Steve Hunter

Just keep on swimming, swimming …

City of Kent officials continue to explore proposals for a new, full-scale aquatics and recreation center for Kent, as well as a scaled-back facility.

Roberto Gonzales

Officers make arrest in Kent restaurant burglaries

Kent Police arrested a 19-year-old man April 15 for investigation of second-degree burglary in connection with at least 15 burglaries of Kent businesses between March 24 and April 14.

Roberto Gonzales

Lake development hits another roadblock

Developer Bill Floten ran into another city roadblock on his proposal to build 27 homes on the banks of Lake Meridian because of six lots he wants to build on wetlands.

Police officers Lt. Bob Hope

New Kent police station aimed at reducing crime

Kent Police expect a new substation on Pacific Highway South to help reduce robberies, prostitution, drug deals and other crimes on the West Hill.

Police officers Lt. Bob Hope

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Shannon D. Hill

Police seek man in April 8 Kent motel attack

Kent Police have identified the man who allegedly stabbed a female desk clerk during an attempted robbery April 8 at the Days Inn motel, 1711 W. Meeker St.

Shannon D. Hill

Man in luring case ruled incompetent

A King County Superior Court judge ruled April 21 that Rodel V. Bautista, of Kent, is incompetent to stand trial on charges of luring a minor, in connection with a Feb. 25 incident that involved a 15-year-old Kent girl.

Council mulls aquatics-center proposal, YMCA interest

Kent City officials want a specific time line from the YMCA of Greater Seattle about a potential partnership between the two entities to build a new aquatics center for Kent. The request comes as the City Council mulls over whether to ask voters to approve a tax measure for a new facility. Such a measure, if approved, could go on an Aug. 19 election ballot.

Officer Tim Lontz on Tuesday unveils a memorial at Kent City Hall’s Courtyard Plaza in honor of late lawmen Marshal Harry Miller

Never too late: City pays respects to Kent lawman

Kent Town Marshal Harry Miller received a telephone call on April 10, 1908 that five armed men who had robbed a man in Orilla (now SeaTac) were headed toward the city.

Officer Tim Lontz on Tuesday unveils a memorial at Kent City Hall’s Courtyard Plaza in honor of late lawmen Marshal Harry Miller
Jeff Lewis

City golf course to see partial closure for projects

The popular Riverbend Golf Course will be partially closed this fall, due to a project to repair flood-control levies along the Green River in Kent.

Jeff Lewis
Father Michael J. Ryan presides over the sevices Thursday for Kent City Councilman Bob O’Brien at Holy Spirit Church in Kent. The event brought residents from across the region who had known O’Brien

Service offers tribute to late councilman

When Bob O’Brien lost the 2001 race against Jim White for Kent mayor, he didn’t view it as a loss.

Father Michael J. Ryan presides over the sevices Thursday for Kent City Councilman Bob O’Brien at Holy Spirit Church in Kent. The event brought residents from across the region who had known O’Brien
Cesi Velez

Cesi Velez: Keeping it safe in Kent

It’s easy to spot Cesi Velez, whether she commutes by car or train between Puyallup and the Kent Police Station.

Cesi Velez

Armed robbery results in loss of media player, phone

Two men reportedly robbed a man of a media player and a cell phone as the man was cleaning out his vehicle at about 12:30 p.m. May 5 at a Kent car wash in the 24000 block of 102nd Avenue Southeast.

Kent Fire Department’s Hazmat Team

Local emergency workers ready for catastrophe

Kent and Renton firefighters spent nearly two hours at a large-scale decontamination drill May 15 to help prepare for a potential hazardous materials spill or the release of a poisonous gas by a terrorist group that could injure or kill residents.

Kent Fire Department’s Hazmat Team
Ian  Henry

Thunderbirds will fly south this summer

The Seattle Thunderbirds will start flying the coop for Kent this week.

Ian  Henry
Students and parents leave Panther Lake Elementary School Wednesday. The school and the community around it could be part of the City of Kent in the near future

Panther Lake is topic of Kent Council vote

The Kent City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night directing city staff to move ahead with preliminary plans for the potential annexation of nearly 24,000 residents in the unincorporated Panther Lake area northeast of the city.

Students and parents leave Panther Lake Elementary School Wednesday. The school and the community around it could be part of the City of Kent in the near future

Kent City Council seeking nominees for vacant seat

Kent city residents are invited to apply by May 30 for a vacant seat on the City Council.

Construction at the Kent Events Center came to a halt Friday

Labor dispute halts work on Kent Events Center

Construction stopped Friday on the Kent Events Center, due to a dispute between Roofers Union Local 54 and the roofing subcontractor over the hiring of apprentices.

Construction at the Kent Events Center came to a halt Friday

Council: Not sink-or-swim time yet on pool

Kent city residents won’t be voting on a new aquatics center on this August’s primary ballot.

David Jones with Fox Electric works on  Town Square Plaza Park’s main circuit board

Farmers market, new park nearly ready to rumble

Residents soon will be able to use the new Town Square Plaza Park in downtown Kent, when the Kent Farmers Market opens June 7.

David Jones with Fox Electric works on  Town Square Plaza Park’s main circuit board