Kent’s city land surveyor is precise about his work

Terry Johnson often knows before most people about upcoming city construction projects in Kent because he’s part of the city’s land-surveying crew. As such, he’s often right in the center of it all, helping to map the sites out.


Have an interest in parapsychology, the study of paranormal psycho-logical phenomena? Kent Commons will be the site of a parapsychology fair, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Featured are guest speakers, door prizes, healing therapists, readers, arts and crafts, and more. Admission is free.

  • Sep 19, 2008

Note to public: Kent Council wants input

After no residents showed up at a public hearing Tuesday night to tell the Kent City Council what they would like to see in the 2009 city budget, Councilwoman Jamie Danielson tried to spark some interest. "Please come to these," Danielson said before the Council adjourned. "We want to hear from you."

Volunteers share love of literacy with Kent students

There's never a lack of activity at an elementary school, but the morning of Sept. 12, the first and second grade pod of Daniel Elementary was particularly buzzing.

Metro Transit makes changes to county routes

With ridership nearly 7 percent higher than this time last year, Metro Transit is adding two new bus routes and more service on 20 routes throughout King County, as it kicks off its September service change beginning Saturday, Sept. 20. This includes a new route and more service for the Kent area.

  • Sep 17, 2008


Residents can help clear trails, pull weeds and plant plants from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at Kent’s Turnkey Park, 23312 100th Ave. S.E.

  • Sep 17, 2008

Blotter: Man arrested after dispute over baby

Police arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly slapped a woman in the face during a dispute over their baby at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 2 at an apartment in the 700 block of Third Avenue South.

Kent golf course on par with layout changes

Construction workers are tearing up nine of the 18 holes at the popular Riverbend Golf Course in Kent. Holes No. 1 through 9 were closed Sept. 4 to be remodeled. The holes need to be changed because of the repair and expansion of two levees along the Green River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The repaired levees are expected to help control flooding in the Kent Valley.

Have your say: Hearings on Kent city plans Tuesday

The Kent City Council has scheduled public hearings for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Council chambers to take comment on the city’s 2009 budget issues and the 2009-2014 Capital Improvement Plan.

  • Sep 15, 2008

T-Birds topple Winter Hawks 4-2 in Kent

The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Portland Winter Hawks 4-2 Saturday night at Kent Valley Ice Centre in their last exhibition game of the preseason.

  • Sep 15, 2008


The Kent City Council has scheduled public hearings for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Council chambers to take comment on the city’s 2009 budget and the 2009-2014 Capital Improvement Plan.

  • Sep 13, 2008

No carp yet for Kent’s weed-infested lake

The carp are on hold for Lake Fenwick Park. Kent city officials are still planning to stock Lake Fenwick next May with as many as 300 grass carp in an effort to control Brazilian elodea, a fast-growing, noxious weed that is threatening to overtake the lake.

Refugees find solace, help in Kent schools program

Just three months ago, Saw Kennedy was living in a refugee camp in Thailand.

How to avoid premises liability claims at home and work

A premises liability claim may arise when a guest (an “invitee” in legal terms) is injured on someone else’s property. All of us have heard “Clean up on aisle three!” while at the grocery store. What’s going on, besides the obvious, is the prevention of a premises liability case.

  • Sep 12, 2008

T-Birds ready for game Saturday in Kent

The Seattle Thunderbirds' last exhibition game of the preseason is 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Kent Valley Ice Centre against the Portland Winter Hawks.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Trial date set for Kent man in rape case

A Kent caregiver faces an Oct. 29 trial date on a second-degree rape charge in connection with an assault on a physically and mentally disabled woman under the care of a Kent assisted-living contractor.

Kent bus driver not neutral about winning awards

Don Haney has been driving a long time. Haney, 60, guesses he first slid behind the wheel well before his 10th birthday, helping his father move tractors and trucks on their land in West Texas.

Major pot bust made in Kent

Federal agents and local law enforcement officers raided five homes in Kent Wednesday as part of a crackdown throughout King County on indoor marijuana-growing operations.


New shop opens in Kent

  • Sep 11, 2008