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City Council bans safe injection sites BY STEVE HUNTER

The Kent City Council joined four other King County cities with a vote to ban safe injection sites. But Kent’s vote Tuesday night

differed from the Auburn, Renton, Federal Way and Bellevue city councils. It wasn’t unanimous at 6-1, and it’s a six-month ban rather than a permanent ban. Councilman Dennis Higgins voted against the ban. He

favors safe injection sites, or locations where people would be supervised while using heroin. A county task force, appointed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, recommended earlier

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this year the creation of the vote. “I hate it when hysteria runs rampant like two safe-injection sites – we’re seeing right now. one in Seattle and one at You can see it city after another county location. city. Last night (Monday) A total of 132 people died it was Renton. Federal of heroin overdoses in the Way. Good lord, we’re just county in 2015, according scared little kids. I just to the task force’s website. Higgins can’t stand votes like this. “We have to allow I hate them. It’s not the science and reason to right way to make policy.” drive our policy discussions and [ more BAN page 5 ] decisions,” Higgins said prior to

School district faces budget shortfall BY HEIDI SANDERS

Swimmers in the Olympic division of the Lake Meridian Triathlon start their 1.5-kilometer swim last Saturday morning. More than 520 individuals and more than 20 relay teams competed in the eighth annual event, which includes swimming, biking and running. Story page 10, photos page 11. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Former Panther Lake Elementary off the market BY STEVE HUNTER

After a potential sale to a developer fell through, the Kent School District took the old Panther Lake Elementary School property off the market.

”The developer that was studying the costs and value of purchasing the property stepped away from the project after they determined it was not going to be financially viable to proceed,” said district spokesman Chris Loftis in an email. “Since then, we have decided to take the

property off the market and preserve our options and flexibility for its future use.” Bellevue developer SE Grainger Development Group submitted a permit application to the city of Kent in mid-January to build [ more SCHOOL page 4 ]


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As students and teachers in Kent prepare for school to start Aug. 31, district officials face an estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall. “For the past two years, Kent School District leaders have been working diligently to reduce operating costs through aggressive spending and hiring controls,” school district spokesman Chris Loftis said in a written statement on Wednesday. “Multiyear trends of increasing costs have led to a steady decrease in the fund balance or cash reserve. As this fiscal year closes, in-depth financial analysis has led to the conclusion that the district will end the year with a negative fund

balance in our general operating budget.” In April, the district announced a hiring and spending freeze through the fiscal year, which ends Aug. 31, to help curb the deficit. The school board was expected to discuss the budget at a work session on Wednesday night (after press time) and is scheduled to vote on a 2017-18 budget at its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the district’s Administration Building, 12033 SE 256th St. The state requires school districts to adopt a budget for the upcoming school year by Aug. 31. Officials are working with the Puget Sound Education Service District

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Visitors and residents are invited to celebrate Kent’s past in August, including several events this weekend. Experience Historical Kent showcases local history, features special exhibits and offers bus and walking tours of the city’s oldest homes, businesses and cemeteries. The Greater Kent Historical Society and partners present the month-long celebration. Saturday, Aug. 19 • Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center, 29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hundreds of objects and photographs detail the settling of the Soos Creek Plateau. Scandinavian musical troupe will play at 1:30 p.m. Sons of Norway will display flags, maps, Scandinavian family history and a Viking Ship Float. • Neely-Soames Historic Homestead Annual Open House, 5311 S. 237 Place (along the Green River Trail), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the grounds and get a glimpse of the way residents lived in 1885. • Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Special free entry this day only to the nation’s primary resource for historical information on hydroplane racing. • 30th Annual Classic Ford Show

Experience Historical Kent features the 30th Annual Classic Ford Show and Mustang Roundup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bowen Scarff, 1157 Central Ave. N. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter and Mustang Roundup, Bowen Scarff, 1157 Central Ave. N., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free spectator entry and awards for 40-plus classes of cars. Sunday, Aug. 20 • Historic Cemeteries Bus Tours, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. A docent will accompany guests on this informative tour of Kent’s historic cemeteries. While the tour is free, registration is required for transportation planning.

Saturday, Aug. 26 • St. Anthony Chapel Open House, 304 Third Ave. S., Kent, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. The church, built in 1924, has the original stained glass windows created by Povey Studios. For more details, visit ExperienceHistoricalKent or contact the Greater Kent Historical Museum at, or 253-854-4330.

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REPAIR WORK CONTINUES ON I-5 Rain last Sunday was a welcome sight for many, but the wet weather meant crews were only able to complete half of the weather-dependent paving and striping work scheduled on Interstate 5 that weekend. Contractor crews plan to take advantage of dry weather forecast for this weekend, Aug. 18-21, to finish where they left off. To complete paving and lane striping, crews will close the right three lanes of northbound I-5 between Kent and Tukwila from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Several ramps will also close: • State Route 516 on-ramps; • Military Road onand off-ramps; • South 188th Street on- and off-ramps. The next four weekends of scheduled work will include bridge paving and expansionjoint replacement.

WEST MEEKER STREET LANE CLOSURES PLANNED Kent drivers will see lane closures along West Meeker Street and 64th Avenue South over the next several weeks. Crews are cleaning culverts along the streets. West Meeker Street will have one lane closed between Russell Road and 64th Avenue South, which will have one lane closed between West James Street and South 228th Street. The closures are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from now through Sept. 30. Traffic control will be in place.

City Council approves Riverbend par 3 development BY STEVE HUNTER

The Kent City Council unanimously approved Tuesday night a development agreement to allow nearly 500 apartments to be built in place of the city-owned Riverbend par 3 golf course. Auburn-based FNW, Inc./Landmark Development Group plans to start construction next spring of the Marquee on Meeker mixed-use complex. The council voted 5-2 in May to sell the property for $10.5 million to the developer. “We have been on a long journey looking at what to do with the par 3,” said Council President Bill Boyce, who first started to look at the golf complex financial struggles when he joined the council in 2012. “We looked at a number of ways to make it work for the golf complex. When we realized it couldn’t work, we put it out to bid.” The council approved trying to sell the par 3 property in 2014 to help eliminate the city’s enterprise golf fund debt of nearly $4 million and allow for about $6 million in capital improvements to the 18hole course across Meeker Street from the par 3 as a way to draw more players to boost revenue at the complex, which includes a driv-

Apartments at the Marquee on Meeker development be ready to rent as early as spring 2019. The Kent City Council on Tuesday night approved an agreement to allow nearly 500 apartments to built in place of the city-owned Riverbend par 3 golf course. COURTESY IMAGE ing range and pro shop. Riverbend loses about $300,000 per year. Boyce came away impressed with the developers as well as their Trek Apartments project that opened two years ago in Auburn. He said he expects this development to have a major impact on Kent similar to the ShoWare Center and Kent Station. “This is state of the art,” Boyce said. “I hope seven years from now people will say this council made the right decision and this is good for the city of Kent. I went to the Trek in Auburn and really liked what we saw down there. That took

me over the edge. I’m very excited about this project.” The first phase of Marquee on Meeker will include 288 apartments, the second phase 204 units. Some apartments could be ready to rent as soon as spring 2019. The 10-year development agreement with FNW/Landmark specifies exterior and interior design standards, retail and commercial space requirements, fees and other development conditions. The project will include a public pathway that connects the Green River Trail to West Meeker Street.

