Man charged in Westfield mall shootings enters plea

Barry Lee Saunders Jr., charged with the Nov. 22 shooting death of a teen at Westfield Southcenter mall, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of… Continue reading

Thunderbird ticket sales are go, say box-office folks

The Seattle Thunderbirds minor league hockey team has sold nearly 1,800 season tickets for the new ShoWare Center at Kent, almost doubling the number of… Continue reading

WaMu hands more than 9,000 workers pink slips

It had been in the works since JPMorgan Chase bought the failing Washington Mutual corporation in September, but WaMu employees Monday were finally given word… Continue reading

Buy a Christmas tree; help with homeless meal

Anyone who buys a Christmas tree at a lot on 1637 W. Meeker S. in Kent will help support a weekly homeless dinner as well… Continue reading

PTA sponsors forum Tuesday

The Kent Area PTA Council is hosting a forum Dec. 9 to discuss basic education funding in Washington State.The forum will feature state Rep. Pat… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2008

Kent child at Harborview following beating

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the name of the defendant and charging information.A 2-year-old Kent girl was taken Saturday to Harborview… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2008

Covington fire severely damages home, Kent personnel respond

Fire investigators on Thursday were sifting through the remains of a home in the 19400 block of S.E. 267 St. in Covington, following a fire… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008

Kent will ring in holiday season with annual Winterfest

The holiday season officially gets under way in Kent this weekend with the lighting of the tree, the arrival of Santa Claus and a downtown… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008

Community Calendar for week of Dec. 3

EventsKing County Animal Care and Control Adoption Booth: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 20. Meet animals available for adoption, learn about… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008

Superior Court judge to rule on Lake Meridian development

King County Superior Court Judge Kimberley Prochnau could rule this week on the dispute between the city of Kent and a developer about whether the… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008

Blotter: Man arrested after threats against wife

A 34-year-old Kent woman called 911 to report that her husband threatened to kill her and their three children if she divorced him.Kent Police responded… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008

Police nab Safeway robbery suspect

Kent Police arrested a 48-year-old Tumwater man Nov. 25 in connection with a Nov. 24 robbery at the Safeway store on Washington Avenue in downtown… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008

It’s official: the ShoWare Center at Kent

Expect to see the ShoWare Center name and logo popping up - inside and outside of the city of Kent's brand-spanking new arena.On Tuesday, Kent… Continue reading

Kent’s longtime Santa says farewell

After 24 years of spreading joy and good will in Kent, Santa's ready to retire.Don't worry, the real Santa's still on the job. It's Kent's… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2008

Kent animal shelter closed Monday

As King County Animal Care and Control finishes construction on new modular buildings and moves animals into its new facilities at Kent, the shelter will… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2008

Events center ceremony wins national award

Staff from the City of Kent, Seattle Thunderbirds, Kent School District and M.A. Mortenson Company won the Silver Circle Award in the Special Events Category… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2008

Fire damages Kent deli

Firefighters in Kent responded early Friday morning to a fire in a business park in Kent's warehouse section. No one was injured in the blaze.Kent… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2008