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Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke is scheduled to get a 35-percent pay jump to $138,000 per year after the city’s Independent Salary Commission approved the raise by a 4-1 vote. Cooke now receives $102,192 per year, which ranks last among comparable cities of Everett, Renton, Auburn, Bellingham and Federal Way. The $35,808 Cooke annual pay hike, to be implemented in July, would put her third among those cities, right behind the Renton mayor at $138,545 per year. The mayor’s new rate of pay goes to $66.35 per hour from $49.13 per hour.

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hen Lambert Ngenzi moved to Kent with his mom and four siblings, he was weeks shy of graduating from high school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Ngenzi never got the chance to take his final exams and graduate. The Reporter, “If you pass, you community salute can go to university,” the class of 2015, Ngenzi said of the pages 12-13 exams. “I didn’t have time to do it.” Two years later, the 20-year-old stands tall as a high school graduate. He receives his diploma at Kent-Meridian High School’s commencement

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“The commissioners felt the approved salary is appropriate for a mayor of a city the size of Kent, based on its population, revenue and role in the region,” said Commission Chairman Greg Haffner in a Wednesday email about the June 4 vote. Commissioners Haffner, Mizanur Rahman, Coreen Jones and Kelly Beckley voted for the pay hike. Mason Hudson opposed it. Haffner said Hudson wanted the increase phased in over at least the next three years. [ more MAYOR page 4 ]

City considers remodeling to give police more space Lambert Ngenzi moved to Kent from the Congo just before he would have graduated high school. Two years later, the 20-year-old is realizing his dream of earning a diploma. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter

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When Megan Saunders graduates from Kentridge High School on Saturday, an important person in her life won’t be there to share the moment. Saunders’ father, James Saunders, a Washington

State Patrol trooper, was shot and killed conducting a traffic stop in Pasco in 1999. Megan Saunders was 2½ at the time. “Growing up without him was really difficult,” she said. “Milestones, especially like coming up [ more SAUNDERS page 14 ]

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Since Kent voters turned down a bond measure last year to build a new police station, city officials are looking at a potential remodel of existing buildings to give the department more room. The City Council approved a $40,193 contract on June 2 with Seattle-based ARC Architects to complete a City Hall campus space efficiency project to see whether enough room can be found. “This is a conversation that came out of the council retreat earlier this year as ways to address our public safety space needs,” said Parks

Director Jeff Watling, who also oversees city facilities, at a May 28 meeting of the Council’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Committee. “The premise behind this agreement is that we conduct a thorough analysis of our existing square footage here at our City Hall campus.” The city has about 125,000 square feet of office space spread among City Hall, the Centennial Center, the police station and the City Hall annex. “We want to utilize the expertise of an experienced architect and really do a [ more CITY HALL page 2 ]

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Kent teachers send Legislature message about need for education funding BY HEIDI SANDERS hsanders@kentreporter.com

Nearly 600 Kent School District teachers took to the streets Monday afternoon asking the Legislature to fully fund education. Teachers gathered at six locations throughout the district after school to wave signs and bring attention to the lack of funding, as well as the need to reduce class sizes and provide sufficient pay for educators. In front of Kent-Meridian High School close to 50 teachers, many wearing red for public ed, stood

along Southeast 256th Street shortly after school let out for the day, despite temperatures in the mid- to upper-80s. Penny Ackerson, a second-grade teacher at Daniel Elementary, has taught in the district for 40 years. “I want to see schools adequately funded,” she said. “Schools and kids are really suffering.” Funding is essential to retain teachers and to provide proper training for new teachers, she said. The Legislature needs to listen to taxpayers and provide proper funding for

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Teachers wave signs in front of Kent-Meridian High School on Monday afternoon. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter schools, Ackerson said. “I think the taxpayers of Kent and of Washington have made it clear how they feel about education,” she said Ricardo Valencia-Alvarez, a Kent-Meridian freshman, joined his teachers to wave a sign.

“I love my teachers,” he said. “They prepare us for our future. It is not fair for them not to be getting the amount of money they should.” Valencia-Alvarez heard about the teachers’ concerns on the news and in discussions in his history class.

[ CITY HALL from page 1 ] deep dive into how we are currently occupying that square footage and are there efficiencies to be found, ways that we can occupy and organize ourselves in a more efficient fashion that might give us enough efficiencies to address our public safety needs,” Watling said. Voters failed to give the 60-percent approval needed in November to pass a $34 million bond measure that would have raised property taxes to build a new police station at the same location as the current facility, which was remodeled in 1991 to handle about 75 officers. The force has more than 140 officers and expects to reach as many as 160 by 2016.

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“Now I hear they’re actually standing up for it,” he said. “I want to be a part of it.” Kent School Board member Maya Vengadasalam was at Kent-Meridian to support the teachers. Other board members participated at other locations throughout the district. In addition to KentMeridian, teachers were at Cedar Heights Middle School, Mill Creek Middle School and several intersections in Kent, Covington and Fairwood. Vengadasalam said the lack of funding directly impacts the board as it tries to set a budget for the upcoming school year. “We are in the middle of budgets,” she said. “We have a lot of decisions to make. There is a sense of urgency.” She said it is crucial for

“This is definitely something the council wanted to see happen after the failure to get 60 percent of the voters to support a new police station, although a majority supported it,” Councilman Dennis Higgins said about the study. “I’m glad to see it moving forward.” Higgins said he often gets asked by residents why the city doesn’t use empty buildings in the nearby downtown area for additional space. He asked Watling if that option might be part of the study. “Perhaps as a second phase,” Watling said. “We really need to answer this first question of do we have enough square footage in this 125,000 square feet to find some efficiencies

the state to fund education. “We can’t simply rely on levies, local funding,” she said. “The state needs to come through and meet its obligation.” More than 60 districts throughout the state have participated in one-day walkouts to send a message to legislators. The Kent Education Association (KEA) considered a walkout, but members opted instead to picket after school so it would not impact families and students or extend the school year. The KEA represents more than 1,950 educators. “We have a teacher’s association that really thinks about kids and families,” Vengadasalam said. Teachers in Auburn and Renton also chose to have similar after-school activities.

within that? I suppose if the answer is no, then maybe a next phase can be OK, where is some nearby space that can help us.” ARC Architects is expected to finish the study by the end of October. The results of the study could lead to a second phase of work to be approved if enough space could be found. “I would anticipate a second phase of work of how do we reorganize and shift people around and how do we go about sequencing that?” Watling said. City Chief Administrative Officer Derek Matheson, Watling and a work group of city employees will oversee the study. Watling will report back to the council in the fall with results of the study.

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City to extend animal services contract with King County BY STEVE HUNTER shunter@kentreporter.com

The city of Kent will continue to contract with King County for animal services. The Kent City Council on June 2 approved a contract extension with the county for two more years

through Dec. 31, 2017. The current three-year contract expires the end of this year. “Our options are very limited,” Councilman Dennis Higgins said at the council’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Committee meeting on May 28. “It’s a responsibility that the city has to provide this service in some way, shape or form. For the city to provide it itself is cost prohibitive, especially in the relationship of the expenditure we’re talking about here to maintain

our relationship with King County Regional Animal Services. This is the most cost-effective method we have available to us at this time to be responsible in this area. I support moving forward with this.” Kent pays between $270,000 to $300,000 per year to the county to provide animal control officers, sheltering and licensing services. Kent is one of 25 cities that contracts with the county for animal services. City staff continues to meet with other cities to discuss alternatives

Man receives seven-year prison sentence for eight bank robberies BY STEVE HUNTER

DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESPEOPLE IDENTIFIED AND WARNED Over the last two weeks, the Kent Fire Department RFA has been receiving complaints of door-to-door salespeople stating that they work for, or are affiliated with the fire department. The salespeople then offer homeowners a vent inspection/cleaning and other “fire and life safety” services. Thanks in large part to the residents who were contacted by these salespeople, fire officials determined that the company involved is Red Services of Bellevue (www. countyred.com). The Kent Fire Department RFA is not associated with this company and does not endorse any companies or products. Fire officials contacted the owner of Red Services demanding that they cease falsely claiming affiliation with the Kent Fire Department RFA.

as partners to set up an animal services program without the county. “We have worked with our neighboring cities to take a sub-regional approach to animal services,” Parks Director Jeff Watling said to the committee. “I think even with this twoyear extension those conversations will continue. I think as a city it’d be prudent to explore and look at other ways we might provide this service. Not knowing what King County may or may not do in the future it’s just a prudent discussion.”

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A 31-year-old Federal Way man received a seven-year prison sentence on Tuesday in Seattle for his involvement in eight bank robberies last year in Western Washington, including two in Kent. Vincent G. Thompson helped recruit juveniles who he and a partner trained to commit what became known as the “Buddy Bandits” robberies, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office media release. Thompson and his partner, Robert Cal Adams, also robbed a Chase Bank in Puyallup on April 14, 2014. U.S. District Court Judge John C. Coughenour said the sentence was appropriate because Thompson involved juveniles in the crimes. Coughenour ordered Thompson to serve three years of supervised release following the prison sentence. On Jan. 26, Thompson pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery. Adams, Thompson’s co-defendant, was sentenced in May to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a string of bank robberies where three juveniles were provided with threatening notes and told how to execute the bank robberies. Those 2014 robberies included on April 1, Chase Bank on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma; April 7, US Bank on 176th St., Puyallup; April 9, Alaska Federal Credit Union branches in Renton and Kent; April 9, US Bank on Pacific Highway in Des Moines; April 10, Wells Fargo on 72nd Street East, Tacoma; April 11, BECU on Pacific Highway South, Kent; and April 11, Bank of America on Southwest 336th Street, Federal Way. In asking for the seven-year sentence prosecutors wrote to the court, “Thompson’s choice to assist in sending juveniles to rob banks presents an extraordinary risk to the community, bank tellers, security guards, law enforcement and – most significantly – the juveniles themselves. This was quite literally a tragedy waiting to happen…. for an adult to encourage juveniles to engage in serious criminal actions – simply because the adult wanted to be ‘paid’ without working – is deserving of a significant period of incarceration.”