Police: Officers’ lives in danger during fatal shooting BY STEVE HUNTER

A Kent Police assistant chief says officers had to shoot a Seattle man last week because “their lives were in danger.” Rafael Padilla described the fatal shooting in a Public Safety update Tuesday night to the Kent City Council. “It’s always tragic when there’s a loss of life,” said Padilla, who filled in for vacationing Chief Ken Thomas. “But I can tell you from the information provided to me, this person was on a course of aggression and escalating domestic violence and stalking behavior and felonious crimes. Unfortunately, the circumstances were such that the officers were put in a position of where their lives were in danger and they had to take action.” The 20-year-old man, who reportedly tried to flee in a vehicle while dragging an officer,

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Police arrest man for two killings BY STEVE HUNTER

Kent Police arrested a 30-year-old Covington man for the fatal shootings of a man and a woman at a Kent transient camp exactly one year ago to the day of the first killing. The man is in the King County jail in Seattle awaiting his court appearance. Bail was set at $4 million, according to jail records. Investigators have not yet named the suspect. As of Wednesday morning at the Kent Reporter press deadline, the man had not been officially charged in the killings by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors plan to file charges this week. “Our investigators were able to corroborate information they received and were able to positively identify the male suspect,” Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas said of the arrest. “With mutual efforts with other law enforcement agencies, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.” [ more ARREST page 18 ]

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engine. As officers tried again to take the suspect into custody, he started to drive off, dragging the K-9 officer and his dog. “The K-9 engaged the suspect at the driver’s side door,” Padilla said. “One of the officers moved around to the passenger’s side. The suspect resisted physically. He drove the car down the alley, dragging the K-9 and the officer. During the struggle, the car door closed (trapping the officer). “One officer on the backside of the alley saw the officer getting drugged and fired on the suspect. The officer inside the car also fired to try to stop the suspect.” The two officers who fired at Nelson struck him multiple times. Nelson was declared dead following immediate life-saving efforts from officers and medical personnel. The K-9 officer and his dog sustained minor injuries.


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has been identified as Eugene Nelson. He died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Two officers shot Nelson early in the morning Aug. 9 on the East Hill. Police had responded to a violation of a domestic violence, no-contact order at the Sultan Hookah Lounge in the 23600 block of 104th Avenue Southeast, Padilla said. Police arrived and attempted to make contact with Nelson, who had violated the domestic violence court order three times over the last couple of days – two violations occurring within the previous 24 hours. Nelson ran from officers as they attempted to apprehend him. A K-9 officer and his police dog were on location and were deployed to assist with the apprehension. Nelson ran to the vehicle he was driving, which was a reported stolen vehicle, and started the

Councilwoman Dana Ralph, who along with Councilman Dennis Higgins voted against the property sale in May, said she preferred to keep the 24 acres as open space. “Once the will of this council to sell the property became reality, my job became making sure this was the best project that we could get,” Ralph said. “There was no question in my mind that FNW was the only project we looked at that met the standards we had set. … This is a quality project. … I’m convinced that this agreement is the best thing we can come to on this project, and it ensures a quality development that we will be able to look to in the future as setting a new standard in the city of Kent.” Higgins pushed to get King County and others involved in keeping the property as open space, but the council majority in May favored selling it to a developer. “I’m not going to be an obstructionist at this point,” Higgins said. “These are really good people with a really good product. I’m glad we chose them.” Councilman Jim Berrios also came away impressed with the Trek Apartments in Auburn during a recent visit. He raised a question with

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[4] Friday, August 18, 2017 [ BUDGET from page 1 ] and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to develop a recovery plan, which includes continued reductions of expenditures, increased monitoring of variables in revenues, enhanced accounting procedures and increased frequency of reporting, Loftis said. “These are certainly challenging times,” Loftis added, “and our current situation is the result of a number of issues that arose over a period of several years. Our recovery (plan) will be a thoughtful and methodical effort, also taking place over a number of years. As the details and timelines of those efforts continue to be developed, the district is committed to providing updates on our fiscal status and ongoing recovery efforts.” If the district ends the fiscal year with a negative balance, it will be placed under binding conditions by OSPI. “At that point, OSPI – and possibly the local educational service district – will work with the district on getting them back in financial shape,” OSPI spokesman Nathan Olson said in an email. “That includes technical assistance and goal-setting. For example: Let’s say hypothetically a district was $100 in the red. We

[ SCHOOL from page 1 ] a shopping center with multiple retail and fast food restaurant uses and possibly self storage, according to city documents. The developer proposed to demolish the school, parking lot and ball fields for the new project at 20831 108th Ave. SE, on the East Hill.

might ask them to have a negative balance of $60 by Dec. 1, and by $30 dollars by March 1 and $0 by, say, May 1. OSPI doesn’t offer financial assistance to help the district eliminate the negative balance. We offer guidance only.” Kent School District officials informally contacted OSPI about the budget issues, Olson said. Loftis “To my knowledge we haven’t yet received anything from the district formally, which is required to place them on binding conditions,” Olson said in an email on Tuesday. Typically, one or two districts at most are on binding conditions each year, Olson said. Earlier this year, the school board approved $10 million and $15 million in interfund loans from its capital project fund to its general fund. State law allows districts to use interfund loans to address shortterm cash flow challenges, Loftis said. “We receive funds from state, local and federal sources. Because local tax collections occur twice a year (April and October), these uneven monthly receipts can sometimes lead to cash flow issues,” Loftis said. “In our particular case, this has been compli-

The school closed in 2009 when the district opened a new Panther Lake Elementary School at 10200 SE 216th St. School district officials had hoped to sell the property to help pay for other capital projects. “At this time, the district has needs in addressing future growth and capacity and all district property will

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District, teachers in contract negotiations The district is contract negotiations with the Kent Education Association, the union which represents Kent teachers. Last year, the district and KEA agreed to a one-year contract, which ends Aug. 31, instead of a typical multiyear contract. The primary reason for the shorter-than-normal contract was uncertainty in future state funding as the Legislature worked to comply with the state Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling, officials said.

be examined as the district determines the best course of action to address changes in McCleary and implementation of the recent legislative changes to class size at all levels,” said Loftis, who didn’t respond to what specific steps the district might take with the Panther Lake property. At least one other group has shown an interest in the old school.

The Center of Faith Church, of Kent, submitted a pre-application in June to the city proposing to locate a church in the existing school buildings, but they have not submitted any permits, said city senior planner Erin George in an email. “We have had no direct contact from the church group, so we do not have information on their desire

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The property has a long history with school districts. Isaac Parmenter owned the property in 1906 when he deeded an acre of it to the Panther Lake School District, which later merged with the Kent School District. A new school was built in 1946 and the 10 acres served as the site of the elementary school until 2009. A condition of the deed was that the land was only to be used for a school. When the old school building was vacated, district officials negotiated with the 44 identified heirs of Isaac Parmenter to pay them a total of $445,000 so the district could sell the property. The agreement also included naming the gym at Panther Lake Elementary School the Isaac and Nellie Parmenter Gymnasium.


