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Kent’s Robert E. Lee worked as chief of police City building named in his honor brought into limelight in wake of recent events BY STEVE HUNTER

The daughter of a former Kent Police chief expected questions about her father would pop up soon after the recent protest in Charlottesville, Va., against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. “City of Kent Police Department Robert E. Lee

Memorial Building,” reads the large letters on the west side of the police station at 221 Fourth Ave. S. “Oh my gosh, I figured they’d get a million inquiries about my dad,” said Vicki (Lee) Schmitz, the daughter of the man who led the police force for 18 years from 1948-66. Mayor Suzette Cooke talked about the former po-

lice chief during her report Aug. 15 to the City Council. She responded after someone posted a comment on the Kent Police Facebook page, asking what the department was going to do about the name on its building after the events in Charlottesville. “Considering the fact the most recent activities that have gone on over a certain Robert E. Lee statue, I thought I would bring to your attention to our own

Vicki Schmitz points to a photo in the Kent Police Department of her father, Robert E. Lee. The police headquarters building is named for Lee, who was the city’s police chief from 1948 to 1966. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

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OF HISTORIC ECLIPSE Gazers come out to view cosmic rarity A photo from NASA, above right, shows the moon passing in front of the sun during Monday’s solar eclipse from Ross Lake in the Northern Cascades National Park. People in the Kent area who caught the eclipse got a similar view. James Yunger, 13, of Bellevue, above, uses special glasses to watch the

eclipse at the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. Thousands of people flocked to the museum to take part in the historic event. Other venues in the region, including the Kent Library, hosted similar viewing gatherings. Story, page 2. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter

Sound Transit has seen costs go way up for a second parking garage in Kent for Sounder train riders. Sound Transit officials revealed during their latest update to the Kent City Council on Aug. 15 that costs are up to an estimated $65 million for the 500-plus stall facility. During a February report, agency staff still used the estimated cost of $35 million. “The ST2 plan was closer to $35 million,” Karen Kitsis, project coordinator for Sound Transit’s south corridor, said about the tax package approved by voters in 2008 to fund expansion of the system. “When ST3 was being developed, we looked at other (garage) projects in Puyallup and Sumner, and the number was not likely to stand up, so more money was allocated to the structures than what we saw in February.” The agency’s board restored funding last year for parking garages in Kent and Auburn. Voters approved additional parking [ more GARAGE page 8 ]



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Spectators, above, await the solar eclipse on Monday morning at the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. Ted Weinberg, of Mercer Island, at right, helps a girl view the eclipse through a projector he made. Weinberg made a similar projector for the 1979 eclipse. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter

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A rare cosmic event, Kent and the rest of valley temporarily were cast in dimness during Monday morning’s brief solar eclipse. Cheers and applause erupted from a crowd of a few thousand of people gathered outside the Museum of Flight in Tukwila as the moon eclipsed the sun. The museum partnered with NASA to host an eclipse viewing event.

The Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest joined the rest of North America in watching the comeand-go eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality could see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. Kent and most of the Puget Sound region caught 92 percent totality of the eclipse, peaking around 10:20 a.m. Although the eclipse didn’t begin until about 9:30 a.m., people began lining up around 4:30 a.m. in hopes of getting a coveted pair of eclipse viewing glasses. The museum quickly ran out of the

1,000 pairs of glasses it had, but offered tips for alternate ways to safely view the eclipse. Museum staff handed out Ritz crackers and paper so that people could make pinhole viewers. Ted Weinberg of Mercer Island built an eclipse viewing projector similar to the one he made as a fourth-grader for the 1979 eclipse. “I decided over the weekend I just had to do it again,” he said. It took a couple of hours to construct the device using a cardboard box, foil and paper, Weinberg said. The light from the sun passes through 2-millimeter

hole in the foil and projects the shadow the eclipse on the inside of the box to allow for safe viewing without eclipse glasses. Weinberg’s projector was popular among people viewing the eclipse at the museum. He estimated about 70 people had viewed the eclipse through his projector around the time the eclipse reached its peak. “A lot of people showed up without glasses,” he said. “ I wasn’t expecting (the projector) to be this popular.” NASA’s Gulfsteam III science aircraft left the museum at Boeing Field on Monday morning for its airborne science mission. The California-based aircraft arrived at the museum on Sunday. The path, where the moon

completely covered the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – could be seen, stretched from Lincoln City, Ore., to Charleston, S.C. Observers outside this path still saw a partial solar eclipse where the moon covered part of the sun’s disk. For brief moments, the sky over various U.S. cities plunged into darkness and temperatures dropped as much as 12 degrees. The National Weather Service reported a 6-degree drop at Sea-Tac Airport. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous United States was during the June 8, 1918, eclipse, and not since the February 1979 eclipse has a total eclipse been visible from anywhere in the mainland United States.

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Man faces murder charges in two homeless shootings BY STEVE HUNTER

A 30-year-old Covington man faces two charges of first-degree murder for the fatal shootings of two homeless people last year in Kent, following a dispute in a gas station store line. King County prosecutors filed

the charges Aug. 16 against Bradley T. Shaw. Shaw is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Shaw remains in custody at the county jail in Seattle with bail set at $4 million. If found guilty as charged, Shaw could be sentenced from 50 to 63-plus years in prison, according to court documents. He is charged with killing Louisa Campos, 31, on Aug. 12, 2016; and Robert Dias, 48, on Aug. 13 2016, at a transient camp in the 22200 block of 88th

Avenue South. “The defendant poses a substantial likelihood of danger to the community,” wrote Scott O’Toole, senior deputy prosecutor, in the charging papers. “The defendant’s actions - the intentional shooting of the victims - in two separate incidents on two separate days - demonstrate the extreme danger he poses.” Shaw reportedly told one witness that he was contemplating fleeing to Ireland because that country doesn’t allow extradition, and commented to the witness that

