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City Council looks for funding to restore declining parks BY STEVE HUNTER firstname.lastname@example.org
City leaders are still trying to figure out how to return Kent parks to their glory days. Julie Parascondola, who took
over as parks director in December, told the City Council at a May 2 workshop that an answer needs to be found about how to provide sustainable funding for a system with a maintenance backlog of more than $60 million.
”We went from a highly coveted, award-winning park system to a somewhat challenging system and many, many factors influenced that,” said Parascondola, who told the council each day she sees national awards for
parks posted on the wall outside her office that Kent received. “We need to decide at what level do we want to reinvest in that. …we as a city and as a community need to ask what are we willing to reinvest in the livabil-
ity, the health and the quality of life for current residents and those yet to arrive.” Parascondola said she would like to have some answers over [ more PARKS page 5 ]
Developer to target millennials with Riverbend apartments BY STEVE HUNTER email@example.com
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Developers of the planned Marquee on Meeker apartment complex – that will replace the Riverbend par 3 golf course – are going after millennials to move to Kent. The Kent City Council heard from the developer and architect of the mixed-use project prior to its controversial 5-2 vote on May 2 to sell the city-owned land to Auburn-based FNW Inc./ Landmark Development Group for $10.5 million. “We are going through a major urban transformation,” said architect Charles Strazzara, of Seattle-based Studio Meng Strazzara. “It’s the move to the core. The core of the city of Seattle and the core of the city of Kent. It’s going to happen. It’s a life-
style choice. The millennials want to live, dine and shop all within the same environment.” Millennials are people born after 1980 and before 2000. Landmark Development plans to target those in their 20s and 30s to rent its highend, urban-style apartments. The project will have about 500 units as well as 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Construction could start as soon as July. “As architects we create where people want to live,” Strazzara said. “We have a groundscape with restaurants and services and a coffee shop that helps a district grow. We see it happening in Edmonds, Bothell. The auto-oriented retail buildings where people live in the [ more APARTMENTS page 6 ]
Mechatronics program provides technical training BY HEIDI SANDERS firstname.lastname@example.org
When Kaiya Neuss walked into the mechatronics lab at Kent Phoenix Academy for the first time, she felt at home. The KPA junior is in her second semester in the mechatronics program, which combines pneumatics,
hydraulics, mechanical and electrical engineering. “I loved it,” Neuss said of the course. “This is the reason I come to school because this class makes me super excited.” Neuss enjoys working with her hands, as well as art and design. “I had an interest in how things worked as a kid,” she said. “I used to
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Snohomish County. Chief Jim Schneider announced in March that he would be retiring in September after coming to Kent in 2002. Schenider worked as the city of Kent fire chief before voters in 2010 approved formation of the Kent RFA, renamed Puget Sound Fire this year. The RFA merged the Kent Fire Department and Fire District 37 and later added the city of SeaTac. Schneider earns an annual salary of $173,787, according to the RFA. Boyce said the board de-
to a few finalists and then pick a top candidate. “We may take the top four or five to interview to narrow it down,” Boyce said. The board hopes to hire someone in late August to start in September. “We haven’t hired a new fire chief in Kent in a long time,” Boyce said. “We want someone who will make Kent their home and be chief for a long time.” It’s early in the process, so Boyce is uncertain how many applicants the opening might attract. “I feel pretty excited that people will want to come here to work,” he said. “I expect we will get a lot of good people to apply.”