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Police later discovered Nelson had an active felony warrant for his arrest as well as other misdemeanor warrants, one for domestic violence. Nelson was booked April 26 into the King County jail and released two days later, according to jail records. The charges included failure to appear for reckless driving in Seattle Municipal Court and a failure to appear for third-degree theft in Kent Municipal Court. The Valley Investigative Team, led by Renton Police, is handling the investigation. The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard policy with officers involved in critical incidents. Kent Police have not released any information about the officers. Friends of Nelson started a account to help cover his burial costs. Friends referred to him as their Muslim brother Eugene Najeeb Nelson and said on the gofundme website that Nelson’s mother died a few months ago. Any additional funds will be given to Nelson’s brother, Ephrum Nelson.


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The current budget shortfall complicates this year’s negotiations, KEA president Christie Padilla said. “We are currently in negotiations regarding teacher compensation,” Padilla said in an email. “I am expecting that the district will reprioritize some of its spending practices, and agree to a contract that will be competitive with our neighboring districts. It is uncertain if we will have a contract by the first day of school, but we are hopeful.” Padilla said she hopes teachers have a tentative agreement to vote on at KEA general membership meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29. “If not, we have several options,” Padilla said. “It will be up to the membership to decide. The big question that everyone is asking is are the teachers going on strike? I am not recommending a strike. However, the teachers could certainly vote to go that route. Other possibilities could be to work without a contract while we continue to negotiate.” Padilla said she believes teachers and the district are committed to reaching an agreement. “It’s going to take some creativity, given the district’s budget issues,” she said. “But we should be able to get through this.”

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Woman exposes herself to Kent drivers BY STEVE HUNTER

Several Kent drivers called 911 one recent morning after they spotted a woman running into traffic near Central Avenue North and James Street exposing her breasts and buttocks. Officers arrested the woman for investigation of disorderly conduct after a short chase through town that ended with the woman running topless into a restaurant, according to the police report. Police responded to the intersection of Central Avenue North and James Street at about 9:58 a.m. on Aug. 6 to look for a woman described as white, in her 40s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium build and brown hair. An officer saw the

after the woman entered, woman lift up her shirt and causing a loss of sales, acdrove toward her in the cording to the restaurant Chevron parking lot, 631 Central Ave. N. The manager. woman yelled she The woman didn’t needed a Pepsi and explain to police POLICE darted through why she decided to the parking lot. expose herself. She then ran out into traffic across James Street, which caused several drivers to brake and Security at the REI ofswerve to avoid hitting her. fices, 6524 SE 228th St., The woman ran down called 911 after a man a nearby alley, pulled her shirt off and threw it on the walking through a parking lot refused to leave the ground. The officer noted property at about 11:09 she was not wearing a bra, p.m. on Aug. 4. so her breasts were fully Officers arrested the exposed. The woman ran man for investigation of inside the El Sabor restauthree counts of malicious rant, 405 Central Ave. N., mischief for breaking car and sat at a table before windows and one count of she curled up on the floor vehicle prowl after he took in a fetal position wailing a bag of dried mangoes loudly. and a flashlight from a Several patrons with pickup, according to the children left the restaurant

[ BAN from page 1 ] Higgins continued his explanation. “These centers need to be considered as part of a holistic approach to the problem,” he said. “The statistics show that they work and the studies show they work, and they don’t increase crime. If one of my relatives were addicted, I would want one last chance for them to get help in any way possible.” Council President Bill Boyce described the reasons behind a sixmonth ban. “Our neighboring cities, some of those just did a flat-out ban,” Boyce said. “We could have a flat-out ban but it’s a moratorium to give us a chance to think this through. I’m not smart enough, I don’t know enough about it to say yes or no, but I do want to get more facts and data before I make a decision.” Councilwoman Dana Ralph proposed the ban and issued a media release last week to give her reasons. She preferred a permanent ban. “This is an opportunity for the city of Kent to take hold of its own


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destiny,” Ralph said. “Without this, there was an option for the county to locate this site in Kent. I want to point out this is an ordinance to do a moratorium so we are pushing the pause button on this, which is a responsible thing to do. I have at least two pages of questions regarding these sites.” On Tuesday night, 17 people testified in front of the council about the safe injection sites during the public comment period of the meeting. Nine spoke in favor of the sites and eight were against them. Eight people who spoke were from Kent, only one of those supported the site. Others came from Seattle, Tacoma and Auburn. Two people who testified were on the task force that recommended the sites. Patricia Sully, a task force member who supports the sites, said the recommendations included prevention and treatment for addicts as well, but that’s not always enough. “We have to keep people alive,” Sully said. “Someone who dies never has the opportunity to recover. … Supervised consumption spaces enable people to be a little bit healthier

police report. A security officer watching video surveillance saw the man wandering through an office parking lot. When the officer went outside to see what the man was doing, the man wanted to talk and refused to leave the property. The security officer walked back inside and called 911. Police saw the man in the parking lot eating a bag of mangoes. The man admitted to officers that he broke into several cars and took items out of a truck. He said he wanted to go to jail and that breaking into cars was his cry for help.

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and a little bit safer where they are. What the science shows us is that supervised consumption spaces do work. They help connect people to treatment services and reduce fatal overdoses.” J.S. Pate, a resident of Kent for 39 years, spoke against the sites. “I am concerned for them,” Pate said about addicts. “But we need facilities that help them get off of it, where they can live and we take care of them. … You are enabling an environment that says drugs are OK. Drugs are here because we support this, we are giving you a facility to do this.” City Attorney Tom Brubaker told the council because it is a temporary ban, the council will be required to hold a public hearing within 60 days about safe injection sites. He said the public hearing is tentatively scheduled for the Sept. 5 council meeting. The King County Council voted 5-4 in June to limit the use of county funds for establishing heroin injection sites only in cities whose elected leaders choose to allow the facilities. Since that county council vote, five city councils have passed bans.

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she reportedly slapped her boyfriend’s face and chest during a dispute at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at an apartment in the 23300 block of 54th Avenue South. A 911 caller reported a physical dispute going on in the neighborhood. Officers knocked on the door of an apartment where the noise came from and a man wearing only pajama pants answered, according to the police report. The man had red marks on his chest and face. He told police his girlfriend had been drinking and slapped him several times. He said he never put his hands on her during the dispute. The girlfriend told officers she had too much to drink. She said she slapped him because he called her aunt and woke up her roommate. She told officers she was not a violent person.

