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Results ‘mixed’ about school zone traffic cameras impact BY STEVE HUNTER

It’s “mixed results” so far as to whether or not school zone traffic cameras in Kent are causing drivers to slow down. The statistics show that in the months of January and February

of this year fewer tickets were issued than the same two months in 2014. But from March to June the numbers this year were similar to the same months last year (see related chart, page 4). “I think it’s a big program and it takes time,” Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas said about the trends.

“One comparison is not enough to make decisions. But it’s mixed results. It was down significantly and then not so much.” A total of 12,578 tickets were filed with Kent Municipal Court during the first 19 months of the program from January 2014 through July 2015, according to

court statistics. City officials set up traffic cameras to catch speeders at NeelyO’Brien Elementary, 6300 S. 236th St., and Sunrise Elementary, 22300 132nd Ave. S.E. Police issue a $124 fine for a vehicle exceeding the 20 mph school speed limit by 1 to 9 mph and issue a $248 fine

for speeds of 10 mph or faster above the speed limit. The program has brought in more than $1 million to the city. The city will add cameras this fall at Meridian Elementary, 25621 140th Ave. S.E. (on SE 256th St.) [ more TICKETS page 4 ]

Allen to challenge Thomas for council seat BY STEVE HUNTER

An 18-year-old man faces a charge of reckless driving in connection with the March 31 “car-surfing” accident at the Kent-Meridian High School parking lot that resulted in the death of fellow student Lupo Benson, 18. King County prosecutors on Aug. 7 charged Tyler T. Reber, of Black Diamond, a 2105 Kent-Meridian graduate, with reckless driving, a gross misdemeanor.

Les Thomas no longer is running unopposed for a fourth term on the Kent City Council. Gwen Allen, executive director of the Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) and owner of C&G Hair and Beauty Supply on the East Hill, will challenge Thomas as a write-in candidate on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. “I decided to run to give the voters options Allen in this next part of the democratic process for the general election,” Allen said in an email. “In my opinion, there should never be elections with unopposed candidates. In my opinion, we need term limits for our mayor and our council members.” If Thomas wins, it will give him a fourth, four-year term. Allen officially filed as a writein candidate with King County Elections on July 17. She also filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), which oversees campaign contributions and expenditures. As of Tuesday, neither Allen nor Thomas had reported any contributions or expenses. Allen ran for the council in 2011 when she took fourth

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Summer school on ice Youngsters sprint down the open ice during an agility drill at the Seattle Thunderbirds’ inaugural Stick Handling, Scoring and Skating Hockey Camp at the ShoWare Center on Monday. The camp’s new-and-improved format provided

an advanced on-ice skill development experience for kids all ages. T-Birds staff and players provided professional coaching and training during the camp, which continues next week. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Celebrate Kent’s history at multiple events FOR THE REPORTER

Kent history comes to life this weekend with tours, open houses, a car show and other attractions throughout the city. Visitors and residents are invited to celebrate Kent’s past at multiple events in this weekend. The events are free and open to the public. Saturday brings: • Greater Kent Historical Museum and Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Home and Garden Walking Tour, 855 E. Smith St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., every half-hour. Turn-of-the[ more HISTORY page 11 ]

Teen faces reckless driving charge in death of classmate BY STEVE HUNTER

Vivian and Phil Williams of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association perform pioneer-day selections during last year’s Experience Historical Kent Day. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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“We never played before, said Gurdeep Jahlli, of Kent, who attended the camp with family. “We watched our kids.” Jahlli said in her culture it isn’t common for women to take part in sports. “Usually in our community we don’t come out much,” she said. Many of the women started coming to the camp with their families and would watch their children or husbands participate, Jahlli said. This year the women decided to give soccer a try. It is a good way to stay active, Jahlli said, adding, “We don’t have time to go to the gym.” The sports camp is a fun activity for families to do together, Jahlli said. “The kids are so excited and look forward to it,” she said. “The whole family can come outside together.” The camp wraps up for the year on Aug. 30. A banquet – with awards, food, singing and dancing – will celebrate the end of a successful sports camp season. Dhillon, who works in the Kent and Auburn school districts, enjoys being able to give back to his community. “I like to work for my community,” he said. “This is my hobby. This is my interest.”

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Gurcharan Dhillon wants children to be more active in the summer and learn more about their culture. Exercise, fun and games are ways to do just that. The Auburn man and substitute teacher decided to start the Seattle Sports Camp. Now in its sixth year, the free camp has become a gathering place for about 200 Punjabi men, women and children from around the area. This year the camp unfolds every Saturday and Sunday evenings in Kent at Wilson Playfields, 13028 SE 251st Place, and Meridian Middle School, 23400 120th Ave. SE. “Different families get together,” Dhillon said. “Their small children become friends.” Dhillon, 64, spent more than 20 years as a wrestling coach and understands the importance of promoting an active lifestyle for children. “Most of the students stay in their home, mostly in front of the TV,” he said. Dhillon said many families would like to send their children to India to get to know more about their culture, but the expense can be a barrier. The camp gives them the chance to connect with the

local Punjabi community. “We encourage the students to be Punjabi,” Dhillon said. Most of the instruction during the camp is in Punjabi, giving the children the chance to practice the language. “They don’t have time to learn our language,” he said. While the camp is geared toward the Punjabi community, Dhillon said anyone interested in the culture can attend. Navroop Singh, 11, a sixthgrader-to-be at Emerald Park Elementary, attended the camp this summer after he was invited by his father’s friend’s children. “I like exercising and running,” Singh said. Singh has made a lot friends through the camp “We talk and play and try to know each other,” he said. He also has enjoyed learning more about the Punjabi culture. “I’ve learned mostly people in India do different stuff than here,” he said. The activities for the children vary each week, and range from soccer to running. But children aren’t the only ones partaking in the fun. The men play volleyball or soccer. Even the women have recently taken up soccer.

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Drug bust includes seven Kent residents FOR THE REPORTER

A lengthy drug trafficking investigation of a criminal group with ties to California and Mexico has resulted in 17 arrests – seven of whom are from Kent – and the seizure of pound quantities of methamphetamine and heroin. Over a 36-hour period last week, teams of local, state and federal law enforcement agents searched 20 locations throughout the Puget Sound region in the culmination of

an 18-month investigation involving court authorized wire-taps and extensive surveillance of members of the criminal group, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Some of those arrested made their initial appearances on the indictments last week in U.S. District Court in Seattle. “Heroin, and methamphetamine continue to wreak havoc in our communities,” U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes said. “I commend the law enforcement professionals who investigated this drug trafficking organization, taking large loads of drugs off the street, while also gathering key evidence to make

these arrests and prosecutions possible.” Beginning early Wednesday morning last week, federal state and local law enforcement officers served search warrants on 17 residences, three storage facilities and more than a dozen vehicles tied to the criminal group. Search warrants were executed in Auburn, Bellevue, SeaTac, Seattle, Tukwila, Renton, Kent, Port Orchard and Everett. An indictment and criminal complaints have been filed charging 22 defendants with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances including methamphetamine and heroin.

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GREATER KENT AREA REUNION SET FOR SUNDAY The Greater Kent Area Annual Reunion (formerly known as Kent Old-Timer’s Reunion) will run from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith Street. The name of the organization has been changed to reflect the growth of Kent since the first reunion in 1990. A short program begins at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a tribute to long-time residents who have given their time and service to the Kent community. Honorees for this year are Marvin Eckfeldt, Kenneth and June Iverson, and Jack and Shirley Meredith. There will be opportunity to visit with classmates and friends and also browse in the display room to view school annuals, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia.

Some of the defendants are charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering. During the course of the investigation law enforcement seized more than 29 pounds of meth, more than 18 pounds of heroin, 6 pounds of cocaine, approximately $178,000 in cash and sixteen firearms, including five assault rifles. Those arrested include seven from Kent: Will Edward Brambila, 26; Francisco Flores Penuelas, 43; Eduardo Guzman Valenzuela, 23; Heriberto Pacheco Juarez, 22; Ramon Zavala Zazueta, 44; Jesus Gastelum-Payan, 20; and Alfonso Leos Villasenor, 20.