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MAN DIES IN WEST HILL CAR CRASH A 49-year-old Milton man died in a head-on crash last week along Military Road South on Kent’s West Hill. Thomas Tossey died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Tossey died upon impact of the vehicles. Tossey was driving northbound in the southbound lanes in the 26200 block of Military Road South at about 8:28 p.m. Aug. 17, according to Kent Police. While approaching a curve in the street, Tossey’s vehicle collided with a southbound vehicle travelling in the correct lane. Paramedics transported a 22-year-old Federal Way man, the driver of the southbound car, to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Both drivers were alone. The accident remains under investigation.

he was Irish. Investigators examined Shaw’s cellphone records and learned he had conducted internet searches regarding different countries and extradition, including Ireland. Kent Police arrested Shaw on Aug. 12, one year after the killing of Campos. A previously unknown witness called Kent Police earlier on Aug. 12 to report he had received a phone call from Shaw, who told him he had committed the killings, according


String time Jean Coy plays a ballad on her violin with Karusellen, a Scandinavian musical troupe, at the Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center last Saturday. The music was part of the Sons of Norway’s visit to the center, which invited the public to learn about the Scandinavian influence on the Soos Creek Plateau. The program was one of many events tied to the month-long Experience Historical Kent celebration that showcased local history, featured special exhibits and offered bus and walking tours of the city’s oldest homes, businesses and cemeteries. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

The King County Flood Control District approved $1.6 million in grants to help protect the Green River Watershed (WIRA) 9 including more than $1 million to support salmon recovery efforts in Kent. These funds were part of $5.1 million the district approved Monday as part of the Cooperative Watershed Management Grant Program. “Our iconic king (chinook) salmon are threatened in the Green River because the water is too warm,” said district board member Dave Upthegrove in a county media release. “This project provides considerable environmental benefit by improving habitat for fish in addition to significant flood protection for Kent.” A county-wide property levy of 12.9 cents per $1,000 assessed value funds the Flood Control District, whose board is composed of members of the King County Council. The owner of a $416,000 home pays about $54 per year. The levy raises roughly $54.5 million a year. “While the main objective of the Downey Farm project is to prevent flooding, we get a double benefit with this grant funding,” said Kent Mayor Suzette [ more SALMON page 4 ]

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some of the people present objected to him cutting in line. One individual confronted Shaw. Afterwards, Shaw followed that person (reportedly Campos) to where she lived. The next night Shaw went to the homeless camp where Campos and Shaw reportedly had a dispute. Campos got up in his face. Shaw then reportedly shot

Campos three times in the head and body. Shaw told his friend he went back the next night to the camp looking for witnesses, and saw a guy squatting there, holding a baseball bat. Shaw said he shot the man, reportedly Dias. Dias was shot in the head and the hand. Campos and Dias were each shot with the same

weapon, a .45-caliber handgun. It’s that gun that apparently caused Shaw to call his military friend. Shaw said that weapon he used in the shootings had been taken from him by Kent Police when he was arrested for DUI on Jan. 30. Shaw said he was worried police would use his DNA to link him to the crime scene of the shootings.

[ SALMON from page 3 ] Cooke. “We all recognize that enhancing habitat and fisheries is a step in the right direction. Our fish stocks are now stressed because of the temperature of the water and the river flow. Any time we can practically enlarge the path of the river to slow it down, fish will benefit.” Two grants, totally more than $1 million will be used as part of the Downey Farmstead restoration project. More than $880,000 will fund work to improve a historic homestead site that was previously used as a tree nursery and is between the Green River and State Route 516.

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Friday, August 25, 2017 [5] [ LEE from page 1 ] Robert E. Lee with whom we have a great pride in what he accomplished in this city,” Cooke said to the council. Kent City Hall expanded in the early 1990s when crews remodeled the old King County library to accommodate the police department, which had been in City Hall. The police headquarters were dedicated on Sept. 18, 1992, in memory of former Chief Lee, who died in 1985. He was born in 1911. “Chief Lee was highly regarded in this community for both civic and law enforcement leadership roles,” Cooke said. “It is an honor that our Kent police headquarters are named in his memory.” Schmitz, of West Seattle, enthusiastically responded to a request from the Kent Reporter to share her father’s story. She wanted people to know about the Robert E. Lee the police headquarters is named after. Lee was born in 1911 in Kentucky to George and Alice Estes Lee, who died during the birth of Robert E. Lee. George Lee moved his family to Montana, where Robert E. Lee grew up before joining the U.S. Navy at age 18 in 1929. He decided to live in Seattle after his four years of service. He married Ann Ellen Sund. They had two children, Vicki and Robert E. Lee Jr. “It was 1933 in the middle of the Great Depression,” Schmitz said about her parents settling in Seattle. “My dad sold books and did odd jobs.” In the late 1930s, Lee went to

Vicki Schmitz holds a photo of her father Robert E. Lee, Kent’s former police chief, in front of the building named in his honor. Lee led the city’s police department from 1948 to 1966. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter work for the King County Sheriff ’s Office and moved his way up to chief of detectives. The city of Kent recruited Lee in 1948 to be its police chief. Schmitz was 8 and her brother 6 when the family moved to Kent. They lived downtown for one year at a house since torn down. Officers now park their patrol vehicles where the family used to live before moving to Scenic Hill just east of downtown. Schmitz graduated from Kent-Meridian High School in 1957 and just last

week attended her 60th reunion. “He was the most honorable man ever and one of the most respected men,” Schmitz said about her father. Kent Police had only five officers when Lee took over as chief in the town of about 3,000 people. The force had 15 officers and three clerks when he retired. “He put professional standards in place,” Schmitz said. “He only hired university grads, even though he didn’t have a degree.” When Lee told the council he

planned to retire to go into private work, City Attorney John Bereiter described what Lee had accomplished. “I have had the opportunity to compare Kent’s police department with the others, and I have never found one to match Chief Lee’s,” Bereiter said, according to the Kent Independent newspaper in 1966. Lee remained in Kent after he retired. He was a City Council member from 1968-72 and worked for Mannesmann Tally, a Kent manufacturer of computer