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on Meeker. The council will vote on the tax exemption in November or December when FNW/Landmark applies for the break. “This would not happen without the incentive,” Hanson said. “But eight years and one day from now we will have $100 million plus of a development that we tax.” Berrios said he visited the developer’s Auburn apartments to see what kind of project Kent will get. “Part of the conditions is we are looking at a market rate product,” he said. “Based on what I saw, I am convinced that is what we will get.” Councilman Les Thomas questioned whether the planned 750 parking stalls would be enough for the 492 apartments and for the retail spaces. Hanson said there would be parking spaces out front for retail as well as parallel parking spots on West Meeker Street.

city staff about the multifamily housing property tax exemption the city plans to give to FNW/Landmark for eight years. The developer wanted the deal in order to move forward with the project. “My concern is when we look at the tax exemption, I need to be real clear about what this means in terms of what we are getting now and what this will mean down the road,” Berrios said. Kurt Hanson, city economic and community development deputy director, told the council that Kent received no taxes on the property when it belonged to the city. Now the city will get taxes on the property value and when businesses open in the 12,000 square feet of retail space as part of the project. The eight-year property tax break will be on the residential part of Marquee

Police arrested a man for investigation of possession of drug paraphernalia and for two warrants after an officer ran a check on the license plate of an Acura parked at about 4:20 p.m. Aug. 5 at a Starbucks parking lot, 24130 Pacific Highway S. The plate came back to a registered owner who had a Seattle warrant for burglary and King County Sheriff ’s Office warrants for possession of a stolen vehicle, a narcotics violation and making a false statement, according to the police report. An officer pulled the driver over in the 24000 block of Pacific Highway South. During a search of the man, police found a plastic baggie with meth inside.

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Let’s stand united, strong against acts of violence Our freedom to speak and exchange ideas, especially unpopular ideas, is the most important right we hold as Americans. It is the first right because our founders knew that without it no other rights were possible. Too many forces at work in our country believe limiting this right will make us safer. It will not. However, no one has a right to incite violence, to threaten, assault or to promote wicked acts while cloaking themselves in the protection of our Constitution. I visited two places this past week that cannot escape my thoughts. In the heart of Berlin – only a short walk from the Reich Chancellery where Adolf Hitler masterminded the atrocities of World War II – stand the 2,711 concrete blocks that comprise The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. In Amsterdam, adjacent to the Prinsengracht canal and the Renaissance-era Westerkerk church, is the building that houses the secret rooms where Ann Frank hid from the Nazis for two years before she was discovered and sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to die. These powerful spaces hold many lessons from a dark time in our history. One seemingly obvious but nonetheless profound lesson that crystalized for me through these visits was the fact that few if any of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust did so by Adolf Hitler’s own hand. We rightfully demonize the man for his insidious acts, but none of his evil could have done anyone any harm without fertile ground to grow. Acts of White supremacy by the KKK or by some domestic incarnation of Nazism are not quirky brands of minority beliefs that need Sen. Joe Fain




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Tale of two Trumps Do we have a competent and emotionally stable helmsman guiding our ship of state, or is the good vessel “USS America” thoroughly adrift and jostling around wildly amid a storm of anxiety-producing global events? Plainly put, should America’s citizenry declare President Trump’s administration an incorrigible failure, or can we yet hope for reasonably good things from his White House? At least, in my opinion – and hopefully in the view of a majority of Americans – our president is entirely capable of governing this nation in a manner that speaks highly of his abilities. He can be shrewd and deeply analytical. Underneath his surface persona, which is to say that of a reality TV host and pop culture celebrity, there is an individual who possesses quite enough talent to set our North America

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ria, British Columbia. Then, the school district implemented a spending and hiring freeze due to urgent budget concerns. And recently, the school district released a new Learning First schedule that aims to improve student education.

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civilization on a better course. Trump merely needs to heed “the better angels of his nature.” Which Donald Trump emerges victorious from his mental struggle – the man who savagely lashes out at his critics or the one who sincerely wish-

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In April, the school district reported financial planning shortcomings, instituting an immediate spending freeze, blaming it on lack of funding from the McCleary decision and lower-than-expected enrollment. This was a huge surprise, a disruption to teachers and impacted student learning as the after-school tutoring (learning labs)

I'm not thrilled the Regional Transit Authority tax increase was approved in the first place. I am at poverty level when it comes to income, so any increase means I go from ramen noodle dinner to nothing to eat at all. And I have talked to everyone I know, and everyone states that they too voted against the increase, so how exactly did it pass? Then I got my tab renewal summary, the RTA tax in 2016 was $35, the new RTA tax for 2017 is $112, a $77 increase, which is well over an 80 percent increase. – Tara Weightman

at Kentridge High School was cut. Meanwhile, the Learning First schedule intends to give teachers more room for collaboration and meetings, with a move from nine late-start days per year to 35 early dismissal dates, which is an increase of more than 200 percent. The schedule has elementary school kids leaving late in the afternoon with no corresponding increase to recess or lunches, and has no set agendas as to how [ more MY TURN page 7 ]

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[ MY TURN from page 6 ] teachers and administrators will use the time efficiently. Members of the Kent School Board of Directors are not directly accountable for all of these actions. The school board works with the Superintendent, Calvin Watts, who implements the district’s policies and procedures and runs the day-to-day operations. The school board is responsible for the controversial decisions of the Learning First schedule and budget freeze that was implemented because the superintendent is accountable to the school board and implements these policies. However, they did not vote on the Learning First schedule. According to the agendas of the board meetings, the Learning First schedule has only been mentioned twice and was not voted upon. The schedule was negotiated between the Kent Education Association (teacher’s union) and the school district. The school board directors received updates about the ongoing negotiations, but had no say or vote over the schedule as it was subject to the discussions of the KEA. There are many different aspects

for a night of sleeping in a campground next to 75 of your closest friends, all sharing a port-a-potty and showers that put out enough force to tear off skin. That is, if you don’t mind waiting for an hour to use it. Don’t forget the local merchants, either. They will be glad to sell you a bundle of firewood for $22.50, a six-pack of beer for $18 and a campground corn dog for $9. It will be a price gouger’s fiesta. At least, corporate America can’t get its claws into this money. I’d hate to see a banner, “2017 Solar Eclipse sponsored by Budweiser,” draped across the entrance way to John Day or Unity, Ore. Maybe corporate America could make money on this, even if the eclipse, depending on where you are, is only going to last a


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Monday brings the Apocalypse. This is not fake news. I got this from a very reliable source, the internet. Actually it’s just a total solar eclipse, which we haven’t seen since 1979. According to the internet and social media, Oregon will be decimated with unheard of traffic jams, cats and dogs living together and general mayhem. In other words, the malls at Christmas. It’s just a natural phenomenon, folks. But the word on the street is people will be flooding certain parts of Oregon, paying stupid amounts of money to park their RV in your driveway for a few days just to catch a glimpse of the eclipse, preferably with proper vision protection. Imagine paying $300

to decisions and changes in the school district, and there is more than one party involved, including Watts and his cabinet, which rolled out the new Learning First schedule and signed the letter that was sent to the community. It is undeniable that the school district has a major problem with efficient communication, exemplified by the fact that the school district did not hold any town hall meetings for the Learning First schedule. They did have town halls for the spending and hiring freeze that was implemented. When I asked several of my teachers at Kentridge about this, they said that they didn’t know that this new Learning First schedule was occurring. It was wrong to leave out all the non-union teachers, parents, students and other members of the community. It was also wrong for the school board to not hold town halls on the Learning First schedule, and it was also not right for the school district to not prepare for the effects of the Learning First schedule, such as providing childcare options for the 26 new early release days, before the Learning First schedule was released. Being so large and

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few minutes at best. I hope everyone stays safe, and maybe kids and adults can learn something from this debacle. And I’m sure, like Y2K, that it is much ado about nothing. I was born and raised in the Willamette Valley, one of the prime viewing locations. And after all these years growing up in Oregon, the odds of it being clear enough to see anything is probably 50-50. So enjoy a phenomenon that only comes around here every 40 years or so. Don’t look directly into the sun without proper eye protection. Make sure you check out my website that sells my special eyewear that will probably protect your eyes. Only $29.99. I bought 10,000 of these and still have 9,999 left. If nothing else, they will make a great Christmas gift.

