Kent School District announces Employees of the Year

This week the Kent School District announced their Employees of the Year – congrats to them all! We selected outstanding Employees of the Year who...

New in Theaters: Aladdin

Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper...

Voter Education Fund invests nearly $1 Million in diverse communities

King County Elections and Seattle Foundation on Thursday (May 23) announced the recipients of the 2019-2020 Voter Education Fund.A total of 39 community-based organizations...

Kent unveils round two of art-wrapped traffic signal control boxes

The City of Kent this week unveiled the second round of art-wrapped traffic signal control boxes; here's more info and photos from the city: Friendly...

Veterans can receive FREE $50 gas cards this Saturday

Denali Credit Union will be giving out FREE $50 Gas Cards to the first 100 veterans or active military who register and show up...

Kent Council updates transportation plan, proclaims cancer awareness

By Jack MayneThe Kent City Council on Tuesday, May 21 adopted an updated transportation program as well as a proclamation declaring a week in...

LETTER: Arts Commission shares concerns about Kent School cuts

May 22, 2019Letter from the City of Kent Arts Commission to the Kent School District School Board:We at the Arts Commission recently received letters...

Police warning residents about recent purse snatching incidents

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: Over the past month, Tukwila Police say they have noticed a trend of purse snatching incidents in the...

Have you signed up yet for Relay for Life? It’s coming...

Have you signed up yet for Relay for Life?It's coming to French Field at Kent-Meridian High School from Friday, June 7, starting at 6...

PHOTO: Kent Police seeking public’s help identifying burglary suspect

The Kent Police Department is seeking the public's help finding the identity of this man, suspected of burglarizing houses on Kent's west hill, mainly...

Puget Sound Fire’s free ‘Teddy Bear Check-up’ will be Sat., June...

Kids are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to Puget Sound Fire for a FREE hands-on, fun-filled clinic on Saturday,...

King County Flood District extends deadline for flood reduction grants

The King County Flood Control District is extending the application deadline for 2019 grants for projects that target flood-risk reduction along rivers, streams, lakes...

WATCH: SR 509 video shows what key areas will look like...

The SR 509 Completion Project team announced that they are gearing up for a busy summer, and some of the key highlights include:Glimpse...

New Kent YMCA vandalized with swastika, graffiti

On Friday, May 17, the under-construction new Kent YMCA was vandalized by four juveniles who were quickly apprehended by Kent Police.The suspects allegedly spray...

Here’s who’s running for Kent City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list...

New in Theaters… John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper...

Fire strikes mobile home in Kent early Thursday

A mobile home caught fire in the 12000 block of SE 226th Street in Kent (map below). early Thursday, May 16.No one was home...

Police seeking public’s help finding sexual assault suspect

The King County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help finding a suspect wanted in relation with a sexual assault of a 15-year old...

Say ‘Happy Birthday’ & change a life for a local Foster...

For many girls aging out of foster care, turning 18 has not been a time to celebrate, but rather a time of anxiety, uncertainty,...

Keiser legislation to create additional airport capacity signed by Gov. Inslee

Legislation (Senate Bill 5370) establishing an airport commission tasked with identifying up to six possible sites for future commercial aviation was signed by Governor...

Part of Frager Road will be closed due to Downey Farmstead...

A portion of Frager Road will be closed during the next phase of the Downey Farmstead Restoration project, the City of Kent recently announced.Here's...

Governor signs Das bill to help organizations provide affordable housing

A bill signed on Monday (May 13) by Gov. Jay Inslee will help limit the costs of affordable housing by exempting self-help housing organizations,...

Registration now open for 2019 Kent Police Department Teen Academy

Registration is now open for the 2019 Kent Police Department Teen Academy, which will run Aug. 13 – 15.This is a great opportunity for...

Bathroom fire hits home on Kent’s east hill early Monday

A fire hit a bathroom in a home on Kent's east hill early Monday morning, May 13.The home is located in the 24800 block...

VIDEO: Sneak peek at what you can expect at Friday’s Wine...

The Kent Downtown Partnership's annual Wine Walk will be this coming Friday, May 17, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at ten businesses downtown.The registration/wine...

New in Theaters: The Hustle

Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper...

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

An amendment proposed by Sound Transit Board Member Dave Upthegrove was adopted by the Sound Transit System Expansion Committee on Thursday, May 9, 2019,...

Bezos: Blue Origin will return to the Moon, ‘this time to...

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos unveiled the Kent-based company's new lunar lander – the 'Blue Moon' – which can...

Fire hits apartment in Kent Wednesday night

A fire hit an apartment in the 24600 block of Russell Road in Kent Wednesday night, May 8.Puget Sound Fire says the blaze was...

Kent Evening Toastmasters holding Open House on Wed., May 22

The Kent Evening Toastmasters will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Centennial Center:We look forward...

Kentwood High senior awarded $5,000 scholarship from Denali

Three high school seniors – including one from Kentwood High School – recently topped off their high school careers with extra money for college from...

Boat Officers conducting free vessel inspections May 14-16

Got a boat?Between Tuesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 16, from 6–9 p.m., Kent Police Boat Officers will be at the Lake Meridian boat...

Kent International Festival will celebrate diversity Sat., May 18

The 11th annual Kent International Festival will celebrate diversity at the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday, May 18, 2019.This festival will run from 10...

Only two days until Creme Bruleé Kids Giant Consignment Sale

Coming to the Kent Commons in just two days – it’s Kent’s favorite children’s apparel and gear sale:💲💲Calling All Budget-Minded Families!💲💲 Creme Brulee Kids consignment...

REI Co-op names Eric Artz its 8th President and CEO

On Tuesday, May 7, REI Co-op’s board of directors named Eric Artz as President and CEO, effective immediately.He is the eighth person to serve...