printers. Cooke met Lee in 1981 when she was hired as the Kent Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Bob, as we called him, was the commissioned membership salesperson for the Kent Chamber of Commerce,” Cooke said. “The Kent Chamber of Commerce Robert E. Lee Membership Development Award is given each year in his honor.” Lee served as the Kent School District hearing officer, and founded the Kent Juvenile Court Committee, Cooke said. His vast community service garnered him an award from the Kent Rotary Club. Schmitz said she had talked to her father about sharing a name with the Confederate general. She said Gen. Robert E. Lee maintained a lot of respect in the South. Schmitz, who worked five years as a Port of Seattle planner and 20 years as a King County administrator, wished the city of Kent had put “chief ” in front of her dad’s name on the building to distinguish him from the general. She also likes the idea of a plaque on the side of the building to inform people about her dad. She hopes to give a presentation about her father at a City Council meeting. Cooke told the council that when someone asks what’s in a name, sometimes it’s a misperception because of a name shared by others. “I just wanted to give light on the fact that we have a Robert E. Lee that we continue to celebrate,” Cooke said.



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Pursuing truth through the rhetoric This writing stuff is a strange business. It’s an amalgamation of talk, tattling and, at times, tawdry titters – all under the headline of truth sleuthing. Newspapers, books, television, social media, magazines and internet sites all make varying claims to some type of protean veracity. I read an article this week about a woman in Walla Walla who worked for a daily in that city. After Donald Trump was elected, she saw a sign making an accusation her paper was fake news — the new wonder cliché of the year. The woman went home and told her husband and began to cry. Although the accusation was not directed at her, it was pointed to her paper, and she felt the fire of hot-gas rhetoric. It occurred to me after reading the piece, our newspapers need writers like that, young women and men who care enough to cry about jabberwocky talk, and keep writing. If you read your Reporter, you will find writers of that caliber – some emerging and some there. I put little stock in agenda agents trying to turn the screws of coverage. For anyone in the news business, it is as common as a deadline. If I had been her editor, I would have told her in the political trenches both sides try to use flame throwers. Groovy clichés are grabbed off the shelves to prevent that darn thinking and pondering. Bumper sticker diplomacy is much more accessible. And the results? Only winning matters. I probably would have told her, if they use groovy phrases, you’re OK. If they start saying your facts are wrong, and can back it up with something besides pointy fingers, check your notes. My tack is always listening to what a person has to say, because one never knows. I always tell reporters, listen to all, sometimes Dennis Box




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Time to rename police department building? The Robert E. Lee memorial police headquarters, named for a former Kent police chief, was dedicated on Sept. 18, 1992. It stands proudly in the center of downtown Kent and is easily visible by foot and vehicle traffic. I admit to having no knowledge of the namesake for the building, but I presume his service to community was deserving of public recognition. I am guessing he did not name himself and can only imagine why his parents chose the moniker they did. That said, the very name of Robert E. Lee is inflammatory in its own right, regardless of whether one would be knowledgeable enough to discern that this building’s Robert E. Lee is not the renowned and

the confederacy, their leaders and their hateful cause, perhaps it is time for the Kent City Council to consider a similar gesture by having the KPD building renamed. – David McDougall

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insurrectionist and white supremist, Gen. Robert E. Lee. Less we forget, Gen. Lee led the fight to destroy the United States. While many cities are taking measures to remove statues and memorials representing

Thank you, Kent Police officers, for keeping the residents of Kent safe. We have zero tolerance or sympathy to those choosing dangerous and unlawful behavior. Thank you for keeping the innocent safe and protecting yourselves. We need you. We appreciate you. The responsible, law-abiding citizens admire your willingness to take the steps into unknown and life-threatening challenges. Steps you take every day on [ more LETTERS page 7 ]


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[ ORR from page 6 ] Opportunity Scholarship, a unique scholarship program that helps low- and middle-income Washington state residents earn their bachelor’s degrees in highdemand fields of science, technology, engineering, math and health care. “There’s nothing in the nation quite like this program,” said Megan Nelson, director of External Affairs at Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. “In 2011, the state and private business came together to address two critical challenges: rising tuition that keeps college out of reach for students, and a lack of qualified workers to fill jobs. Washington State Opportunity Scholarship was created to increase the number of students who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in STEM and health care fields.” Scholarship recipients receive up to $22,500. Awards start at $2,500 per year and increase annually

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Now that the primary is over, and we are still three months away from the general election, I would like to bring up an issue that I have noticed within the Kent city limits: political signage. These signs, primarily consisting of people who did not win in the primary election, continue to “litter” the road side. As I understand it, there is supposed to be a limit on when signs must come down after an election, but I rarely see that

as students progress in their majors of study. More than 3,800 students from every corner of the state will be awarded in the 2017-18 academic year. “Thanks to generous investments from Boeing, Microsoft, the Rubens Family Foundation, the state and other private contributions, we’re on track to fund nearly 15,000 students by 2021,” Nelson said. “Fifty-seven percent of scholarship recipients are female and 60 percent are the first in their family to attend college. And based on a 2016 survey, nine out of 10 recipients who sought work were employed within nine months of graduation. As envisioned, this program is putting Washington students on a path to great jobs.” In addition to a generous award package, scholarship recipients also gain access to career development services designed to prepare them for the world of work that awaits them after graduation.



