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Quick updates of happenings in the Kent community.
A list of incident reports from the Kent Police Department.
A case against state Rep. Geoff Simpson, alleging that he assaulted his ex-wife in April, has been dropped. Covington’s city prosecutor, Thomas Hargan, noted, “I dismissed the charges (on May 28) without prejudice based on insufficient evidence going forward.”
Even at the age of 80, Mercer Island resident Henry Friedman still has vivid memories of his childhood in Brody, Poland — memories he wishes he could forget. The Holocaust survivor related his haunting story to an audience of area students May 30 at the Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, giving the younger generation a firsthand account of one of the darkest periods in history.
Jeff Veach is the city of Kent’s handyman for homeowners who cannot afford minor repairs.
Family crisis spurs Elizabeth Albertson's political departure
Kent high-school seniors were honored by the Rotary Club of Kent with a scholarship banquet May 20 at Green River Community College.
Thirty-one district administrators, teachers and staff members were recognized for their years of service at the Kent School District Board of Directors meeting May 28, which included a special farewell reception.
Firefighter Marty Hauer, a 15-year member of the Kent Fire Department, died early Wednesday after a year-long battle with thymic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer.
Hundreds of Kent residents caught “Relay Fever” last weekend, turning out in spite of chilly weather to support the cause of cancer research.
Seattle School District teacher Nicole Johnson, 27, doesn’t want teens to make the mistake she made in high school — the mistake of staying silent.
Even with the approach of summer, financial assistance from Puget Sound Energy remains available through PSE’s HELP (Home Energy Lifeline Program) program to eligible customers in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties who need assistance paying their PSE electric and natural gas bills. Depending on income and household size, a qualified PSE customer can receive up to $750 in PSE utility-bill credits.
Tahoma National Cemetery was the scene May 26 of one of the largest Memorial Day observances in Western Washington. Military veterans, Gov. Christine Gregoire and other speakers, as well as relatives of deceasced military personnel, gathered in honor of those who served.
Book battle brewing
Supplying all 28 elementary schools with the tools and materials needed to teach and learn science is a big job, but two Kent School District programs are working to have it covered.
When Alfred Walker, 64, wants to go outside to enjoy the warm summer weather, all he has to do now is roll out his back door.
The Kent Fire Department assisted the Seatac Fire Department Saturday during a four-alarm fire at the Old Angle Lake School at 19215 28th Ave. S. in SeaTac. Ladder 74 and Engine 73 provide direct support to the overall operation. Ladder 74 provided aerial support to pour thousands of gallons of water from above while Engine 73 provided water to the ladder.
Reportedly upset at another man for kissing his former wife, a man tried to run over the kisser with his truck, in an incident May 20 at a home in the 24900 block of 34th Avenue South.
The carp are coming to the rescue at Lake Fenwick Park.