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY Hawa Biyad, a fifth-grader at Kent’s Park Orchard Elementary School, points out her native Kenya during the school’s multicultural night on June 2. The multicultural night highlighted the school’s diversity by inviting students and their families to bring a dessert native to their culture. The school is home to more than 250 refugees and English Language Learners, and students speak more than 30 different languages. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter

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Majority of mayor’s cash payout to come from unused vacation BY STEVE HUNTER shunter@kentreporter.com

The majority of the nearly $20,000 cash payout Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke is scheduled to receive when her term ends will be from unused vacation time. An article in the May 29 Kent Reporter about the payout indicated the money would come from the city’s management benefits program. Here’s the breakdown of a potential payout of $19,652, according to the city’s Human Resources Department: • $11,791 for her 240 hours of unused vacation time based on mayor’s hourly rate of $49.13. She receives 144 hours of vacation time per year and has accrued 385 hours. Employees cannot start a year with more as mayor, has said she will not run again when her term ends in two years. Commissioners did not make any changes to the mayor’s benefits, which they said are similar to the mayors in comparable cities. The mayor gets $7,332 in medical, dental and vision

than 240 hours of vacation time. • $7,860 for her management benefits hours, capped at a maximum of 160 hours and paid out based on hourly rate. Kent implemented the management benefits program in the 1980s as a way to provide some extra compensation because department heads, managers and certain other employees are exempt from receiving overtime pay. The mayor, who makes an annual salary of $102,192, also is exempt from overtime pay. The cash payout numbers came out as a newly formed Independent Salary Commission determines whether to give the mayor and seven City Council members pay raises and how much of a pay jump to give them. The commission voted on June 4

coverage each year or about $611 per month for her individual coverage. She, just as other city employees, has use of the city’s vehicle fleet to travel to events and meetings. She is part of the state retirement system. The city pays $9,625 each year into the state program.

to boost the mayor’s pay to $138,000 per year with an annual 2.5-percent increase each January. That increase in pay will boost the potential amount of her cash payout from the management benefits programs as well as unused vacation time up to more than $26,000. The mayor and council appointed the five-member commission. The council previously had the power to give pay raises to itself and the mayor but hasn’t done so in more than 10 years. “The mayor receives $2,751 at open enrollment each year for the management benefit program, a program available to all city managers,” said Michelle Wilmot, city community and public affairs manager, [ more PAYOUT page 5 ]

Cooke pays a portion into the fund as well. Based on her current pay, Cooke is lined up to receive a cash buyout of $19,652 when her term ends, with $11,791 for her 240 hours of unused vacation time based on mayor’s hourly rate of $49.13. She receives 144 hours of vacation time per year and has accrued 385 hours. Employees cannot start a year

with more than 240 hours of vacation time. The other $7,860 of the cash payout is from her management benefits hours, capped at a maximum of 160 hours and paid out based on hourly rate. The pay raise jumps her hourly rate to $66.35, which would increase her potential cash payout to more than $26,000.

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“Much of the discussion focused on whether to make the increase effective all at once or over a few years,” Haffner said. “We agreed it was a significant increase to make all at once, but given the fact there has been no increase for 10 years, and the amounts paid to other mayors in the region, the other four commissioners agreed it was appropriate to increase the salary to the proposed level immediately, rather than over time.” The mayor also will receive an annual salary increase of 2.5 percent each January. Cooke appointed the five-member salary commission earlier this year and the City Council approved the appointments. The council formerly had the power to give itself and the mayor pay increases, but hasn’t done so for at least 10 years. The board has the power to change salaries and benefits and what it decides will be part of the city budget.

The commission will file its salary schedule with the city clerk. Once that becomes official, a resident can within 30 days file a referendum petition to put the pay increase to the voters if enough signatures of registered voters can be submitted. The salary hike then would not go into effect unless approved at the referendum election. Commissioners are expected later this month to vote on pay increases for the part-time council members. They are paid $13,752 per year. The council president, a two-year term, gets $14,496 a year. Commissioners expect residents to be split about the high pay raise. “We anticipate there will be criticism for our decision regarding the mayor’s salary, but I also believe many in the community will appreciate the need for the city’s top elected official to be adequately compensated to attract people with the skills required of such a position to consider running for the office,” Haffner said. Cooke, in her 10th year

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Kent man assaults ex-wife for changing apartment locks Heroin, stolen checks and false names

and added that he sometimes stays elsewhere to avoid conflict. Kent Police arrested a The ex-wife told police man for investigation of she had allowed her former fourth-degree assault after husband to stay at the he reportedly tried to choke apartment off and on since his ex-wife because she their divorce in June 2014 changed locks at the apartafter nearly 10 years of marment they still shared. riage. The former wife Officers responded said she just changed to a call about a the locks because POLICE physical domestic when she was gone dispute at about he had been bring3:40 a.m. on May ing a woman to the 25 at the Island Park apartment. Apartments in the 23500 The former wife told ofblock of 60th Ave. S., acficers she had returned home cording to the police report. from a Seattle nightclub with The ex-husband told pofriends when her ex-husband lice he arrived home from showed up at the apartment work in the evening to find and knocked on the door. locks changed at the apartAfter he entered the apartment. An officer asked him ment, the couple argued and if he lived at the apartment. the ex-husband allegedly “I don’t stay here as much grabbed her around the neck, because we fight,” he said, according to witnesses. BY STEVE HUNTER

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Officers arrested two men and a woman parked in a van on a variety of charges after the report of a suspicious vehicle parked at about 6:34 a.m. on May 22 in the 12000 block of Southeast 277th Place. An officer talked to the driver and noticed a burnt silver spoon with black residue near the man, according to the police report. The man admitted he had used black tar heroin. After getting a search warrant for the van, police also found a stolen checkbook, a couple of stolen credit cards and two smoking bongs or pipes. Nobody in the van initially gave police their correct name.

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[ PAYOUT from page 4 ] who asked the Kent Reporter in an email to publish a clarification about the cash payout. “The funds can be used to purchase management benefit hours, pay monthly health care premiums, contribute to deferred compensation, and/or set aside to cash out. “Management benefit hours are purchased at half the hourly rate with a maximum accrual of 160 hours. If at the time of separation, the mayor had 160 hours of

management leave at her current salary, the cash payment would be $7,860.” Cooke’s benefits are the same as all city employees in management positions. “The mayor is allowed to cash out her accrued management benefit and vacation hours, just the same as any other benefited employee,” Wilmot said. “The amount of cash payment received depends on the hours accrued at the time of separation.” Cooke, in her 10th year as mayor, has said she doesn’t plan to run again. Her third, fouryear terms ends on Dec. 31, 2017.

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Bryant ready to put GOP back in the governor’s seat He has a common name, a busy agenda, and determination to end one of the country’s longest losing streaks in state government. Meet Bill Bryant, a Republican challenger to Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee in 2016. The GOP hasn’t occupied the governor’s mansion since 1984, when John Spellman was in office. Since then, Republicans have lost eight straight elections, the longest such dry spell in the country for the party. Bryant, 54, vows to change all that. The two-term Seattle Port commissioner, who grew up in Western Washington and lives in Seattle, announced last month his intention to run for governor. His campaign will emphasize the need to create middle class jobs, protect and restore the environment, fund education and improve infrastructure for transportation. “We have an incumbent who is not building community. He’s very divisive, hyperpartisan, and we’re not getting anything done,” said Bryant, who visited Auburn and Kent last week on business matters. “Our truck routes are deteriorating, Puget Sound is dying, and our schools are languishing without a sustainable funding source. … This isn’t a Republican or Democrat agenda. This is just about getting some basic stuff done.” As a port commissioner and a business owner, the fiscally-conservative Bryant is in the habit of making deals. His firm helps companies and organizations open, access and expand international markets. His work on the waterfront is perhaps highlighted by the news that Seattle and Tacoma port officials have officially agreed to consolidate operations. All 10 port commissioners unanimously approved the alliance at Auburn City Hall last Friday. The Northwest Seaport Alliance will unify the ports’ marine cargo terminal investments, operations, planning and marketing [ more KLAAS page 7 ]

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Mental health care is available Regarding: “Tragedy emphasizes need to invest in mental health”, guest opinion, Kent Reporter, June 5: I have a question for this Olympia legislator, Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) and others: Isn’t Obamacare enough? It’s so sad this young person committed suicide. My heart goes out to the parents and friends. And I hope they seek counseling, whether it be spiritual or medical. They should think about doing what she didn’t by reaching out now. However, if she was under 26 years old, she’s covered on her folks’ insurance. If she isn’t covered, then the federally mandated universal coverage, in my opinion, the mislabeled Affordable Care Act of 2010,

Letters policy The Kent Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on any subject. Letters must include a name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for length. Letters should be no more than 250 words in length. Submissions may be printed both in the paper and electronically. Deadline for letters to be considered for publication is 2 p.m. Tuesday. comes into play. This young person maybe didn’t get mental health care treatment from Obamacare, but it is available everywhere. The point is, we don’t need anymore redundancy in state and federal government, or

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Despite its challenges, ShoWare has intrinsic value Where would we be without the $138 million ShoWare Center has contributed to Kent’s economy? Whether it’s the operating and construction debt the city has subsidized or the celebration of its two million guests, the ShoWare Center has received a variety of media attention, making the arena a frequent

topic of questions and letters to the editor. With so many successful shows and community events, it’s understandable people want to know why the ShoWare Center isn’t able to cover its operating costs or help pay off its construction bonds. When city leaders set a goal in 2005 to develop a regional events

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“My dad’s death doesn’t define me. Obviously, it has shaped me to become the person I am today.” – Megan Saunders, who graduates from Kentridge High School on Saturday, on the loss of her father, James Saunders, a Washington State Patrol trooper killed in the line of duty in 1999.

