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  • Jun 10, 2008

Kent School District prepares to tighten budget belt

Kent School District administrators are considering ways to shave $2.8 million off next year’s district budget in the face of increased financial challenges during the 2008-2009 school year.

  • Jun 10, 2008

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  • Jun 10, 2008

Shred-a-thon set for June 14

The city of Kent and HomeStreet Bank will host a free Shred-a-thon for residents to help prevent identity theft from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday at the HomeStreet Bank parking lot, 505 Harrison St.

  • Jun 10, 2008

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  • Jun 10, 2008

Kent candidate withdraws from House race

Elizabeth Albertson, D-Kent has withdrawn from the race for state House Position One in the 33rd Legislative District, her campaign announced Friday.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Woman reports pelting with onions; man arrested

A woman reported being pelted with onions following an argument with her husband May 26 at a home in the 24700 block of 117th Place Southeast. The vegetable attack came after the two became embroiled in an argument about a tree he was trimming.

Lake Meridian group seeks funds for fireworks display

Without as much bang for their buck this year at Kent’s annual Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park, organizers are asking residents and businesses to donate money to help fund the display.

These Kent women mean business

You might call Kent resident Donna Hyatt a mover and a shaker. Heavy on the moving and light on the shaking, if you please.

Looking for a tutor? These Kent businesses could help

Several businesses in Kent offer tutoring services. Parents seeking information about tutoring should contact the Kent School District at 253-373-7000 or one of the following businesses:

  • Jun 9, 2008

Kent student wins Holocaust writing contest | Kent School Briefs

Cedar Heights Middle School student Steven Weier recently placed first in the fifth- through eighth-grade writing category of the Jacob Friedman Holocaust Writing & Art Contest.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Kentlake junior ascends to Eagle Scout | Kent Reporter Notes

Kentlake High School junior Jacob Fullen on April 12 earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America Troop 406 in Kent.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Meeting on new Panther Lake Elem. planned | Kent Community Briefs

Quick updates of happenings in the Kent community.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Hotel key cards lead to prostitution arrest | Kent Police Blotter

A list of incident reports from the Kent Police Department.

Assault charges against state Rep. Simpson dropped

A case against state Rep. Geoff Simpson, alleging that he assaulted his ex-wife in April, has been dropped. Covington’s city prosecutor, Thomas Hargan, noted, “I dismissed the charges (on May 28) without prejudice based on insufficient evidence going forward.”

  • Jun 9, 2008

Mercer Island survivor recalls Holocaust to Kent students

Even at the age of 80, Mercer Island resident Henry Friedman still has vivid memories of his childhood in Brody, Poland — memories he wishes he could forget. The Holocaust survivor related his haunting story to an audience of area students May 30 at the Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, giving the younger generation a firsthand account of one of the darkest periods in history.

  • Jun 9, 2008

This Kent city worker is a homeowner’s dream

Jeff Veach is the city of Kent’s handyman for homeowners who cannot afford minor repairs.

Kent candidate withdraws from House race

Family crisis spurs Elizabeth Albertson's political departure

Kent students see Rotary scholarships

Kent high-school seniors were honored by the Rotary Club of Kent with a scholarship banquet May 20 at Green River Community College.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Kent staffers recognized for their years of service

Thirty-one district administrators, teachers and staff members were recognized for their years of service at the Kent School District Board of Directors meeting May 28, which included a special farewell reception.

  • Jun 6, 2008