Mark Klaas

Parents file suit against Kent School District, board

Claim mismanagement of school funds, other violations

 

Call for peace, unity, understanding

City, county and state leaders show support of Islam community in wake of massacre at New Zealand mosques

 

State Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, said legislators will continue to explore ways to financially support community and technical colleges. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Legislators hear the call, pitch areas for state funding

Mental health care, affordable housing and infrastructure lead the discussion

 

Comedy right at home

Jeff Dye returns to Kent to perform with a festival lineup of laughter at ShoWare

Kentwood’s Alex Long, top, battles Auburn Mountainview’s Brennen Hanson during their 152-pound semifinal at Mat Classic XXXI at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday. Long pulled out a 4-3 decision to reach the final. Rachel Ciampi, Kent Reporter

Wrestlers compete at supersized state meet

The 2019 Mat Classic looked a bit different from years past with more than 2,400 wrestlers competing in six classifications over the weekend at the… Continue reading

Kentwood’s Alex Long, top, battles Auburn Mountainview’s Brennen Hanson during their 152-pound semifinal at Mat Classic XXXI at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday. Long pulled out a 4-3 decision to reach the final. Rachel Ciampi, Kent Reporter

Long’s journey ends with silver at supersized state meet

Kentwood boys, girls scramble back to place

Responding to a call for help

United Way of King County’s Family Resource Exchange serves hundreds of homeless at Green River College

Kent School Board approves plans for independent performance audit of the district

Audit will look at financial transactions, policies and procedures made during the past six school years

Keeping the Faith, grabbing the spotlight

Fiery and determined, Faith Young said she’s a lot like Annie, the orphan girl of musical stage. “Like Annie, I never give up and like… Continue reading

Kentwood’s bumpy season comes to an end

Conquerors drop district playoff to Curtis, turn attention to next season with plenty of returning talent

Kentwood finds its stride for the district playoffs

Conquerors recover from slow start, aim to finish fast

Auburn Riverside Jayden Solis bursts up the middle to score on a 29-yard run in the first quarter against Kentwood on Thursday night. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter

Kentwood awakens to turn back Auburn Riverside

Conquerors use big plays, ground game to grab first win of the season

Auburn Riverside Jayden Solis bursts up the middle to score on a 29-yard run in the first quarter against Kentwood on Thursday night. RACHEL CIAMPI, Kent Reporter
Kentlake’s Hudson Potts, left, and Nathaniel Madrid walk onto the field following the Falcons’ 42-20 NPSL victory against the Trojans at Auburn Memorial Stadium on Thursday night. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentlake subdues Auburn in division opener

Falcons fly to 4-0 start; injuries, mistakes hamper Trojans

Kentlake’s Hudson Potts, left, and Nathaniel Madrid walk onto the field following the Falcons’ 42-20 NPSL victory against the Trojans at Auburn Memorial Stadium on Thursday night. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent officials, union seal two-year deal for teachers

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

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

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

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