Puget Sound Fire starts search for new chief BY STEVE HUNTER email@example.com
The search is on for a new Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority chief. Annual pay for the position will be between $187,800 and $207,000, according to RFA documents. The RFA board hired Issaquah-based Prothman Company for $19,500 plus expenses to conduct a nationwide search. The application deadline is June 11. “We wanted to let the market drive the salary,” said Bill Boyce, a
RFA board member and president of the Kent City Council. “We want to be sure we attract the top candidates.” The pay is similar to what Snohomish County Fire District 1 plans to pay a new chief, Boyce said. Puget Sound Fire serves about 181,000 people in the cities of Kent, SeaTac, Covington and portions of unincorporated King County. Snohomish serves about 200,000 people in the cities of Edmonds, Brier, Mountlake Terrace and parts of unincorporated
cided to raise the pay for the next chief because of the market rate paid by other fire departments. The RFA board includes three members from the Kent City Council, three from the Fire District 37 Board of Commissioners, one non-voting member from the Covington City Council, and one non-voting member from the SeaTac City Council. Porthman is expected to refer a list of about eight to 15 candidates to the board and a selection committee. The board will cut that list
‘Real serious fight’: Community task force addresses shootings
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Beth Saul greets customers at her table of collectible toys that showcases a vintage 1940s Jet Racer during the Greater Seattle Toy Show at the Kent Commons last Saturday. Beth and Chuck Saul, of Beavercreek, Ore., have been collecting antique toys for 35 years and frequently attend shows throughout the year. The one-day show had 60 tables, featuring toys circa 1988 and older, according to Todd Aicher, who organized the show, now in its 30th year at the commons. The next toy show is Nov. 19 at the commons.
In the wake of several recent shootings involving teens in Kent, community members decided its time to take action. Youth advocates hosted a forum on April 26 to discuss reaching at-risk youth and creating a gang prevention task force. “We felt like if we can have everybody put their own hats down just for a moment, and we can come together and create something that when the city or anybody says ’Is there somebody I can take my youth to?’ We can say we have a task force and in this task force we have all these
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resources,” said Tye Whitfield, who helped organize the forum. The community needs to do a better job reaching youth, said Whitfield, who is running for Kent City Council. “Once we found out about the killing, of course, we are devastated, but then to find out these are youth that are coming to our after-school programs, we are like this is at our back door,” she said. “This is someone who is coming to the center and we are investing in and we have lost.” During the forum, Assistant Police Chief Rafael Padilla gave an update on
 Friday, May 12, 2017 [ MECHATRONICS from page 1 ] want a learning environment different from a traditional high school. Program manager and founder Patrick Pritchard, who also teaches mechatronics at Green River College, approached the school district about a space to house the college’s equipment a couple a years ago. “It was during a downturn in the economy when the colleges get real busy,” Pritchard said. “I actually got pushed out. I was the new kid on the block and there was no lab space. … Someone suggested, ‘You know, some of the high schools have empty space, why don’t you check?’ So I reached out to the Kent School District and they said, ‘We’ve been looking for something like this.’ They wanted more career opportunities for student. (They said), ‘We will give it to you for free. We want to talk to you about delivering this to high school students.’” Up to 24 KPA students use the lab during the day each semester, and students enrolled in Green River’s mechatronics program take over the space in the evenings. Pritchard received an $891,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help establish the
program. “The idea is instead of going out and doing separate individual outreach, let’s just establish a pipeline,” he said. “We’ve got students going through this class all the time.” Students in the program at KPA can receive 10 college credits, as well as high school credit, for completing the course. If they take a second semester of the class, they can earn a certificate of proficiency. There is high demand for jobs in mechatronics, Pritchard said. As robots and machines take over manufacturing, skilled workers are needed to build, repair and maintain the equipment. “The industry declined for so many decades,” he said. “We all have the idea that it’s over, but that’s not the case. With robots and advanced automation, suddenly the huge advantage of low-wage workers that some of these other countries have is not so important anymore. Now we need people that are intelligent, creative problem solvers, and it allows the U.S. to compete now.” There is always a need for internships and field trips for mechatronics students, Pritchard said. Anyone with connections in the industry can call Pritchard at 253-457-0411.