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Added Nelson: “Our scholars have access to professional development and skill-building opportunities. We also offer a mentorship program, which pairs scholars with local professionals in their field of interest and includes curriculum focused on interviewing, networking and soft skills.” In Horn’s case, the mentorship and skill-building services that Nelson describes provided an undeniable competitive edge, helping him land a technical internship this summer at MBS, a subsidiary of Sealaska. “Washington State Opportunity Scholarship not only helps me financially. It has also helped me establish professional connections and learn more about my field,” Horn said. “I also took part in a mentorship program that helped me with interviewing skills and writing a resume. In my current internship, I am testing web applications and get to learn more about the software development life cycle in a business envi-

cated servant to the citizens of Kent and involved parent have been well-documented over the past few years. Her tireless contribution to our community is greatly appreciated as are the goals she has articulated to make our community a safer and more prosperous place to live for our children. Toni’s dedication to professionalism, leadership and being a positive voice for the citizens of Kent won my support. I believe she will be a true advocate for Kent families, I wish her the very best in the general election and urge my fellows citizens and supporters to cast their vote for Toni Troutner for City Council this November. – Ron Johnson

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that the remainder of the City Council somehow wakes up to the reality of the problem rather than kicking the can down the road. Do they prefer their kids and grandkids finding needles under the bushes in parks and playgrounds to a safe location for contact and hopefully treatment? I am not at all encouraged by the past votes of the council on medical and recreational cannabis when they voted against the two-thirds majority of the residents of this city to legalize it under the initiative, apparently putting their personal and misinformed beliefs override democracy. What a fine example they set for our youth in their failed leadership. Again, thank you Dennis Higgins for voting for reason and higher morals than the remainder of the crowd.


The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority board unanimously ratified the hiring of Matthew Morris to be the next fire chief. Morris will replace Morris Jim Schneider, who is retiring at the end of August after 15 years as chief. The board voted Aug. 16 on the hiring, but had announced Morris as the pick in late July after interviews with three candidates. The board received a positive report following a visit to Morris’s home in Henderson, Nev., by Schneider and board member Bill Boyce, one of three Kent City Council representatives on the board.

your shift protecting our residents. Please thank your family for us, for they wait at home for you – their loved one – to return safely each day, of each week, of each year you serve. Thank you, Kent Police officers. – Robert and Sally McDonough

enforced. In this case, it appears only one campaign has made the effort to pull up their smaller signage. Volunteers from the Jim Berrios mayoral campaign were out the day of the primary to collect his signs. I appreciate this consideration when it comes to not cluttering up our road sides, and I would encourage the other candidates to follow this lead – particularly those who will not be moving on in the general election. To me, leaving the campaign signs up on the side of the road to die until the next election shows a lack of respect for the city and its voters. – Michael LaBrecque

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Morris has worked with the Henderson Fire Department since 1996 and became chief in 2016. Prior to his Sept. 11 starting date, Morris will meet with members of the department to learn and become familiar with the dif-

Sound Fire. The fire authority serves about 181,000 people in the cities of Kent, SeaTac, Covington and portions of unincorporated King County. Kent has had only three fire chiefs in the last 52 years – Tom Foster, Norm Angelo and Schneider.

Departing chief says thank you to community I want to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Kent and the City Council for allowing me to hold the position of fire chief for the past 15 years. When my wife Kathy and I relocated to Kent, we did not know, nor had we experienced, the Kent way of life. It did not take long to learn that the Kent way of life was the tremendous pride in

our community and the residents who live in Kent who make this city a great place to live. The special friendships and relationships that developed over time are memories that will last a lifetime, and I will always cherish them. There is saying, “People might forget what you say or what you did, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” Kathy and I have always felt welcomed in Kent because the residents care about each other and the

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[ BOX from page 6 ] the one who is way out in the wheat field stumbles across a stray dollar that can’t be explained. Writers must never take the easy way. It dulls the edge and leaves one missing the overtones. My stumbling years of writing about politics taught me a few truths. A political race, particularly a

hot-house campaign, is similar to death. It can bring the best and worst out. If you want to witness the inner tides of a soul, follow a campaign battle to the last vote on the last day. And don’t worry about the winner; it’s the loser who will show the seams. Those losers keep writers awake at night – wondering. The best writers will in time discover what they witness in the

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garages for Kent and Auburn in 2008 as part of the ST2 package, when costs were much lower. The board suspended the project in 2010 because of the Great Recession when sales tax revenue for the agency came up shorter than projected. “After the project was reactivated by the board in 2016, Sound Transit reviewed and adjusted available funding for the project based on the cost of similar projects that have been completed in recent years,” said Sound Transit spokeswoman Rachelle Cunningham in an email. “The recent cost estimates for the project validate the need for the higher funding.” City and Sound Transit officials are in the process of picking a site for the new garage. Construction on the garage is expected to start in 2021 and be completed in 2023, according to transit documents. Council President Bill Boyce told the agency he prefers an earlier opening. “I look at the timeline, we have immediate need for parking,” Boyce said. “It seems like forever before we can park cars.” Sound Transit staff has heard from Kent and Auburn officials about wanting the garage projects done sooner. “With the Puyallup and Sumner projects we are looking at a different method that could go faster,” Kitsis said.

adjusted to remain within available funds,” Cunningham said. “ST would work with stakeholders and elected officials through the environmental, design and project development process to identify the project scope that would be affordable within the available funding.” Kent’s four potential sites for a second garage are: • Site 1: vacant lot north of East James Street 515 stalls, estimated cost $75 million Cost drivers: pedestrian bridge, right-of-way, anticipated hazardous materials abatement • Site 2: parking lot west of Sounder platform Parking stalls: 645 (470 new) Estimated cost: $72 million Cost drivers: replacement of existing stalls, substantial right-ofway and business relocation costs • Site 3: Railroad Avenue, storage building, ST surface lot and several Central Ave properties Parking stalls: 620 (550 new) Estimated cost: $65 to $75 million depending how align station Cost drivers: inefficient layout, construction over roadway, interim parking lot, alley vacation • Site 4: Kiabara Park Parking stalls: 535 (495 new) Estimated cost: $82 million Cost drivers: extremely constrained site, substantial right-ofway costs, replacement of existing stalls, impacts to the Kent Library site.

