Steve Hunter

Local cage fighter Jon Maryanski

Local fighter has sights set on professional match at ShoWare Center

Jon “The Mauler” Maryanski signed up for his first mixed martial arts class three years ago and instantly fell in love with the sport.Maryanski, 25,… Continue reading

Local cage fighter Jon Maryanski
Vincent Housley stares out into the gallery as he is escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff in an earlier court hearing Feb. 18.

Housley to be sentenced Friday in killing of his Panther Lake parents

Vincent Wayne Housley, who pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to charges of killing his parents in their Panther Lake home after an argument with them about… Continue reading

Vincent Housley stares out into the gallery as he is escorted out of the courtroom by the bailiff in an earlier court hearing Feb. 18.
Richard Baker complains Thursday to the Kent City Council about lingerie football coming to the ShoWare Center

Lingerie football and red lights: hot-button items at Kent town hall

Residents gave the Kent City Council an earful at a Town Hall meeting Thursday, with comments about lingerie football, a proposed seven-story apartment complex, bike… Continue reading

Richard Baker complains Thursday to the Kent City Council about lingerie football coming to the ShoWare Center
Kent Councilwoman Elizabeth Albertson discusses her opposition to a water-rate hike at the April 21 City Council meeting.

Kent Council OKs major hike to residential water bills

Kent city water customers will see rates jump by an average of $9.40 per month on their July bills after a City Council’s 5-2 vote… Continue reading

Kent Councilwoman Elizabeth Albertson discusses her opposition to a water-rate hike at the April 21 City Council meeting.
Jason Koster is one of the featured martial-arts fighters at 'The Uprising

Cage fighters to Kent’s ShoWare Center: The buzz and the hype

Kent just might become a hotbed for professional mixed martial arts cage fighting.Twenty fighters will compete in 10 bouts in what's being billed as The… Continue reading

Jason Koster is one of the featured martial-arts fighters at 'The Uprising
Pianist George Winston plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Kentwood High Performing Arts Center in Covington.

Acclaimed pianist in the Kent Spotlight

Just as many kids did, George Winston took a few piano lessons and quit.“I was about 6 and not interested,” Winston, now 60, said in… Continue reading

Pianist George Winston plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Kentwood High Performing Arts Center in Covington.

Kent mortgage firm owner pleads guilty to fraud

The owner of a Kent-based mortgage company pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a mortgage-fraud scheme.

Katie Ryckman of Newcastle lines up with assistant coach Ryan Riess to run a timed drill at a Seattle Mist mini camp Wednesday at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila. Ryckman hopes to make the Seattle Mist Reserve squad.

On the run: Lingerie Football League has mini camp in Tukwila

In between running drills and catching passes, Maggie Pearson stopped to share just how much she's looking forward to playing for the Seattle Mist, Kent's… Continue reading

Katie Ryckman of Newcastle lines up with assistant coach Ryan Riess to run a timed drill at a Seattle Mist mini camp Wednesday at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila. Ryckman hopes to make the Seattle Mist Reserve squad.
T-Bird Prab Rai gets a high five from teammate Stefan Warg as he gets off the ice in the T-Birds’ first game on ShoWare ice in January.

T-Birds at ShoWare: First season went well

Seattle Thunderbird hockey officials expect tickets to a T-Bird game to be a hotter item next year than the ‘Birds' just-ended opening season at the… Continue reading

T-Bird Prab Rai gets a high five from teammate Stefan Warg as he gets off the ice in the T-Birds’ first game on ShoWare ice in January.
Volunteers from Sodexo

Sodexo workers pack it in at Northwest Harvest warehouse

More than 70 employees from Sodexo, Inc., of Seattle, packaged nearly 6,000 pounds of corn-on-the-cob during a volunteer project last week at the nonprofit Northwest… Continue reading

Volunteers from Sodexo
A police standoff in Kent Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of an unidentified man

Police arrest teen Monday after standoff in Kent

Kent Police took a 17-year-old boy into custody without incident after a one-hour standoff Monday afternoon at an apartment at the southwest corner of West… Continue reading

A police standoff in Kent Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of an unidentified man
Kent resident Alyssa A. McLemore was last heard from at about 6:30 p.m. April 9.

Kent resident Alyssa A. McLemore reported missing

A 21-year-old Kent woman has been missing since April 9, according to the Kent Police.Alyssa A. McLemore, was last heard from about 6:30 p.m. April… Continue reading

Kent resident Alyssa A. McLemore was last heard from at about 6:30 p.m. April 9.
Kent Police Lt. Kent Thomas

Joined police forces result in King County gang crackdown

Twenty-five known gang members were arrested for investigation of narcotics violations, outstanding warrants or immigration violations as part of a crackdown April 11 in South… Continue reading

Kent Police Lt. Kent Thomas
Kent City Council members plan to attend a Lake Meridian neighborhood meeting and other neighborhood meetings throughout town this spring to survey residents on which city services are the most important to them. Shown above is Lake Meridian.

Kent City Council: Tell us where to cut budget

If the city's budget shortfalls continue, Kent may have to start cutting its services or programs.That's the reason City Council members are planning to be… Continue reading

Kent City Council members plan to attend a Lake Meridian neighborhood meeting and other neighborhood meetings throughout town this spring to survey residents on which city services are the most important to them. Shown above is Lake Meridian.

Lingerie Football League plans visit to area next week

Fans will get a free preview next week of the Seattle Mist, a new women’s Lingerie Football League team that will play two games this… Continue reading

Self-proclaimed Seattle Majestics’ biggest fan J.J. Campolo holds up his sign: “Get um
Self-proclaimed Seattle Majestics’ biggest fan J.J. Campolo holds up his sign: “Get um
Seattle Majestics player Crystal Brown

Majestics women’s football ready for season opener in Kent

Few women’s tackle football teams know each other as well as the Seattle Majestics and Corvallis Pride. Seattle opens the Independent Women’s Football League season against the Pride 7 p.m. Saturday at French Field in Kent, the new home of the Majestics. The two rivals played each other three times last year.

Seattle Majestics player Crystal Brown
Members of the Kent City Council listen as West Hill resident Reynold Eicke asks a question during a town hall meeting last October. Council members

Kent Council, mayor: Not legal to immediately reduce salaries

Kent City Council members and Mayor Suzette Cooke discovered there’s little they can do to immediately reduce their salaries in order to help the city… Continue reading

Members of the Kent City Council listen as West Hill resident Reynold Eicke asks a question during a town hall meeting last October. Council members
Greg Michaels is confident that he can teach “90 percent of the population to use a sword well.”

Learn the fine art of swordplay in Kent

Instructor Greg Michaels stands confident that just about anyone can learn swashbuckling - the audacious art of sword-fighting and flair.That’s why the professional actor and… Continue reading

Greg Michaels is confident that he can teach “90 percent of the population to use a sword well.”
Pete Petersen

All systems go: Riverbend Golf Course opens this week

Golfers can expect plenty of changes at the redesigned Riverbend Golf Course. It opened Wednesday.Holes No. 5, 6 and 8 are completely new. There are… Continue reading

Pete Petersen