HISTORIC MOMENT Residents of Kent’s Mill Creek neighborhood celebrate as Mayor Suzette Cooke cuts a ribbon to mark the designation of the historic neighborhood as a landmark district last Saturday. The King County Landmarks Commission approved the Mill Creek Neighborhood Association’s nomination for the designation in November. County and city officials were on hand

Sign up for Community Police Academy FOR THE REPORTER

Registration is open for the fall 2015 Community Police Academy hosted by

the Kent Police Department. Classes are free and are on Wednesday evenings, for 10 weeks starting Sept. 16, and ending on Nov. 18. (Please note the first session will be Thursday, Sept. 17 due to a scheduling conflict). The sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m.

for the celebration. The district is a well-preserved concentration of houses that reflect the development of Kent during the first half of the 20th century. The district’s general boundaries are Clark Avenue North to the west, Hazel Avenue North to the east, Smith Street to the south, and a portion of Cedar Street to the north. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter

There is one Saturday session on Oct. 17, which will include optional tours of the Kent Correctional Facility (city of Kent jail) and Valley Communications Center (911 facility). After attending the first four classes, participants are also eligible for a ride-along with a Kent

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Hazardous material teams from Kent and three other fire departments responded to a chemical leak at a shipping/receiving facility in the 6200 block of South 228th Street. A driver of a forklift hit and punctured a 55-gallon drum during the 11:39 p.m. Aug. 5 incident, according to a Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority media release. Paramedics evaluated and released the driver at the scene. Thirty employees evacuated the building and were in the parking lot when fire crews arrived. The forklift driver was the only person exposed to the chemicals. Once the specialized team of haz mat responders entered the building, they were able to find the leak and determine that there was no eminent danger as well as confirm that the punctured drum contained organic peroxide. The majority of the chemical was confined to the trailer it was in. Crews reported that there was only a small amount that had leaked out of the trailer on to the asphalt and nothing made its way into the building itself. Employees were able to return to work after the cleanup.

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and Millennium Elementary, 11919 S.E. 270th St. (on 124th Ave. S.E.). “When it first kicked in January 2014 we had 649 tickets versus 423 in January this year so I think it’s making a significant difference,� Thomas said about the early results. “But in April we were close to the same numbers, May was close and June is higher in 2015 than 2014.� Police started the program at the request of Kent School District officials in an effort to get drivers to obey the 20 mph speed limit at two schools where traffic studies showed the most speed violations even before cameras went up. “I would’ve expected the trend to go down more,� Thomas said. School District officials certainly appreciate the cameras, which were approved by the City Council. “Neely-O’Brien reports that the cameras have had a significant impact,� said Chris Loftis, school district

spokesman. “Traffic is more consistently going the speed limit during arrival and dismissal times and anecdotally they’ve seen a significant reduction in reports of ‘near-miss’ accidents involving students, family members and passing traffic.� It’s been a similar impact at Sunrise Elementary. “Sunrise reports that they have noticed a positive change overall,� Loftis said. “However, they often see people slow down close to the camera, but evidently once some drivers feel it’s out of range, speed back up, often right at the crosswalk. This is obviously dangerous.� Thomas said it’s difficult to know how many drivers are repeat offenders or to get any numbers on drivers who comply with the speed limit. The traffic volume around the schools could change as well. “The whole goal is to keep the kids safe and I hope that’s taken place,� Thomas said. “We based it on need so we targeted

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century and Great Depression-era homes. Tours start at the museum. • Neely-Soames Historic Homestead Annual Open House, 5311 S. 237th Place (along the Green River Trail) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the grounds and get a glimpse of the way residents lived in 1885. • Historic Downtown Walking Tours, corner of Second Avenue North and Meeker Street, 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Each walk is limited to the first 25 people.

School zone speeding tickets (Filed with Kent Municipal Court) 2015 January: 423 February: 467 March: 904 April: 560 May: 920 June: 931 July: 7 Total: 4,212 2014 January: 649 February: 832 March: 1,032 April: 587 May: 978 June: 883 July: 4 August: 2 September: 1,006 October: 1,198 November: 623 December: 572 Total: 8,366 19-month total: 12,578

schools at the highest risk for kids.� Loftis said the two schools get dozens of calls

• Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 S. 196th St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Special free admission. The museum is one of the country’s primary resources for historical information on hydroplane racing. • 28th Annual Classic Ford Show and Mustang Roundup, 1157 Central Ave. N., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free spectator admission and awards for 40-plus classes of cars. • Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn. Celebrating Kent’s 125th anniversary

each year from angry motorists regarding the cameras and their tickets. “One thing that is important for the public to know is that our schools are not involved in any way in the management of the cameras,� Loftis said. “While we appreciate safer streets and recognize that means traffic regulation and enforcement on our students’ behalf, we do not handle any ticketing problems or questions the community might have about the processes associated with the cameras and traffic enforcement.� Thomas said he’s interested to see the numbers this fall at Neely-O’Brien and Sunset compared to last year. He said cameras at one of the schools didn’t work for about a week last September, so the numbers could be higher in 2015. Thomas emphasized it’s still too early to tell exactly what impact the cameras are having on drivers. “I don’t think we have enough data to draw conclusions yet,� he said.

with historical displays, music and an art walk. For more information, visit Sunday brings: • Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour, 1:30-4:30 p.m. A docent will accompany guests on this informative tour of Kent’s historic cemeteries. While the tour is free, registration is required at for transportation planning. For more details, call 253-854-4330 or visit

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OQ U O T E O F N O T E :

“In my opinion, there should never be elections with unopposed candidates. In my opinion, we need term limits for our mayor and our council members.” – Gwen Allen, who has decided to enter the City Council race as a write-in candidate.


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Teachers deserve better pay Regarding: Liv Finne’s guest commentary (“More spending in schools doesn’t necessarily improve learning”, Reporter, July 31): Teachers have not received a pay raise for five years. The cost of living has increased 10 percent in five years. Teachers are getting a 1½ percent raise this year. Thus teachers have received an 8 percent pay cut in the past five years. Research has clearly shown that small class size improves learning for students. Forty-five percent of new teachers leave the profession after two years. The job is too hard, and the pay is too little. Teachers are required to pay for the expenses of the union negotiating team only. If you want to improve teacher quality, do what you

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.

petroleum products – in an effort to stop Shell’s ice breaker from leaving a local shipyard. Their goal was to stop Arctic oil exploration. But oil and gas exploration in the Arctic has been happening for nearly 50 years. It is not new, it is just different – and safer. Substantial oil deposits above the

Politics, spending part of education

would do in your business: increase the pay of your workers to attract more able workers. The providing of funds for supplies means that teachers do not have to use their own funds to provide supplies for your students. I believe the legislators got a

Arctic exploration is not new, just different – and safer Recently, activists paddled a flotilla of kayaks – made from petroleum products – into the Seattle harbor in an attempt to blockade a Shell Oil offshore drilling platform destined for the Arctic. Then activists in Portland suspended themselves from the St. Johns Bridge – using all sorts of equipment and supplies made from

12 percent raise this year. – Harold B. Valentin, retired teacher

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I consider myself extremely lucky to have spent most of my childhood in an amazingly accepting and loving church environment. Even so, many months and countless hours were spent in committee meetings and bending over the church charter, which expressly denied performing same-sex marriages. Eventually, the congregation decided the charter did not accurately reflect God’s love, and my community joined the ever-increasing number of churches that believe the idea of marriage in the church is not as limited as we used to think. Marriage is a concept that has followed countless civilizations and cultures throughout time and is one of the few that will continue to go hand-in-hand with homo sapien culture as we expand on earth and into the heavens. There are few things more beautiful than joining two individuals as one, to bring them together in union in love and before their god(s). But for hundreds of years (some historians say around 800 in Caucasian Christian culture) we’ve repeatedly denied, legally and religiously, the holy matrimony of countless same-sex couples who express the same love for their other halves as different-sex couples. So like my ancestors of old, I look around and ask, “Why?” Because there must be a reason why we’ve persecuted countless souls who only want to spend their lives with whomever they love. I’ve yet to find an answer that satisfies me. One I hear the most is, “it is against God’s word/law/will,” for these people to be together in any fashion. But I was taught God created us in his image, all of our perfections and all of our flaws. I was taught of a Son who said the greatest commandments were to love our Lord and to love each other, and how we can’t love God if

Arctic Circle were discovered nearly a century ago. In 1923, President Warren G. Harding created Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 4 on Alaska’s North Slope to ensure our Navy had an adequate oil supply as it converted from coal-fired boilers on ships. When the Trans Alaska pipeline was proposed, environmental activists predicted unimaginable devastation. That didn’t happen. Since 1977,

Wanda Granquist said: “Let us keep the politics out of education” in her letter to the editor (“More spending enhances education”, Reporter, Aug. 7). Public education is 100 percent political. The only way to take politics out is to end public education. Even if all education were private, there is often political maneuvering within the private school administration. I guess the only avenue left is home schooling, which is not practical for all families. Ms. Granquist castigates Ms. Finne but offers no evidence that Ms. Finne is wrong. [ more LETTERS page 6 ]

nearly 17 billion barrels of oil have flowed through the 800-mile pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, where it is shipped to Washington State oil refineries. The flow was interrupted only once, in 2001, when a drunk with a hunting rifle put a bullet in pipeline. As the Prudhoe Bay fields developed, wells were safely drilled in the Arctic Ocean. Endicott Island, a 45acre artificial island in Beaufort Sea, started producing oil in 1987. Today, there are oil platforms in Cook Inlet just south of Anchorage and in the [ more BRUNELL page 7 ]

[6] August 14, 2015 [ LETTERS from page 5 ] The goal is improved education of students, not pay or class size. The biggest funding improvement for all school levels is elimination of the federal department of education and shrinking of the administrative overhead within the state. Please compare the salaries of the federal administrators, and teacher salaries. Also compare superintendent salaries to teacher salaries. The administrators do not teach any students and in some cases hamper the teacher’s ability to do so. The proof of Ms. Finne’s point is comparison of spending per student by each school district across the United States, and the achievement level of the students in each district. I am certain that some districts have a higher achievement level than other districts that spent more money per student. Compare spending on education in the U.S. versus other countries that have surpassed the U.S. in educational achievement.