dark times, what they hear and see, is in them, too. Politics is people – the good, bad and sad. As a people we have taken the term politics and made it the snake in the tree. It is us, the snake; no fake news, it is all of us. I am ending this column with a quote that has been rolling around in my air space for a while. My inner illogical logic says

it fits right here and now … not sure why. David Blight, history professor at Yale who teaches a course, “Civil War and Reconstruction Era,” pointed out this passage from Abraham Lincoln in 1838 : “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the Earth, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the

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When Boyce pressed for a specific timeline about an earlier completion date, Kitsis declined to pick a year. “Perhaps not as long as we show,” she said of the 2023 estimate. Commuters now park at the Kent Station garage, 301 Railroad Ave. N., which opened in 2001. The garage and surface lot provide 996 parking spaces but fill up quickly. Sounder trains carried about 1,900 daily riders in 2016 in Kent. Ridership is projected to go as high as 3,000 daily in 2025. About 51 percent of the riders get to Kent Station by car; 14 percent by transit; 12 percent walk; 9 percent are dropped off; 9 percent by carpool or vanpool; and 4 percent by bicycle. About 80 percent of the riders live east of the Kent Station; 27 percent are from outside of Kent; and 18 percent are from outside of the Sound Transit district, such as Covington. The council is expected to pick a preferred site for the garage at its Oct. 17 meeting. That recommendation will go to the Sound Transit board on Nov. 16. The estimated costs for a garage at the four potential sites range from $65 to $82 million, but the funding available remains at $65 million. “It is not anticipated that funding would increase, but that the scope of the project would be

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LOCAL WOMAN TAKES WRITING CONTEST Kent resident Diana Hart recently won the Writers of the Future Contest. The prestigious writing competition is in its 34th year and is judged by some of the premier names in speculative fiction. Hart’s winning short story earned her a cash prize, a trip to Hollywood for a weeklong intensive workshop, a gala awards ceremony as well as a shot at winning the Golden Pen Award and $5,000 cash prize. Her story will be published in the annual bestseller, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 34.” For more information about the contest, go to



Kent Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 23, Town Square Plaza, 2nd Avenue and Smith Street, Kent. Fresh produce, food, entertainment. Kent Lions community service project. For more information, visit

10th Annual Free to Breathe 5K Run/ Walk and 1-Mile Walk: 9 a.m. Sept. 9, Wright Park,501 South I St., Tacoma. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Event includes an opening rally, closing rally, prize drawing, music from a local DJ and kids’ activities. Special recognition will be given to top finishers and fundraisers. All proceeds support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing lung cancer survival. Fees: online, $30 regular, $15 youth 12 and under (closes Sept. 6); mail-in, $33 regular, $18 youth 12 and under (must be received by Sept. 4); event day, $35 regular, $20 youth 12 and under. To register and obtain more information, visit www.freetobreathe. org/pugetsound.

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. Kent Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale: Sept. 15, 16, 17, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 1-3 p.m. Sunday (bag sale). Proceeds support library programs for children, teenagers and adults. Books are $1 each. Multimedia and children’s materials also available. iLoveKent Kent City Council Candidate Debate: 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. Informal meet-and-greet with candidates, followed by a 1½-hour debate moderated by Greg Haffner of Curran Law Firm and recorded and broadcast by Kent TV21. Voter registration offered. Presented by Marti Reeder of John L. Scott, along with sponsors Denali Federal Credit Union, 33rd District Democrats and 47th District Democrats. Visit or call 360-920-1737 for more information. Business Expo featuring the Taste of Kent: 3-7 p.m. Oct. 11, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. More than 90 vendors from insurance services, attorneys, live radio, massage to painting and everything in between. Come and enjoy delicious tastes during the Taste of Kent with 10 restaurants/caters showcasing their food. Free to the public. For more information, visit

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: 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 253-709-5098 or visit or 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 provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information Susan Dailey at 206-471-2351, or

Programs Free Drivers Ed Opportunity by Ford Motors: Aug. 26-27, Emerald Downs, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. Session 1, 7:30 a.m.-noon; session 2, 1-5:30 p.m. each day. Free hands-on driver training focuses on four key areas: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management and speed management. The program also discusses the dangers of distracted driving

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Spotlight Series Actress, writer and singer Molly Ringwald performs Nov. 30 at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center, part of the Kent Spotlight Series as released by the Kent Arts Commission. The upcoming season is the 20th anniversary of the Spotlight Series and features nine performances, beginning Oct. 6 and running through March. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Box office is closed on Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO.

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Jazz Breakfast featuring Michael Powers: 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 16, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. To God be the Glory House of Worship presents the breakfast featuring Powers, emcee and comedian Tracie Davis. Cost: $25. For tickets, email or call 206-200-7997. For more information, visit 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 No Experience Necessary Square Dance: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Kent Meridian Grange, 15422 SE 272, Kent. Featuring Wayne Easton, caller. Learn basic square dance moves from experienced dancers. Watch experienced square dancers perform

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley. MVYSO boasts a playing group for every level, from beginning strings to string ensemble. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has four leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 2 through 14). Call 253-315-3125 to schedule an audition. For more information, visit

Galleries, studios 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 artscommission@

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. Parking is available behind the house off East Temperance Street. For more information,visit

Salish Modern, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots: July 12-Dec. 17, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and the first Thursday 6-8 p.m. Spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates. He has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. For admission prices and other information, visit or call 253-288-7439.

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

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The 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 King’s speech, voter registration and voter

education, speakers from the community and music. Given the events in the country, most significantly the recent woes in Charlottesville, Va., KBAC has expanded the program to include “Let’s Stand in Solidarity” and pledge against

hate. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit or contact Richard Johnson, 253-6317944, or Gwen Allen-Carston, 253-486-9029.

A free family history center opened on Aug. 1 in the Kent Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12817 SE 256th St. The center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers and family history consultants will be on hand to assist visitors. The center is a resource for anyone starting to explore their family, and for those who have been researching for years. The center includes access to computers, printers, scanners for photographs and family documents and links to millions of family history records.

