The Kent City Council has scheduled public hearings for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Council chambers to take comment on the city’s 2009 budget and the 2009-2014 Capital Improvement Plan.

  • Sep 13, 2008

No carp yet for Kent’s weed-infested lake

The carp are on hold for Lake Fenwick Park. Kent city officials are still planning to stock Lake Fenwick next May with as many as 300 grass carp in an effort to control Brazilian elodea, a fast-growing, noxious weed that is threatening to overtake the lake.

Refugees find solace, help in Kent schools program

Just three months ago, Saw Kennedy was living in a refugee camp in Thailand.

How to avoid premises liability claims at home and work

A premises liability claim may arise when a guest (an “invitee” in legal terms) is injured on someone else’s property. All of us have heard “Clean up on aisle three!” while at the grocery store. What’s going on, besides the obvious, is the prevention of a premises liability case.

  • Sep 12, 2008

T-Birds ready for game Saturday in Kent

The Seattle Thunderbirds' last exhibition game of the preseason is 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Kent Valley Ice Centre against the Portland Winter Hawks.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Trial date set for Kent man in rape case

A Kent caregiver faces an Oct. 29 trial date on a second-degree rape charge in connection with an assault on a physically and mentally disabled woman under the care of a Kent assisted-living contractor.

Kent bus driver not neutral about winning awards

Don Haney has been driving a long time. Haney, 60, guesses he first slid behind the wheel well before his 10th birthday, helping his father move tractors and trucks on their land in West Texas.

Major pot bust made in Kent

Federal agents and local law enforcement officers raided five homes in Kent Wednesday as part of a crackdown throughout King County on indoor marijuana-growing operations.


New shop opens in Kent

  • Sep 11, 2008

Blotter: Fish thief lands in jail

A man in his 50s told officers that he just wanted a friend, after Kent Police arrested him for investigation of third-degree theft, after he reportedly kyped a pet fish at about 1:20 p.m. Aug. 27 from a pet store in the 24100 block of Pacific Highway South.

Covington could get new elementary by 2010

With school construction costs continuing to escalate, the Kent School District has turned its attention to a new plan that could lead to the replacement of Covington Elementary School by September 2010.

Relay for Life takes on horsey twist in Kent

For years cancer activists have raised millions of dollars and national awareness through Relay for Life events.

Technician’s license suspended

The license of a Kent radiologic technologist has been suspended by the state Department of Health.

  • Sep 10, 2008

Kent Food Bank a winner in law-firm contest

The competitive food drive between two Kent law firms couldn’t have come at a better time for the downtown Kent Food Bank.


Collage party

  • Sep 9, 2008


First Avenue shops host block party

  • Sep 9, 2008

Kent women knitting for cancer cure

Knitting needles are the weapon of choice for a group of Kent women fighting to help end breast cancer.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Kent Reporter’s historical archives to appear online

The entire historic archive of the Kent Reporter will be made freely available online.

  • Sep 8, 2008

Who will feed the masses at Kent Events Center?

Kent city officials have announced that Savor, a Philadelphia-based concessionaire for 35 stadiums and arenas across the nation, will handle the food and beverage services at the Kent Events Center. Savor is the food-service division of SMG, the operator of the events center.