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Garrett Ruggles, a senior at Kent Phoenix Academy, works on equipment in the mechatronics lab. HEIDI SANDERS, Kent Reporter
Building 3-D printers, creating prosthetic hands As a student in the program, Neuss built a 3-D printer using a kit. “It was honestly quite the experience,” she said. “I learned a lot of the instructions were very vague. It didn’t tell me too much about it so I went through (thinking) this part looks like it fits together. If this were to do this, that would be the effects. I had to think about beforehand the outcome of how it would look, and it worked out fine in the end.” After assembling the printer, Neuss used it to print pieces to make a movable prosthetic hand for a child who is missing fingers. The Kent Rotary Club
donated money for the materials. “It is great thing to show not just how the technologies work, but how the technology can help people, how it transforms people’s lives,” Pritchard said. “A lot of children would not get a prosthetic because they outgrow them so fast. They are so expensive, so this, instead of a couple of thousand (dollars), is $50 to produce.” Pritchard is looking for a child to give the finished prosthetic to. “If we could find a child in the region, we would be happy to provide that to them,” he said.
Providing mentors To help students in the mechatronics program succeed, KPA has teamed up with Communities in
Schools of Kent (CISK) to provide mentors. Communities in Schools – a nonprofit whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life – offers a mentoring program at six schools in Kent, including KPA. “Here is this great program for students, but it is going to be challenging,” David de la Fuente, executive director of CISK, said of the need for mentors in the mechatronics program. “This takes a little bit more self-motivation than just showing up for class. … Something this technical could be a little bit challenging for the students if they didn’t have that social emotional support to help them understand why they should pursue the technical programs.” Mentors typically meet with students once a week for up to an hour. Communities in Schools tries to provide a mentor to any mechatronics student who wants one. “There are some kids that know this is what they want to do with their life, so they are ready to rock and roll,” de la Fuente said. “So maybe they don’t even need a mentor. It is more for the kids that are on the fence. They are thinking about doing this but they really aren’t quite sure. … We do make sure that everybody that is in that boat gets to have a mentor.” Some mentors meet with two or three students.
Communities in Schools hopes to grow its pool of mentors. Potential mentors don’t need a background in mechatronics, de la Fuente said. “Obviously, we would love to have mentors, and do have some mentors who happen to be knowledgable about the field,” he said. “These are still high-schoolage as opposed to collegeage. Their career plans are a little less defined, so they need a little more support on the social-emotional level to even pursue that. We have found even for a program this technical in nature, at the end of the day, it’s still the social-emotional piece, the support piece, the how’s-your-lifegoing piece, that tends to be extremely valuable.” KPA senior Garrett Ruggles is enrolled in the mechatronics program and has a mentor who meets with him and a couple other students every Tuesday. “He’s a really cool guy,” Ruggles, who plans to go into a career in welding and engineering, said of his mentor. “They offered him, and I thought, ‘Why not?’ ” Anyone interests in becoming a mentor, should call Communities in Schools of Kent at 253-8675637, email de la Fuente at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Dee Klem, mentoring services manager, at email@example.com. “The kids are awesome,” de la Fuente said. “It tends to be at least as rewarding, if not more, for the mentors as it is for the mentees.”