Ben Wolters

“Should the mayor receive a pay raise to $138,000 a year?”

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center, Kent was building off the successful opening of Kent Station. The economy was going well with strong consumer spending nationwide; the entertainment industry was seeing year-over-year growth and Everett’s Xfinity Arena had opened to sellout crowds, rave reviews and profits. The economic consultant that saw the market potential for Everett’s arena concluded there was similar

more overlapping government services. Government is sickeningly bloated today while the private sector has to run clean and lean. The state budget isn’t just columns of numbers. The decisions we make truly impact the lives of the people we represent. So how ‘bout Olympia lawmakers keep focused on positively impacting Washington state families and businesses with only absolutely necessary tax spending and nothing more. – Joy Etienne

What’s in our meat, poultry? President Obama recently directed federal agencies to serve antibiotic-free meat and poultry in government cafeterias. [ more LETTERS page 8 ]

potential here if a tenant could be found to “anchor” the facility. With that information, the city secured a 30-year lease with the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds and began construction of the ShoWare Center in 2007. No one could have known the Great Recession – the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression – would change everything. By the time the ShoWare Center opened just after New Year’s Day in 2009, the recession was in full swing. Private suite sales stopped, promoters [ more WOLTERS page 10 ]


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www.kentreporter.com priority out of the general fund, and that the educato strengthen the Puget tion system needs to be Sound gateway and attract reformed to meet the needs more marine cargo for the of students in the 21st region. century. Bryant knows as much. On wages: Bryant is The alliance, he said, will concerned about a statewide enhance the Puget Sound minimum wage because the market, and protect and economies are so different. add jobs. “What’s appropriate in King But $700 million County,” is not is needed to upgrade elsewhere, he said. docks at Elliott Bryant opposed an and Commenceimmediate, absoment bays, Bryant lute $15 minimum pointed out, making wage for workers it important for the at Seattle-Tacoma ports to shoulder the International improvements in a Airport. Bryant coordinated way. On the environAnd to allow for a ment: Bryant was criticized greater volume of busifor supporting Shell oil rigs ness and traffic, vital truck docking along Seattle’s waroutes outside the port terfront in preparation for gates need improvement, drilling off Alaska’s North he said. Slope. “If we don’t modernThe Bryant campaign ize the docks for the next called the Shell fight “entiregeneration of ships, those ly symbolic” and defended ships will go to Vancouver the port’s environmental (B.C.),” Bryant warned. record. Other matters: Despite the controversy, On education: There is Bryant insisted he has a no single solution for fund- reputation for being able to ing education, Bryant said, work with environmental but property tax equalizaand labor communities, tion needs to be part of protecting jobs and the a “tool box” approach to Sound. repair the problem. He Bryant knows he has a stresses that education fight on his hands. His is needs to be the spending working to make inroads

throughout the state, but perhaps none is more significant than swaying voters in King County. Gubernatorial races are often decided here by the populous, predominately blue-blooded vote. Bryant knows he won’t be able to carry 60 percent of the vote in the county, as he did when he ran for port commissioner, but he’s trying to make more believers come late 2016. “It’s daunting,” he confessed, “but I’m well known around the county. I’ve worked in Auburn, in Kent … in communities on economic development, transportation, small business and tourism issues. “I’m very comfortable with where I am in King County.”

WALKING PROGRAM Residents can take part in June and July in organized walks through the Kent4Health TrailWalks program. The 3-mile walks are offered once a week from June 3 through July 29 at city of Kent parks and trails. Walkers can sign in when they arrive. Volunteers are on site to oversee the walks. For a schedule and more information, visit kentwa.gov/ kent4health/.

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ham. Cameron received the Volunteer of the Year award. The Excellence on Main Awards, organized by the Washington State Main Street program, recognizes communities, organizations and individuals who are helping to achieve economic vitality and build sustainable communities through downtown revitalization and preservation.

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ORDER AND DETERMINATION BY THE DIRECTOR Washington State is experiencing a drought emergency. We have record-low snowpack in the mountains, and snowmelt through the spring and summer is what traditionally keeps rivers flowing, crops watered, and fish alive. We are starting to feel the pain from this snowpack drought. Impacts are already severe in several areas of the state. More than 70 percent of the state's snow monitoring stations have record-low snowpack. As a result, many of our major rivers are forecasted to have record-low flows - the lowest in the past 64 years - between April and September. This shortfall is a serious threat to municipal and domestic water supplies, irrigated agriculture, and fisheries throughout Washington. With the concurrence of Governor Inslee and following consultation with affected Indian Tribes, I hereby expand the drought emergency to include all of Washington State. Snowpack conditions across the state have continued to decline since the initial regional drought declaration on March 13, 2015. Dozens of major rivers are at record-low flows for this date. The longer-term weather forecast is for warmer and drier-than-normal conditions for this spring and summer. Conditions are likely to get worse. Reduced snowpack creates risks to municipal and domestic water supplies. The Department of Health has identified numerous water systems throughout the state that draw water from shallow alluvial aquifers, which are dependent on groundwater recharge from snowmelt. Agriculture faces a risk of crop loss throughout the state. Farmers in the Yakima and the Walla Walla basins are being curtailed, which could have devastating impacts on orchards and vineyards. Curtailment is likely to occur in the Little Spokane, Nooksack, and Chehalis basins, and could occur for the first time ever in the Colville Basin. Loss to perennial crops in these regions would be a significant hardship to individual farmers and agricultural communities. Throughout the state, there is a high risk that fish populations will experience hardship from extremely low flowing rivers this year. Hatcheries will face warmer water, increased risk of disease, and potential loss of water supply. Tributaries and smaller streams may drop to levels where stream channels become impassible to fish. Pools of water will become disconnected from other pools, isolating fish and increasing the risks of predation and harassment. Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of RCW 43.838.405, IT IS ORDERED that all of Washington state is hereby under a drought emergency. This order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect through December 31, 2015, unless terminated prior to that date. In accordance with the provisions of WAC 173-166-060, the Department of Ecology may, under the terms of this order, take the following emergency actions: (1) Issue emergency permits for water. (2) Approve temporary transfers of water rights. (3) Provide funding assistance to public agencies to alleviate drought conditions. (4) Take other actions depending on future developments. Other state and local agencies with authority to issue permits or authorizations related to the drought emergency actions must provide a decision to an applicant within fifteen (15) calendar days of the date of application. In accordance with the proclamation of the Washington Governor, dated January 3, 1989, (Centennial Accord), nothing herein shall impair or infringe upon the treaty reserved rights or governmental authority of any federally recognized Indian tribe nor shall this order be deemed an assertion of state authority over Indian reservation lands. The Department of Ecology intends to work cooperatively, on a government-to-government basis, with all affected tribes. Further details about this order or the actions available under it, may be obtained by contacting: Jeff Marti, Department of Ecology, PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600; 360-407-6627; Email: jeff.marti@ecy.wa.gov Applications for emergency water permits or temporary transfers of water rights are available by contacting one of the Department of Ecology's regional offices: • Northwest Regional Office; Bellevue, WA; 425-649-7020; Email: arha461@ecy.wa.gov • Central Region Office; Yakima, WA; 509-575-2597; Email: sueb461@ecy.wa.gov • Southwest Regional Office; Lacey, WA; 360-407-6859; Email: oday461@ecy.wa.gov • Eastern Regional Office; Spokane, WA; 509-329-3541; Email: awat461@ecy.wa.gov DATED this 21st day of May, 2015 Maia D. Bellon, Director, Department of Ecology

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Out with the old, in with the new on SR 167 in Kent FOR THE REPORTER

Old and deteriorating pavement on State Route 167 in Kent is about to get the boot. Work began this week to repave the northbound lanes between South 277th Street and the Green River Bridge. It’s been 23 years since this one-mile section of SR 167 was repaved. With around 120,000 cars and trucks rumbling over it each

day, the roadway is showing its age. “This paving is long overdue,” said Washington State Department of Transportation Project Engineer Mary Ann Reddell. “There are long cracks, wheel ruts and potholes. Our maintenance teams have done a great job of patching it together, but it’s time for a longer-lasting fix.” Contractor ICON Materials will remove the top two

King County wants to know residents’ attitudes about local rivers King County, on behalf of the King County Flood Control District, has begun an opinion survey

inches of existing pavement, repair the roadbed underneath as needed, replace traffic detection devices and then spread a new layer of asphalt. After the asphalt cures for at least three weeks, crews will add high visibility striping. Because SR 167 is heavily traveled during daytime hours, the paving work will occur overnight when fewer vehicles are on the road.

of residents this week to find out how aware and prepared they are for flood risks, what they think about floodplain management, and how they enjoy local rivers. Information collected during the three-week survey will be used to help direct outreach ef-

[ LETTERS from page 6 ] agriculture and human The FDA will require animal producers to obtain authorization from a licensed veterinarian to use drugs to treat a specific disease, rather than just to promote rapid growth, as is current practice. As much as 80 percent of all U.S. antibiotics are used in animal agriculture The moves come amid growing concern about the link between routine antibiotic use in animal

forts and improve flood and river safety. Survey questions will focus on residents’ personal preparedness for flooding, opinions about flood-risk reduction techniques, and river recreation uses. The survey is being done by phone and online. If contacted by

infections by bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics because of their excessive use. The CDC estimates that antibiotic resistance causes two million illnesses per year in the U.S. and 23,000 deaths. It also adds $20 billion per year in health care costs and $35 billion in lost productivity And we thought that animal products were just linked to heart disease, cancer and stroke.

phone, residents can expect the survey to take about 10 minutes to complete. The same survey is also available online at www.kingcounty. gov/rivers for residents who are interested in volunteering about five to 10 minutes of their time to

While government agencies reduce antibiotics in animal products, the rest of us can do better immediately with wholesome vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains and a rich variety of plantbased meats and cheeses all these foods contain all the nutrients we require, without the deadly pathogens, antibiotics, carcinogens, cholesterol and saturated fats.