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Let state regulate, license guns Last year 10,000 Americans died from gun violence. One solution? Let’s have state-run gun shops, just as we do for drivers licenses. The state could then regulate and license guns, just as they do for cars. – Jack Sheppard

Act now to prevent wild fires From one year to the next, we’re now seeing wild fires more destructive and dangerous to homes and

businesses, including the loss of life to wild animals and man. As we’ve seen this summer, California is a tinderbox, and Washington state will be one, too, if we don’t act fast. Install sprinkling systems in the forests and wooded rural areas that surround homes and businesses. We’re wasting a lot of water from the Columbia and other rivers by letting it run out to sea. Let’s use that water and give the weary and courageous firefighters a hand. Hire workers in early spring to cut the brush and grasses and turn on the sprinklers to dampen the trees, shrubs and soil before the fire season begins. Washington state is spending millions to fight these fires. There is no time to lose. We need to act now before its too late. – Gus Olivo

Corey Ray Smith Corey Ray Smith, 55, beloved father, brother and friend, died Tuesday, July 21, after a long illness. He was surrounded by his children and loved ones at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way at the time of his passing. Corey was a sensitive and caring soul, exemplary big brother, and loving father. He was committed from a young age to protecting and helping support his siblings, his mother, and later his own children and grandchildren. He was generous and compassionate beyond all expectations, and never hesitated to sacrifice his own comfort to ensure his children and others he loved had what they needed. He loved music, spending time with friends and family, and the occasional beer or shot of tequila, and is best remembered by those who knew him for his easy, distinct and infectious laugh. Even through life's hardest trials, he maintained a positive attitude and sense of humor that brought joy to everyone around him. Corey was born in Fullerton, Calif., on June 21, 1960, and was the eldest of five children born to Don Smith and Jean Elizabeth Hart. His formative years were spent in Yorba Linda, Calif., and other cities in Southern California. He started his own family, with wife Michele, when they married in 1978. They were together nearly two decades, raised three children, and remained close friends until Corey's passing. Corey also had a second marriage, to wife Jhan-Moneeh Chau, from 2007 to 2012, and for their honeymoon, he accomplished his life-long dream of cruising to Alaska. Though he was a proud native of Southern California, Corey also lived in Arizona, in the Northern California town of Shasta Lake City, and he settled in the Federal Way/Kent/Tacoma area in 1996. He spent his remaining years in Washington, close to his children and grandchildren. A bright, resourceful and multi-talented man, Corey was a hard and loyal worker who pursued several careers over the years. Those jobs included working as a foreman, and later office manager, for family-owned construction business Smith and Sons, as manager of several auto parts stores, and most recently as a freight coordinator for the Holland America Line, where he began working in 1996. He sometimes half-joked he'd actually always wanted to be an accountant, and though that wasn't meant to be, he used his considerable knack for numbers to do income taxes for friends and family year after year, always free of charge and with no expectation of returned favors. For the last few years, Corey suffered from a degenerative brain disease called Lewy Body Dementia. He spent his last birthday—which was also the first day of Summer and, this year, Father's Day—in the company of his children, grandchildren and surviving siblings. His family takes comfort in knowing he's left to reunite with his beloved mother Jean, late brother Craig, and other loved ones. Corey is survived by his father, Don Smith; sister Kimberly Smith Parris; brothers Christopher and Kenneth Smith; son Corey Ray Smith, Jr., and his partner Adriana Valencia Barajas; daughter Cassandra Anne Clark and her husband Casey; son Michael Ryan Smith and his wife Stephanie; grandchildren Taylor, Elyana, Caylee, Carter, Aviana; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and others who loved him like family. A memorial for Corey will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, on Lake Meridian in Kent. The address is 25840 135th Lane SE. Another memorial will be held in Chico, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 6., with the location to be determined. His ashes will be interred alongside his mother and brother at Whiskeytown Lake, in his home state of California. His children have established Corey Smith's Memorial page on Facebook to share pictures and memories, as well as a YouCaring account to help cover memorial and other end-of-life costs. To contribute, go to

Allow college to embrace trends Local Motors can 3-D print a car. Bon Vivant Elon Musk is pushing new boundaries without combustion. Google, Garmin and others have mapped just about everything there is to map. Did it ever occur to an antiquated, 19th century organization like the Labor Council that new technology is the way to go? Why not let smarter people than labor bosses, who resist change, open up the curriculum to new trends offering exciting, new jobs and room for advancement? Look ahead, not back. Maybe it’s time to let go of old ways like auto body shop and geographic info systems. You let go of the 8-track for something better. I know you did. Then let Green River College President Eileen Ely position the college by spotting industry trends on the upswing and burgeoning growth sectors with swathes of unfilled employment slots. Let American innovators fill these with our graduates, not foreigneducated workers with visas who have the right skill set. If the Labor Council so badly wants to maintain old technology, then let the Labor Council totally underwrite both programs. You’re rich. If you love them so much, that seems far more reasonable than telling 400,000 union members to

boycott the college in Kent and Auburn. Instead, Labor Council big shots could warmly invite the 400,000 strong to pony up for auto body and geographic information systems since the communique seems like it’s being drafted. I don’t know about you but I want to take a spin in something so creative Detroit couldn’t even dream it up or build it like it did in the good ole days. You’ll find me on the freeway of love next to the pink Cadillac. – Joy Etienne

Wrong approach with cameras The article, “City to add school zone speed cameras at two more sites� (Kent Reporter, July 31), brought to mind a very disturbing experience I had regarding the speed zone cameras at Sunrise Elementary School. Shortly after the cameras were installed, I received a citation for going 35 mph in a 20-mph school zone. I noted that the cameras approaching the school zone from the north are set several feet before the flashing warning lights and are located about two blocks before you reach the school. I always slow down when going through a school zone and was traveling within the 20-mph limit well before I reached the school. The cameras are set to pick up your speed for assessing the fine at the entry

point without regard for your speed through the rest of the school zone. I live in Renton, and there is a distinct difference in Renton’s approach from that used in Kent. In Renton the cameras are set at the school, not the entry point. For example, had I been traveling through the Talbot Hill Elementary School speed zone I would not have received a citation. Assessing the fine based on speed at the entry point, two blocks before the school, and ignoring speed through the rest of the school zone makes no sense. Clearly, Kent’s approach is all about money, not about school safety. – James Lowndes

Keep cannabis stores open Please leave the cannabis stores and users alone (“City plans to shut down medical marijuana shops,� Kent Reporter Aug. 7). There is scientific evidence that shows cannabis (pot, weed) saves lives and we all know evidence is what holds up in court. Please allow me to remind you city “officials� that you took an oath to help, serve and protect and I should also remind you that you are not, if you jail, fine and prosecute citizens for a nonviolent plant that saves lives. Thank you for your time and compassion to save lives. – Jason Fuller

ASSE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call 1-800-733-2773 or go to to begin your host family application.

Steve W. Adams

Steve W. Adams, 64 of Kent, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was a loved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was born on April 1, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Elmer (Butch) and Margaret (Lucille) Adams. The family moved to California when Steve was young and he graduated in 1970 from Ganesha High School in Pomona, California. Steve married Mary McCarty on December 16, 1972. Steve and Mary moved to Washington in 1977 and they have resided LQWKH.HQWDUHDIRUWKHODVW\HDUV7KH\KDGĂ&#x;YHORYLQJFKLOdren between 1974 and 1990, four daughters and one son. He was a welder and fabricator vendor for a number of South King County companies for 30 years. He had many interests that he enjoyed but was most fond of raising fancy pigeons with his son, which he began in 2003. Steve survived by his wife Mary; daughter Patricia and husband Jason; daughter Jennifer and husband Doni; daughter Katherine; daughter Stephanie and husband Michael; son Johnny; his mother Lucille; sister Becky and husband Bryon; brotherin-law Gary; sister-in-law Susi; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer (Butch), his brother Johnny, and his sister Debbie. A funeral mass will be said and celebration of life will be shared with family and friends later in August. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Steve Adams. If you would like to help the family, please visit their YouCaring page:

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Kent Station hosts end-of-summer event Aug. 20 Kent Station and Road Runner Sports host an end-ofsummer event for the family beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. The third annual SOAKS – Summer’s (almost) Over At Kent Station – event features a street fair and an Adventure Run, which is been put on by Road Runner Sports on the third Thursday of every month from April through October. Ramsay Way will be shut down to make room for activity booths, including face painting, hula hoop competitions and martial arts demonstrations, as well as a bouncy house, gyroscope and an obstacle course sponsored in part by Clowns Unlimited. Participants will

