Steve Hunter

The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2
The new ShoWare Center at Kent opens Jan. 2
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King County’s arctic weather not over yet

For the most part, Kent residents as of Friday appeared escaped major accidents and injuries during the snowstorm that struck Thursday and Friday.But the National… Continue reading

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A day in the Game of Life: Kent students learn skills

Raquel Rodriguez couldn't wait to send text messages to friends as she learned about the dangers of prescription drugs during one of many workshops at… Continue reading

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T-Birds’ first Kent match Jan. 3; tickets selling fast

The Thunderbirds are coming!The Seattle Thunderbirds minor-league hockey team will debut at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 against the Everett Silvertips at the new ShoWare… Continue reading

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Kent Police Officer J. Bishop runs automobile license plates through a database using his patrol car’s laptop while patrolling Thursday. In spite of some financial belt-tightening by the city

Kent city budget passes on skimpy 4-3 vote

The Kent City Council adopted the 2009 city budget by the narrowest of margins: 4-3.Three Council members voted against the budget, stating they wanted to… Continue reading

Kent Police Officer J. Bishop runs automobile license plates through a database using his patrol car’s laptop while patrolling Thursday. In spite of some financial belt-tightening by the city
The Kent City Council approved an increase in storm-drainage rates to help pay for capital improvement projects to control flooding. Shown above is water from Mill Creek flooding 76th Avenue South in Kent on Nov. 7.

Kent residents will pay more for water starting April 1

Come April, Kent residents are going to face higher water and storm-drainage bills.The Kent City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to increase the basic water… Continue reading

The Kent City Council approved an increase in storm-drainage rates to help pay for capital improvement projects to control flooding. Shown above is water from Mill Creek flooding 76th Avenue South in Kent on Nov. 7.

Last, fast ride ends in crash and arrest

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 29-year-old Covington man for investigation of first-degree robbery after he reportedly crashed his car at a high rate… Continue reading

Barry Saunders

Man charged in Westfield mall shootings enters plea

Barry Lee Saunders Jr., charged with the Nov. 22 shooting death of a teen at Westfield Southcenter mall, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of… Continue reading

Barry Saunders
Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.

Thunderbird ticket sales are go, say box-office folks

The Seattle Thunderbirds minor league hockey team has sold nearly 1,800 season tickets for the new ShoWare Center at Kent, almost doubling the number of… Continue reading

Seattle Thunderbird goalie Calvin Pickard and defensemen Jeremy Schappert chase the puck in a game against Everett Oct. 25 at KeyArena. The T-Birds soon will be playing in their new home - the ShoWare Center at Kent.
Toby Partney loads  a Christmas tree for Nicole Baker and her daughter Kaybrein

Buy a Christmas tree; help with homeless meal

Anyone who buys a Christmas tree at a lot on 1637 W. Meeker S. in Kent will help support a weekly homeless dinner as well… Continue reading

Toby Partney loads  a Christmas tree for Nicole Baker and her daughter Kaybrein
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It’s official: the ShoWare Center at Kent

Expect to see the ShoWare Center name and logo popping up - inside and outside of the city of Kent's brand-spanking new arena.On Tuesday, Kent… Continue reading

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The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.

Kent City Council OKs demo projects for cottage housing

The Kent City Council voted unanimously Nov. 18 to approve a demonstration ordinance to allow developers to build up to two cottage-housing projects in the… Continue reading

The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.
The Kent City Council reduced assessment fees for two property owners for street and other improvements along 116th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 256th Street.

City Council cuts fee for two property owners on 116th

The Kent City Council agreed with two East Hill property owners that their assessment fee should be reduced by thousands of dollars for street, water,… Continue reading

The Kent City Council reduced assessment fees for two property owners for street and other improvements along 116th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 256th Street.
Mark Maughan

City Council continues budget debate

The Kent City Council continues to disagree on the proposed 2009 city budget as well as on when to increase water rates and storm-drainage rates… Continue reading

Mark Maughan

Blotter: Smoking at the bus stop ends in trip to jail

A bicycle-patrol officer spotted a young man smoking while sitting in a bus shelter at about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the 300 block of… Continue reading

Roberto Gonzalez
Roberto Gonzalez
PIMA Medical Institute’s Dr. David Loehndorf

Kent animal shelter sees major expansion

The King County animal shelter in Kent is about to be expanded. And its resident cats should have something to purr about.

PIMA Medical Institute’s Dr. David Loehndorf

New name for the Kent Events Center

It's official: ShoWare Center at Kent is the name of what was formerly the Kent Events Center.The Kent City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a… Continue reading

The Rev. Jimmie James wants to open a community center for youth next year at a longtime vacant building near the Days Inn on West Meeker Street.

Where there’s hope, there’s a community center

The Rev. Jimmie James wants to give more than just a handout to children and adults in Kent who need help. He wants to give a hand up. James, the pastor of Greater Things Ministries of Kent, is leading a drive to turn a vacant building along West Meeker Street into the Hope Community Center. The center initially will serve as a drop-in center for teens.

The Rev. Jimmie James wants to open a community center for youth next year at a longtime vacant building near the Days Inn on West Meeker Street.
The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.

Is Kent ready for cottage-style developments? Council votes Tuesday

A revised ordinance to bring cottage-style housing to Kent goes Tuesday before the City Council for approval.The City Planning and Economic Development Committee voted 3-0… Continue reading

The Kent City Council on Tuesday will consider a revised ordinance to allow the development of cottage homes similar to these at the Danielson Grove community in Kirkland.