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diverse, the Kent School District has many challenges that make it difficult to come up with a plan fitting the needs of all students and their families. However, its size means there are hundreds of employees and many different people operating behind the curtains, which means it is harder in fixing accountability and communication issues. While the school district needs to better understand and adapt to the needs of the community, putting all the blame of the board of directors is not right. Instead, the blame and accountability of most of these developments rest on Watts and his cabinet. Austin Freeman, a junior at Kentridge High School, is involved in student government (ASB) and the Kentridge Chapter of Junior Statesman of America. He is serving as the budget director and secondyear council member for the Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council, and is also a former Senate Page.

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Mt. Vernon resident Jim Lee Hasz passed away peacefully on August 6, 2017 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle against cancer. Jim was born in Kellogg, Idaho, June 29, 1940 where he spent his early childhood years with his parents and three brothers on a small farm. He always spoke of the farm years fondly. His family eventually settled in Samoa, California, where he attended school in nearby Eureka. Jim was active in scouting, and earned the Eagle Award with Palms, the Silver Explorer Award, and the Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor. Beginning in college, Jim became fascinated with Native American culture and customs and was an avid collector of artifacts. He was a chosen ceremonial dancer for Order of the Arrow ceremonies. Jim served in the United States Army and was proud of the time he served. In high school, Jim was a stand-out track and field star. He competed in decathlons; his signature event was the hurdles. After graduating from Humboldt State College with a master’s degree in education and administration, he began a career that spanned 44 years. Jim won numerous awards for teaching,including the Washington State Golden Apple Award. He taught all levels from kindergarten to college,including special education and gifted classes, but found his true fervor was teaching 3rd and 4th graders at a replica western town he created called Seagullville. In junior high, Jim was smitten by what he said was “the cutest and nicest girl at school,” Barbara Hammer, who turned out to be the love of his life. He adored his family and his many lifelong friends. He had boundless energy and generosity and a one of a kind sense of humor. He was a loving husband, dad, grandad, brother, uncle and friend, as well as a groundbreaking educator who changed the lives of those he touched. Jim’s students and their parents meant the world to him. In his own words, he loved them “100%!” Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and his brother, Dale Hasz. He is survived by brothers, Jerry and Gale Hasz; sister-in- law Helen Chesbrough; children, Katie Hasz (Mihai Szabo), Annie Salley (Jim), and Barton Jim Hasz (Julie); grandchildren, Serena Rinkel, Rhianna Swearngin (Richie), Maili Smith (Roger), Helen Salley, James Salley, Jr., Bart Hasz, Jr. and Ellie Hasz; honorary grandchild, Ivory Pinkney; nine treasured great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved with all his heart. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held in the upcoming months. Jim will be remembered for his characteristic whistle and wink, the cherished way he made others feeland his inspiring approach to life. 1942869

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Our Place in the March: 10 a.m.2 p.m. Aug. 26, Burlington Green Park, West Meeker and Railroad Avenue North, Kent. Kent Black Action Commission program includes a replay of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, voter registration and voter education, speakers and music. Speakers include community leaders. Light refreshments. Family friendly. For more information, visit or contact Richard Johnson, 253-631-7944; or Gwen Allen-Carston, 253-486-9029. Washington State Fair: Sept. 1-24. Closed Tuesdays and Sept. 6, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Concerts, rides, food, vendors, rodeo, animal exhibits, art and culture, interactive fun, special attractions. Labor Day weekend hours: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday. Post-Labor Day hours: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10:30 a.m.10:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Pre-fair gate admission (ends Aug. 31): adults $11; students (ages 6-18) and seniors $9; 5 and under free. Regular admission prices (starting Sept. 1): adults $14; students (ages 6-18) and seniors (62 and older) $10.50; 5 and under free. Parking: weekdays $10; Saturday, Sunday $15. Information: 253841–5045 (24-hour hotline), 253-845-1771 (office), or City Council Candidates Forum: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6, Golden Steer Steak ’N Rib House, 23826 104th Ave. SE, Kent. Present by the Kent Chamber of Commerce. Candidates: Paul Addis vs. Satwinder Kaur, Position 2; Brenda Fincher vs. Russ Hanscom, Position 6; Toni Troutner vs. Tye Whitfield, Position 4. Cost: $20 chamber members pre-paid; $25 members day of the event; $30 guests. Register at kentchamber. com or call 253-854-1770.

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REPPS Annual Charity Event: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 9, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St. Real Estate Professionals of Puget Sound host a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Pediatric Interim Care Center. Vendors with products to purchase, a raffle and a silent auction. Free. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5 each or traded for items on PICC’s wish list. All proceeds donated to the AFSP. More information:


Stand Up for Valley Cities: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Seattle Design Center, Georgetown, 5701 6th Ave. S., Seattle. Evening of comedy featuring David Granirer and his Stand Up for Mental Health comics, along with dinner, a silent auction, dessert dash, and fund-a-need, benefitting Valley Cities mental health and substance use treatment services. Tickets: $100 for individuals, two for $190, or be a table captain for $750 for a group of eight. For tickets, visit Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Scott Sciuchetti at For more information, stand-valley-cities/.

Health Bloodworks Northwest drives: 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Centerpoint Corporate Park, Mount Adams Room, 20809 72nd Ave. S.; 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23, city of Kent, outside of Centennial Building, 400 W. Gowe St.; 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 24, BECU Kent Corporate Office, 20610 68th Ave. S.; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. Aug. 30, Recreational Equipment, 6750 S. 228th St. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit


TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Swanson Court Clubhouse, 12200 SE 207th St., Kent, near Kentridge High School. Nonprofit weight loss support group. Cost: $32 to join and $8 monthly. For more information, call 253709-5098 or visit or www.

Kent Parks Deli and Café: 6:15-8 p.m. Aug. 24, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St. Fundraiser to help offset expenses for the center’s weekday senior lunch program. Theme: American Juke Box, with a rock ‘n roll concert by SilverSounds Northwest, an

Alzheimer’s Association: Meetings on the second Wednesday of the month, from 2:30-4 p.m., at Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Family caregiver support groups

Fall Community Police Academy: Sept. 6-Nov. 8, Kent Police/Fire Training Center, 24523 116 Ave SE, Kent. Ten-week course. Classes: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, with Saturday sessions Sept. 30 (optional tours of the Kent Jail and 911 Valley Communications Center) and Oct. 21 (topics on detectives, evidence and crime scenes). After attending the first six classes participants eligible for a ride-along with a Kent Police officer. No cost. Open to any adult 18 years or older who lives, works or has an interest in the City of Kent and its police department. Space limited. Pre-registration is required. Applications available at>. For security reasons, all applicants must pass a background check. Persons with a felony conviction or recent misdemeanor conviction are not eligible to participate.