– Sal Sucher

share feedback. For more information, or to request alternative formats, translation or interpreter services, please contact the King County River and Floodplain Management Section at 206-477-4812.

PUBLIC NOTICES TO: BRANDON GANNON: You are notified that there is now on file in the office of the clerk of court for Polk County, Iowa, a petition in case number JVJV 238920, which prays for a termination of your parent-child relationship to a child born on June 30, 2005 in Dubuque, Iowa. For further details contact the clerk’s office at 500 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, Iowa. The petitioner’s attorney is Christina I. Thompson of Phil Watson, P.C. You are notified that there will be a hearing on the petition to terminate parental rights before the Iowa District Court for Polk County, at the Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, Room 412, at 8:30 am on August 12, 2015. CLERK of the ABOVE COURT Published in the Kent Reporter on June 12, 2015 and June 19, 2015. #1344732. Trustee Sale #1362615-1 Title # 6603160 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: 1 - 8 7 7 - 8 9 4 - H O M E (1-877-894-4663). Web site: http://www.dfi. wa.gov/consumers/homeowner ship/post_purchase_counselors_ foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing

and Urban Development Telephone: 1-800-569-4287 Web site: http://www.hud.gov/offices/ hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?web ListAction=search&searchstate =WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: 1-800-606-4819 Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, Clear Recon Corp., 9311 S.E. 36th Street, Suite 100, Mercer Island, WA 98040, Trustee will on 7/17/2015 at 10:00 AM at AT THE 4TH AVENUE ENTRANCE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOCATIONED ONE BLOCK EAST OF THE KING COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 4TH AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98121 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of King, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 25 IN BLOCK 5 OF BEVERLY PARK DIVISION NO. 1, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 32 OF PLATS AT PAGE 1, RECORDS OF KING COUNTY AUDITOR; SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF KING, STATE OF WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 10849 5TH AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE, WA 98168 APN: 079500 1050-06 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 11/3/2006, recorded 11/13/2006, as Auditor’s File No. 20061113002405, records of King County, Washington, from DIEMY NGUYEN AND LARRY MAY, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Grantor(s), to TRANATION, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST INC. ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-AMC2, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, under an Assignment recorded under Au-

ditor’s File No 20130911000690. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or the Beneficiary’s successor is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: 11/3/2006 Note Amount: $248,000.00 Interest Paid To: 2/1/2011 Next Due Date: 3/1/2011 PAYMENT INFORMATION FROM THRU NO.PMT AMOUNT TOTAL 3/1/2011 12/31/2014 46 $1,598.94 $73,551.24 1/1/2015 3 $2,029.75 $6,089.25 ADVANCES/LATE CHARGES DESCRIPTION TOTAL INSPECTIONS $594.00 APPRAISAL/ BPO $598.00 PENDING ESCROW DISB $1,144.99 ESTIMATED FORECLOSURE FEES AND COSTS DESCRIPTION TOTAL Trustee’s Fee’s $1,350.00 Mailings (MLG COST/IRS) $9.51 Mailings (MLG COST/NOD) $21.20 Mailings (MLG COST/NOS) $53.72 Mailings (MLG COST/OCCUPANT NOTICE) $10.97 Record Substitution of Trustee $14.00 T.S.G. Fee $1,044.63 Title Datedown Fee $50.00 Mailings ($14.44) TOTAL DUE AS OF 3/5/2015 $84,620.03 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $254,352.33, together with interest as provided in the Note from 3/1/2011, and such other costs and fees as are provided by statute. V. The above described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 7/17/2015. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 7/6/2015, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 7/6/2015 (11 days before the sale) the default

as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 7/6/2015 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the or the Grantor’s successor interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust and curing all other defaults.VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT “1” by both first class and certified mail on 1/16/2015, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS – The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior

to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. If you are a servicemember or a dependent of a servicemember, you may be entitled to certain protections under the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and any comparable state laws regarding the risk of foreclosure. If you believe you may be entitled to these protections, please contact our office immediately. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 3/6/2015 Clear Recon Corp., as Successor Trustee For additional information or service you may contact: Clear Recon Corp. 9311 S.E. 36th Street, Suite 100 Mercer Island, WA 98040Phone: (206) 707-9599 EXHIBIT “1” NAME ADDRESS DIEMY NGUYEN 10849 5TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98168-1432 DIEMY NGUYEN 10849 5TH AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE, WA 98168 DIEMY NGUYEN 10849 5TH AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE, WA 98168 INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ATTN: TECHNICAL SERVICES ADVISORY GROUP MANAGER - M/S W245 915 2ND AVE. SEATTLE, WA 98174 KING COUNTY WATER DISTRICT NO. 20 12606 1ST AVE S BURIEN, WA 98168 LARRY MAY 10849 5TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98168-1432 LARRY MAY 10849 5TH AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE, WA 98168 LARRY MAY 10849 5TH AVENUE SOUTH SEATTLE, WA 98168 OCCUPANT 10849 5TH AVE S SEATTLE, WA 98168 VALLEY VIEW SEWER DISTRICT 3460 S 148TH STREET SEATTLE, WA 98168-9550 VALLEY VIEW SEWER DISTRICT PO BOX 69550 SEATTLE, WA 98168-9550 Published in the Kent Reporter on June 12, 2015 and July 3, 2015. #1272457

CITY OF KENT NOTICE OF APPLICATION A Project Permit Application has been filed with City of Kent Planning Services. Following is a description of the application and the process for review. The application and listed studies may be reviewed at the offices of Kent Planning Services, 400 W. Gowe Street, Kent, WA. DATE OF NOTICE OF APPLICATION: June 12, 2015 APPLICATION NAME/ NUMBER: ATESOGLU SHORT PLAT SP-2015-5/RPSS-2151874 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant proposes to subdivide a 2.8 acre lot into three (3) single family residential lots. All lots are proposed to take access from 132nd Avenue SE. This application supersedes a 2012 approval (SP-2010-2, KIVA 2100870) for a 4 lot short plat which the applicant has withdrawn. A wetland and a stream have been identified on the site. A wetland delineation was approved by the City on June 24, 2009. Environmental review for the 4-lot short subdivision of this site was completed in December 2011 under file number ENV-2010-15, KIVA 2100870. The project site is located at the northwest corner of 132nd Avenue SE and SE 244th Street, identified by King County tax parcel number 2122059021, and is zoned SR-6, Single-Family Residential. OTHER PERMITS AND PLANS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED: Civil Construction Permit, Final Short Subdivision PUBLIC COMENT PERIOD: June 12, 2015 to June 26, 2015 All persons may comment on this application. Comments must be in writing and received in Kent Planning Services by 4:30 P.M., Friday, June 26, 2015, at 220 Fourth Avenue S, Kent WA 98032. For questions regarding this project, please call Sharon Clamp, Kent Planning Services, at (253) 856-5454. Published in the Kent Reporter on June 12, 2015. #1346003.

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Kent Rotary honors top graduating seniors The Kent Rotary Club honored top graduating seniors from the Kent School District at its annual scholar recognition event at Green River College on May 12. Students graduating in the top 5 percent of their class were invited along with their families. A total of 85 students from Kentlake, Kent-Meridian, Kentridge, Kentwood, Kent Phoenix Academy, Kent Mountain View Academy and the iGrad program were honored.

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Dawn Colston, Kent Rotary Club president, emceed. Tony Apostle, interim superintendent of the school district, provided an inspirational opening address. Student leaders spoke on the topic of academic success. The principals of each school recognized their top graduating seniors. Student speakers were: Emily Okawara, Kentridge; Timary Mathena, Kentlake; April Rose Nguyen, Kent-Meridian; David Mageo, Kent Mountain View Academy; McKenna Johnson, Kentwood; and Samantha Burchard, Kent Phoenix Academy. Rotary Club academic schol-

arships were $1,950 each and derived from proceeds from the annual Kent Rotary Escapades Auction held annually at the ShoWare Center. The 10 scholarships, totaling $19,500, were awarded to: Kelly Le (Kentwood, who is attending the University of Washington); Truman-Hieu Ngo (Kentwood, UW); Thanh Truong (Kentlake, UW); Timary Mathena (Kentlake, Whitworth); Jessica Lam (Kentridge, UW); Kenneth Darcy (Kentridge, University of Virginia); Salam Ramadan (KentMeridian, Seattle University); Chianson Siu (Kent-Meridian,

UW); Maryanna Peterson (Kent Mountain View Academy, Seattle Pacific University); and Samantha Burchard (Kent Phoenix Academy, University of New Hampshire). Kent Rotary presented its vocational scholarships to students from Kent’s Career and Technical Education Program, which focuses on career preparation, such as community and technical college two-year programs, trades and apprenticeship training, and specialized skill-based training programs. The nine recipients of the $1,500 vocational scholarships were:

Ahmed Al-Rajab, Kentridge (attending Bellevue College to study graphic design); Malaika Altera, Kentlake (Green River College, nursing); Tony Dorsey, Kent-Meridian, (Olympic College, criminal justice); Brook Fuhlendorf, Kentridge (Highline College, nursing); Jayson Gambill, Kentridge (South Seattle College, baking); Jhakon Pappoe, Kentwood (Green River College, physical therapy assistant); Giovanna Staiano, Kentlake (Renton Tech, nursing); Alex Vovk, Kentridge (Renton Tech, computer networking); and Nathan Wick, Kentridge (Renton Tech, industrial engineering).

for cats and dogs, recently visited the Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) in Kent, bearing gifts. More specifically, a check for $5,000 and a portion of its pet-treat award for winning The Bark’s Best Places to Work Contest.

