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The Green River Trail is blocked by a fence near Russell Road and James Street in Kent Friday

Ready for detours, Green River Trail users?

A roadblock has gone up for bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians along the Green River Trail in Kent.

The Green River Trail is blocked by a fence near Russell Road and James Street in Kent Friday

City residents put their bids in for Council seat

A stay-at-home mom, an attorney and a middle school teacher are among the seven finalists for the vacant Kent City Council position.

Kent’s Fourth of July Splash coming up

• When: Friday, July 4, noon to 11 p.m.

  • Jun 28, 2008

Kent men critically injured in apartment shooting

Two Kent men remained in critical condition Friday from gunshot wounds received in an apparent robbery Thursday at a Kent apartment complex.The double shootings followed… Continue reading

Robert Stone laughs as a coworker gives him a hard time while performing an oil change on a city vehicle Wednesday.

Kent mechanic keeps city’s rides running smoothly

It’s easy for the city of Kent to find a good mechanic. Robert Stone works as one of four vehicle-repair staffers at the city maintenance shop on West James Street just east of Russell Road. He helps keep nearly 565 city cars and trucks running smoothly as part of the fleet division of the Public Works Department. Stone helps make sure residents as well as city officials benefit from his work.

Robert Stone laughs as a coworker gives him a hard time while performing an oil change on a city vehicle Wednesday.

Schools briefly

Enumclaw Regional Hospital and King County Health Department will provide a free childhood immunization clinic from 10:30-5 p.m. Sept. 4 at the hospital, located at 1450 Batterby Ave. in Enumclaw.

  • Jun 26, 2008
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith participates in a dedication ceremony for Highline Community College’s new Marine Science and Technology Center

Highline dedicates new education facility in Des Moines

Highline Community College on June 16 dedicated its Marine Science and Technology Center, a new public-education facility on Redondo Beach in Des Moines.

  • Jun 26, 2008
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith participates in a dedication ceremony for Highline Community College’s new Marine Science and Technology Center
Marcel Jones Sr. and Marcel Jones Jr.  pick out fireworks last year from a booth in Kent selling the legal variety of July 4 devices. Local officials are asking residents to be cautious in using fireworks

Fireworks available for sale Saturday

Legal fireworks go on sale Saturday in Kent. But fireworks are illegal to use in the city until the Fourth of July.

  • Jun 26, 2008
Marcel Jones Sr. and Marcel Jones Jr.  pick out fireworks last year from a booth in Kent selling the legal variety of July 4 devices. Local officials are asking residents to be cautious in using fireworks

Drowning victim identified

The 14-year-old teen who drowned June 20 at Lake Meridian in Kent has been identified as Isaih Goodwin.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Kent man charged in assault of female patient

King County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 31-year-old Kent man with second-degree rape for allegedly raping and impregnating a physically and mentally disabled woman at a Kent assisted-living facility.

State test scores are up – and Kent scores are, too

Preliminary scores for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning are out, with 85 percent of students statewide passing the test and the Kent and Tahoma school districts more than keeping pace.

  • Jun 25, 2008
Grant Higa

Strongman event draws a crowd

The Des Moines Marina was crowded June 7, but the event didn’t call for aquatic sports.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Grant Higa
Kent-Meridian High School senior Michelle Yi

Kent students bring global perspective to city park

Included among the eye candy at the opening of the new Town Square Plaza in downtown Kent June 28 will be a piece of art created by Kent-Meridian High School students — a big piece of art.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Kent-Meridian High School senior Michelle Yi
Mark Haddock

Kent educator never lost his focus on diversity

When Mark Haddock leaves his Kent School District position this year, he’ll leave local schools on a more level playing field than when he arrived.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Mark Haddock
Todd Smith is the volunteer marketing director for King County Jaguars semipro football team. Smith came up with the idea to donate a portion of gate receipts from the Jaguar opener at French Field June 28 to help fund the Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park.

Thanks to many donations, the show will go on

Kent businesses and residents have more than doubled the amount of donations in the last two weeks to try to keep the community’s Fourth of July Splash fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park as big as before.

Todd Smith is the volunteer marketing director for King County Jaguars semipro football team. Smith came up with the idea to donate a portion of gate receipts from the Jaguar opener at French Field June 28 to help fund the Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park.

Blotter: Man arrested after threats to woman

Police arrested a man for investigation of harassment June 11 after a woman reported that he had made threatening comments to her as she waited with her children for a bus at 10:40 p.m. June 11 in the 1200 block of Central Avenue North. The man also claimed to have a gun in his vehicle, she said.

Woman dies after car plunges into sound

An 86-year-old woman drowned Friday night at the Des Moines Marina after the sport utility vehicle she was riding in drove off the dock and plunged into the Puget Sound.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Elizabeth Kennedy

Dig into your pocket to launch your boat?

In a few months, the privilege of using the boat launch at Lake Meridian might cost a few dollars.

Elizabeth Kennedy

Kent opts out of plan for new regional jail

City of Kent staffers have decided to drop out of a group of South King County cities that want to build a new regional jail. City officials decided the current Kent jail could serve the city’s needs for the next several years without spending as much as $13 million on a new jail.