[ STILL from page 5 ] we don’t love our neighbor. And I was taught that above all, if God is perfect, and God is love, then love is perfect, even with our human weakness and limitations. So when the Supreme Court legalized all marriage throughout the United States, given it was between two consenting adults, I finally saw our nation take steps toward accepting all love, legally and culturally. The concept of marriage has followed us throughout the ages, and we’ve morphed this idea to fit how we see the world. Some cultures have limited the definition of marriage to one man and one woman, despite humanity’s rich history of joining same-sex couples together in union

receive raffle tickets for every activity. The Adventure Run map will be revealed at 6:30 p.m. at which time everyone is welcome to walk, jog or run to as many checkpoints on the map as they wish, collecting raffle tickets at each stop, before returning to the Kent Station plaza by 7:45 p.m. More than $3,000 in raffle prizes will be announced and the $1 beer garden will be open. Agave Cocina & Cantina will host the family friendly after party where more raffle tickets and prizes will be given. Attendees are encouraged to bring schools supplies or cash donations to help Communities In Schools of Kent fill a bus. For more information and to register for the Adventure Run, visit or call Cynthia Tanis at 253-856-2301.

before their laws and their gods. But the issue surrounding same-sex marriage isn’t just about the history of marriage, or the history of religion. If changing culture were as easy as giving a small history lesson, there never would have been any controversy in the first place. What it comes down to is belief, and some people hold strong to the belief that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. I strongly disagree. Any couple who comes before God to be joined together in spirit, whether they be different or samesex, are equal in every way, including God’s love. If you don’t agree with me, that’s your privilege, and I think that’s totally chill. The legalization of all

[ BRUNELL from page 5 ] heart of one of the world’s most prolific salmon and halibut fisheries. Oil companies have been careful to leave the lightest possible footprint. Equipment and supplies are trucked over ice roads that disappear with the spring thaw. Even parked trucks have drop cloths placed underneath them to protect the fragile Arctic tundra. Wildlife continues to coexist. In its most recent survey, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported in 2011 that the state’s largest caribou herd had quadrupled since the pipeline was built. The grounding of the Exxon Valdez, which spilled 10 million gallons of crude into Prince William Sound in 1989, is the textbook definition of what to avoid. In the end, Exxon paid billions in fines, cleanup and restoration costs. Because of that disaster, double-hulled tankers

marriage doesn’t mean every American has to accept it straight away. It doesn’t even mean every church, pastor and priest has to perform marriages that they don’t morally agree with. The separation of church and state is a wonderful thing, and like President James Madison said, “Every new and successful example therefore of a perfect separation between ecclesiastical and civil matters, is of importance. And I have

are now required; tugs escort the tankers through narrow channels; and, cleanup equipment is prepositioned to quickly respond. So, is it safe to drill beneath Arctic ice? There are Russian platforms using American technology in the Arctic Ocean. Despite the harsh winters and thick ice, liquefied natural gas and oil from beneath the ocean floor is being shipped year around from Sakhalin Island. Shell, under the authorization of President Obama, is drilling off Alaska. Despite the marked drop in oil prices, Shell is investing billions to explore for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean, which says a lot about its importance to America’s future energy supply. A 2008 U.S. Geological Survey estimated that areas north of the Arctic Circle have 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil, which represents 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered crude. Much of it is

no doubt that every new example, will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.” Long story short, government and religion function better when the two do not mix. The government’s job is to impart a legal and economic contract to those who want to be married before the law, and the church’s job is to present

offshore. American oil companies are using new technology, equipment, training and extensive environmental safeguards, and their operations are subject to intensive government oversight. Is it foolproof? No. But every form of energy production has an environmental impact. Big solar arrays and massive farms of wind turbines cover thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and have been deadly to birds caught in their paths. We need a mix of energy supplies to meet our needs and fuel our economic growth. The key is to act as wisely and carefully as possible. Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired after more than 25 years as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at

two people before their creator to be joined together in love. Sometimes the church and state agree, but not always. So let’s at least have legal equality on Earth, and let God sort everything out later. The only thing besides love that I believe is true,

and will always be true, no matter how people feel, how they act or what they believe, is that we are all born equal. And I believe He would agree. Ray Still is a staff writer for the Covington Reporter and Enumclaw Courier-Herald. Reach him at

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Richard A. Ray passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Kent, WA at the age of 70. Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife Doris, his parents, 2 sisters, and a stepdaughter. 1393036

Juanita I. Bell

Juanita I. Bell was born on December 12, 1923 in Seattle, WA; she passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015 at her home. Her family moved to Kent when she was 13 years old. She would shortly thereafter meet the love of her life, Donald Bell, who preceded her in death in 2006. They were married for over 60 years. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Michael, her sons Steve Bell, Brad Bell and Jeff Bell, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She graduated from Kent High School and went on to study at the University of Washington.Through the years she was an avid community volunteer, homemaker, traveled the world with her husband and loved to spend time at their vacation homes in Maui, Belfair and Lake Meridian. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Kent and a long time member of the Orthopedic Guild. She was well known for her generosity and compassion for others. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She had a special fondness for her many friends and pets. There will be no memorial service at her request.

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Kent Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays, June 6-Sept. 26. Fresh produce, flower, vendors. Kent Lions program. For more information, visit Experience Historical Kent: 10 a.m.4 p.m., Aug. 15; 1:30-4:30 p.m., Aug. 16, throughout the city of Kent. Celebration features special exhibits and bus and walking tours of the city’s oldest homes, businesses and cemeteries. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, Aug. 15: • Greater Kent Historical Museum and Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Home and Garden Walking Tour, 855 E. Smith St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every half-hour. Turnof-the-century and Great Depression-era homes. Tours start at the museum. • NeelySoames Historic Homestead Annual Open House, 5311 S. 237 Place (along the Green River Trail) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the grounds and get a glimpse of the way residents lived in 1885. • Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center, 29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hundreds of objects and photographs detailing the settling of the rugged Soos Creek Plateau, art walk, and entertainment by the Old Time Fiddlers Association. • Historic Downtown Walking Tours, Corner of Second Avenue North and Meeker Street, 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Each walk is limited to the first 25 people. • Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 South 196th St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Special free admission this day only to the nation’s primary resource for historical information on hydroplane racing. • 28th Annual Classic Ford Show and Mustang Roundup, 1157 Central Ave. N., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free spectator admission and awards for 40-plus classes of cars. Aug. 16: • Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour, 1:30-4:30 p.m. A docent will accompany guests on this informative tour of Kent’s historic cemeteries. While the tour is free, registration is required at for transportation planning. For more details, call 253-854-4330 or visit

Tahoma National Cemetery Spirit of 45 Ceremony: 2 p.m. Aug. 16, Tahoma National Cemetery, main flag pole assembly area, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent. International tribute commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. To honor all military members who served during World War II. Brief presentations from WWII veterans. Parking limited. Visitors should plan on walking to and from their parking spot to the ceremony. Parking is available for disabled passengers and drivers with a shuttle to and from the ceremony assembly area. For more info, call 425-413-9614. Sixth annual Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival: Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 12, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road SE. 21-and-up event features a beer garden with 30-plus craft brews and ciders from local breweries, live music, tours. All proceeds from the event support educational programming at the farm. Barbecue and snacks available for purchase. Reber Ranch presents the festival. Tickets: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the gate. Taster admission includes taster mug and five tokens. $10 designated driver/no taste admission. Purchase tickets at the festival or online at hopsandcrops.html Kent Chamber of Commerce Business Expo: 3-7 p.m. Oct. 20, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. Featuring 90 business booths, more than 10 restaurants for the Taste of Kent; do-it-yourself presentations, games and prizes; and giveaways. Network and create business connections. Free and open to the public.

Benefits Sleep Country’s School Supply Drive for Foster Kids: Now through Sept. 6. Donations of new school supplies can be dropped off at any Sleep Country store. For more information or to find the nearest location please visit the store locator at or call 888-887-

Got an event? or post online at 5337. Store hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cash donations can also be made online and Sleep Country representatives will shop on your behalf. All contributions are distributed among Sleep Country’s foster care partner organizations. For more information, visit Bake sale to benefit the Goy family: 10 a.m., Aug. 15, Panther Lake Community Church, 10630 SE 204th St., Kent. Anatoliy Goy and his sons, Daniel, 9, and Alex, 7, were killed in a car accident in southwest Washington on June 20. Daniel and Alex were students at Kent’s Springbrook Elementary School. The boys’ mother, Mariya Goy, and brother, Andrey, 11, were injured in the accident. Bakers and buyers are needed for the benefit. For more information, call 253-234-1193. Kent Senior Lunch Program Dessert Concert: 6 p.m. Aug. 20, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Proceeds benefit the Kent Parks Deli and Cafe. Rock ‘n Roll Choir SilverSounds Northwest performs nostalgic tunes. Co-sponsored by Stafford Suites. Theme is “Get your Kicks ‌ “ based on the Rock ‘n Roll song “Route 66â€?. Other ‘50s and ‘60s era music will be featured. Advanced tickets are available for any size donation beginning July 14 in person at the center or with MasterCard/Visa by calling 253-856-5150.