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www.kentreporter.com [ PARKS from page 1 ] the next several months as the city prepares to develop its next budget. The National Recreation and Park Association used to recognize Kent for its parks. Six awards decorate City Hall walls. Now Kent’s become a city without a stable funding plan for its 240 parks, nearly half of them in need of repair. “It’s a shame that you talk about how you walk down the hallway and see the awards,” Council President Bill Boyce said about how parks have changed. “My kids (now adults) were heavily involved in sports and Kent was recognized as the place to be. When you fall off the ladder it’s hard to get back up when you talk about a $60 million backlog. “But I feel this council is committed to get us back where we need to be. We will get back on top and get the recognition lined back up on the wall.” The council’s heard a recurring message from parks staff over the last decade about the lack of funding for parks. Councilman Dennis Higgins remembered the funding challenges for parks when he joined the council in 2010. “When I got here and through the recession, no department was more pinched than parks,” Higgins said at the workshop. “That was a conscious decision. We got ourselves into this hole. Now we
have to make a conscious standing. If they are not useffort to get ourselves out ing our parks, why not? We of it.” want to create excitement in The council last year the system. And sustainable approved using funding will allow $2 million from us to make strides.” the general fund The council apreserves this year proved an extensive and another $2 milPark and Open lion in 2018 from Space Plan last June, its capital reserve but without a plan fund to help pay to fund the profor several park posal. projects. The parks Parascondola The city’s Parks department also and Recreation gets $1 million a year from Commission, appointed the Real Estate Excise Tax, by Mayor Suzette Cooke in a 0.5 percent sales tax on late 2014, recommended property deals. last year a capital funding Parks staff told the plan for the 40-plus projects council, however, it will on the East Hill, West Hill take $3 million per year and in the valley that would for the next 20 years to require an investment of maintain the current level about $120 million over the of service. next 20 years. It would cost $4.5 milThe commission recomlion per year for 20 years mended reallocating funds to do strategic projects as from the city’s business and well as the current level of occupation tax for capital service. projects at $2 million per “We have to raise the year and to ask voters to baseline budget and we are approve a property tax going to have to talk about increase for six years to a package we might want to bring in about $3 million submit to the voters,” Higper year. gins said. The group also enVoters turned down a couraged parks staff streets and parks levy in to continue to go after 2012 that would have raised matching grants from $18 million for parks and federal, state and county $11 million for streets over governments. six years. The city has received Parascondola said the state grants to help pay for city must educate voters several projects the last few about the benefits of years. parks and the need for Higgins and Counimprovements to the cilwoman Dana Ralph system. supported a plan last year “It’s an educational to spend B&O funds on process first,” she said. “We parks, but the rest of the need to beat the streets and council opposed the meashare the need and undersure because of a promise
to business owners when the city implemented the tax in 2013 to only use those funds for street repairs. Hope Gibson, parks planning and development manager, told the council that 43 percent of the parks are at or near the end of their useful life. That’s a jump from 32 percent in 2012. “That’s a pretty startling number,” said Gibson, who added repairs have been made at 13 parks since 2013. “We are clearly
losing ground. The trend is the quality continues to decline throughout the system.” Gibson also emphasized the need to find an answer. “A challenge that has not yet been met is obtaining sustainable funding so we can do planning with a confidence so that those that come behind us will enjoy the same quality of parks that we inherited,” Gibson said. Several of the park projects to be funded in 2017-
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[ APARTMENTS from page 1 ] hills and drive down, that’s changing.” The council approved trying to sell the 24 acres in 2014 to help eliminate the city’s enterprise golf fund debt of nearly $3 million and allow for about $6 million in capital improvements to the 18-hole course across West Meeker Street from the par 3 as a way to draw more players to boost revenue. The Riverbend Golf Complex operates at a deficit of about $300,000 per year. Ben Wolters, city economic and community development director, described the project to the council.
