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Kent-Meridian’s Sean Harris

State title is last hurdle for Harris

TACOMA – Kent-Meridian’s Sean Harris put himself in a great position to end his string of second-place finishes Garfield’s Stephone Jordan on the track.

Kent-Meridian’s Sean Harris

Promise made, promise kept

The Kentlake High baseball team made a promise before the season began to return to Safeco Field.

Just in time for state, KL finds softball groove again

What a difference a week makes.

Manthou seeks repeat; KR duo eyes first title

It’s that time again for Max Manthou.

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KR doubles up on a judo triple crown

Most coaches in any sport would be delighted to go out with any kind of a championship.

Felecia Harris has come back from shoulder surgery

NEW STYLE, SAME SUCCESS

October shoulder surgery slowed Kentlake fastpitch ace Felecia Harris.

Felecia Harris has come back from shoulder surgery

Integrity rules the day for KW golfer Li

Kentwood sophomore Rui Li went from the top to the bottom in less than an hour Wednesday afternoon at the Class 4A state golf tournament in Bellingham.

With lots of motivational fire, KR pair hopes to ice doubles title

One is fire. The other is ice. One is talkative. The other is introspective.

Manthou doubles his state titles in singles

Make no mistake: That initial state title will always be a special one to Max Manthou.

Kentlake catcher Marcus Evans

Socked in the finals

The magic socks ran out of juice Saturday night for the Kentlake baseball team.

Kentlake catcher Marcus Evans

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A crane demolishes a portion of the former King County Journal editorial offices March 26 in Kent. The remainder of the building will house Holmes Electric

Construction work begins on former Journal campus

Work has begun in earnest on a multi-phase project involving the former King County Journal campus in Kent.

A crane demolishes a portion of the former King County Journal editorial offices March 26 in Kent. The remainder of the building will house Holmes Electric

Mexican market expanding its borders

You probably won’t find a ripe “chayote con espina” or a juicy “xoconostle” at your local supermarket, but the spiky, potato-like vegetable and the colorful cactus fruit are popular items at La Huerta International Market in Kent.

Kent resident Mike O’Brien

Kent firm has big dreams for small companies

Technology isn’t just for Fortune 500 companies.

Kent resident Mike O’Brien

Ball Corporation to close manufacturing plant in Kent

Ball Corporation announced April 23 that it will close its aluminum-beverage, can-manufacturing plant in Kent in the third quarter of 2008. A pretax charge of approximately $12 million ($7 million after-tax) will be recorded in the company’s second-quarter results. On final disposition of the facilities, the closure is expected to be approximately $4 million cash positive inclusive of income tax benefits.

Brad Eller

Fitness center gets new owner – and new philosophy

Kent Women’s Spa & Fitness Center last month saw a spike in its testosterone levels for the first time in two decades.

Brad Eller

The empty road and a full life

Gary Garner says he spent the first part of his life in the pursuit of money and material gain, but he wants to finish life in a much different way.