help lead tours of the park
The proposed Panther Lake annexation area to the city of Kent stretches north from Southeast 236th Street to Southeast 192nd Street and east of 95th Avenue South to near 132nd Avenue Southeast. The area covers 5 square miles.

How badly does Kent need the Panther Lake area? Council to decide on public vote

Panther Lake residents could get their chance to vote Nov. 3 about whether to annex into the city of Kent.The Kent City Council will consider… Continue reading

The proposed Panther Lake annexation area to the city of Kent stretches north from Southeast 236th Street to Southeast 192nd Street and east of 95th Avenue South to near 132nd Avenue Southeast. The area covers 5 square miles.
A rendering shows what a developer Robert Slattery’s proposed six-to-seven-story apartment complex might look like at the north side of East Smith Street between Clark and Jason Streets. The project could be eligible for the city’s proposed property-tax waiver of eight years.

Kent City Council to act on property-tax waiver Tuesday

A Kent City Council committee Monday unanimously approved a proposed ordinance to give downtown developers of multi-family, mixed-use housing complexes of 30 or more units… Continue reading

A rendering shows what a developer Robert Slattery’s proposed six-to-seven-story apartment complex might look like at the north side of East Smith Street between Clark and Jason Streets. The project could be eligible for the city’s proposed property-tax waiver of eight years.

H1N1 Flu now officially pandemic; Puget Sound response unchanged

King County public health officials plan to continue the same approach to tackling swine flu (H1N1) even though the World Health Organization declared a swine… Continue reading

Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers

An Evening of Jazz and Art comes back to Kent

Play it again, Senior Center.The first Evening of Jazz and Art event was such a hit last year at the Kent Senior Activity Center that… Continue reading

Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers
Kent’s Carpet Bowler Haru Hiranaka faced a Des Moines team during the league tournament at the Kent Senior Center.

Wii bowling tourney a hot ticket for seniors in Kent

Willy Metzker quickly discovered what he likes best about Nintendo Wii bowling. “You don’t need bowling shoes, balls or a bag,” Metzker, 69, said during a break Wednesday at a South King County Wii bowling tournament at the Kent Senior Activity Center. “It’s all self-contained. It’s terrific.”

Kent’s Carpet Bowler Haru Hiranaka faced a Des Moines team during the league tournament at the Kent Senior Center.

Kent elections looking to be quiet – only a few races

Except for mayor and one City Council position, few political races are expected this year in Kent because of a lack of candidates.As of Wednesday,… Continue reading

Kent city officials reached an agreement with Comcast to remove a monthly network add-on fee charged to cable subscribers. This Comcast office in Auburn also serves Kent residents.

Kent, Comcast, reach agreement after argument over fee

Kent city residents who subscribe to Comcast for cable television could see a small reduction starting with their July bill. The Kent City Council is… Continue reading

Kent city officials reached an agreement with Comcast to remove a monthly network add-on fee charged to cable subscribers. This Comcast office in Auburn also serves Kent residents.
Tim Higgins

ShoWare Center sees operating loss, but officials say it’s early

Despite an operating loss of $169,923 during the first four months of the ShoWare Center's operations, Kent city and arena marketing officials remained optimistic last… Continue reading

Tim Higgins
Coolbird

Farmers market opens Saturday in Kent

Expect to see fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts - even frozen beef - at this year’s Kent Farmers Market.Sponsored by the Kent Lions Club, the market… Continue reading

Coolbird
The Seattle-based Rat City Rollergirls compete Saturday at the ShoWare Center. From left to right are Billie Boilermaker

Squeals on wheels: Roller derby rolls into Kent

The Rat City Rollergirls are rolling into town Saturday night, ready to rock Kent.With player nicknames such as Carmen Getsome, Darth Skater, Deadly Aim, Katarina… Continue reading

The Seattle-based Rat City Rollergirls compete Saturday at the ShoWare Center. From left to right are Billie Boilermaker
Vincent Housley at left

‘I’ve done a horrendous thing’: Panther Lake man sentenced in killings of his parents

Just moments after Dennis Housley watched a judge sentence his older brother Vincent Housley on Friday to 50 years in prison for killing their parents,… Continue reading

Vincent Housley at left