A rendering shows the planned Marquee on Meeker apartment complex, which developers hope will entice millennials to move to Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, City of Kent has commercial on the never had before in Kent. “It will have two podium “It calls for high qualbottom. The other (Dwell at construction buildings ity finish unlike any Kent Station) is similar to much like the two (apartother apartment commuthe construction type.” ment) buildings we have nity, frankly in South King Wolters expects renters in our downtown,” Wolters County,” Wolters said. will have an option they said. “One (The Platform) Two, five-story buildings will feature 124 units each HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY with structured parking below for 124 vehicles. Around the perimeter, the project will feature 21 walkup buildings. Strazzara, who also designed The Platform next to Town Square Plaza, deJOIN US scribes Marquee on Meeker FOR as a high-end project. “That was appropriate at the time,” Strazzara said about The Platform. “This CELEBRATION! Araceli & Roberto Gonzalez, Owners, is the next step up. We Locally Owned & Operated for 46 years in Kent! have elevated the game. We it to be urban with the 253.854.5320 Orders-to-Go Fax: 253.854.0739 want highest quality of materials 203 South 4th Avenue, Kent, WA 98030 (exterior and interior).” OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR LUNCH AND DINNER The units will feature 1878075
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Officer fires Taser at man who wanted to fight in parking lot unit to come to the scene. The man then got into a fighting stance with his fists A Kent Police officer raised and began to move fired a Taser twice at a man toward the officer. in the Home Depot parking The officer fired a Taser lot after the man reportand a couple of darts hit edly wanted to fight the the man. The man fell officer. backward onto a dirt Police arrested platform before POLICE the man for investiremoving the darts gation of provoking and coming at the assault, obstructing officer for a second an officer and crimitime. The officer fired nal trespass at about 1:27 the Taser again. When a p.m. April 23 in the Home second officer arrived, the Depot parking lot, 26120 man started to flee toward 104th Ave. SE., according the store. to the police report. Two officers caught the An officer saw the man man and handcuffed him. waving his hands up in the The man had been banned air in the parking lot in the from the Home Depot store direction of a patrol vein January 2016 for lewd hicle. The officer drove over conduct. toward the man and began to exit his vehicle when the man screamed, “What?” The officer told the man to step back and remove his Police arrested a man for hands from his pockets, but investigation of fourth-dethe man responded by saygree assault after he alleging he wanted to fight. The edly punched his girlfriend in the face during a dispute officer called for a second BY STEVE HUNTER
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in a vehicle on April 17 in the 800 block of Central Avenue South. The girlfriend told officers that her boyfriend became upset after she gave him a ride to work and she offered to take his locked-up cellphone to get it repaired, according to the police report. The boyfriend told her there was no way he would give her his phone. The couple then started to fight over the keys to the car and the boyfriend reportedly punched the woman in the face. The boyfriend told police during the struggle for the keys his girlfriend’s hand slipped and hit him in the face, so he claimed he had to hit her back.
Man caught stealing from store A man reportedly tried to take a bag of items at about 10:04 a.m. April 21 out of the Fred Meyer store, 25250
Pacific Highway S., without paying for the products when an officer stopped him outside the store. The man told the officer he was just going outside to smoke a cigarette and planned to go back inside to pay for the items, according to the police report. But when the officer questioned the man’s story, he told police he had planned to take the items to his car if police hadn’t spotted him leaving the store and stopped him. A loss prevention store employee contacted the officer, hired by the store during off-duty hours to help prevent shoplifting and provide customers a safe place to shop, about the potential theft. The officer saw the man take products from the cart and place them in a bag before putting the bag back into the cart and exiting the store without paying. Police arrested the man for in-
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Law enforcement officers arrested six people for running an prostitution ring that operated out of hotels or apartments in Kent, Bellevue, Renton, Tukwila, Federal Way, Seattle and several other cities. Search warrants were served at more than 30 locations as part of an investigation into an organized crime ring involved with prostitution, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office media release. All face charges of conspiracy to use a communication facility to promote prostitution Four of the six people arrested are from Seattle, one is from Renton and one from New York. “These defendants ran an organized prostitution ring with tentacles into many of our cities and towns,” said U.S. Attorney An-