The church operates more than 4,700 family history centers throughout the world as branches of FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. These centers provide one-on-one assistance, classes and access records. One of the major resources available to all patrons is free online access to the FamilySearch Catalog, which consists of genealogical records that have been gathered over the past 115 years. The church has a long history of encouraging and supporting genealogical research. The church teaches that families can be together forever, maintaining family bonds even after death. Additional information about the church’s family history work can be found on the website

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Scott in charge at Kent-Meridian BY HEIDI SANDERS

After 26 years of coaching football, Jeff Scott has landed his dream job at Kent-Meridian High School. “Coming to coach at Kent-Meridian was a long-term goal I set for myself a long time ago,” Scott said. “For many years I coached (semi-pro football) here on French Field and I would always say, ‘I would love to be a high school football coach here.’ Many, many years later, it came full circle where the opportunity came for me to interview for the position. I interviewed many other places and didn’t get the position, but I knew I wanted to be here so I was going to do everything I could with my interview and put my best foot forward and I just went for it. Scott replaces Brett Allen, who resigned last year after seven seasons as the Royals’ head coach. “I think that Kent-Meridian was looking for something that I offered that was unique and different,” said Scott, who works in the safety and security department for Seattle Public Schools. “I think it was a match made in heaven. I truly do. I am happy to be here. I love everything that it represents and I am grateful for the opportunity.” Scott, who grew up in Georgia and moved to the Pacific Northwest while in the military, has coached at the youth, high school and semi-pro levels. Most recently he was defensive coordinator at Garfield High School in Seattle. His other high school jobs included head coach at Seattle Lutheran from 2012 to 2014, defensive coordinator at Evergreen in Seattle from 2009 to 2010, defensive coordinator at Seattle’s Ingraham High in 2008, offensive assistant at Mount

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Nathan Kim recently won a Junior Golden Gloves national title. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Teen boxer on the rise BY MARK KLAAS

New Kent-Meridian High coach Jeff Scott talks to his team after Monday’s practice at French Field. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter

Tahoma in Tacoma from 2005 to 2006 and offensive line coach for Ballard from 1991 to 1992. His experience with youth football includes coaching Rainier Beach (1995-97) and serving as the Fort Lewis commissioner (1986-91). He was the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Blue Devils semi-pro team from 1996 to 1998, and the head coach and owner of the King County Jaguars

Center from the east side of the building. The Thunderbirds will play seven exhibition games, beginning with the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic at Xfinity Arena in Everett, where they open against the Vancouver Giants at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1. Classic play continues the following day as the T-Birds face the Everett Silvertips at 7 p.m. The Classic comes to a close for the T-Birds on Sept. 3 with a 3 p.m. game against the Spokane Chiefs. Preseason play continues for the T-Birds at the Red Lion Hotels’ Preseason Tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Seattle begins the tournament on Friday, Sept. 8.

(1999 to 2008) and Puget Sound Titans (2008-09) semi-pro teams. He was president of the Kent Predators Indoor Football League team from 2010 to 2011. The King County Jaguars played at French Field. “For five years straight, we never lost a home game. We did amazing things,” he

Fighting bigger, older opponents did little for his record but it had much to do with the shaping of young Nathan Kim into a champion boxer. The Kent teen recently came away with a Junior Golden Gloves national championship belt in his third trip to the big ring. Kim, who had lost five of six previous bouts, came ready to beat Idaho’s Praxton Wight to the punch for the 138-pound title in the 13-14 age division showdown at Mesquite, Nev., on July 22. “I just went all out against him. Fought as hard as I could,” Kim said of his matchup against Wight. Kim, 13, is a big kid who is still growing into his size-13 shoes. And while he matures in the gym as a boxer, he continues to excel in the classroom as a standout student who enters the eighth [ more BOXER page 19 ]

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Friday, August 25, 2017 [19] [ SCOTT from page 18 ] said. “We would come here and we would play football and win. People were coming out. This was kind of like I call it the mecca. This is the mecca of football. I felt like I wanted to bring that same thing (to KentMeridian).” Most of Scott’s coaching staff is also new this year. Only special teams coach Keith Mitchell returns. “As a first year coach, we don’t evaluate the success of our program based on wins and losses,” Scott said. “It is that we are taking steps in the right direction, getting kids eligible to come out and play football, doing what is right on and off the field and doing some of the things that help build the program. I truly believe the character things you learn on the football field kind of transpire into life, so we are trying to win that

battle first.” The team has a good mix of returning players and newcomers, including some transfers, Scott said. “These kids are phenomenal,” he said. “The best attitude, no talking back, no disrespect, no fighting, no bickering. Everything we have said they have been 100 percent all in. I could not have asked for a better group of kids. We’ve got that unconditional love, fraternity and that player-coach relationship. That’s our strength.” The team’s first goal this season is to win the Taylor Trophy in its season opener against Auburn at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Auburn Memorial Stadium. With a victory last season, Auburn leads in the state’s second-oldest rivalry (48-47-13). Only AberdeenHoquiam, which began in 1906, has run longer. “It’s great to win the

[ BOXER from page 18 ] grade in the International Baccalaureate program at Totem Middle School, on Kent’s West Hill, but part of the Federal Way School District. Dad keeps a good eye on his son. Mike Kim, a volunteer coach, was a former mixed martial artist who trained at the Tacoma Boxing Club. Young Nathan tagged along to the gym and soon got hooked on boxing. “He’s been working hard and steadily im-

Taylor Trophy, but I want (the players) to understand the history of why it’s called the Taylor Trophy, who it’s named after, so when you take possession you know where it came from,” Scott said. “Auburn has been very successful in keeping that. So coming in with the new program, let’s start it off right, and bring it back.” The Royals need the community’s support to be successful, Scott said. “We have to have a good community and school relationship,” he said. “We need to pick up sponsors. We want the stands to come back to the good ol’ days, where every Friday people are coming out to support their local athletes. … “I want everybody in the Kent-Meridian area to come out to the games. That’s the goal. Imagine you come down the hill and you

look up there and there’s 2,000 people. Your A-game instantly comes out. But, you come down there and

proving and growing and learning … he’s a tough kid,” Mike Kim said of his prodigy. “I didn’t know if he was going to stick with it, but he has stuck with it this far.” Since he began boxing at age 8, Nathan Kim has had about 20 amateur fights, most of them ending up on the losing end since it was often difficult to find kids his size at his age to challenge. So he fought older, stronger opponents. He learned the hard way and became a

there’s a couple of moms and pa’s. It’s like OK. We’ve got to play, but it is not the same.”

