Mark Klaas

Siahna Im

Kentlake student shines on ‘The Voice’

Advancing to the battle rounds of the hit television show, Im secured a spot on Team Pharrell Williams. Episodes air at 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on KING-5

 

State food aid program restored for many in need

A vital state program has been fully restored – thanks to a budget agreement signed by Gov. Jay Inslee this summer – that will help put food on the table for many struggling, dependent immigrant families.

 

Matt D’Alessio covers freshly baked pies at the Pie Lab

Covington woman loves food and pie

Pie Lab, at 12966 SE Kent Kangley Road, Kent, is open 8 a.m. daily. To learn more, visit thepielabbakery.com. The grand opening celebration is Sept. 4

 

Courtney Thompson returned home this past weekend to help instruct at the two-day Give It Back Camp held at Kentwood High School.

Star volleyball player returns home for youth camp

Elite volleyball has brought out the best in Courtney Thompson

Courtney Thompson returned home this past weekend to help instruct at the two-day Give It Back Camp held at Kentwood High School.
Avry Freaney

Kentwood student attends Nurse Camp

During the five-day camp, students tried out medical devices, performed “Skittlectomies” on mannequins, practiced suturing on pig kidneys and shadowed professional nurses and other health care professionals in various departments at MultiCare’s five hospitals

Avry Freaney
Student actors perform the aftermath of a deadly car collision May 22 as the Kent Fire Department arrive on the scene to treat the injured.

Deadly demonstration shows students reality of car accidents

The students were actors, the scene a mock two-car traffic collision, the result of a street race gone terribly bad

Student actors perform the aftermath of a deadly car collision May 22 as the Kent Fire Department arrive on the scene to treat the injured.

Teen suicide hits students hard | Mark Klaas

Teen suicide is a horrible thing and a growing health concern.

Disaster prep is a big challenge | Mark Klaas

Is the Puget Sound region – home to more than 4.5 million people – adequately prepared for a disaster?

The future of city golf courses | Mark Klaas

A group in Kent is shooting to save the scenic par 3 course at the Riverbend Golf Complex.

Lewis challenging incumbent for port commissioner

Lewis says he’s more than qualified to handle a tough job like that. As mayor, Lewis says, he understands how state and local government work and how freight mobility and transportation are vital to the economy.

Tribute to Ricky Nelson at Kentlake High Saturday

Matthew Nelson best describes his dad’s legendary music and acting career as a series of comebacks.

Salma Ramadan of Kent practices suturing techniques on a pig’s foot during the annual MultiCare Nurse Camp while Graham Barr

Healthcare hands on at MultiCare Nurse Camp

The four-day camp gave students an inside look at careers in the health care world. Students spent time in departments at MultiCare’s hospitals, visited local colleges and universities, and participated in rotations throughout the hospital network.

Salma Ramadan of Kent practices suturing techniques on a pig’s foot during the annual MultiCare Nurse Camp while Graham Barr

Childhood friends pursue filmmaking dreams

Now aspiring filmmakers in the industry, Erik Franklin and Daniel Husser are embarking on their first full-length feature movie.

Investigator looks into UFO sighting claims in Auburn, Kent | Guest commentary

On the same November evening, a couple of hours apart, witnesses on Auburn’s West Hill and in Kent’s downtown claimed they saw the same thing, something awfully peculiar, flashing and darting across the heavens.

Jerry Rugth

‘The King’ left his mark in drag racing at Pacific Raceways near Covington

As photos and videos of his thunderous, smoke-spewing dragster flashed across a screen in a darkened room, Jerry Ruth picked up the mic and tried to put his past into perspective.

Jerry Rugth

Bail hearing for Black Diamond suspect in hit-and-run

Police are still investigating a 23-year-old Black Diamond man tracked via the Auburn dealership that fixed his car after he allegedly struck a 60-year-old bicyclist last month and fled.

Richard Thomas

Kentwood graduate Richard Thomas offers youth a message of hope

Long before discovering stardom on the football field, young Richard Thomas found trouble as a youth. Growing up in a gang-ridden Los Angeles neighborhood, Thomas was on a path to ruin – until he found football as his escape, a means to a promising future.

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas carries a message of hope and overcoming obstacles

Long before discovering stardom on the football field, young Richard Thomas found trouble as a youth. Growing up in a gang-ridden Los Angeles neighborhood, Thomas was on a path to ruin – until he found football as his escape, a means to a promising future.

Kendall Lindberg copes with consequences of rare injury with hope and courage | Fundraiser Sunday, June 13

Life can be cruel, blunt and terribly unfair. Just ask Dara Lindberg, who experienced a mother’s own worst nightmare when her 15-year-old daughter became paralyzed from the waist down while surfing off the shores of Maui in April. Kendall Lindberg, a determined and athletic girl, began to suffer severe back pain while testing the waves for the first time with an instructor.

Keith Swagerty

Keith Swagerty hits his stride at Emerald Downs | Horse Racing

Luck certainly helps, but being a front-runner in the thoroughbred racing game takes nerve. With horses, Auburn's Keith Swagerty has called and hit some difficult shots, just as he did throughout his heralded hoops career. Swagerty, a former All-American inside force in his college days, who went on to play in the ABA and coach at Seattle Pacific University, has hit his stride as a horse owner and breeder.

Keith Swagerty