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Plenty of work to do in special session Not a whole lot is going on around the Capitol these days as the first not-so-special session reaches the end of its third week. Negotiations on the funding and operations of public schools are occurring on most weekdays, not weekends, and there’s no guesstimate of when Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate may cut a deal. And periodic conversations are taking place on matters of import, such as paid family leave, but not so much on touchy subjects, including internet privacy, Sound Transit car tabs and the Hirst decision on water rights. Most lawmakers aren’t participants in any conversations so they’re home and won’t be back in Olympia unless summoned for votes. As for Gov. Jay Inslee, he too is watching and waiting for legislators to settle their differences and send him a budget to keep the wheels of government churning when the new fiscal year starts July 1. Amid such monumental inactivity, it’s easy to forget the 147 citizen lawmakers did accomplish a few things in the 105 days of regular session they hope will make society safer, business less cumbersome and the quality of life in Washington better. Lawmakers introduced 2,590 bills in the 2017 session and 339 made it to the governor’s desk, aka the finish line. He’s signed or will sign nearly all of them. Remember the levy cliff? In mid-March they sent Senate Bill 5023 to the governor. It delayed a cut in local school levy rates for one year, preserving a critical stream of revenue for districts while lawmakers negotiate a long-term strategy for fully funding education. (They are in special session because they haven’t figured it out yet.) A desire to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people resulted in a bill Inslee signed Wednesday, May 10. House bill 1501 requires firearms dealers to keep track when they turn down a sale after a background [ more CORNFIELD page 9 ]
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City gives way to rentals, reducing quality of life According to the Kent City Council, more than half of all residences in Kent are now rental properties. On Tuesday, May 2 the City Council approved another 500 rental units to be constructed in six-story buildings where the par 3 golf course is now. The City Council has determined that after operating the facility at a financial loss for several years, the only viable solution is to sell the property. The developer has been granted an eight-year reprieve from certain property taxes that the city would have collected. Although there is to be public access to the 200-foot green belt at the adjacent river, the multifamily 500-unit development will have only
Letters policy The Kent Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on any subject. Letters must include a name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for length. Letters should be no more than 250 words in length. Submissions may be printed both in the paper and electronically. Deadline for letters to be considered for publication is 2 p.m. Tuesday. 500 parking spaces for the 500 residential units. Yes, there are additional parking spaces that the public might use to access the green belt adjacent to the river, should there be any parking left after the residents and
Remembering Mike Lowry, genuine man There was nothing pretentious about Mike Lowry. What you saw is what you got. Lowry was one of Washington’s most colorful governors. He served one term from 1993 to 1997. He died on May 1 at age 78.
There was nothing subtle about Mike Lowry. He was not afraid to mix it up publicly nor put his political future on the line when he believed in a cause. For example, in 1993 Lowry pushed legislation dramatically reforming our state’s health care laws. He and his
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“This is a real serious fight. There are concerns and this is not what we’ve been used to, particularly in Kent, for a while.” – Assistant Police Chief Rafael Padilla, on the number of shootings, gang related or otherwise, in Kent.
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Democrat colleagues jammed a bill through the Legislature requiring all employers to provide a statemandated set of health insurance benefits for all workers. He became an instant hero with the Clintons who were pushing a similar plan for the country. Lowry was invited for an overnight stay at the White House to help launch the national effort. The new Washing-
the businesses consume what little parking space is left. Alternatives to building another large rental facility were dismissed from the conception of the sale to as recently as two weeks ago. At a recent City Council meeting, another plan was unveiled for what they refer to as the "Naden Property.” This is another large parcel of recently acquired property adjacent to the downtown section of Kent on which they are proposing a large development of residential rental properties. Instead of leaving open spaces that had been promised to replace the ball parks taken when ShoWare Center was built, the city has shown that construction of massive tax-generating apartment complexes containing as many people as possible are their priorities. They think that by [ more LETTERS page 9 ]
ton law was to be the model for “Hillary Care.” Then a year later, Lowry drew Clinton’s ire for vociferously opposing the president’s welfare reforms. “I went from the penthouse to the doghouse overnight,” Lowry jokingly said. To Lowry, politics was a battle of ideas and ideals. It isn’t personal, it is the way our system works. He believed an adversary today may be an ally tomorrow. When fighting for his health [ more BRUNELL page 9 ]