Health TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Swanson Court Clubhouse, 12200 SE 207th St., Kent, near Kentridge High School. Nonprofit weight loss support group. Cost: $32 to join and $7 monthly. For more information, call 253-709-5098 or visit or Southeast King County Parkinson’s Disease support group: Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 10:30

Rotary Club of Kent: Join the local Rotary Club of Kent every Tuesday for its weekly meeting and luncheon at Down Home Catering in historic downtown Kent, 211 1st Ave. S. For more information go to: Kent Evening Toastmasters: 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Kent Commons, Interurban Room, 525 Fourth Ave N. Are you interested in practicing and improving your public speaking skills? Boosting your selfconfidence? Making yourself heard in that weekly meeting at work? Come practice your oratory skills with a friendly and informative group of people. With members ranging from beginners to experts, Kent Evening Toastmasters welcomes people of all skill levels. For more information, visit

Camps RYC Jungle Cruise Summer Choir Camp: Aug. 17-20, First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. SE, Renton. Rainier Youth Choirs present camp for singers entering grades three through eighth grade, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Educational clinics, fun activities and group rehearsals. Free community concert on Aug. 20. Camp is funded in part by the City of Kent Arts Commission. Cost: $85 per student. Camp fees cover daily lunch, clinic materials and a camp T-shirt. For more information, visit


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

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. Currently have 38 members. Do you want excellent, personal, word of mouth referrals for your business? Then come join us. For more information, contact Dr. Allan McCord at 253-854-3040.

We are offering FREE informative seminars at two convenient locations to provide support and education. All seminars are free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

What is hospice? Who pays for it and who can beneďŹ t from this type of care? Learn more about hospice care, joint care planning and how it can help the resident, family and community.

Open House, Glover Empower Mentoring (GEM): 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. GEM is a mentoring for young men in Kent and South King County. For more information, visit or email

Greater Things Ministry: 9-11 a.m., Sundays in August, gazebo at Burlington Park, on Railroad Avenue North between East Meeker and East Smith streets in Kent. Free breakfast. Open to the community. Call Pastor Danny at 253-335-4727 for more information.

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Classic models, from cars to trucks, will be on display for the 28th Annual Classic Ford Show & 50 Year Mustang Roundup at Bowen Scarff Ford-Lincoln in Kent on Saturday. The show, which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury-powered vehicles. Spectators get in for free. Awards will go to 40-plus classes of cars. The dealership is at 1157 Central Ave. N. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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The Legends Football League Cup: 3 p.m. Aug. 23, championship. Tickets: $10-$50. Marco Antonio Solis: 8 p.m. Aug. 30. World renowned singer and song writer and former lead singer of Los Bukis, a group he formed as a teenager. Popular in Mexico, throughout Latin America, Spain and the United States, Solis has more than 30 entries on Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks. Tickets: $65-$175. Seattle Rock-A-Thon 2015: noon, Sept. 5. A 12-hour mega concert, featuring: Candlebox; Filter; Drowning Pool; Dokken; Pat Travers; Missing Persons; Girl on Fire; Divide The Day; Valora; Sin Circus; Kings of Spade; Aury Moore Band; Paul Hernandez Trio; Beyond Today; Alive She Cried; Home Wreckr; Vial 8; Girls love Rockets; and Chasing OZ. Tickets: $25-$100. The Experience, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly: 7 p.m. Sept. 19. A night of R&B and soul. Special guests: R&B Diva KeKe Wyatt, Kelly Price, and local favorite Mycle Wastman. Known for their hits “Happy Feelin’sâ€?, “Can’t Get Over Youâ€? and other hit singles, Maze and Beverly have put their stamp in the R&B/Soul music for over three decades. Tickets: $49.50-$119. ELSEWHERE Live music ballroom dances: 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Open to all ages. Cover charge: $4 at the door for all ages, dancers and listeners. Refreshments served at 8:30 p.m. 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


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“Annie�: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Aug. 15; Kentridge Performing Arts Center, 12430 SE 208th St. At the Ridge Theatre (ART) presents one of the best-loved family musicals. Tickets: $10. Proceeds are awarded to the actors in the form of college scholarships. ART, a nonprofit community theater, celebrates its 15th year, with more than $300,000 in scholarships awarded. Tickets can be purchased online at www. and at the door. For more information, visit

Reunions The Greater Kent Area Annual Reunion: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 16, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Formerly known as Kent Old-Timer’s Reunion. Short program begins at 1:30 p.m., featuring a tribute to longtime residents who have given their time and service to the community. Honorees are Marvin Eckfeldt, Kenneth and June Iverson, and Jack and Shirley Meredith. Opportunity to visit classmates and friends and browse in the display room to view school annuals, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia.

Galleries, studios Centennial Center Gallery: 400 W. Gowe St., Kent. Hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Closed weekends and holidays. For more information, call 253-856-5050 or visit artscommission@ Michael Tolleson Savant Art Center: 205 1st Ave. S., Kent. Art studio and autistic art mentoring center. To learn more about the center and its programs, call 253-850-5995, visit or email michaeltollesonartist@ The center also can be found on Facebook.

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Man tosses girlfriend’s items out of vehicle Police responded to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman at about 4:43 p.m. on Aug. 2 outside a vehicle near South 228th Street and Fourth Avenue North. The woman told officers she and her boyfriend live in the vehicle, a 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, according to the police report. She told police her boyfriend became upset after she had knocked on the door of a friend’s place. They got in their

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Officers arrested a 51-year-old woman for investigation of fourthdegree assault after she allegedly threw a chair at her boyfriend during a dispute and hit him in the face on Aug. 2 at a home in the 27200 block of 120th Avenue Southeast. The woman fled from the home but an officer found her sitting nearby by the side of the road, according to the police report. According to the boyfriend, the two were in an argument when the girlfriend went outside to call a cab to take her to the store to get something to

about 3:54 a.m. on Aug. 3 in a car repair shop parking lot in the 8400 block of South 200th Street. Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call in connection with a black Toyota Celica, according to the police report. Police found a woman sleeping in the passenger seat of the Celica, the car’s ignition had been removed and someone hot wired the car to start it. Officers discovered the car had been stolen out of Auburn. They found a man in the backseat of a nearby car who allegedly had stolen the Celica. Police arrested the woman for investigation of possession of drug paraphernalia after they found two needles and a spoon in


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car, argued and then the boyfriend started to throw her things, including a cellphone, out of the vehicle. The boyfriend told her to get out of the vehicle. When she refused, he reportedly grabbed her and threw her onto the ground, scraping her elbow and knee. Officers arrested the boyfriend for investigation of fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief. The boyfriend said he accidentally threw her items out of the vehicle.

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Kent Police arrested a 19-year-old man for investigation of reckless driving after he reportedly raced another vehicle at speeds of up to 85 mph in a 40 mph zone along the East Valley Highway. An officer on patrol near South 212th Street and the highway saw two cars racing at about 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 1, according to the police report. The cars were side by side as they raced northbound along the highway, also known as 84th Avenue South. The officer activated the overhead lights on his vehicle and chased after the cars. He pulled over one driver in the 19800 block of East Valley Highway. He told the driver to stay put until he came back so he could pursue the other driver. In the 18800 block of East Valley Highway, the officer caught up to the second car. Another officer went to check on the first car, but the driver had left.

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Area teens re-enact Mormon Pioneer Trek Kent area youth and adult leaders recently took a step back in time to embark on a challenging journey – a trip resilient Mormon pioneers made more than 150 years ago. The teenagers and leaders, approximately 140 strong and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, completed the Mormon Pioneer Trek near Prosser in July. Rather than cross the plains of the Midwest, they

put their shoulders to the wheel in Bing Canyon, south of Kennewick, near the Washington-Oregon border. The church’s Kent Stake organizes the journey every four years, along with pioneer treks re-enacted by LDS youth throughout the world. Youth pulled handcarts with gear like those used by the early pioneers who began their journey between 1856-1860. The handcarts are approximately 6-by-8



feet in size, with two large wagon wheels and a bar for pulling and pushing the cart along. Youth donned pioneer attire similar to that worn in the 1800s, cooked their meals on the trail, were treated to period music and slept under the stars. The teens were assigned to a family consisting of approximately nine youth, plus a “Ma” and “Pa.” Each person received a wrist band with the name and biography of a real pioneer. The trek took place on a barren desert trail approximately 18 miles in length. Throughout the trek, youth heard pioneer stories and encountered some of the ordeals of early pioneer life. The trek was strenuous and hard, which was part of the appeal. Over the course of three days, youth pulled the handcarts approximately 17 miles across hot sand, sagebrush and dirt. The end of the trek for the youth found familiar

faces, green grass, food and a popular hair washing station. They were able to view a list with the names of the pioneers on their bracelet to see if the person they were assigned survived the journey. After returning home, youth shared their experiences. They felt a connection to the Mormon pioneers. “This is the best church activity I’ve ever been a part of,” said Brandon Jessup, 16. In preparation for the trip, youth learned pioneerera dances, were assigned a pioneer personality to research, and were encouraged to learn about their own family history. Approximately 70,000 Mormon pioneers crossed the plains after the migration began in 1846. – Patrick Hanis contributed to this story.