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Clockwise, from left, Maple Valley’s Julie Anderson, left, of Still Ball’n, and Auburn’s Tera McCann-Soushek, of West Coast Hustlers, tangle for the ball during adult female division play. Nahom Beneyam, of Drills and Skills, in the fourth-grade boys rec division, dribbles out of trouble while looking for a teammate. Jade Fajarillo, of the Lady Outlaws of Lynnwood, tries to collect a loose ball during fifth-grade girls play. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Sun comes out for Classic hoops Hundreds of players converged at the Jim Marsh Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Emerald Downs last Saturday in Auburn. About 240 teams competed in more than 25 divisions – from second-graders to adult categories – during the two-day event. The tournament, one of the largest of its kind in the state, was open to boys and girls, men and

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but it helped him use his jabs and his sidesteps. … That’s one of the things that really helped him to win the nationals … he fought a kid that was pretty much the same size as the boy he had been sparring.” Mustin sees a boxer who will continue to blossom with skill and time. “Nate’s going to be a big kid, a heavyweight. … What’s going to help him when he gets that big is he’s boxed as a youngster and

he’s going to know all the moves and stuff.” Nathan Kim likes to take his opponents head on, with a good right-hand delivery. His style continues to evolve. There are bigger fights on the horizon, including this year’s Silver Gloves state card. Kim was one of four Tacoma Boxing Club national champions. “I just like the rush when you get into the ring,” Kim said.

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Avocado Bisque with Shrimp Ingredients: For Bisque — • 2 large avocados • 1 cup of broth (any kind) • 1 cup canned coconut milk • 1 lime, juice of • 1 teaspoon cumin • 1/2 teaspoon garlic •1/2 teaspoon himalayan pink salt • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes • handful cilantro • handful green onions For Shrimp — • 10 large shrimp • 1 tablespoon coconut oil • 1/4 teaspoon paprika •1/4 teaspoon garlic

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Directions: • Blend together all bisque ingredients except for sun dried tomatoes, cilantro and green onions. Set aside. • In a pan on medium heat, swirl coconut oil. Add shrimp and season with paprika, garlic powder and salt. Cook for 2 minutes then flip and cook another 2 minutes. • Separate bisque into bowls and top with shrimp, sun dried tomatoes, cilantro and green onions. Note: Soup can be refrigerated for up to 8 hours without changing color.

Avocado Bisque with Shrimp recipe from avocado-bisque/ and photo by Sarah Brenden. Ingredients: • 4 ears of corn • 1/2 onion (minced) • 2 cloves garlic • 1/4 teaspoon mashed jalapeno • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes • 2 tablespoons heavy cream • 3 cups of water • 1 lime, juice of • 1 tomato (chopped) • 1 avocado (chopped) • salt, pepper to taste

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Prestige Senior Living Auburn Meadows & Expressions at Enumclaw

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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory related illnesses can be very overwhelming. We’re here to help.

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Thursday August 24 at 2:00pm

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Help wanted: State seeks volunteers to count people who bike, walk The number of people who choose to walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation is increasing in Washington each year. Just how many? Here is an opportunity to help the state find out. Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting Tuesday, Sept. 26. Volunteer support is vital to the

success of the project, and about 400 people are needed for the count. In 2016, volunteers tallied more than 78,000 people biking and walking in communities across Washington. For this ninth annual survey, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club are partnering with FeetFirst, Washington Bikes and Futurewise to help count the number of people bicycling and walking Tuesday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 28.

“Data from this survey help state and local governments plan and evaluate improved connections for Washingtonians who walk and bike, in a similar way we plan for other modes of travel,” said Active Transportation Division Director Barb Chamberlain. “Volunteers make the collection process possible – we couldn’t do this work without them.” This volunteer effort makes sure that people who bike and walk are counted as essential users of the transportation system. Data collected during the

count is used by state and local agencies to estimate demand, measure the benefit of bicycle and pedestrian project investments and improve policies, project designs and funding opportunities. In addition to the annual count, WSDOT, Cascade Bicycle Club, and local agencies are partnering to install permanent counters at locations around the state. To see data from both data collection programs, visit the WSDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Portal.

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WSDOT’s count is part of the National Documentation Project, an annual bicycle and pedestrian count and survey effort sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. The count will also help measure WSDOT’s progress toward the goal of increasing bicycling and walking to reduce the number of vehicle miles driven. To learn more, visit wsdot. or call 206-954-4896. To sign-up to volunteer, visit

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Give the garden a fresh look in time for fall THE GARDENER

time commitment. If they grow too large or become ugly and demanding, off with their heads – dig them up roots and all and start fresh. You’ll be surprised at how much the added sunlight from unobstructed windows can change your home’s interior. Invest in dwarf evergreens as foundation plants. Dwarf evergreens come in many forms, colors and sizes. The true dwarfs grow as little as one-half inch each year. These are the mini shrubs that are perfect under windows and near front entries because they won’t require annual pruning or block the light from windows. Look for super dwarf Alberta Spruce, such as Pixie Dust, a true dwarf spruce with golden new growth in the spring. Super dwarf evergreens are also great for containers. In the shade, use dwarf hemlock or yew shrubs that stay less than 4-feet tall. There are also compact hydrangeas, such as Bobo, lowgrowing black mondo grass that looks good all year and the various globe forms of Thuja that love our climate but won’t outgrow your welcome area. The savvy buyers’ tip: Do not Marianne Binetti

