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The Kent Police Department on Thursday (Feb. 21) updated a prior news release on a serious injury crash that occurred Saturday, Feb. 2: We are saddened to learn that the woman who fled from police following attempting to commit...
The Kent School Board will be holding three upcoming events for those interested in meeting and discussing school-related information: We Want to Meet YOU! Kent School Board Directors Denise Daniels, Karen DeBruler, Ross Hardy, Debbie Straus, and Maya Vengadasalam are interested in...
By Jack MayneSound Transit, wittingly or not, is attempting to take over the newly established Dick’s Drive-In on the east side of Pacific Highway South, technically in Kent but claimed also by the city of Des Moines just across...
The City of Kent announced that it will be holding a Public Hearing at its March 5 City Council meeting to discuss the proposed exchange of property with the KOA Campground."The City is considering whether to surplus drainage utility...
The Center for Bicycle Repair Kent is inviting all bicycle enthusiasts interested in learning about bicycle mechanics to join its spring quarter training course at the free training center and bike shop in downtown Kent.During the course, which meets...
Starting this Thursday, Feb. 21, carpoolers on southbound I-405 and northbound SR-167 in Renton can use the new I-405/SR 167 Interchange Direct Connector flyover ramp, WSDOT announced Wednesday.Originally expected to open to traffic in spring 2019, the I-405/SR 167...
The Greater Kent Historical Society & Museum is seeking items related to fishing:We need your help! We are creating The History of the Fishing Pole Exhibit here at The Greater Kent Historical Museum. If you have anything related to Fenwick, fishing...
Public comment regarding potential locations for Sound Transit's new Operations and Maintenance Facility South begins TODAY – Tuesday, Feb. 19 – and continues through April 1.This is an opportunity for the public to weigh in online and in person...
At a 'Pop-Up Happy Hour' held Monday night, Feb. 18, guests had a chance to mingle with the four finalist candidates for the CEO/Executive Director position at the Kent Chamber of Commerce.One of these four will be chosen by...
The next Third Thursday Art Walk will be this Thursday, Feb. 21, starting at Rusty Raven Studio, located at 212 1st Ave South.This FREE, family/kid-friendly event will run from 5 – 8 p.m.See stunning artwork by local artists, listen...
Barb Smith, Executive Director of the Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP), formally announced that she is retiring, effective July 31, 2019.Barb has served in this role for ten years, since July, 2009."I feel that I have done all that I...
A man opened fire at police before killing himself during a standoff in the 200 block of W. James Street in Kent on Monday morning, Feb. 18.The incident resulted in a large police response, including a SWAT team.Police said...
A police standoff with a second suicidal man in Kent on Monday, Feb. 18 ended peacefully, police said.Police said the man was sent to the hospital to get some help.Thankfully our standoff with a suicidal male ended peacefully. He...
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch."Star Trek won't work." What a long, long journey...
Have Coffee & Conversation with Mayor Dana Ralph on. Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Starbucks located at 13121 Kent Kangley Road #101."Please join Mayor Dana Ralph and members of City staff for Coffee...
Mayor Dana Ralph will deliver her 2018 'State of the City' on Thursday, March 14.It will run from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th Street (map below)."Join Mayor Dana Ralph to hear...
The Community Police Academy, which starts Wednesday, April 3, is your chance to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on at our police department.Some of the classes involve The Constitution, SWAT, K9, Gangs, FATS, a Mock...
Tonight’s 'Letters Aloud Love Me or Leave Me' show is ON, and organizers are offering a 2-for-1 FLASH SALE: Shake off the snow and cabin fever and join us for real letters, by real people, read by great actors. It’s poignant,...
Kent Mayor Dana Ralph released the following statement as part of her Weekly Newsletter on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019: We weathered the storm - together! This has been quite a week with multiple snow storms, ice, rain, slush – you name...
Make a Difference You can make a difference in our community by using the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offered by Puget Sound Fire to save lives and protect property.On a normal day, emergency services personnel are the best...
Due to continued safety concerns brought on by recent winter storms, all Kent School District Schools will be closed this Friday, Feb. 15, the district announced.The Central Administration Office will be open.All district sponsored activities are cancelled, and there...
The 15th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is fast approaching – coming Friday, Mar. 1 and Saturday, Mar. 2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium!Join the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park along with Destination Des Moines to...
Something Amazing Is Happening! By attending the 24th Annual Auction of Kent MOPS-MOMSnext Ministry on Friday, March 15, you're investing in your community.Please join us on Friday, March 15, for the 24th Annual Auction & Gala supporting Faith Church's biggest...
The City of Kent released the following update on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, announcing that all roadways impacted by snow and ice events are now open: DriveKent.com Traffic Advisory Road Closure Updates When: February 8 - 14, 2019 Duration: 2/8/19 2:54 p.m. to 2/14/19...
All Kent Schools will be closed again on Thursday, Feb. 14, due to continued slush & ice on our roadways, power outages & maintenance needs caused by our recent winter storms.The Central Admin Office will be open.All activities...
At an all-hands meeting at REI headquarters in Kent on Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, REI’s board chair Steve Hooper announced that President and CEO Jerry Stritzke will be leaving the co-op March 15 due to an “investigation into the...
Due to predicted freezing temperatures, Kent's Severe Weather Shelter will be open again tonight – Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.Here's more from the city: COMMUNITY ALERT: The City of Kent Severe Weather Shelter at Kent Lutheran Church (336 Second Ave. S.)...
The City of Kent announced the following Road Closure Updates as of 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13:WHEN: Feb. 8 - 13, 2019DURATION: 2:54 p.m. to TBDROADS CLOSED:SE 192nd St between 120th Ave SE and 116th Ave SE...
Here are Road Closure Updates as of 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12: WHEN: February 8 - 12, 2019 DURATION: 2:54 p.m. to TBD Roadways Now Open:SE 240th St between 144th Ave SE and 148th Ave SE - NEW, Now Open ...
All Kent Schools, along with the central admin office, will be CLOSED on Wednesday, Feb. 13 due to continued icy conditions, power outages and maintenance needs caused by winter storms.All activities are cancelled.The regular Board Meeting scheduled for Feb....
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Advisory on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, warning of urban and small stream floods due to snowmelt."Excessive runoff from rain and melting snow will cause some flooding of small creeks, streams, urban areas, streets...
An update on weather and road conditions from the City of Kent for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019: Rain, slush and possible flooded roadways Although still frigid, precipitation across Kent is now coming down as rain and turning snow into slush in...
Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch.So… I’m not a fan of Saving Private Ryan. One...
The City of Kent released the following Weather and Road Update at 4:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019: In the last few hours, we have seen precipitation in Kent change from snow to rain to a snow mix across...
All Kent Schools, along with the central admin office, will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 due to inclement weather, the district announced Monday afternoon, Feb. 11: All Elementary Conferences will be rescheduled for a later date. As another winter...

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