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1379888 [ ALLEN from page 1 ] in the primary to incumbent Debbie Raplee, Bill Boyce and Charles Lambert. Boyce beat Raplee in the general election. “It’s not really too surprising,” Thomas said about Allen taking him on. “The late entry is going to make it difficult for her. But she’s a great lady.” Allen’s name won’t be on the ballot and she won’t be in the voters’ pamphlet. “It was my choice and decision to file when I did,” Allen said about missing deadlines to get her name on the ballot. “After carefully following the do’s and don’ts of King County Elections, I realized that I could file for the primary or the general. After making sure that it was settled in my mind, heart and spirit, I rose to meet the challenge and go for the write-in.” She knows it’s a tough road to get elected as a write-in candidate, especially against an incumbent. “Yes, I have read and heard how hard write-in campaigns can be,” Allen said. “However, maybe now is the time to put that to the test. I took enough time to garner sup-

port from other citizens and family so that I could make a good run at it.” Allen also decided to drop her hyphenated name of Allen-Carston for the campaign. “I chose to run as Gwen Allen to make it easier for the voters,” she said. “My husband gives his approval.” The council appointed Allen on Aug. 4 to the city’s fireworks committee as Allen-Carston. She is part of the three-member committee that will write a statement in favor of a city ban on fireworks for the voters’ pamphlet. The Nov. 3 ballot proposition is only an advisory vote about what the council should do as far as banning fireworks. Word about Allen’s filing for office spread at the Aug. 4 council meeting when Thomas abstained from voting on Allen’s appointment to the fireworks committee. Even Mayor Suzette Cooke didn’t know at that time about Allen running for the council. “I would like to abstain from this particular vote since one of the members mentioned is running in opposition to me this fall,” Thomas said to Cooke.

The mayor replied, “I’m sorry, Councilmember Thomas as I am aware you have no opposition. You’re talking about in the election?” “I am, your honor,” he said. “No, there’s no opposition,” Cooke said. “I do,” Thomas added. “It’s been openly declared with a C1 (candidate registration form) in Olympia on to computers and the PDC, so with your permission I would like to abstain from this particular vote. I don’t want to turn this election into some kind of dog and pony show so that’s how I would like to proceed.” “All right, you will abstain from the vote,” Cooke said. Allen has no plans to turn the campaign into any type of show. “I’m not in this for any shenanigans, rhetoric or making this some kind of dog and pony show as my opponent has suggested,” Allen said. “I’m in it to win it for the sake of our future and generations to come.” Allen decided to challenge Thomas rather than unopposed incumbents Boyce and Dana Ralph because Thomas has been on the council for 12 years and

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will be in office for 16 years if elected again. “His long-standing accomplishments, in the political realm, are appreciated, but, it would seem like, as some of his background information out there might suggest, his profession is being a council member,” Allen said about Thomas. Thomas doesn’t plan to change his campaign strategy much. “I’ll get signs out,” he said. “I may put out a few more than I planned to but that’s the only significant difference.” He remains curious how voters might respond to a write-in candidate. “It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out,” Thomas said. Allen led a campaign last September of KBAC and community members asking for Thomas’ resignation in connection with comments Thomas made at a council meeting after Councilwoman Deborah Ranniger asked for a moment of silence for Mike Brown, the 18-year-old black man shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Thomas objected to the moment of silence for some-

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Kentlake student excels in powerlifting BY HEIDI SANDERS

SEATTLE MIST PLAY CONFERENCE TITLE GAME ON SATURDAY The Kent-based Seattle Mist face the Los Angeles Temptation in a Legends Football League playoff game on Saturday in Chicago for the Western Conference title of the women’s indoor football league. Seattle has a 4-1 record while Los Angeles is 3-2-1. The Mist have a 2-1 record this season against the Temptation. The winner advances to the Legends Cup on Aug. 23 at the ShoWare Center. The Chicago Bliss and Atlanta Stream play in the Eastern Conference title game on Saturday.

As 18-year-old Rajjat Chauhan prepares to start his senior year at Kentlake High School, he is also getting ready to compete in the International Powerlifting League World Championships in November in Las Vegas. Chauhan qualified for the World Championships winning the Junior Men 18-19 Single Ply 148-pound class at the U.S. Powerlifting Association National Championships in July at Las Vegas. Chauhan, who has been training in powerlifting for six years and competing for the last three, said he was surprised to win at nationals. “I didn’t know I was go-

Rajjat Chauhan prepares to compete in the dead lift at the U.S. Powerlifting Association National Championships in July at Las Vegas. COURTESY PHOTO ing to take first,” he said. “I didn’t know I would qualify for worlds.” He set a national record in the squat and state records in all three lifts and the combined total with

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Although Jack “Fast Jack” Beckman made a splash on Friday by becoming the first Funny Car driver to break the four-second barrier on

a 451.94 pound squat, a 209.44 pound bench press and a 440.92 pound dead lift totaling 1102.3 pounds. His father, Hardeep Singh Chauhan, inspired him to begin lifting.

the 1,000-foot drag strip at Pacific Raceways, it was the ladies of Top Alcohol who made the most noise at last weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals. Megan McKernan in Top Alcohol Dragster, and Annie Whitely in Top Alcohol Funny Car, posted wins in Sunday’s finals, McKernan defeating Garrett Bateman for her second win of the NHRA Mello Yello National

“My dad was a powerlifter back in India,” he said. Rajjat Chauhan’s uncle was also a champion powerlifter in Australia. “It just runs in the family,” he said. “That is what I

Drag Racing Series. In Top Alcohol Funny Car, Whitely won her third NHRA national event trophy, defeating Shane Westerfield in the finals with a winning elapsed time (E.T.) of 5.546 seconds, at a top speed of 265.43 miles per hour. Westerfield had beaten Whitely in each of their previous five meet-

wanted to do. Looking at all the trophies they have got me into it.” Hardeep Chahan coaches Rajjat and as well as 16-year-old Avtar Singh, a Kentwood High student. “I started going to the gym with him (Rajjat),” Singh said of his start in powerlifting, which he began competing in last year, although he has been training for several years. Singh took first place in the Junior Men 16-17 Raw 198-pound division at the Washington State Spring Fling in February at Kennewick. He set state records in his division with a 363.76 pound squat, a 192.9 pound bench press and a 418.87 pound dead lift for a total of 975.54 pounds. [ more KENTLAKE page 13 ]

ings. Prior to Sunday’s finals, however, it was Beckman in the Funny Car division who was the talk of the track. He broke the track record on Friday, becoming the first Funny Car driver to post a sub-four-second finish at Pacific Raceways. [ more RACES page 13 ]

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1374310 [ RACES from page 12 ] On Saturday night, Beckman reset the track and NHRA record with a blistering pass of 3.912 seconds. But in the semifinals on Sunday, Beckman suffered a mechanical breakdown – his engine dropped a cylinder – allowing Tommy Johnson Jr. to make the finals. Johnson went on to take the win with a pass of 4.073 seconds at 308 mph to Del Worsham’s 4.042 at 307.51 mph. “If you would’ve told me three weeks ago that we would make the two quickest runs in Funny Car history, back up the national record, win two races and close within five points of (teammate Matt Hagan) and (crew chief) Dickie Venables (for the series lead), I would say, ‘Sign me up for that,’” said

Beckman, a five-time winner this year. “That being said, it’s disappointing to get that far into the Western Swing, have a chance to sweep and not get it done.” Beckman earlier won the series’ two previous stops at Denver and Sonoma, Calif., before arriving in Kent. In Top Fuel, J.R. Todd beat Shawn Langdon, posting a 3.824-second, 323.04mph run. Langdon posted a 3.902 at 307.81 mph. In other racing, Jeff Lane, of North Bend, added to his trophy collection by taking the win in Comp Eliminator over Ryan Warter. Puyallup’s Glen Paine Jr. and Josh Dalrymple each picked up their first NHRA national event Wally trophy as Paine beat Gene Heaton, of Vancouver, Wash., in the Super Gas final. Dalrymple,

[ KENTLAKE from page 12 ] Chauhan also set state records at that competition in the Junior Men 16-17 Single Ply 132.2-pound division. The two boys spend about three to four hours in the gym five days a week training. During the school year, time is limited so training sessions are two to three hours. “It takes a lot of time,” Chauhan said. Chauhan said he would like to win a

out of Sunnyside, raced Fred Hoffman, of Shoreline, for the Super Street title in a battle of ’67 Camaros. Hoffman left early, drawing a red light foul, and Dalrymple ran it out to a 10.869-second, 156.50-mph lap for the win. Steve Wann and Tommy Phillips rounded out the list of winners. Wann, of Modesto, Calif., battled Brian Thompson in close Stock division final with the nod going to Wann and his ’62 Fury. Phillips, of Forney, Texas, had a nice .010-second reaction time on his way to his 33rd national event win, downing Nick Drzayich, of Auburn, in Super Comp. Northwest Division racers are back here at Pacific Raceways for their next Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, Aug., 21-23.

world championship title in sub juniors, which will have to be accomplished before he is 21. Singh also has his eyes set on taking a world title. “The goal is always to go to worlds and place in worlds,” he said. Chauhan said he plans to stay active in powerlifting. “I want to stay in there before I get too busy with my life,” he said.

