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Kent Events Center directors ready to roll

With the Kent Events Center slated to open in about five months, Josh Holmes and Beth Sylves have taken on the challenge to help make the new arena a hit.

Kent residents now can e-file crime reports

Kent residents now can use the city's Web site to file non-emergency crime reports such as theft, identity theft, vandalism and harassing phone calls.

  • Aug 12, 2008

Dogs may bark, but the reader moves on for Kent city worker

During his work as Kent city water-meter reader, Mark Maughan crosses the paths of pit bulls, Labradors and Doberman pinchers. But only one dog has ever bitten him. “The worst one, and it bit me twice, was a Chihuahua,” Maughan said Tuesday, sitting in at the Centennial Building in downtown Kent. “It bit me in the shoe and again in the back of my shoe on the way out. I think it had little-dog syndrome.”

Covington blaze keeps firefighters busy

The Kent Fire Department continued to monitor the smoldering remains of a wood-debris fire at a Covington wood-recycling facility Thursday.

  • Aug 7, 2008

City looking at cost-saving measures for ’09 budget

City of Kent officials may leave open as many as 100 jobs over the rest of the year, in an effort to reduce spending due to rising costs and declining tax revenue.

Kent schools offer summer lunch program for youths

A tough economic year equals more hungry youths in Kent, but the Kent School District is there to make up the difference.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Hydroplane event brings pair together again

It’s a relationship that began 56 years ago this week, according to Mira Slovak, one of the biggest names in the early days of hydroplane racing.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Blotter: Eggs and toilet paper make for depressing evening

Four young men reportedly stuck forks in the lawn and threw toilet paper and eggs at a house in the 28000 block of 122nd Place Southeast. The incident took place at about 1:30 a.m. July 22.

State Rep. race draws a field from 47th District

The incumbent has two challengers in a race in the Aug. 19 primary election for state representative in the 47th District.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Maple Valley city manager resigns from his post

Maple Valley City Manager Anthony Hemstad has quit his post, submitting a brief handwritten letter of resignation on July 17, the same day the City Council conducted two executive sessions for employee reviews.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Kent Reporter site sees major upgrade

Anyone who has logged onto www.kentreporter.com recently will have noticed a few changes.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Street racing? No more for Kent

Kent Police are cracking down on illegal street racing in the city’s industrial valley.

‘Joey’s Angels’ bring Kent woman hope

They called themselves Joey’s Angels.

  • Aug 2, 2008

Recreation is Kent city worker’s full-time job

There is something for everyone in the city of Kent’s recreation program because of Tammy Heldt.

Kent, Auburn embark on international relations

South King County might not seem like a major crossroads for international relations.

Regional task force to put the brakes on car theft

Police agencies throughout South King County expect to be catching a lot more car thieves soon.

Kent Police on prowl for gas-card thief

Kent Police are looking for a 44-year-old Federal Way man in connection with the recent theft of more than $250,000 of diesel fuel from Pacific Pride, a commercial fuel distributor with locations in Kent and other nearby cities.

  • Jul 31, 2008

Arrest follows threatening display of gun | Kent Police Blotter

A passenger in a Jeep Cherokee reportedly pointed a handgun at a man after a fight at about 3 p.m. July 17 at a gas station in the 1500 block of West Meeker Street.

Kent teen gets 7 years in shooting death of friend

The lives of two families were forever changed because of the shooting death of 16-year-old Kyle Weis by his friend Clayton MacDonald on the morning of Nov. 5, 2007 at a Kent condominium.

Science teachers take their work to the lab

Two Kent teachers are among approximately 30 area science educators who spent part of their summer vacation learning ways to get students more excited about science.

  • Jul 29, 2008