Clubs Soroptimist International of KentCovington: Program meetings from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., on the fourth Monday of each month, September-May, Covington Library, 164th and Kent-Kangley Road. Lunch provided, suggested donation $10. No reservation needed. RSVP at For more information, contact President Jo Ladd Clark at 253-854-1895. Autism Social Skills Group: 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Washington, a nonprofit organization, brings social group opportunities for teens with autism to Kent. Looking for teens with autism as well as peer mentor volunteers. To volunteer, register or to learn more, visit

weekly meeting at work? Come practice your oratory skills with a friendly and informative group of people. With members ranging from beginners to experts, Kent Evening Toastmasters welcomes people of all skill levels. For more information, visit

Network The Kent Chapter of Business Network, Int’l (BNI): 7 a.m., every Wednesday, Golden Steer Steak n’ Rib House, 23826 104th Ave. SE, Kent. Chapter is growing. Do you want excellent, personal, word of mouth referrals for your business? Then come join us. For information about BNI Northwest or how to join a chapter call 425-391-6830, or 800-2860508, or visit Kent Chamber of Commerce Luncheons: 11:30 a.m., first Wednesday of the month, Golden Steer Steak n’ Rib House, 23826 104th Ave. SE, Kent. Open networking. Bring your business cards for the card exchange and prizes. Cost: $20 chamber members pre-paid; $25 members day of the event; $30 non-members. For registration and more information, visit

Entertainment Live music, Tuesday night dances: 7:30 p.m., Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Open to all ages. Cover charge: $4 listeners and dancers, cash at the door, open to all ages. Program schedule: • Kings of Swing Big Band, first Tuesdays, 7:45-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by Farrington Court served during break at 8:30 p.m. • Randy Litch Ballroom, second and fourth Tuesdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Refreshments provided by The Weatherly Inn and Farrington Court, served while supplies last until 8:45 p.m. • Andy Burnett Rock ‘n Roll, third and fifth Tuesdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Refreshments provided by Stafford Suites and Judson Park, served while supplies last until 8:45 p.m. For more information, call 253-856-5164 or visit

Galleries Centennial Center Gallery: 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Closed weekends and holidays. For more information, call 253-856-5050 or visit

Rotary Club of Kent: Join the local Rotary Club of Kent every Tuesday for its weekly meeting and luncheon at various locations. For more information go to:

Museums Greater Kent Historical Society: 855 E. Smith St., historic Bereiter House, Kent. Hours: noon-4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, and by appointment. Admission: suggested $2 donation; no tickets are required for entrance. For more information,visit

Kent Evening Toastmasters: 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Kent Commons, Interurban Room, 525 Fourth Ave N. Are you interested in practicing and improving your public speaking skills? Boosting your selfconfidence? Making yourself heard in that


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Students test laptops for school district’s one-to-one program BY HEIDI SANDERS

As the Kent School District moves toward all elementary students having access to laptops, the students themselves have had a say in what that will look like. About 70 students in the district’s summer school program recently tested four laptops the district is considering buying to expand its one-to-one laptop program. Pat Regnart, the district’s director of technology integration, brought eight computers – two of each model – to the elementary summer school sites and chose a random sampling of upper-elementaryschool-aged students to test drive the devices for a few minutes. Each student took a brief survey to indicate the laptop they liked the most. “That is absolutely going to influence the decision (of what laptops to buy),” Regnart said. “All of these devices have been technically tested by our IT department to make sure

they fit into the system – they work, they’re maintainable and supportable over time.” Two of the computers are traditional clamshell-style laptops, which open and close on a hinge, while the other two are 360-degree devices, meaning the screen can fold back to convert the laptop into a tablet. All the laptops have touchscreens and two have styluses, or special pen-like devices that can be used to write on the screens. The district plans to purchase about 1,000 new laptops in late fall, as a part of the enhanced access phase of the district’s oneto-one laptop program. “Every year, every (elementary) school is getting additional devices depending what their enrollment is,” Regnart said. The district started its one-to-one laptop program at the Kent Technology Academy at Mill Creek Middle School in 2005. The program expanded to all district seventh-graders in 2008. Currently, the district’s six middle schools,

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To address the need for age appropriate books in elementary and middle schools, Goodwill will give approximately 1,000 teachers and educators 35,000 free books at its Kent, Tacoma and Olympia thrift stores on Saturday, Aug 26.

From left, Sebastian Rodriguez, Melanie Learmonth and Voleank Veakrakmann try out laptops during a summer school program at Emerald Park Elementary School. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter four traditional high schools, two high school academies, five elementary schools and two technology academies each participate in the initiative, which

is funded directly from technology levy dollars approved by voters in 2010. The goal is to have every student in kindergarten through sixth grade have

access to a personally assigned device by 2019. Eventually all elementary school teachers will have a set of laptops in their classroom, Regnart said.

“That concept of getting to devices is a whole other layer for teachers to have to manage to get to the lab or to get to the cart to get them all set up versus just having them at the ready in the classroom, which doesn’t mean it is on all the time for every activity, but it just changes the way we think about it when we can access it all the time,” he said. The district is looking at ways to incorporate different technologies, such as the touchscreens and styluses, into the one-toone program. “As a district we are really interested in seeing what happens when you have students not just draw (on laptops), but actually write,” Regnart said. “When you are doing writing with a keyboard, it is never really natural writing. But when you can turn over (a laptop) and use it like a piece of paper that’s a whole different piece. We are still learning as a district what would that look like in a classroom to have students use it that way.”

Free books for educators will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three Goodwill Outlet stores – Kent, 315 Washington Ave. S.; Tacoma, 3120 S. Pine St.; and Olympia, 4014 Martin Way E. Goodwill will offer an assortment of children’s books, from early learning picture books to readers, chapter books, and teen and young adult series for older students. Teachers and educators simply furnish proof of their occupation with their school ID to take up to 30 books each back to their school. Teachers will also receive coupons for their students good for an additional free book per student at all regional Goodwill stores to use as classroom incentives. Books will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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“Helping people gain the skills and education they need for employment starts at the very beginning, with our kids,” said Lori Forte Harnick, president and CEO of Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region. “Our Goodwill team is thrilled to have the opportunity to donate 35,000 books to teachers and their students across our community.”


