Steve Hunter

Maple Valley man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child pornography

A former Kent family law attorney and South King County youth baseball coach received a 25-year prison sentence Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle for production, receipt and possession of child pornography.

Grocery workers authorize strike; talks resume Oct. 10

Grocery workers in Western Washington gave a 98 percent approval to authorize a strike against Fred Meyer, Safeway, QFC and Albertsons stores.

Three candidates chase open Kent School Board position

Maya Vengadasalam, Carmen Goers and Bruce Elliott will clash in the Aug. 6 primary election with the top two vote getters moving on to the Nov. 5 general election. Clark is running for Kent mayor against incumbent Suzette Cooke.

Thunderbirds Hockey School returns in August

The Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey School spans two weeks in August at the ShoWare Center.

Recount upholds Hargrove’s win over Sizemore in House District 47 race

State Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, will return to Olympia after a recount upheld his victory over Kent Democratic challenger Bud Sizemore for the State House District 47 Position 1 seat.

Hargrove continues to maintain small lead in 47th Legislative District race | Election 2012

Kent Democratic challenger Bud Sizemore continued to hold on to a chance he might overtake State Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, in what remained a tight race for the State House District 47 Position 1 seat.

Court hearing continued again for former Kent-Meridian track coach

A court hearing was continued to Sept. 20 for a former Kent-Meridian High School teacher and track coach charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Hearing for Kentwood student arrested for rape rescheduled to Aug. 13-14

A hearing in King County Juvenile Court in Seattle to determine whether a 16-year-old Kent boy charged with rape should be tried as an adult has been rescheduled to Aug. 13-14.

Hearing for former Kent Meridian track coach continued to July 19

A court hearing was continued to July 19 for a former Kent-Meridian High School teacher and track coach charged with communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Hearing scheduled for Kentwood student charged in rape cases

A hearing scheduled for Monday in King County Juvenile Court in Seattle to determine whether a 15-year-old Kent boy charged with rape should be prosecuted as an adult, has been rescheduled to March 26.

Preliminary report on plane crash that killed Kentlake swim coach due soon

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report about the Cessna 172 plane crash that killed Kentlake High School swim coach Seth Dawson Feb. 15 near Mount Si in North Bend is expected to be issued by the end of this week or early next week.

Renton man gets five years in prison for role in retail theft ring of home improvement stores

A 42-year-old Renton man, who helped lead a retail theft ring that targeted home improvement stores, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $170,000 in restitution for wire fraud and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Hoopfest raises $1,500 for Kent-Meridian girls team near Covington

A Hoopfest at Kent-Meridian High School raised $1,500 for the Kent-Meridian girls basketball team.

Maple Valley resident Shawn Kemp to appear at hoopfest

Marvena Kemp says it’s doubtful her husband Shawn Kemp will play in the inaugural Hoopfest at Kent-Meridian High School. “He might but I doubt it,” Kemp said about the former NBA player who lives in Maple Valley. “He’s rehabbing from flag football. But he will come out to support it.”

Pair of Kent School Board spots contested

Voters have a choice in two contested races for the Kent School Board, although one candidate says he has not had the time to actively campaign for a position and is unsure if he would serve if elected.

Tacoma man loses balance fishing in Green River; presumed drowned | Update

A 35-year-old Tacoma man fishing in the Green River Wednesday evening lost his footing and was swept away by the current. He is presumed drowned, despite efforts by other fisherman to rescue him, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.

Kent School Board adopts 2011-2012 budget

The Kent School Board unanimously approved a $308 million budget on Aug. 24 for the 2011-12 school year that is $18 million less than last year and includes 78 fewer jobs.

Adam Vesperman had to develop a British accent for his starring role as Billy Elliot in the London production of “Billy Elliot the Musical” at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Covington student has made the big time in ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ in London

Thirteen-year-old Adam Vesperman speaks with a British accent that he didn’t have five months ago when he left Kent for London. “I didn’t notice it,” Vesperman said during a return visit last week to Kent. “Everybody else did.”

Adam Vesperman had to develop a British accent for his starring role as Billy Elliot in the London production of “Billy Elliot the Musical” at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

2011-12 budget adopted by Kent School Board | 78 fewer jobs than last year

The Kent School Board unanimously approved a $308 million budget on Aug. 24 for the 2011-12 school year that is $18 million less than last year and includes 78 fewer jobs.

Barbara Jeanne Anderson

Ex-Kentlake teacher pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with student

Ex-Kentlake High School teacher Barbara Jeanne Anderson pleaded guilty Friday morning to first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor for having sexual contact with a 17-year-old male student.

Barbara Jeanne Anderson