Steve Hunter

Kent will set up sandbag stations should flooding occur this winter

Kent city workers plan to set up as many as five sandbag stations at sites on the East Hill and West Hill, where residents will… Continue reading

Elder Kurt Corbridge

Kent Council grants mayor decision-making power during flooding

The Kent City Council on Tuesday gave Mayor Suzette Cooke the power to declare a preemptive emergency, in case of flooding this winter along the… Continue reading

Elder Kurt Corbridge
Kent Emergency Manager Dominic Marzano speaks to the Kent City Council Sept. 15 about evacuation routes and plans for the Green River Valley

Kent prepares on multiple fronts for anticipated flooding of Green River

Kent city officials are planning a “fight-and-flight” response to the possibility of flooding this winter in the Green River Valley.City workers say they’re planning to… Continue reading

Kent Emergency Manager Dominic Marzano speaks to the Kent City Council Sept. 15 about evacuation routes and plans for the Green River Valley
Seattle Mist's Lindsey Blaine

SEE THE VIDEO: Lingerie Football League has season opener in Kent; Seattle Mist win

Fred Dawson joined several of his buddies to watch the debut of the Lingerie Football League Friday night in Kent and came away impressed.“I liked… Continue reading

Seattle Mist's Lindsey Blaine
The Bellydance Superstars perform Oct. 10 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center.

Kent Spotlight Series: Everything from belly dancers to Pink Floyd

Belly dancers, acrobats, jugglers, actors and a wide range of musicians will take the stage this season of the Kent Spotlight Series.Arlo Guthrie, the Bellydance… Continue reading

The Bellydance Superstars perform Oct. 10 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center.
Gov. Christine Gregoire talks about flood preparation

Governor comes to Kent, warns of Green River flooding dangers

The nearly 30,000 residents of the Green River Valley need to buy flood insurance and make plans to evacuate their homes or businesses this winter,… Continue reading

Gov. Christine Gregoire talks about flood preparation

Lingerie Football League opens play Friday in Kent

Katie Ryckman's dad had a quick reaction when his daughter told him last spring she planned to play lingerie football."He didn't want me to play… Continue reading

Kent firefighters want to ‘fill the boot’

Expect to see at least a couple of Kent firefighters all day Friday at two downtown intersections during a "Fill-the-Boot" fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy… Continue reading

Kent Youth Soccer Association President

Soccer fields draw clamor at Council meeting

The public clamor continues to grow for more soccer fields in Kent."There are thousands of kids playing soccer in Kent and over 1,500 in the… Continue reading

Kent Youth Soccer Association President
Ekaterina Borzikova

A circus job with an explosive ending

Tina Miser heard her best pickup line ever when the circus came through her town of Peru, Ind., and the man who performed as a… Continue reading

Ekaterina Borzikova

Kent City budget could see major cuts

Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke plans to propose $3.1 million in job and service cuts when she presents her 2010 preliminary budget next month to the… Continue reading

Steve Tadlock

ShoWare Center forecasted to break even this year

Despite a slow start to ticket sales, ShoWare Center officials expect the new arena to break even in operating costs by the end of 2009,… Continue reading

Steve Tadlock
Elephants will be among the circus animals making their way to the ShoWare Center in a parade Wednesday.

Drivers beware: Circus animals on parade Wednesday in Kent, Renton

Drivers need to beware of elephants, tigers, zebras, horses and dogs as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus animals parade 5 miles Sept.… Continue reading

Elephants will be among the circus animals making their way to the ShoWare Center in a parade Wednesday.
astle Bridge Winery held the third round of the “Laugh the Knights Away.” From left

Kent Laugh-Off leaves ’em in stitches

Did you hear the one about the four comedians who walk into a Kent wine bar? Seriously, four comedians walked into the Castle Bridge Winery, 7645 S. 180th St., to compete in the third round Friday night of Laugh the Knights Away, the first Kent Laugh-Off. Rodger Lizaola, of Seattle, walked out the winner. The crowd turned in ballots ranking the comedians from 1 to 4 to determine the winner.

astle Bridge Winery held the third round of the “Laugh the Knights Away.” From left
This Kent East Hill resident

‘So rare and so disturbing’: Kent couple survives invasion of their home

(Note: the couple in this story agreed to be interviewed on the condition their names not be used. The Kent Reporter doesn’t usually grant anonymity,… Continue reading

This Kent East Hill resident

Circus parade time, route yet to be determined

Expect elephants, tigers and other animals in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to parade Sept. 2 through Kent streets.The actual time and… Continue reading

Deborah Page

Party time: Kent plans its fifth-annual downtown block party

First Avenue South in downtown Kent turns into a party zone Sept. 11.Merchants along the street will throw the fifth-annual First Avenue Block Party from… Continue reading

Deborah Page

Kent Council races: looks to be Albertson versus Koepp

Come Nov. 3, incumbent Elizabeth Albertson will likely face off against challenger Geoff Koepp for a seat on the Kent City Council.As of Aug. 24,… Continue reading

Sound Transit light rail expansion to Highline Community College and South 272nd may force the business near the college and on Pacific Highway to relocate for a light rail station.

Envision Midway: Future rail corridor from airport to Kent slowly taking shape

When Sound Transit expands light rail along Pacific Highway from Sea-Tac Airport to Kent by 2020, city officials want to help turn the area into… Continue reading

Sound Transit light rail expansion to Highline Community College and South 272nd may force the business near the college and on Pacific Highway to relocate for a light rail station.

Kent caregiver found guilty in rape of mentally disabled woman

Bessie Clark cannot comprehend how a caregiver could do such a thing as rape her stepdaughter, a physically and mentally disabled woman who was under… Continue reading