The company was awarded a year supply of Zuke’s treats for its more than 227 pets that come into its office each day. But the company decided to donate them to animal shelters for homeless pets instead, RASKC being one of them. Donations will support the

shelter’s efforts in caring for lost, abused and adoptable pets of King County. As a public organization supported primarily through pet license sales and county funding, RASKC relies on financial and in-kind donations to do the

wonderful work that they do – which includes caring for lost and injured animals, enforcing animal-related laws, and placing animals in forever homes. The funds will be used directly to help the animals in the care of RASKC.

PUBLIC NOTICES .....CONTINUED FROM RPREVIOUS PAGE Kent School District No. 415 Notice of Hearing -- Potential Sale of Real Property Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Kent School District No. 415 will meet on June 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., in a regularly-scheduled board meeting, in the board room of Kent School District Administration Building, 12033 SE 256th St., Kent, WA to conduct a hearing on the propriety/advisability of selling the real property listed below, and to take action to authorize the sale. Any person may appear there and be heard for or against the proposed sale. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Richard Stedry, Chief Business Officer, at (253) 373-7295. Approximately 4.5 acres +/- of the southwest portion of the property commonly known as Pine Tree Elementary School, 27825 118th Avenue SE, Kent, WA. The acreage under consideration for sale is legally described as: THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, AND THE SOUTH 264 FEET OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, ALL IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 22 NORTH, RANGE 5 EAST, W.M., KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE WEST 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE ALONG THE WEST LINE THEREOF, NORTH 0°56’47” EAST 856.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 32°39’40” EAST 379.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 10°23’45” EAST 278.27 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 33°31’27” EAST 296.49 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT 23.50 FEET NORTHERLY OF, AS MEASURED PERPENDICULAR TO THE EAST-WEST CENTER OF SECTION LINE; THENCE PARALLEL WITH SAID EAST-WEST LINE, SOUTH 88°56’32” EAST 196.64 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE

WESTERLY MARGIN OF 118TH AVENUE SOUTHEAST; THENCE ALONG SAID WESTERLY MARGIN, SOUTH 0°57’42” WEST 23.50 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT ON SAID EAST-WEST LINE WHICH BEARS SOUTH 88°56’32” EAST FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE ALONG SAID EASTWEST LINE, NORTH 88°56’32” WEST 629.23 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. Contains 197,809 +/- square feet A portion of Tax Parcel No. 332205-9125. Published in the Kent Reporter on June 5, 2015 and June 12, 2015. #1333133.

NOTICE OF HEARING REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 415 KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON LIMITED GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: Kent School District No. 415, King County, Washington (the “District”) desires to issue its Limited General Obligation Bonds, Series 2015 (the “Bonds”), for the purpose of financing the acquisition of pupil transportation vehicles and installation of fueling improvements for the District. The Bonds are issued in the form of a single, fully registered bond in the principal amount of not to exceed $5,000,000 and dated their date of delivery, shall mature ten years after the date of issuance, and shall bear interest payable commencing on December 1, 2015, and annually thereafter on each December 1 to the stated date of maturity or prior redemption, whichever occurs first, at the rate of two percent per annum computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. The District reserves the right to redeem the Bonds prior to the Maturity Date, without penalty, additional interest or other charges, upon 30 days written notice to the Registered Owner. The Bonds are limited general obligations of the District and as

such the full faith, credit and resources of the District will be pledged to the payment of the Bonds within the appropriate constitutional and statutory limitations for non-voted general obligations. The District will pay the Bonds from revenues from the Transportation Vehicle Fund and General Fund. A public hearing has been set for 7:00 p.m. on June 24, 2015, at the District’s administrative offices, located at 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, Washington, at which time and place the Board of Directors of the District (the “Board”) will conduct a public hearing on the issuance of the Bonds. All people who desire to comment on the issuance of the Bonds may appear at such hearing and be heard. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board will determine whether to issue the Bonds. This Notice is provided pursuant to and in accordance with RCW 28A.530.080(2). A draft of the proposed resolution authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of the Bonds is available for review at the District’s administrative offices prior to the public hearing. Kent School District No. 415 King County, Washington /s/ Dr. Calvin J. Watts Dr. Calvin J. Watts, Secretary to the Board of Directors Published in Kent, Covington/ Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on June 12, 2015 and June 19, 2015. #1344119. INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that the City of Kent, Washington, will receive sealed bids at the City Clerk’s office through June 30, 2015 up to 2:30 p.m. as shown on the clock on the east wall of the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, Washington 98032. All bids must be properly marked and sealed in accordance with this “Invitation to Bid.” Bids must be delivered and received at the City Clerk’s office by the above-stated time, regardless of delivery method, including U.S. Mail. All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud immediately following for the City of Kent project named as

follows: Kent Commons Roof Project The project consists of re-roofing the existing 26,000 sf Kent Commons building. Project includes preparation of existing metal roof panels, infilling over existing metal roofing, new cover board, new SPM roofing with applied decorative ribs, revised flashing, stucco repair, touch up painting, beam repair and other related work as required and as indicated in the project manual and on the drawings. The Engineers estimated range for this project is $335,000 to $390,000. Bid documents may be obtained by contacting David A. Clark Architects, PLLC, 253 351-8877, KentBids@clarkarchitects.com. A pre-bid conference will be held on site at Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032, at 10:30 a.m. on June 23, 2015. While attendance is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. Bids must be clearly marked “Bid” with the name of the project on the outside of the envelope, addressed to the City Clerk, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032-5895. Only sealed bids will be accepted. No facsimiles or electronic submittals will be considered. The City of Kent reserves the right to reject any and all bids on any or all schedules or alternated or to waive any informalities in the bidding and shall determine which bid or bidders is the most responsive, satisfactory, and responsible bidder and shall be the sole judge thereof. No pleas of mistake in the bid shall be available to the bidder for the recovery of his/her deposit or as a defense to any action based upon the neglect or refusal to execute a contract. Bidders must submit with their initial bid a signed statement as to whether they have previously performed work subject to the President’s Executive Order No. 11246. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the day of bid opening. Dated this 4th day of June, 2015. BY: Ronald F. Moore, City Clerk Published in the Kent Reporter on June 12, 2015 and June 19,

2015. #1344597. INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that the City of Kent, Washington, will receive sealed bids at the City Clerk’s office through June 23, 2015 up to 1:00 p.m. as shown on the clock on the east wall of the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, Washington. All bids must be properly marked and sealed in accordance with this “Invitation to Bid.” Bids must be delivered and received at the City Clerk’s office by the above-stated time, regardless of delivery method, including U.S. Mail. All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud immediately following 1:00 p.m. for the City of Kent project named as follows: W. Gowe St. – 4th Ave. S. to 6th Ave. S. Drainage Project Number: 15-3004 The project consists of repairing damage caused by street trees to stormwater drainage appurtenances along W. Gowe St. between 4th Ave. S. and 6th Ave. S. City crews will remove street trees flush with the ground prior to this project commencing. This project will remove the street tree stumps and plant new trees. The project will add 2 new catch basins and place a combined total 140’ of 12” DI stormwater pipe that will tie into the existing City drainage system. This project will replace sections of curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway, traffic loops and patches of roadway. Approximately 400 tons of asphalt cement pavement inlay will fill .2’ to .5’ variable depth planed patches to repair heaved and deformed roadway sections and remedy severe stormwater ponding. The Engineer’s estimate for this project is approximately $300,000. Bid documents may be obtained by contacting City of Kent Engineering Department, Nancy Yoshitake at (253) 856-5508. For technical questions, please call Paul Kuehne at (253) 856-5543. Bids must be clearly marked “Bid” with the name of the project on the outside of the envelope, addressed to the City Clerk, 220 4th Avenue South,

Kent, WA 98032-5895. Only sealed bids will be accepted. No facsimiles or electronic submittals will be considered. Each bid shall be in accordance with the plans and specifications and other contract documents now on file in the office of the City Engineer, City of Kent, Washington. Copies of the plans and Kent Special Provisions may be purchased at a non-refundable cost of $50.00 for each set. Plans and specifications can also be downloaded at no charge at www.kentwa.gov/ procurement. Copies of the WSDOT Standard Specifications are available for perusal only. A cashier’s check, cash or surety bond in the amount of 5% of the bid is required. The City of Kent reserves the right to reject any and all bids on any or all schedules or alternates or to waive any informalities in the bidding and shall determine which bid or bidders is the most responsive, satisfactory and responsible bidder and shall be the sole judge thereof. No plea of mistake in the bid shall be available to the bidder for the recovery of his/her deposit or as a defense to any action based upon the neglect or refusal to execute a contract. Bidders must submit with their initial bid a signed statement as to whether they have previously performed work subject to the President’s Executive Order No. 11246. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the day of bid opening. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2015. BY:Ronald F. Moore, City Clerk Published in the Kent Reporter on June 12, 2015. #1344832.

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Attendance continues to grow for the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds, the ShoWare Center’s long-term tenant. REPORTER FILE PHOTO numbers. According to Community Attributes Inc., a regionally respected economic analysis firm, the ShoWare Center and its collective economic activity pumps an average of $23 million into the local economy each and every year. That’s $138 million since it opened. That economic activity includes ticket and concession sales, rental revenues, eventrelated spending outside of the ShoWare Center at local businesses and restaurants

and the additional businessto-business and employee spending. The flip side of the economic activity is the city’s contribution of $22.4 million, including $3.7 million to support operations and $18.7 million toward construction debt. A return of $138 million on a $22.4 million investment is exceptional given the recent economic times. One must ask where Kent and its businesses would be without it.