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www.kentreporter.com [ CORNFIELD from page 8 ] check reveals the customer is ineligible to acquire a gun. Information on those denials – which customers can appeal – is supposed to reach the Washington State Patrol and put in a database used by law enforcement. Another gun bill signed Wednesday seeks to erase lingering concerns stirred by passage of Initiative 594 requiring universal background checks. Pretty much everything it does is spelled out in the 123-word
[ BRUNELL from page 8 ] reforms, Lowry exempted labor unions because their insurance benefits were better than the state would mandate. At the time, I was president of the state’s oldest and largest business organization and many of our members who were not unionized also had health insurance plans better than the state required. We lobbied for an amendLowry ment allowing those businesses to also be exempt from the bill. Lowry blew his stack and called demanding: “What the hell you doing killing my bill? Be in my office first thing in the morning and, by the way, take that damn banner down from your building before you come to my office!” We put a huge banner on the side of our building saying” “It’s the Economy, Don’t Kill It!” You couldn’t miss it. It was not taken down. The next morning, Lowry
title. Senate Bill 5552 makes clear in-laws are covered by the family member exemption and clarifies sale of flare guns and construction tools don’t require background checks. It won’t be easy for a company to make money off a person’s biometric identifiers. House Bill 1493 prohibits selling, leasing, or disclosing of an identifier such as a fingerprint, voiceprint or an eye scan for a commercial purpose without the person’s consent. Speaking of the private sector businesses, lawmakers cooled down and asked: “You mean to tell me that your members can’t afford a latte a day for worker health care?” “Governor, you missed the point,” I replied. “It is about better coverage for workers at companies already with insurance. But what you require for small business is unaffordable.” We lost that battle, but two years later when Washington’s reforms failed to receive Congressional approval, Lowry worked with a bipartisan group of legislators to enact new health reforms allowing small businesses to buy affordable health insurance. At last count, about a half million small business employees now have health insurance thanks to Lowry’s leadership. Nearly half of them had no previous coverage. Lowry was branded as one who never saw a tax he didn’t like. That wasn’t fair. For example, a bipartisan group of lawmakers ran
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attempted to ease the strain of rules and regulations on smaller businesses. One new law requires state agencies find ways to offset the cost of new rules to the bottom line of smaller outfits. Another law seeks to simplify getting a city business license by having the state Department of Revenue process the requests. You can find all the bills signed into law at governor. wa.gov.
housing more people in Kent that they can tax those people so as to keep city government solvent. No provision has been considered for the educational needs or public transit for the proposed new residents of these apartments. Over the 36 years that I have lived in Kent, I have watched as large rental facilities and crime have increased in Kent. The government of Kent has taken the "high road" by not allowing the marijuana business in Kent. At the same time, they have now shown that in their minds, quality of life issues are unrelated to the number of people who are to be crammed into what was once a great place to live. – Bill Shorr
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property tax legislation which increase the burden on business. Homeowners may get some relief, but commercial and industrial property owners would see their property taxes ratchet up. Technically, it was called a “spilt-roll.” We pointed out that Minnesota’s split-roll hampered business development in that state. It would do the same in Washington. Lowery agreed and killed the bill. In retirement, Lowry loved driving his pickup truck and spent much of his time helping farm workers find affordable housing. The epilogue is Mike Lowry was a farm kid from Eastern Washington who never lost his rough edges, sense of fairness, humor or compassion. He is definitely one for the ages.
Loss of green spaces Thank goodness for City Council members who can make the tough decisions to disregard public opinion and get rid of that green space of a golf course. We need more Kent Stations and ShoWare arenas, even if the public voted against them. Those lush, green ball fields sucking up CO2 were totally worthless. One or two fields covered ink "turf " replaces them just fine and only cost about $1½ million each. Also want to commend the council members who campaigned as opposed to the golf course sale but did nothing to stop this process the last two years. Your honesty and commitment are commendable. Too bad you couldn't sell Kaibara Park for a parking garage, and that those darned covenants got in the way of selling Pine Tree Park. But I am sure the city can find a way to get rid of those green spaces that
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired 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 theBrunells@msn.com.