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peddle their petals direct to the consumer. Local florists that specialize in wedding flowers will often buy from local growers when the bride chooses flowers in season. 3. If the bride has her heart set on a certain flower (our daughter really wanted peonies – that were out of season in July) you can go on the Internet and find a grower from Alaska or Hawaii and splurge on these flowers for just her bouquet or as an accent flower amidst the less expensive blooms that are in season. Alaska has become a hot spot for wedding peonies as the long hours of daylight and cool summer weather makes the peony crop available almost all summer. Hawaii grows orchids year round and both states have family farms that will ship directly to private homes using ice packs and overnight express. 4. Meet with a florist about what type of flowers hold best in hot and sunny weather. Local florists can suggest flowers that resist wilting and they also have access to special sprays that keep petals from wiltMarianne Binetti

Flowers belong at weddings and there is a beautiful trend toward outdoor receptions and weddings. Our youngest daughter was married last month, and we used hydrangeas from my garden and the gardens of many friends and family to add to the joy of the celebration. In honor of summer brides everywhere, here are a few tips on using fresh flowers in a wedding. 1. Once you know the date of the wedding, talk to a local gardener about what flowers will be in season. Of course you can ship in roses for a winter wedding and even find tulips for a wedding in the early summer but you’ll pay three times the price when you import blooms from the other side of the world. 2. Choose flowers grown by local growers when possible. In Western Washington we are lucky to have farmer’s markets in many communities where local growers will sell direct to the public. Some of the flower growers have farms in Eastern Washington but make the trek over the Cascades every weekend to

See Marianne Marianne Binetti hosts “Dig In Seattle,” a garden and cooking show that is back on the air. You can watch the show via podcast at or on Channel 22 KZJO TV at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. The show focuses on local gardening tips and cooking demos from local chefs. ing and drying out. Don’t overlook the common mum. Chrysanthemums are not only available all year long but they hold up in heat and also cold weather, they come in a multitude of colors, shapes and flower forms and can cost half the price of imported roses or orchids. 5. Don’t depend on growing your own flowers. Timing is everything and weather conditions are unpredictable. Just because your pink lilies were in bloom last summer during the month of June does not mean they will flower at the same time next year. Ditto that your hydrangeas may not be the same color from one year to the next. [ more BINETTI page 14 ]

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[ CHARGE from page 1 ] He is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 20 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. If convicted as charged, Reber, who is not in custody, could face up to one year in jail. Kent Police initially investigated Reber for vehicular homicide after interviewing witnesses and reviewing security camera footage of the incident. Reber was driving an SUV through the school parking lot as Benson gripped the back edge of the hood near the windshield, with his chest on the hood and his feet toward the front of the vehicle, according to charging papers. Reber backed the SUV out of a parking spot and then appeared to rapidly accelerate through the parking lot at about 1520 mph and then made a sharp left turn. As Reber made the turn, Benson slid off the hood, his feet appeared to land first, but the momentum of his upper body continued toward the ground and the back of Benson’s head hit the pavement hard. Benson, a senior, died the next day Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from the head injury. This marks the first “car-surfing” case filed in King County, said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He said there were a couple of reasons to file a reckless driving charge rather than a vehicular

homicide charge. “We consulted with the victim’s family during our charging decision,” Donohoe said. “We balance out the wishes of the victim’s family and the circumstances of the crime.” In the charging papers against Reber, prosecutors say that he drove a motor vehicle with willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property. Prosecutors also said Reber has no criminal or traffic history and that the state doesn’t oppose to his release on personal recognizance on the condition that he not drive a vehicle without a valid license and insurance and have no more moving violations. If the King County Superior Court judge agrees, that means Reber would remain free after his arraignment instead of being sent to jail. In a similar 2013 case in Salem, Ore., a 16-year girl pleaded guilty in 2014 to criminally negligent homicide in Marion County after she drove a car in a store parking lot that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl who was riding atop a vehicle in what’s known as “car surfing.” The driver received five years probation, prohibition against driving for five years and 120 hours of community service, including presentations to area high schools about the dangers of “car surfing,” according to a report on

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sword fern fronds, huge leaves from hosta and colorful foliage from heucheras are becoming more popular in wedding bouquets as brides seek to add an original twist to the wedding flowers. Succulents are also being used as cut flower alternatives in arrangements or as potted plants on tables. The more leaves, berries and spiky grasses you add to the mix the less flowers you will need to buy and the more resilient the display will be. 8. Visit Pinterest and become

inspired. The Pinterest website is like a bulletin board where you can post your favorite photos of any creative idea and also grab images from other creative people and try something new. Pinterest inspired us to create a “flower wall� using hydrangeas that filled a gold picture frame and also a centerpiece that can only be described as a ‘hydrangea waterfall’ that flowed off the table an onto the floor at the reception site. Pinterest is not

just about pretty photos – often you can visit a site with just one click that will share more details and how-to information about the project you see posted on the site. 9. Share the joy by sharing the flowers. After a wedding or large celebration the flower centerpieces can be sent home with guests to enjoy, brought to a church or my personal favorite delivered to a nursing home and given away to house-bound residents. When properly cared for

cut flowers centerpieces will last for a week to 10 days. After that the faded blooms can be recycled into a compost pile. 10. Remember to take a deep breath, inhale the fragrance of flowers and enjoy the day. Flowers are nature’s reminder that the world is a beautiful place and life should be enjoyed – so celebrate. For more gardening information, visit

PUBLIC NOTICES Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of King WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiffs, v. MARK WILLIAMS; and JANET LAUREL a/k/a JANET LAUREL WILLIAMS, Defendants. No. 15-2-13114-1 SEA SUMMONS TO: THE DEFENDANTS A lawsuit has been started against you in the Superior Court of King County by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claim is stated in the written Complaint, a copy of which is served upon you with this Summons. In order to defend against this lawsuit, you must respond to the Complaint in this action by stating your defense in writing and serving a copy upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff within 20 days after service of this summons and complaint within the State of Washington or 60 days if service is effected by personal service outside the State of Washington or by publication, or a default judgment will be entered against you without notice. A default judgment is one where plaintiff is entitled to what it asks for because you have not responded. If you serve a Notice of Appearance on the undersigned attorney, you are entitled to notice before a default judgment may be entered. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. This Summons is issued pursuant to Rule 4 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington. DATED this 26th day of May, 2015. RCO LEGAL, P.S. By Kathleen A. Allen, WSBA# 19655 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13555 SE 36th St,.Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98006 (425)458-2121 Published in the Kent Reporter on August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015; September 4, 11, 2015.#1391678 SAC Wireless proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at a top height of 65 feet on an 85-foot utility pole at the approx. vicinity of 13028 SE 251 Street, Kent, King County, WA 98030. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Katie,, 2121 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 203, Chandler, AZ 85224; 480-850-0575. Published in the Kent Reporter on August 14, 2015.#1393970. ERIKA DIAZ PO Box 1223

Sandy, UT 84091 In the Third District Court of SALT LAKE COUNTY West Jordan Department, STATE OF UTAH ERIKA DIAZ CALDERON, Petitioner vs. DAVID VALDOVINOS MORENO, Respondent SUMMONS Civil No.154901310 Judge Stone The State of Utah to the above-named Defendant: You are summoned and required to answer the complaint for divorce ÂżOHG E\ WKH 3HWLWLRQHU ZLWKLQ  days after the third date of publication of this summons. You PXVW ÂżOH \RXU ZULWWHQ DQVZHU with the clerk of the court at the following address: 8080 S Redwood Rd. Ste. 1701. West Jordan, UT 84088, 801-233-9700 and mail or deliver a copy to plaintiff at the address listed above. If you fail to do so, judgment by default may be taken against you for the relief dePDQGHG LQ WKH FRPSODLQW RQ ÂżOH with the clerk of the court. Published in Kent Reporter on August 14, 2015, August 21, 2015, August 28, 2015.#1392724 August 4, 2015 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Kent School District No. 415 will meet for the purpose of adopting WKH 'LVWULFWÂśV EXGJHW IRU WKH ÂżVFDO year 2015-2016 at 7:00 p.m. on August 26, 2015, at the Administration Center, 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, Washington. Any person may appear at said meeting and be heard for or against any part of said budget. A budget has been prepared by the ERDUG DQG ZLOO EH ÂżOHG DW WKH RI ÂżFH RI WKH GLVWULFW VXSHULQWHQGHQW from whom any person may obtain a copy upon request. Dr. Calvin J. Watts Secretary of the Board of Directors Published in the Kent, Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamon Reporters on August 14, 2015 and August 21, 2015. #1392985. VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER District Healthcare System NOTICE OF BOARD COMMITTEE SCHEDULES Notice is hereby given that the Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees Executive Committee will be held on Tuesday October 13, 2015 and Tuesday December 8, 2015 from 11:30-12:00 p.m. in Conference Room B of Valley Medical Center. BOARD OF TRUSTEES (District Healthcare System) By: Sandra Sward Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees Published in Kent, Renton, Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter on August 14, 2015, August 21, 2015 #1393020