It’s not just restaurants that have seen the benefit. Just ask Kevin Byrne at Hand and Stone Massage about the ShoWare Center helping to get their business noticed, and in turn, increasing their number of clients. Derek Thorne at Road Runner Sports will tell you event nights bring in a solid increase of customers to his store.

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munity gathering place for Kent as it was originally envisioned. Since opening, the ShoWare Center has hosted over 1,100 events, big and small, ranging from the three-day, globally televised Skate America ice skating competition to scores of meetings and conferences for local companies and service organizations. Families of Kent’s graduating seniors, along with those from other local schools and colleges, can attend graduation close to home and not have to travel to Tacoma or Seattle to see it. The Kent School District’s Tech Expo, Washington FIRST Robotics’ state competition and the Kent International Festival now have a place to hold their events for local kids and families while still drawing visitors from around the state. Then there are the many concerts, Disney on Ice, (get your “Frozen” tickets now), Harlem Globetrotters, and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Anchoring these are the Thunderbirds and the excitement they bring to the ice night after night. The ShoWare Center is the place where the whole community comes together to share, laugh, learn, be inspired and be entertained – more conveniently and less expensively than a ticket or night out elsewhere. Where does the ShoWare Center go from here? Last year, the mayor and City Council approved a 10-year extension of the

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cancelled concert tours as ticket sales saw their greatest drop in years, and the Thunderbirds saw lower attendance as fans tightened their wallets after losing jobs or worrying that they could. All of this battered the bottom line for years. The economy has finally shown real recovery since then, but arenas and event centers across the country find themselves operating in a more competitive environment with fewer big moneymaking events, narrower margins and less operating revenue. According to the State Auditor’s Office, all of the arenas, and events and convention centers in Washington have experienced similar operating losses over the past six years. The city’s subsidy for the ShoWare Center as a recurring headline has some residents suggesting we close it, convert it to a police station or sell it to become a tribal casino. While the concern is understandable, especially with the city’s ongoing budget challenges, these suggestions fail to consider our lease obligation to the Thunderbirds, nor do they acknowledge the benefits the ShoWare Center has and continues to generate for the city. Let’s start with the

www.kentreporter.com city’s contract with SMG, the management firm that has operated the ShoWare Center since it opened. SMG has done a tremendous job establishing the ShoWare Center as a sought-after destination under the most difficult economic circumstances. With the market momentum and relationships SMG has established, there was no reason to fix what wasn’t broken. SMG and the city are committed to attracting more events and more revenue. In fact, SMG is investing in revenueenhancing improvements to food concessions and other operations of the building. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which oversees the use of the city’s hotel/motel tax collections, is exploring ways to attract more events that generate hotel stays in Kent. SMG and the city’s Spotlight Concert Series are also working together to bring a wider array of artists to the ShoWare Center. On the sports front, Kent scored big when we landed the Tacoma Stars soccer team to finish their last season and return for the next one. We’re building on the progress made by the Thunderbirds to attract new advertisers, sponsors, and businesses to their growing base of fans. Another priority is the partnership with our building name sponsor, ShoWare Ticketing. Its 10-year, $3 million investment has bolstered our bottom line, and in turn, has helped this dynamic company see tremendous growth in its ShoWare online ticketing service. So, if you haven’t done so already, come to the ShoWare Center and check out the latest exciting entertainment or rewarding community event. You’ll see why the ShoWare Center and the surrounding downtown Kent is becoming a preferred destination in the Puget Sound. See you at the Show. Ben Wolters is director of economic and community development for the city of Kent. Reach him at 253-856-5454 or bwolters@kentwa.gov.

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www.kentreporter.com Ngenzi started at KentMeridian in the fall of 2013, but it took time to adjust to the American school system. At 18, Ngenzi was older than most of his classmates. “They thought I was a teacher … and they (would) say, ‘How old are you?’ and I have to say, ‘I am 18,’” Ngenzi said. “It was a little bit weird.” He also had to get used to moving from class to class. In the Congo, students stay in one classroom and the teachers rotate. “I stayed after the bell rings,” Ngenzi said. “I was like, ‘OK, where’s the second teacher?’ and I wait and wait. My teacher was like, ‘You have to move (to another classroom).’”

[ SAUNDERS from page 1 ] on gradation, are really difficult because you see other people with their dads. Growing up, I would miss out on Father’s Day or fatherdaughter dances.” Saunders doesn’t remember a lot about her father, but her mother, Billie, tries to keep him a part of the family. Billie Saunders was pregnant when her husband was killed. Megan Saunders’ brother, Jim, is a freshman at Kentridge. “It is so hard for her, but she does a lot to keep him alive to us,” Saunders said of her mom. “She tells us stories and just little funny things. In certain circumstances she says, ‘That reminds me so much of your dad.’” Saunders said her father’s friends and colleagues also help keep his memory alive. “My Washington State Patrol

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Ngenzi started at KentMeridian as a sophomore, but once the school received his transcripts from the Congo he was elevated to a senior. He spent one semester in ELL (English Language Learners), where his teacher, Sam Susan, helped him greatly. “He was the one who used to stay after school until like 5-6 p.m. to work with me,” Ngenzi said. Ngenzi took two English classes per year in order to meet graduation requirements and also enrolled in several International Baccalaureate and college-level courses. Ngenzi is grateful to his friends, family and teachers for helping him succeed.

family is really strong, and a lot of times I associate his memory with them. Some of them will actually be attending the graduation, so that is really special to me,” she said. Saunders is involved with the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation and attends an annual dinner for families of fallen troopers. “Just being around them (other survivors) and being able to talk to them is really helpful for both sides because we can tell our stories and they can tell theirs,” she said. Saunders has become more comfortable talking about her father. It was a part of her senior presentation and has been a topic of papers for some of her English classes. “When I was little I didn’t like to tell people, and it took me a long time to get over where I wouldn’t tell people,” she said. “People would say, ‘What does your dad do?’ It

really hurt me.” Talking and writing about her father have been helpful to Saunders. “I feel like even though people don’t understand, it is best that they know just because they can understand where I am coming from,” she said. “My dad’s death doesn’t define me. Obviously, it has shaped me to become the person I am today.” Although Saunders only knew her father for a short time, he still had a profound impact on her. “He was such a positive influence in my life, especially in my formidable years,” she said. “He taught me a lot. In the pictures and in the little home videos, he is reading to me and he is playing with me, and I feel like that really shaped who I am today. I love literature. I love writing, and then even after his death I feel like writing became and outlet for me. I’d write in my diary a lot. I would write stories.” Saunders has

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considered writing a book about her experiences. “The coolest thing about doing that would be that other kids could be able to read it, and other kids who maybe would have the same experiences could sort of connect and relate,” she said. Saunders plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall. She hasn’t decided on a major yet but is considering communications or something related to writing. Saunders has learned a lot from the loss of her father. “Cherish everybody around you because you don’t know,” she said. “Life is short. And also enjoy life. There’s so many things in life that happen that are bad that if you focus on those bad things, you’re not going to have a fulfilled life. You are not going to be happy with yourself and with others around you, so you might as well live a fulfilled life while you can.”

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“I should say congratulations to everybody,” he said. “Everybody contributed to who I am right now.” He is especially grateful to his mom, Jeanne D’arc. “She wants us to concentrate on school, so I saw that she is the one who realized that dream to be real. She is happy to be a big part of it.” He hopes graduating from high school will inspire others, especially his three younger siblings. “It is meaningful for my family, even for my community, to represent my family, my country and who I am, too,” he said. “I am trying just to give them an example. I think that when they saw me getting those kind of things, going to col-

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Ngenzi almost didn’t get to realize his dream of graduating from high school. “According to (the nonprofit organization), when you are 18 and you are living with a single mom, you can’t go to high school,” he said. “You have to get a job and go to ESL (English as a Second Language) classes at Highline or (another) community college.” Ngenzi and his older brother enrolled at Highline, but it wasn’t the right fit for Ngenzi. “I just didn’t like the atmosphere of learning English and going to work,” he said. “I didn’t feel (like) myself.” He convinced the organization to let him attend high school.

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A. Coleus are tropical plants that love warm days and do best in light shade or strong filtered light but there are some new coleus varieties called “sun coleus” that can handle full sun in our climate. In general the more red you see in a coleus leaf the more sun tolerant it will be. Pinching off any flower spikes that form on coleus plants will keep them producing colorful leaves rather than putting their energy into seed production. In Western Washington, you should also pinch back the tips of coleus plants several times in the summer to keep them compact and tidy. New coleus plants are easy to start from cuttings just by placing your pruning bits in a glass of water to enjoy as cut flowers. Keep the glass filled until roots form and you can pot up the cuttings and enjoy new coleus all winter as houseplants. When it comes to varieties, sometimes the

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mystery is the location of your container. A warm and sunny spot is perfect for petunias, marigolds and most geraniums but Martha or Lady Washington geraniums are more particular about their growing conditions than the other more adaptable geranium varieties. Dry soil or hot afternoons will send Martha into a tizzy. She prefers only morning or early afternoon sun, soil kept moist and a constant supply of weak fertilizer to keep her healthy. You can always dig out and replace cranky or ungrateful plants from less than successful container garden compositions. The traditional zonal geraniums will thrive in that hot spot and if moved out of the spotlight and into a cooler location your Martha Washington geranium might just settle down and clean up her persnickety reputation.

