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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

Kent firefighter, fitness advocate loses fight with cancer

Firefighter Marty Hauer, a 15-year member of the Kent Fire Department, died early Wednesday after a year-long battle with thymic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer.

  • Jun 6, 2008

Kent Relay for Life raises funds, spirits

Hundreds of Kent residents caught “Relay Fever” last weekend, turning out in spite of chilly weather to support the cause of cancer research.

  • Jun 6, 2008

It shouldn’t hurt to be in love, speakers tell teens

Seattle School District teacher Nicole Johnson, 27, doesn’t want teens to make the mistake she made in high school — the mistake of staying silent.

  • Jun 4, 2008

Utility helps with power bills

Even with the approach of summer, financial assistance from Puget Sound Energy remains available through PSE’s HELP (Home Energy Lifeline Program) program to eligible customers in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties who need assistance paying their PSE electric and natural gas bills. Depending on income and household size, a qualified PSE customer can receive up to $750 in PSE utility-bill credits.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Memorial Day – A tribute

Tahoma National Cemetery was the scene May 26 of one of the largest Memorial Day observances in Western Washington. Military veterans, Gov. Christine Gregoire and other speakers, as well as relatives of deceasced military personnel, gathered in honor of those who served.

  • Jun 3, 2008

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  • Jun 3, 2008

Kent programs keep budding scientists in the lab

Supplying all 28 elementary schools with the tools and materials needed to teach and learn science is a big job, but two Kent School District programs are working to have it covered.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Builders group ramps up wheelchair access

When Alfred Walker, 64, wants to go outside to enjoy the warm summer weather, all he has to do now is roll out his back door.

  • Jun 3, 2008