Mark Klaas

Kent officials, union seal two-year deal for teachers

Kent officials, union seal two-year deal for teachers

School board approves changes to KEA contract; educators get pay raises

Kent officials, union seal two-year deal for teachers
Kent Association of Paraeducators members rally outside the Kent School District Office on Aug. 22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent paraeducators seek support in bid for better pay

Union, school district continue to bargain

Kent Association of Paraeducators members rally outside the Kent School District Office on Aug. 22. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Conquerors keep eyes on the bigger prize

Conquerors keep eyes on the bigger prize

Kentwood reloads for another run at a division title, playoff spot

Conquerors keep eyes on the bigger prize
Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras were seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District, teachers reach contract agreement | UPDATE

Educators to get 10 percent pay raise this year, 4.5 percent the next; deal averts possible strike; classes begin Thursday

Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras were seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras are seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent School District, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

Deal, if the union approves by vote Wednesday, would avoid possible strike; classes begin Thursday

Members of the Kent Association of Paraeducators rally outside school district offices Wednesday, Aug. 22. Like teachers, paras are seeking higher wages. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter                                Teachers assemble in front of the Kent School District Office, listening to Lisa Brackin, an ELL teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, at the rally.

Kent teachers rally for better pay as negotiations reach critical stage | Update

Union, district gather in last planned bargaining session; talks bring no resolution; strike remains a possibility

MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter                                Teachers assemble in front of the Kent School District Office, listening to Lisa Brackin, an ELL teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, at the rally.
Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

Getting a hands-on opportunity, a real-life look

MultiCare’s annual Nurse Camp inspires future medical professionals

Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty
Plett crowned Miss Cornucopia

Plett crowned Miss Cornucopia

Kentwood honors student earns $3,000 scholarship from Kent Lions

Plett crowned Miss Cornucopia
Being bold, being heard

Being bold, being heard

UTOPIA Seattle working to enhance the lives of queer and trans people in the area

Being bold, being heard
The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge athletic director unexpectedly passes away at age 57

Eric Anderson remembered as a tireless worker, everyone’s friend, a leader who brought out the best in students

The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Vince Olsen delivers a pitch during the District 10 championship game. Olsen struck out seven. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Kent falls to Auburn in classic duel for District 10 title

All-Stars come up short in pursuit of a state tournament spot

Vince Olsen delivers a pitch during the District 10 championship game. Olsen struck out seven. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the guest speaker, addresses the gathering at Tahoma National Cemetery on Monday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Remembering the fallen, honoring those who serve in harm’s way

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to military men and women of today and yesterday at Tahoma National Cemetery

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the guest speaker, addresses the gathering at Tahoma National Cemetery on Monday. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Kentridges Solomon Hines dashes to victory in the 100 meters at 10.87 seconds. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

Tahoma boys, girls win league

Top qualifiers compete at districts May 17 and May 19 at French Field

Kentridges Solomon Hines dashes to victory in the 100 meters at 10.87 seconds. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter
Mobile gym brings working out to you

Mobile gym brings working out to you

Long work days, hard commutes, too little time. Stacy Edwards gets the lifestyles of today’s busy households, working couples, and career-first individuals as they struggle… Continue reading

Mobile gym brings working out to you
Woodinville ousts Kentwood from 4A state football playoffs

Woodinville ousts Kentwood from 4A state football playoffs

Jaden Sheffey threw three touchdowns as top-ranked Woodinville stopped Kentwood 48-7 in a state Class 4A playoff opener Saturday night at Pop Keeney Stadium in… Continue reading

Woodinville ousts Kentwood from 4A state football playoffs
Kentwood advances to state football playoffs

Kentwood advances to state football playoffs

Tayvonne Miller ran for 196 yards and two touchdowns and Justin Seiber passed for 283 yards and two more TDs as Kentwood defeated Jackson of… Continue reading

Kentwood advances to state football playoffs
Rep. Dave Reichert. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Reichert announces he will not run in 2018

Seven-term Congressman to step away, devote more time to family

Rep. Dave Reichert. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Teens from Kent, Tahoma school districts participate in summer fire school

Teens from Kent, Tahoma school districts participate in summer fire school

Firefighting is in Kehaulani Planesi’s blood. Her father is a fireman, her grandfather was one, too. Her mother is a cop. Planesi hopes to continue… Continue reading

Teens from Kent, Tahoma school districts participate in summer fire school
Distracted driving law on horizon

Distracted driving law on horizon

Facing a room of teenage drivers, Gina Bagnariol-Benavides told a difficult, devastating story – one in which poor judgment and wholly avoidable circumstances led to… Continue reading

Distracted driving law on horizon
Mach One Rules in the Budweiser Stakes | Emerald Downs

Mach One Rules in the Budweiser Stakes | Emerald Downs

Mach One Rules collared a loose on the lead Prime Engine late and scored a three-quarter-length victory Sunday in the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes for 3-year-olds… Continue reading

Mach One Rules in the Budweiser Stakes | Emerald Downs