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Fourth Annual Juneteenth Festival (150 years): 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 20, Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th, Kent. Juneteenth commemorates the day, June 19, 1865, when Americans of African descent learned of their freedom, in Texas. Keynote speakers, vendors, food, live music, dance, games, essays from youth, Buffalo Soldiers appearance. For more information,visit www.kentblackactioncommission.com.

Wastemobile: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 12-14, Fred Meyer, 16735 SE 272nd St., Covington. King County residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, lamps, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge. The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.

but last year I planted canna "Tropicanna" in a large half wine barrel and I was delighted that the huge leaves have sprouted from the same tuber even though the plant looked dead in the winter and I cut the stem all the way to the ground. So will this tropical plant keep coming back year after year? Will I need to dig and divide the bulbs at some point? I should mention that the ornamental grass called Japanese Forest Grass also came back in the same pot and so I have a wonderful combination of foliage in one pot without replanting anything. P.O., Tacoma

Greater Seattle Postcard and Paper Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27; 10 a.m.4 p.m. June 28, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Approximately 15-20 dealers from throughout the Northwest and California, displaying old postcards, paper collectibles and ephemera. Included: postcards, stamps, advertising trade cards, cigar labels, valentines, scrap, travel brochures, photographs, stereographs, aviation, auto, railroad, ship, movie memorabilia, Western Americana. Free appraisals of all old paper collectibles. Admission: $5. www.postcardshows.com MVCF Community Craft & Flea Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25, Mountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 19001 SE 272nd St., Kent. Collectibles, flea market fare, kids’ fun zone, quality crafts and more. Free parking. For more info, email mvcf. events @gmail.com or call 206-304-3752.

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Washington where our recent mild winter has allowed marginally hardy plants to make an encore appearance. You canna grow canna in that same container for three or four years before it should need digging up and dividing but wait until fall to do the dirty deed. Cut back the foliage, remove the tuber and separate the knobby roots into three or four smaller tubers. Even cannas planted in the ground survived this past winter if they were growing in welldrained soil. To make sure your potted cannas survive a colder winter in the future, you can move the pot under the eaves or another protected spot out of the rain.

Health Kent4Health Free Trail Walks: 3-mile (5k) self-guided walks exploring various Kent Parks on marked trails. Walks are twice a day at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Visit Kent4Health.com for more information and a full schedule. Zumba: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday (except holidays), SeaMar Community Clinic, 233 Second Ave. S, Kent. Dance to great music with great people. Taught by licensed instructors. Habla Espanol. Free. Call 206-436-6380 to register. Sponsored by Kent4Health and SeaMar Community Clinic. www.kent4health.com Bloodworks Northwest drives: 1-4 p.m. June 18, Food Services Of America, 18430 E Valley Highway; 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 26, Blue Origin, LLC, 21218 76th Ave. S.; 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m. June 30, First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 SE 240th St.; 10-noon, 1-4 p.m. July 10, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way; 12:30-2:30 p.m., 3:30-6:30 p.m. July 13, St. James Episcopal Church, 24447 94th Ave. S. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit www.bloodworksnw.org. TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Swanson Court Clubhouse, 12200 SE 207th St., Kent, near

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‘Charlotte’s Web, The Musical’ Heavier Than Air Family Theatre presents ‘Charlotte’s Web, The Musical’ at 7 p.m. Friday, the first of five weekend performances through June 20 at Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. The theatre company recently partnered with Barnes and Noble to say hello to a new generation of readers when they took the musical beyond the stage. The cast, which included a reading with Fern and Wilbur, shown above, shared a message with fans of books and Broadway alike, highlighting and connecting the dots between literature and plays. For tickets, call 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or visit www.heavierthanair.com. COURTESY PHOTO. Kentridge High School. Nonprofit weight loss support group. Cost: $32 to join and $7 monthly. For more information, call 253-709-5098 or visit www.tops.org or www.whywelovetops.com.

Clubs, programs Tuesday evening dances: Open to all ages at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Cover charge: $4 at the door for all ages, dancers and listeners. Program schedule: • First Tuesday: 17-member Big Band Kings of Swing, 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. Refreshments by the Lakeshore or Radcliffe Place; • Second Tuesday: Randy Litch, ballroom dance music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by the Weatherly; • Third Tuesday: Andy Burnett, rock ‘n roll music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by Stafford Suites; • Fourth Tuesday: Randy Litch, ballroom dance music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by Farrington Court; • Fifth Tuesday (when occurring): Randy Litch, ballroom dance music, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Refreshments by Judson Park. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or visit kentwa.gov/SeniorActivityCenter/ Book Signing: 1-3 p.m. June 19, Urban Timber Coffee, 20038 68th Ave. S, Kent; 1-3 p.m. June 27, Barnes & Noble, 31325 Pacific Highway S., Federal Way. Author Mari Borrero, a Kent resident, available to sign copies of her book, “Daddy Has a New Home, Not a New Heart”. Alex doesn’t understand why

his dad is not ready for his Saturday baseball game. It’s unusual that he is not ready, and Alex sets out to find out where he is. As he sets out to find where his dad is, an intense conversation with his grandma takes place. Find out what happened to Alex’s dad and what his grandma said that would change Alex’s life forever. Book launch and signing: Noon-3 p.m. June 28, Reds Wine Bar at Kent Station, 321 Ramsay Way, Suite 110. Meet the authors: Matthew Tolleth (www.stillnesswithinthestorm.com); Dayna Reid (www. daynareid.com) and Sue Mocker (www. thehopefactor.com). Get a copy of the book signed or buy one there. www.facebook. com/events/1662504480647156/

Camps Resident Camp at Waskowitz informational meeting: 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 8, Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue N. Opportunity for parents and campers to meet the camp director and staff. Kent is one of the few cities to offer a summer resident camp for boys and girls entering the fifth, sixth or seventh grade this fall. The Aug. 3-7 camp, now in its 36th year, offers a wide spectrum of activities and professional management. Eighty-five percent of the camp counselors return. The camp, at the base of Mount Si in the Cascade foothills,

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Q. I bought some coleus plants with huge leaves because I always heard coleus like the shade. My neighbor insists coleus do well in the sun. Does coleus prefer sun or shade? One more question: When my coleus forms a spike of blue flowers do I have to pinch this off the plant? G. Email

name of the various coleus plants are as colorful as the foliage. Look for "Inky Fingers," "Stained Glasswork" and “Kong” with huge leaves up to 8 inches across or the dramatic red and yellow variety that can handle full sun named “Big Red Judy”. Marianne Binetti

By the middle of June you can finally plant all your warm season crops into the garden. Corn and bean seeds, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes will not have to battle cool nights and cold soil and they will grow much more quickly than if set out in May. Colorful coleus with fantastic foliage will also perk up this month as the days and nights stay warm.

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Kent Parks’ Teen Camp: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 22-Aug. 14, Mill Creek Middle School, 620 Central Ave. N, Kent. Hosted by Kent Parks and Recreation Department. Field trips to Game Works, Snoqualmie Falls, LeMay Car Museum, and a Tacoma Rainiers game are among the activities that await seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Attendees will experience two field trips per week. With the exception of the week of July 4, weekly sessions cost $160 each and include field trips, sack lunches, afternoon snacks and a T-shirt. Registration is first come, first served until camp is full. A $20 deposit reserves your teen’s spot and can be applied to the balance of that’s week’s fee. Full payment is due the Monday the week prior to the week your teen is registered to attend. For more information and to register, call 253-856-5030.

The Kent Chapter of Business Network, Int’l (BNI): Meets every Wednesday morning at 7 at the Old Country Buffet, 25630 104th SE, Kent. Chapter is growing.

47th District Democrats monthly meeting: 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Auburn IAM Hall, 201 A St. SW, next to the Auburn Transit Station. Diverse group welcomes the public to join them to meet candidates and leaders in the community to discuss topics, pass resolutions and just have a great time. Free. For more information, visit wa47thdems.org or find us on Facebook.

Entertainment SHOWARE CENTER 625 W. James St., Kent. 253-856-6777. Order at www.tickets.showarecenter. com. Events include: Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees Tribute: 8 p.m. June 26. Offering fans the full sights and sounds of the Bee Gees playlist and singing their blockbuster hits. Tickets: $20-$75. Bikes, Brews & Tattoos: 1-7 p.m. June 27. Lawless Harley-Davidson of Renton presents free concert, featuring Spike and The Impalers and guest, Invasive. Hol-

lywood B Harley Stunt Show; tattoo artists; bikes, food, wine and beer garden. Live auction benefitting Bikers Against Bullies and the Miss in America Project. 1964 The Tribute: 8 p.m. June 28. Show is an accurate re-creation of a Beatles Concert Live from songs, voices, instruments, suits, haircuts, down to the Beatle boots. Tickets: $20-$75. Legends Football League: 8 p.m. July 3, Seattle Mist vs. LA Temptation. Tickets: $10-$55. ELSEWHERE Kent Senior Center Bluegrass Jam and Concert series: Noon-5 p.m. third Saturday of the month, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St. Admission: generous donation to support the program. For more information, call 253-856-5150 or 253939-5594. “Charlotte’s Web, The Musical”: 7 p.m. June 12, 13, 19; 3 p.m. June 13, 20. Green River College, Performing Arts Building, 12401 SE 320th St. Presented by Heavier Than Air Family Theatre. Musical adaptation of E.B. White’s beloved story, an affectionate pig befriends a spider who reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle often found in the simplest things. Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the door. 253-833-9111, www.heavierthanair.com

“Guys & Dolls”: 7 p.m. June 18, 19, 20; 2 p.m. June 21, Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. City of Federal Way Parks Friendship Theater, an inclusive theater group for individuals with and without special needs, performs. Tickets: $8.00 general admission and can be purchased by calling the Federal Way Community Center at 253-835-6900 or Sharon Boyle at 253835-6935, or atwww.itallhappenshere. org, or at the door. “A Maze”: 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays, July 16-Aug. 1, Theatre Battery at Kent Station, 438 Ramsay Way, Suite 103. Northwest Premiere Production of Rob Handel’s play, under the direction of Logan Ellis. There are two kinds of mazes: The kind where you try to get through and out the other side, and the kind where you try to get to the center. It’s fragmented at first – you have to allow things not to make sense and trust that all will be revealed. Two rock stars struggle to regain their art after rehab, a young kidnapping victim finds her voice, and the King and Queen of a distant land protect their unborn heir. Tickets: $15-$25. For tickets or to learn more, call 206-419-1675 or visit www. theatrebattery.com

Music 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 www.mvyso.org. 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 www.rainieryouthchoirs.org.

