Blotter: Fish thief lands in jail

A man in his 50s told officers that he just wanted a friend, after Kent Police arrested him for investigation of third-degree theft, after he reportedly kyped a pet fish at about 1:20 p.m. Aug. 27 from a pet store in the 24100 block of Pacific Highway South.

Covington could get new elementary by 2010

With school construction costs continuing to escalate, the Kent School District has turned its attention to a new plan that could lead to the replacement of Covington Elementary School by September 2010.

Relay for Life takes on horsey twist in Kent

For years cancer activists have raised millions of dollars and national awareness through Relay for Life events.

Technician’s license suspended

The license of a Kent radiologic technologist has been suspended by the state Department of Health.

  • Sep 10, 2008

Kent Food Bank a winner in law-firm contest

The competitive food drive between two Kent law firms couldn’t have come at a better time for the downtown Kent Food Bank.


Collage party

  • Sep 9, 2008


First Avenue shops host block party

  • Sep 9, 2008

Kent women knitting for cancer cure

Knitting needles are the weapon of choice for a group of Kent women fighting to help end breast cancer.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Kent Reporter’s historical archives to appear online

The entire historic archive of the Kent Reporter will be made freely available online.

  • Sep 8, 2008

Who will feed the masses at Kent Events Center?

Kent city officials have announced that Savor, a Philadelphia-based concessionaire for 35 stadiums and arenas across the nation, will handle the food and beverage services at the Kent Events Center. Savor is the food-service division of SMG, the operator of the events center.

T-birds plan Kent match

The T-Birds’ only home exhibition game of the preseason will be Sept. 13, at Kent Valley Ice Centre against the Portland Winter Hawks. Game time is 6 p.m.

  • Sep 7, 2008

Updated: Sprouts from Kent firm implicated in Salmonella outbreak

Sprouters Northwest, Inc. of Kent, Washington is recalling its alfalfa sprout products (alfalfa sprouts, onion sprouts, and salad sprouts) because they may be linked to a recent outbreak of Salmonellosis in Oregon and Washington State.

  • Sep 5, 2008

Rusbuldt takes shine to Kent street signs

Sign, sign, everywhere a Kent city street sign. With more than 14,000 street signs in Kent, Tom Rusbuldt, a city street-sign maintenance worker, stays plenty busy. From stop signs to school-zone signs to street-name signs, Rusbuldt is part of a three-man crew that installs and repairs the signs for the city’s public works department.

Kent Council takes first step in Panther Lake annexation

The Kent City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to let Panther Lake area residents vote next year on whether to annex their area to the city.

Thunderbirds schedule Sept. 13 exhibition game in Kent

The T-Birds' only home exhibition game of the preseason will be Sept. 13, at Kent Valley Ice Centre against the Portland Winter Hawks. Game time is 6 p.m.

  • Sep 4, 2008

King County fire marshal to lift burn ban on Friday

In concert with Pierce County, Kitsap County, Mason County and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, King County will lift its burn ban 8 a.m. Sep. 5.

  • Sep 4, 2008

911 access restored to 20,000 King County residents

Posted 12:17 p.m. Sept. 3 About 20,000 residents in Redmond and unincorporated King County can dial 911 again from their land-line phones now that a severed fiber optic cable has been repaired.

  • Sep 4, 2008

Plea in Kent truck-assault case

A 24-year-old Renton man pleaded not guilty Aug. 25 in King County Superior Court to charges of second-degree assault and first-degree malicious mischief in connection with an Aug. 8 incident when Kent Police shot him as he reportedly attempted to charge the on-foot officers with his vehicle.

Federal grand jury indicts Des Moines man on Internet crimes

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a 46-year-old Des Moines man on 16 counts of Internet threats of violence and identity theft.

  • Sep 4, 2008