CITY OF KENT NOTICE OF APPLICATION A Project Permit Application KDV EHHQ ÂżOHG ZLWK &LW\ RI .HQW Planning Services. Following is a description of the application and the process for review. The application and listed studies PD\ EH UHYLHZHG DW WKH RIÂżFHV RI Kent Planning Services, 400 W. Gowe Street, Kent, WA. DATE OF NOTICE OF APPLICATION: August 14, 2015 APPLICATION NAME/ NUMBER: COX FIRST ADDITION SHORT PLAT SP-2015-8 / KIVA #RPSS-2152376 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The applicant proposes to subdivide 1.87 acres into seven single family residential lots and a stormwater retention tract. . The subject property is currently developed with a single-family home, which will remain, and accessory buildings, which will be removed. Access to the lots will be from 110th Ave SE via a new private road. The project site is located at 27218 110th Avenue SE, idenWLÂżHG E\ .LQJ &RXQW\ SDUFHO number 322205-9184, and is zoned SR-6, Single Family Residential. OTHER PERMITS AND PLANS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED: Civil Construction Permit, Final Short Plat. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: August 14, 2015 to August 28, 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, August 28, 2015, at 220 4th Avenue South, Kent WA 98032. A public meeting is tentatively scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015. This public meeting will be held in the Planning Services Conference Room at 400 West Gowe Street, Kent, WA 98032. Please be advised this meeting date is subject to change. Please call to verify time and date at least a week before the scheduled meeting. If you have any questions, please call Jason Garnham, Kent Planning Services, at (253) 856-5454. Published in the Kent Reporter on August 14, 2015. #1393832. Superior Court of Washington County of King In re: FATTIMA XASAN, Petitioner, and SHIRWA MOHAMED, Respondent. No. 13-2-28192-9 SEA 14-3-01193-1 SEA Summons for Petition to Modify Parenting Plan and Petition to Renew Domestic Violence Orderfor Protection by Publication (SMPB) To the Respondent: Shirwa Mohamed The petitioner has started two actions in the above court reTXHVWLQJ WKH PRGLÂżFDWLRQ RI D parenting plan or residential

schedule and requesting to renew the domestic violence order for protection. You must respond to this summons by serving a copy of your written response on the person VLJQLQJ WKLV VXPPRQV DQG E\ ¿O ing the original with the clerk of the court. If you do not serve your written response within 60 GD\V DIWHU WKH GDWH RI WKH ¿UVW publication of this summons (60 days after the 10th day of July, 2015), the court may enter an order of default against you, and the court may, without further notice to you, enter a decree and approve or provide for other relief requested in this summons. In the case of a dissolution, the FRXUW ZLOO QRW HQWHU WKH ¿QDO GH cree until at least 90 days after VHUYLFH DQG ¿OLQJ ,I \RX VHUYH D notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before an order of default or a decree may be entered. Your written response to the summons and petition for modL¿FDWLRQ RI SDUHQWLQJ SODQ PXVW be on form: WPF DRPSCU 07.0200, Response to Petition IRU 0RGL¿FDWLRQ$GMXVWPHQW RI Custody Decree/Parenting Plan/ Residential Schedule Information about how to get this form and the forms required to provide your response to the petition for renewal of order for protection may be obtained by contacting the clerk of the court, by contacting the Administrative 2I¿FH RI WKH &RXUWV DW (360) 705-5328, or from the Internet at the Washington State Courts homepage: http://www. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in these matters, you should do so promptly so that your written responses, if any, may be served on time. One method of serving a copy of your responses on the petitioner LVWRVHQGLWE\FHUWL¿HGPDLOZLWK return receipt requested. This summons is issued pursuant to RCW 4.28.100 and Superior Court Civil Rule 4.1 of the state of Washington. Dated: July 6, 2015 Veronica Freitas, WSBA No. 19405 File Original of Your Response with the Clerk of the Court at: 516 3rd Ave Seattle, WA 98104 Serve a Copy of Your Response on: Petitioner’s Lawyer 210 Summit Ave East Seattle, WA 98102 Published in the Kent Reporter on July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015; August 7, 14, 2015. #1368035. INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that the City of Kent, Washington, will receive sealed bids at the City &OHUNœV RI¿FH WKURXJK August 25, 2015 up to 11:00 a.m. as shown on the clock on the east ZDOO RI WKH &LW\ &OHUNœV 2I¿FH RQ WKH ¿UVW ÀRRU RI &LW\ +DOO 

4th Avenue South, Kent, Washington. All bids must be properly marked and sealed in accordance with this “Invitation to Bid.â€? Bids must be delivered and received at the City Clerk’s RIÂżFH E\ WKH DERYHVWDWHG WLPH regardless of delivery method, including U.S. Mail. All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud immediately following 11:00 a.m. for the City of Kent project named as follows: 76th Avenue South Storm Drainage Improvements Project Number: 08-3019 The project consists of the installation of storm drainage conveyance at the approximate 21000 Block of 76th Avenue South. The project includes approximately 190 linear feet of 12 and 18 inch diameter storm drainage pipe, and associated EDFNÂżOO DQG SDYHPHQW UHVWRUD tion. The project will address surface water drainage issues along 76th Avenue South. The Engineer’s estimated range for this project is approximately $114,000.00-$131,000.00. Bid documents may be obtained by contacting City of Kent Engineering Department, Nancy Yoshitake at (253) 856-5508. For technical questions, please call Stephen Lincoln P.E. at (253) 856-5552. Bids must be clearly marked “Bidâ€? 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 ZLWK WKH SODQV DQG VSHFLÂżFDWLRQV and other contract documents QRZ RQ ÂżOH LQ WKH RIÂżFH RI WKH 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. 3ODQV DQG VSHFLÂżFDWLRQV FDQ also be downloaded at no charge at procurement. Copies of the :6'27 6WDQGDUG 6SHFLÂżFDWLRQV 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 14th day of August, 2015. BY: Ronald F. Moore, City Clerk Published in Kent Reporter o n August 14, 2015 . #1393084. CITY OF KENT NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING DATE AND TIME AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council Economic & Community Development Committee will hold a SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING at 4:30 P.M. on MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015, in Kent City Council Chambers West, Kent City, 220 4th Avenue South, Kent, WA, to consider the following Agenda item(s): 1) Land Use Plan and Zoning Districts Map and Text Amendments a. Consideration of city-wide amendments of the Land Use Plan and Zoning Districts Map designations, which also will update the Comprehensive Plan. b.Also under consideration are amendments to Kent City Code Sections 12.06.070, 15.02.260, 15.03.010, 15.06.050, 15.07.060, 15.09.050 and Chapter 15.04 pertaining to development UHJXODWLRQV FODUL¿FDWLRQV GH¿ nitions, allowed uses, and standards and criteria for granting a request for rezone. c. The information for this item can be found in the August 10, 2015 agenda packet found at 2) Comprehensive Plan Update a. Consideration of an update to the Comprehensive Plan, including amendments to the text, goals and policies. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any person wishing to submit written comments on this proposal may do so prior to the meeting by email to Charlene Anderson, Long Range Planning Manager at Oral or written comments can also be submitted at the meeting. The public is invited to attend and all interested persons will have an opportunity to speak. For agenda information please call Julie Pulliam in Economic & Community Development, Planning Division, at 253856-5454. The Agenda Packet can be accessed through the City’s Website beginning on August 17, 2015 at: Published in the Kent Reporter on August 14, 2015. #1393837.

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Enumclaw 100 Year’s Estate Sale Fri/Sat 8-4 - The same family has lived in this house for over 100 years. If it existed some of it is here. Just a few of the items - Craftsman chairs, coat stand, rocker etc. - 2 Morgan chairs - 4 1940s waiting room c h a i r s - S t i ck l ey a r m chairs - book cases - curio cabinets - radios from nearly ever y decade victrola in good condition - t r e a d l e s ew i n g m a chine - Queen Anne settee with 6 chairs - dark oak bed set - 20 gallon Pacific Stoneware crock - whiskey jugs - milk bottles - Fenton - Limoge lead crystal - 100+ teacup saucer sets - 4 sets d i s h e s - Fr a n c i s c a n , Meito, Haviland many others - vintage kitchen vintage lace, crochet, embroidery and linens waterfall vanity and dresser set - dressers steamer trunks - hifis tur ntables - lots of r e c o r d s 4 5 s, 7 8 s, 3 3 1/3s, lamps, toys, books, vintage clothing, - NO JEWELRY - NO GUNS NO COINS - NO STAMPS - Please bring packing materials - All Sales Final - Cash Only 1407 Porter St.,

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OOPS. When life happens, thankfully the urgent care you and your family need is right here.

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Kent Reporter, August 14, 2015  

August 14, 2015 edition of the Kent Reporter