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A man in his mid-20s received burns to his left leg and hand at a house fire at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of First Avenue South in downtown Kent.

  • Aug 30, 2008

Blotter: Warehouse worker helps nab gas guzzler

The actions of an operator of a warehouse in the 7000 block of South 190th Street helped Kent Police arrest a man for investigation of third-degree theft in connection with the stealing of gas from trucks.

KENT SCHOOLS: WHO TO CALL

Administration: 253-373-7000

  • Aug 30, 2008

Kent schools: No worries about high-tech school supplies

With an increased focus on technology in schools, it can sometimes be hard for a parent to know (or afford) exactly what their students may need to start the school year.

State Super praises Martin Sortun elementary

Teachers and staff at Martin Sortun Elementary got a surprise during their staff meeting Wednesday when the State Superintendent of Public Instruction showed up to congratulate the faculty on their success with the Washington Assessment of Student Learning test these recent years.

Fiery crash kills Bonney Lake man, snarls Renton traffic Friday

A 29-year-old man from the Bonney Lake area died in a fiery crash on southbound Interstate 405 at about 6:45 a.m. Friday that backed up traffic for miles through Renton during the morning commute.

  • Aug 29, 2008

Thunderbirds are go in Kent!

The Seattle Thunderbirds are prepping now for their big move to the Kent Events Center later this year.

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  • Aug 29, 2008

Kent Events Center gets rink floor

The Kent Events Center reached a milestone Tuesday with the pouring of its concrete floor.

Local families can see assistance with home-gas bills

Families living in South King County who meet income qualifications could get help paying their Puget Sound Energy gas bill through Multi-Service Center’s Energy Assistance Program.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Youth ambassador program a year-long effort

On paper, a recent trip to Japan by a delegation of local students was only 10 days.

Kent budget: City staff look into future, give report on costs

City officials estimate that Kent will need to spend as much as $1.5 billion over the next 20 years on capital projects, with the lion's share of nearly $1.2 billion going for for utilities and transportation.

Blotter: Warehouse employee helps nab gas guzzler

The actions of an operator of a warehouse in the 7000 block of South 190th Street helped Kent Police arrest a man for investigation of third-degree theft in connection with the stealing of gas from trucks.

Volunteers needed for statewide beach clean-up

Gov. Chris Gregoire has proclaimed Sept. 20 and 21 official Operation Shore Patrol Days, and is urging citizens to participate in keeping Washington’s Pacific waterways clean. The goal of Operation Shore Patrol is to focus attention on litter accumulated from water and land sources on Washington state ocean beaches. Litter poses a threat to people, fish and wildlife and creates an unsightly environment. Operation Shore Patrol is a major step in helping to rid the Washington state coastline of litter and debris.

  • Aug 26, 2008

‘It’s not just a truck – it’s life’

It’s been a long time since Kelly Carroll has not had to get up at 5 a.m. to get started on her work delivering food and clothing for R. Place of Refuge, the Kent-based charity organization she runs out of her Easthill home.

City worker’s job isn’t just a walk in the park

Jeff Watling compares his leadership style as the Kent city parks, recreation and community services director to that of a basketball coach.

Rose-garden recipient has her final chapter

Note: On Aug. 2, the Kent Reporter ran an article about the rose garden that friends and family created for terminal cancer patient Joey Brothers. The following article records the end of Joey’s story.

  • Aug 21, 2008

Council OKs bond sale by narrowest of margins

In a controversial 4-3 vote Tuesday night, the Kent City Council approved the sale of $24 million in limited tax general obligation bonds to help fund five capital improvement projects.

Eight Kent schools don’t make the grade – parents alerted

Parents of students in eight Kent elementary schools now have the option of sending their children to one of three other schools because the schools in question have been identified as in need of improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.