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Johnson, Meadway snag triathlon wins BY MARK KLAAS

The warm waters of Lake Meridian and the out-and-back bike and running courses never felt more forgiving to Nick Johnson and Ginny Meadway than they did last Saturday morning. In comfortable weather, Johnson and Meadway were smooth and methodical in capturing the Olympic-distance challenge of the eighth annual Lake Meridian Triathlon. Johnson had passed this way before. The 31-year-old Boeing engineer from Puyallup won the long-distance August race for the fourth time, his first since pulling a three-peat at the 2014 Kent summer race. Johnson covered the 1.5-kilometer (.93 mile) swim, 40K (24,8 miles) bike and 10K run (6.2 miles) in a personal-best 2 hours, 11.7 seconds. Owen Kendall (2:02:53.1) was second and Stuart Ayling (2:05:04.5), last year’s runner-up, finished third. Johnson won the sprint title last August at the shorter distances – halfmile swim, 16.4-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. He came prepared for the longer test last Saturday. “Conditions were great … they were cool and fast,” said Johnson, who trains with and competes for Raise The Bar, which presents the popular

triathlon in and around Lake Meridian Park. “There was one big hill on it that makes it tough at the end. But it felt pretty good, so I was happy with it.” Johnson, like many of his teammates and competitors, used the local race as a tune-up for the Aug. 27 Ironman Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho. Meadway also is peaking for her first shot at the long-course in north Idaho. Her confidence is high after taking her first Olympic title at Lake Meridian after coming up short the year before. Meadway, a 34-year-old stay-at-home mom from Burien, took the lead midway during the concluding run segment to finish in 2:23:11.1, swifter than her 2:25:41.0 clocking last August. Kari Vreugdenhil (2:23:52.8) was second and Carly Vynne Baker (2:26:16.9) wound up third. “You always want to win. It was awesome, so much better than last year,” an elated Meadway said of her performance. “This is perfect. I will do this (race) every year here.” Other category winners at the short distances included: Josh Adams, men’s sprint; Elizabeth Abel, women’s sprint; and Paul Palumbo, super sprint. For full results, see

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A KENT FAMILY recently took a portrait, connecting five generations, all born in Washington state. They are: Wayne Rosenberg, age 88; Karen Bouton, 60; Tonie Howe, 41; and Taylor Williamson, 21, with Abel Williamson, 1 month. Bouton’s family moved to Kent’s West Hill in Kent in 1962. She lives just a couple miles from that family home, where she raised her kids. Tonie, Taylor and Abel now live in Castle Rock.

Kent-area residents are invited to learn about and discuss cultural traditions in the city and statewide at a community meeting at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The feedback will inform a new Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, a statewide program being built as a partnership between nonprofits Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA). Residents are encouraged to attend the free community meeting to: • Discuss some of Kent and Washingtonstate’s many cultural traditions with community leaders, tradition bearers and the center’s director. • Learn about the development of the center and plans for its future. • Learn about networks supporting Washington communities’ heritage. • Share ideas and questions. • Help the center create strong partnerships and effective programming that honors the state’s diverse past, shared present and collective future. No registration is required to attend. For more information, visit and

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KBAC (Kent Black Action Commission) presents Our Place in the March, a tribute to the 54th anniversary of the historic march on Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I have a dream” speech. The program is Saturday Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Burlington Green Park, West Meeker Street and Railroad Avenue North.


The program includes a replay of Dr. King’s speech, voter registration and voter education, community speakers and music. KBAC has expanded the program to include “Let’s Stand in Solidarity” and pledge against hate. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, visit or call Richard Johnson, 253-631-7944, or Gwen Allen-Carston, 253-486-9029.

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Some scenes from the eighth annual Lake Meridian Triathlon at Lake Meridian Park last Saturday: Clockwise, from top, Paul Hunziker, an Olympiccourse competitor, breaks into a smile as he buckles up for his bike ride. Andrew Richards, who finished second in the men’s sprint wave division, tries to shed his wet suit after leaving the Lake Meridian waters in the opening swim segment en route to the transition area for the bike leg. Leigh Tsuji, a men’s sprint wave competitor, reaches for water as he begins the third leg, a 3.1-mile run. A race volunteer retrieves a timing chip strap from a competitor at the finish line. Kelsey Morfitt, who finished third in the sprint wave women’s division, prepares for her spin on the bike.

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MARSH CLASSIC TIPS OFF The Jim Marsh Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returns to Emerald Downs on Saturday and Sunday. Divisions range from second grade to adult. The tournament is open to boys and girls, men and women, of all ages and skill levels. Games will be played throughout the day on courts arranged in the north parking lot, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. For more details, visit kevinn0.

Roberts shines on the world track stage with 3 medals BY HEIDI SANDERS

After earning three medals at the World Para Athletic Championships last month, Jaleen Roberts has her eyes set on the 2020 Paralympics. The 2017 Kent-Meridian High School graduate brought home from London silver in the long jump and bronze in the 100 and 200 meters. She also competed in the 400. Roberts, 18, who has cerebral palsy, qualified for her first World Para Athletic Championships, which took place July 1423, at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships in Los Angeles in June. She got interested in Para Athletics after meeting coaches from ParaSport Spokane at the Washington state high school track and field meet last year. In high school, Roberts, who was also a two-time state-qualifier in wrestling, competed in the ambulatory division, which is open to athletes with physical

disabilities. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association created the division in 2016. At first, Roberts said she wasn’t sure she wanted to participate in the ambulatory races because she didn’t want to highlight her disability. But she said she enjoyed competing in the Para Athletics championships. “It gave me the opportunity to embrace my abilities instead of focusing on the pity and sadness than can come with a disability,” she said. Roberts likes that the Para Athletics competition is divided into classifications based on the type and severity of an athlete’s disability, while in high school track all ambulatory competitors raced together. At the world championships, Roberts met and talked to athletes from around the world including Great Britain’s Georgina Hermitage, who is the world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400, and Xiaoyan Wen, of China, who has the record in

Show of pride: Kent’s Jaleen Roberts celebrates her medal-winning performance at the recent World Para Athletic Championships in London. Roberts took silver in the long jump and bronze in the 100- and 200-meter dash. COURTESY PHOTO the long jump. “It showed me how similar everyone is in every part of the world and how people tend to focus so much on differences when there are so many similarities between different countries,” Roberts said. After the long jump competition, Roberts traded jerseys with Wen, as a reminder that she hopes to one day break Wen’s

record. She also got a jersey from a Japanese athlete as motivation to make it to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Trading jerseys is tradition among Para Athletic competitors. Roberts plans to attend Western Washington University in Bellingham in the fall and hopes to train with the school’s track and field team to prepare for future Para Athletic competitions.