Reunions Kentlake Class of 2005: 7-11 p.m. June 27, Tavern Hall, 505 Bellevue Square, Bellevue. 10-year reunion. Ticket information: klhs2005.weebly.com

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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. GKHS is a nonprofit organization that promotes the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the greater Kent area. www.gkhs.org

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REGISTRATION UNDER WAY FOR SHOWARE SHOOTOUT The sixth annual ShoWare Shootout ball hockey and basketball tournament is set for July 18-19 at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. The event features four-onfour ball hockey and threeon-three basketball. The entry fee, which includes three games and T-shirts for each player, is $65 through July 1 and $75 between July 2-16. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 206-240-9029. Register online at ShoWareShootout.com.

TACOMA STARS RETURN TO SHOWARE CENTER The Tacoma Stars will return to the ShoWare Center in Kent for the 2015-16 Major Arena Soccer League season. The Stars replaced the Seattle Impact FC partway through last season when Lane Smith purchased the rights to the Impact. Tacoma opens the season on Friday, Nov. 6. Season tickets are on sale at 1-844-7827784 or tacomastars.com. Prices range from $150 to $250. Single-game tickets are expected to go on sale in October.

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Mill Creek runners excel in distance races BY HEIDI SANDERS hsanders@kentreporter.com

Mill Creek Middle School’s track team is typically known for its sprinters and hurdlers, but this year two of the top distance runners in the conference were part of the team. Eighth-graders Allison Baerny and Sergio Saldivar emerged as leaders of the team this season, both on and off the track. “Our distance hasn’t always really been a standout but this year has been totally different,” said Kami Terris, co-head track coach at Mill Creek. “We had a strong group of distance runners led by these two (Baerny and Saldivar). It was fun to see our distance group getting stronger.” Terris said with more than 100 students on the team and only three coaches - Jeff Kuolt, serves at co-head coach alongside Terris, and Donald Miller is an assistant - having experienced runners like Baerny and Saldivar is helpful. “Kids like Allison and Sergio help us out huge because they’re always encouraging their teammates and helping their teammates get better,” she said. Mill Creek wrapped up its season with the KentTahoma Conference meet on June 2-3 at French Field. The girls team came away with the title at the conference meet for the third year in a row, in addition to a first-place finish in the league. The boys team placed sixth at the conference meet and finished second in league standings. “They still had a very good season,” Terris said of the boys team. “I will give a lot of credit to Sergio. He was definitely a leader for that team.” Saldivar finished second in the conference meet in

Registration begins for Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Run/Walk FOR THE REPORTER

Registration is under way for the 12th annual Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Run/ Walk. The event is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11. The race starts at Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Road, near the Hydroplane

Mill Creek Middle School’s Sergio Saldivar took second in the mile and the 800 meters at the conference meet on June 2-3 at French Field. COURTESY PHOTO

as hard as you can. With distance it is all mental. You could be a really good runner but if you don’t have strategy, you’re not going to win.” Terris said Baerny was like a coach to many of the girls on the team, encouraging them to do their best. “We didn’t have that many girls running distance,” Terris said. “She (Baerny) would help her teammates at practice. She would run at maybe a slower pace so that she could help them increase their time.” Baerny said she enjoyed the camaraderie on the team. “We’re all like a giant family and I love that,” she said. “All my friends this year that I’ve had I made during the track season last year.” Baerny said she will miss her Mill Creek coaches next year. “They are just always really encouraging and they push us to be our best,” she said. “Even when kids don’t think they can do something, they have them try it just to see if they can do it and it turns out they can do it and they are really good and end up loving it.” Baerny said she plans to participate in cross country and track at K-M and looks forward to running with her sister, who is a sophomore. “All of the other teams have groups of girls that are running together and my sister really hasn’t had anyone,” she said. “I am going to be up there with her so we are going to run with each other and kind of work with each other.… She’s not going to want me to beat her and that is going to push her more.” Baerny said she hopes to get her mile time under 5:20 during high school and would like to follow in her

parents footsteps by getting a college scholarship for track.

Multi-sport athlete As an all-around athlete, Saldivar faces a dilemma when it comes to which sport to play. His favorite sport is baseball, which conflicts with track season. Last year, Saldivar started out with track but quit to play baseball. “I felt bad when I quit, so this year I promised myself not to quit any sport,” he said. “So now I am doing (club) baseball and track at the same time.” Saldivar started running in fifth grade, and began running distance in middle school. “When I first ran the mile here I noticed I got 4:52 and I just decided to do track since I had a good time,” he said. Despite his success on the oval, Saldivar doesn’t plan to run track in high school. “People told me I could get a scholarship in track but baseball is my favorite sport so I am just going for baseball,” he said. He plans to play football during cross country season. Terris said she believes Saldivar could have a successful track career if he decides to continue in the sport. “He could probably play any sport and be the best athlete but we are trying to convince him to do track and cross country, only because we think he would have a better chance of getting a scholarship,” Terris said. “Although he may get a scholarship in anything he does because he works extremely hard… Ultimately, you want to leave it up to the kid and what the kid wants to do, but he is very talented.”

Distance running runs in the family for Baerny. Her older sister, Olivia, is a top distance runner for Kent-Meridian High School and both her parents attended college on track and field scholarships. Baerny’s

father, Todd, still holds several records in distance events at K-M. Baerny’s mother, Lisa Kaye, volunteered as distance coach for Mill Creek. “I was running before fourth grade, but fourth grade was when track started so that’s when I started it, but I had been running with my dad and my sister and brother because we are kind of a running family,” Baerny said. The Baerny family has left its mark on Mill Creek’s track program, Terris said. “In our school records it is interesting because her (Baerny’s) sister is No. 1 and she is No. 2,” Terris said. Baerny has always liked distance running. “I like the fact that you have time to think about it,” Baerny said. “There is so much strategy in it. With sprinting you are just going

Raceboat Museum. Ample parking is available at Iron Mountain Storage. According to city of Kent Parks’ program coordinator Mark Hendrickson, the race is a summer tradition for many residents throughout the Puget Sound region. “The course is U.S. Track and Field certified and is one of the few flat courses in the area,” he said. “We’ll have awards for the top five finishers in each age group, with random prizes and gift certificates from many local businesses.”

Hosted by Kent Parks Recreation and Community Services, the race entrance fee is $10 or $25 (with a technical T-shirt) before July 9. Participants age 60 and older run for free courtesy of the Tab Wizard. Register online at Active. com or pick up registration forms at the Kent Commons and many Puget The Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Run/Walk is coming up on Saturday, Sound area athletic stores. July 11. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent Participants can pick up shirts and bibs between 3-7 Race day registration and line at 7:30 a.m. on July 11. p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 at packet pick up is also availFor more information, Road Runner Sports at Kent Station. able near the start/finish visit KentArts.com.

the 800 meters and mile, sixth in the 400 and 15th in the long jump. He is ranked second in the country in the mile with a time of 4 minutes, 40.1 seconds, 16th in the U.S. in the 800 with a 2:09 time and eighth in the state in the 400, with a personal best of 54.85. On the girls side, Baerny finished first in the mile and 800 with personal records of 5:40.34 and 2:33.33 seconds, respectively. She placed sixth in the 400, setting a personal record of 1:05.78 in the prelims the day before.

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ENJOY A FREE EVENING OF MUSIC AND ART at the city of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services 50 Plus Program eighth annual Music and Art Showcase. The event, formerly known as a jazz and art showcase, runs from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Limited indoor and outdoor seating is on a first come, first served basis and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas for the rain or shine outdoor concerts. For more information, call 253-856-5164 or go online to Kent50Plus.com.

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The Kent Black Action Commission presents the fourth annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 20, at Morrill Meadows Park. Activities – from keynote speakers to vendors, food to live music – unfold throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the park, 10600 SE 248th St., Kent. The event is free and open to the community. Juneteenth turns 150 this year. The celebration com-

memorates the day, June 19, 1865, when Americans of African descent learned of their freedom, in Texas. The signing on Sept. 22, 1862 of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached Galveston, Texas, over 2½ years later on June 19, 1865. Each year, on or about June 19, celebrations take place throughout the country to remember and pay homage of the historic day. The Kent celebration showcase local talent, celebrates students and shares African-American culture

with the community. The day includes games, live music, essays from youth and an appearance by the Buffalo Soldiers. A KBAC hosted and ticketed meal is from noon to 2 p.m. Event sponsors are being sought. Donations can be made via the Kent Black Action Commission Go Fund Me account: www. gofundme.com/sum6bs. If you are interested in supporting the event, contact KBAC. You can leave a message of interest on

its voice-message number: 253-852-0614, or contact Gwen Allen-Carston at 253-486-9029, Linda Sweezer at 206-291-6483, or Charmaine Boston at 206-851-7521. For more information, visit kentblackactioncommission.com and follow KBAC on Facebook.

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Kent Reporter, June 12, 2015  

June 12, 2015 edition of the Kent Reporter

Kent Reporter, June 12, 2015  

June 12, 2015 edition of the Kent Reporter