Fall into a second spring this September when the weather in the Northwest is the best time of year for outdoor living. Your summer-weary pots and hanging baskets can be refreshed with autumn color from mums, herbs, dahlias and winter pansies. Order topsoil and mulch now so you’ll be ready for lawn restoration and new garden projects this fall. Nurseries will be putting trees and shrubs on sale soon. Do your research and make a wish list so you’ll be shopping with a master plan in mind. Here are some tips for upgrading your landscape with the change of seasons: Start with the front door and work outward. Landscaping an entire yard can be overwhelming, so begin at the front door to add curb appeal. Painting pots or investing in frost proof ceramic containers that match your door color will give yearlong color to your entry. Add a new door mat and house numbers in the same accent color. Clear overgrown shrubbery from windows, entry areas. Your plants are not family members. You do not owe them a life-


trust or believe the mature size stated on the plant tags of most shrubs. If the tags states “grows 4-feet wide by 5-feet tall,” you can sometimes double that estimate in Western Washington. Many of our nursery shrubs are grown in California where the lack of rain makes them grow much slower than they will in Western Washington. Best shopping advice: Visit a local nursery in the fall on a day when there are no crowds – a weekday or when it is raining. Ask at the nursery for recommendations on shrubs that will not out grow their space or need pruning. Local growers are the best resource for the actual size and growth rate in our climate. Pick a palette for fall color. You can turn up the heat in your landscape with warm, autumn tones or cool things down with shades of purple and pink. Pick one color theme for each area of the landscape and play up the color family. When you visit the nursery for your fall shopping, head for fiery reds, yellows and orange tones or the cooler colors of lavender, purple and burgundy. Warm tones: Japanese maples, burning bush, orange heucheras and rudbechia daisies will fire up any landscape with hot color tones. Pee Gee hydrangeas with rust-col-

See Marianne 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Windmill Garden, 16009 60th St. E, Sumner. Topic – Fall: Your Garden’s Encore Performance. $5 fee. Register to win a gift certificate for shopping with Marianne Binetti as your personal shopper.

ored blooms add more warm tones and can be grown as small trees or large shrubs in full sun. Cool tones: Purple smoke bush, lavender asters, burgundy heuchera and the silver foliage of artemesia and Dusty Miller create a rich tapestry or color from a different part of the color wheel. Mother Nature is fully prepared to end the growing season with fireworks and an awe-inspiring show. Plant some fall magic in your own landscape for years of enjoyment. Marianne Binetti has a degree in horticulture from Washington State University and is the author of “Easy Answers for Great Gardens” and several other books. For book requests or answers to gardening questions, write to her at: P.O. Box 872, Enumclaw, 98022. Send a selfaddressed, stamped envelope for a personal reply. For more gardening information, she can be reached at her website,

Get items repaired at fix-it event

The Kent Repair Time fix-it event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. Bring small household items, including clothing, and a team of experienced all-purpose fixers will try to repair or mend the items. The owner must be present during the repair. There is no assurance an item can be fixed or that attempting to fix it won’t break the item. Only bring items small enough to be easily carried in by one person. Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline or have a strong odor. Clothing and other textiles that need mending should be washed. The event is free. Contact Tom Watson at or 206-4774481, or on the Facebook at, or solidwaste/ecoconsumer/ repair-kent.asp.

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Thai dishes, Vietnamese, Laos and Cambodian Food



Hours of Operations: Tuesday - Saturday Breakfast 7 am -10:30 am; Lunch & Dinner 11 am - 7 pm Catering available by appointment only


253.854.2741 • 5148 Auburn Way N, Auburn Inside the Chevron

1975 - 2017




LUNCH ONLY $1.00 off each meal Offer Expires 10/31/2017

We appreciate our customers!

203 South 4th Avenue, Kent, WA 98030


SUMMER HOURS Sun-Thur 11AM - 9PM • Fri & Sat 11AM - 9:30

Across from City Hall & 2 blocks south of Justice Center

Please Visit Us! NW Corner of Lake Meridian Shopping Center - Behind Shari’s

40% off

Buy 1 Dinner Entree for $14 or more plus 2 Beverages and receive 50% off 2nd Entree




12912 SE Kent Kangley Road, Kent, WA


13304 SE 240th St. • Kent


REGULAR MENU PRICE ON YOUR ENTIRE ONLINE ORDER Use promo code 40KRRC to order this deal Expires 9/24/17

1432 W Meeker St. #102 • Kent



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Back to School Request a


GIFT CERTIFICATES One month for $55 OR Fall Semester (Sep-Dec) for $199

Do You Want Confident Kids? Our classes build self-esteem, speaking ability, creativity & empathy.  School Break 1-day and 1-week Camps.  No Auditions! Everyone Participates!  Request Drama Kids at Your School.  Scholarship Applications Available.  Weekly Classes at 4 Renton Locations for Ages 6-17. (425) 654-0699 or


216 West Gowe St, Suite 300, Kent (253)220-8471

 Supervised after school art and activities program  Safe, enriching environment  Learn techniques such as wheel throwing/pottery, drawing, painting, kiln glass, ceramics and hand building  Birthday parties, group gatherings and celebrations  Team building activities

Martha’s Loft is the future of “Thrift Shopping”. Our Mission is to Re-Invent the thrift shopping experience by bringing it into the technology age. We will offer our customers thru us the opportunity to buy, sell, consign, at our store , as well as our online auction store. We provide a clean and friendly shopping enviroment.




Not interested in money, but want to help save the planet? We will gladly take your quality contributions

We carry a large selection of gently used designer and brand name clothing, furniture, electronics, and household items.

Consign your high end clothing, accessories, and electronics with us and make good money on items you no longer need or want.

Trade your clutter for cash. If you are not interested in consigning we will buy your clean clothes, furniture, and household items.


Want to raise money for your non profit organization? Start a campaign with us.

Contact us for more information.

8316 S 259TH ST, KENT WA 98030 253-236-5203 • 1944655

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