Safety experts crackling over fireworks safety

Urging the public to stay away from what they say is an extremely dangerous product, national health and fire safety advocates joined District of Columbia fire officials at a press conference Wednesday to denounce the use of consumer fireworks and launch new public-service announcements in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Mariners, T-birds tickets up for grabs at Kent Downtown auction

The Kent Downtown Partnership has scheduled its annual Anniversary Board Installation for June 21 at the Kent Senior Activities Center.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Wine, Women Wow event a healthy draw in Kent

The Kent Downtown Partnership’s Wine, Women Wow event drew a healthy crowd May 23 at Green River Community College’s campus at Kent Station. The event raised funds for the KDP, as well as the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Program.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Kent Station gets a new store: Marie Haggin Accessories

Debbie Haggin, owner of Marie Haggin Accessories, has scheduled a grand opening in June for her new Kent Station store. Marie Haggin Accessories will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The store will offer refreshments, free gifts, raffle prizes and a new array of merchandise that includes handmade jewelry, scarves, handbags, home décor, homemade soaps, gift items, accessories and more.

  • Jun 3, 2008

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.

  • Jun 2, 2008

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.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Just when will Rite Aid open in Kent valley?

Nearly one year after construction of the building, it still remains uncertain when a new Rite Aid drugstore will open in Kent at the corner of Meeker Street and Washington Avenue.

Kent firm has big dreams for small companies

Technology isn’t just for Fortune 500 companies.

  • Jun 2, 2008

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.

  • Jun 2, 2008

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.

  • Jun 2, 2008