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Gold Rush Dancer captures the Mile BY DENNIS BOX

Gold Rush Dancer took a four-length lead to the finish line to win the 82nd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3) at Emerald Downs on Sunday. Evin Roman, the leading rider at Del Mar Racetrack in California, was in the irons for trainer Vann Belvoir and owner John E. Parker. The 4-year-old Californiabred colt, by Private Gold out of Dances on Water, took the lead out of the third post position before settling in second off the leader, Dedicated to You, in the first quarter-mile, which ran at 22.4 seconds. “We knew we had him ready, and a lot depended on the first turn,” Belvoir said. “Evin’s been really been good out of the gate, and our goal was to send him into the first turn and see where we were at. I don’t know if we expected to be on the lead, but that’s where he ended up. Then he settled off the other horse on the outside.” By the half-mile mark Gold Rush Dancer surged to the front

and jumped out three lengths by the far turn at the Auburn track. “That was the winning move when he got over the hill to the leader and was able to keep in front of the 10. From then on it was all horse,” Belvoir said. This was the first win of the season for Gold Rush Dancer, who had two races before winning the Mile. “This was our goal for a long time,” Belvoir said. “We gave him a break. There were no issues. He ran hard and he was a little bit tired.” The colt ran third in the 1-mile Bertrando stakes at Los Alamitos Racecourse on July 8 and fifth in the Santa Anita Thor’s Echo Handicap at 6 furlongs June 11. Both tracks are in California. “He ran his big race today,” Belvoir said. Into the stretch, Mach One Rules made a run, but Gold Rush Dancer had a four-length winning margin – more than enough for the win photo. “My horse has been awesome,” Parker said. “I got the best trainer working with him. He has been nothing but good to the horse, and the horse has been nothing

Winning ride: Gold Rush Dancer, with 19-year-old Evin Roman in the saddle, is draped with roses after capturing the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs on Sunday. A 4-year-old California-bred colt by Private Gold-Dances On Water, Gold Rush Dancer ran the Mile in 1:33.85 under 120 pounds. Vann Belvoir, left, is the winning trainer. COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs but good to him.” The colt stopped the Mile clock in 1:33.85, paying $8.40 for the win, $4.20 for place and $3.80 for show. Mach One Rules ran second, paying $4.20 to place and $3.60 for show. Both Gold Rush Dancer and Mach One Rules went off at 3.2-

to-1, although Mach One Rules had about $100 more in the pool, making him the official first betting choice.

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that stood for 11 years. He took out his trainer’s license after the Emerald Downs meet ended in 1996 and entered horses in a short winter meet at the Auburn oval. He took the leading trainer title at that winter meet. Belvoir is the son of Howard Belvoir, who won the Mile twice with Assessment and Wasserman. ... John E. Parker, from Lake Bay, is currently the leading owner at Emerald Downs with 14 wins from 63 starts, 21 percent and $273,687 in money earned.

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The last half of August is a good time to prune back raspberries that are done producing fruit, harvest herbs and early vegetables and continue to dead head or remove the faded flowers from annuals and perennials to keep them in a blooming mood. The dog days of summer is also when gardeners are looking to sniff out some bargains and cut back on maintenance. If you can’t attend the free garden seminar at the Auburn Farmers Market on Dirt Cheap Gardening, here are a few of the favorite penny pinching tips that I’ll be sharing: Don’t buy more potting soil, reuse this year’s soil next spring. Just be sure you aerate and add some nutrients in the form or compost or fertilizer to old potting soil before you recycle it back into your containers. One practical approach is to empty all your pots into a wheelbarrow or on top of a tarp in the spring. Turn the old potting soil to help aerate the mix as winter rains can compact potting soils. Remove any large roots and dead plants. Next, add compost to the old potting soil and mix well.

PUBLIC NOTICES Superior Court of Washington, County of King In re : Petitioner Chauntel Mims And Respondent: I’Leaha Estill-Henderson, John Doe No. 16-3-06395-4KNT Summons Served by Publication To John Doe: The other party has asked the court to give custody to a non-parent You must respond in writing for the court to consider your side. Deadline! Your Response must be filed and served within 60 days of the date this summons is published. If you do not file and serve your Response or a Notice of Appearance by the deadline: • No one has to notify you about other hearings in this case, and • The court may approve the Petitioner’s requests without hearing your side (called a default judgment). Follow these steps: 1. Read the Petition and any other documents you receive with this Summons. These documents explarn what the Petitioner is asking for. 2. Fill out the Response on form: • FL Non-Parent 415, Response to Non-Parent Custody Petition You can get the Response and other forms at: • The Washington State Courts’ website: • The Administrative Office of the Courts-call: (360} 705-5328 • Washington LawHelp:, or • The Superior Court Clerk’s office or county law library (for a fee). 3. Serve (give) a copy of your Response to the person who filed this Summons at the address below, and to any other parties. You may use certified mail with

return receipt requested. For more information on how to serve, read Superior Court Civil Rule 5. 4. File your original Response with the court clerk at this address: Maleng Regional Justice Center 401 Fourth Ave N., RM 2C Kent, WA 5. Lawyer not required: It’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer, but you may file and serve your Response without one. Chauntel Mims February 1, 2017 Published in the Kent Reporter on July 28, 2017; August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017; September 1, 2017.#1925966. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Kent School District No. 415 will meet for the purpose of adopting the District’s budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 at 7:00 p.m. on August 23, 2017, at the Administration Center, 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, Washington. Any person may appear at said meeting and be heard for or against any part of said budget. A budget has been prepared by the board and will be filed at the Office of the District Superintendent from whom any person may obtain a copy upon request. Dr. Calvin J. Watts, Secretary of the Board of Directors Published in Kent, Covington/ Maple Valley Black Diamond Reporters on August 11. 2017 and August 18, 2017. #1939841 KING COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND PARKS NOTICE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE DISCHARGE PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 7940-01 TAKE NOTICE: That Blue Origin LLC located at

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where Campos was discovered. Officers arrived to find a man, later identified as 48-year-old Robert Dias, had been shot dead. Investigators concluded that Dias was a witness to Campos’ homicide and that the same weapon was used in both shootings. Thomas said investigators worked tirelessly on the case. “Neither Louisa Campos or Robert Dias deserved to be murdered in such a coldblooded manner. I am so glad that their families at least have some peace,” said Kent Police detective Matt Lorette.

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A previously unknown witness called Kent Police last Saturday to report he had received a phone call from a man who told him he had committed the killings, according to probable cause court documents. The man knew details about the crime scene that had not been released to the public. The man did not give a reason for the killings. On Aug. 12, 2016, at approximately 5:07 p.m., Kent patrol units responded to a

transient camp in the 22200 block of 88th Avenue South for a report of a woman, later identified as 31-year-old Louisa Campos, who had been shot. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary reports indicated that an unknown man came to the camp and, in a dispute with Campos, opened fire on her. The suspect fled the area, police reported. On the following day, at about 2:40 p.m., Kent officers were dispatched to a “suspicious circumstances” call at the same transient camp

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CHOOSE A REMARKABLE DOCTOR Valley Medical Center proudly offers a network of primary care clinics which serve as a medical home for care management. Urgent care clinics provide a safety net of after-hours care and walk-in consult and treatment, and specialty clinics provide convenient and comprehensive access throughout the district.

Primary Care: Partners for Health & Wellness VMC’s primary care providers get to know you and your medical history, serving as personal health advocates for you and your family, and working with you to monitor and improve your health through all life’s stages. ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

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Urgent Care: Immediate Medical Services It hurts. It itches. It’s swollen. It’s after hours. Urgent Care is a great choice when you can’t wait for an appointment with your primary care provider, or when you need medical care after hours for acute illness, minor injuries or other non-life-threatening conditions. Check our wait times at

Extensive Network of Specialists VMC offers a comprehensive network and board-certified specialists to meet all of your family’s healthcare needs. For a comprehensive list and FREE physician referral, please visit us at or give us a call at 425.277.DOCS.

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