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Schools need money Violated the law and paid the $124 fine. Twenty-six mph in a camera controlled 20 mph school zone. Fair enough. The city of Kent publicly praises itself for the superior child safety the camera zones have provided, and that goes without question. The city also publicly proclaims pride for the $3 million the cameras have earned, then deposited directly into the city coffers. That deserves the question: The Kent School District is consistently in the news regarding their economic dilemma so crucial they have discontinued all hiring and ordered a severe spending freeze. Seems to me the cameras for kids safety fines should go back to the Kent School District and the district children the city of Kent is so vigorously safeguarding. – Monte Fugate
Field trip fiasco So the Kent School District can spend the taxpayers' money any way its sees fit, like eating the field trip deposits for the "last minute" cancellations? Who reimburses the Kent taxpayers? How extravagant can you get with other people's money? This ranks up there behind the $900,000 Kent Parks “unsale,” the million dollar Sound Transit Summer Party for the International District street cars and those very dear Seattle Pronto bike-share stations that nobody used. – Joy Étienne
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Pie Lab in Kent won best strawberry pie in the independent retail bakery category at the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships in Orlando, Fla., May 5-6. “It is very humbling to be recognized on this level,” said Susan Fergason, owner and operator of Pie Lab. “I was honestly going to learn and see what others were doing, but it is amazing to come home with a blue ribbon. That strawberry pie is my family recipe, and the one I won my first baking award with, the neighborhood dessert contest.
“It was an honor also to meet so many fantastic people that were passionate about pie.” In addition, chef Marie Price took home second in the professional baker’s fruit and nut category for her nectarine almond pie. Head baker Natalie Lawyer won the pie crimping competition. Other competitors include Shari’s, Cyrus O’ Leary’s Pies, and Baker’s Square in the commercial divisions. The event was covered on the Food Network and CBS Sunday morning.
Winning recipe: The Pie Lab in Kent took top honors for its strawberry pie at National Pie Championships in Orlando, Fla., May 5-6. From left are Natalie Lawyer, head baker; Susan Fergason, owner and operator of Pie Lab; and chef Marie Price, who won honorable mention for her nectarine almond pie.
LIVING WELL KENT hosts the Kent East Hill Community Bazaar and Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 13. The event – scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th St. – will feature vendors from different cultures, communities and backgrounds selling their crafts. The Kent City Council and Mayor Suzette Cooke on May 2 issued a proclamation declaring May 13 Kent Healthy Living Day. Living Well Kent is a communitydriven collaborative dedicated to the vision of public spaces and initiatives that encourage healthier lifestyles and better living. It is focused on creating a healthier, more equitable and more sustainablecity. For more information, call 253457-2964 or email Shamso@livingwellkent.org.
PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON (Valley Medical Center) NOTICE OF HEARING FOR SALE OF PROPERTY Notice of Proposed Sale. In accordance with RCW 70.44. 300, the Board of Trustees of Valley Medical Center hereby gives notice of its intent to sell real property belonging to the District by private sale. The property to be sold is vacant real property located at 29001 Military Road South, Federal Way, WA. The Board has previously declared this property surplus to the District. Prior to such sale, the Board shall conduct a public hearing and will consider any evidence offered for and against the propriety and advisability of the proposed sale. The date and time for such hearing shall be Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room of Valley Medical Center, at the beginning of the Valley Board’s scheduled meeting. The public is invited to attend. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON (Valley Medical Center) By: Kathryn Holland Assistant to the Valley Board Published in Kent, Renton and Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on May 5, 12, 2017. #1862748 VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER District Healthcare System NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING Notice is hereby given that committee meetings of the Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held as follows: The Valley Board will hold a Board meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Valley Medical Center, Renton WA on Monday, May 15, 2017. BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 415 NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE The Kent School District No. 415 (the Agency) has issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the adoption of its 2017 Capital Facilities Plan and inclusion as an amendment to the Capital Facilities Plan element of the King County Comprehensive Plan and the Comprehensive Plans of the Cities of Kent, Covington, Renton, and Auburn. This is a nonproject action which may also involve the amendment of the Capital Facilities Plan element of the Comprehensive Plans of the Cities of Maple Valley, SeaTac and Black Diamond. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file, the Agency has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. Copy of the DNS is available from the Fiscal Services Department at 12033 SE 256th St. Kent, WA 98030. The public is invited to comment on this DNS by submitting written comments no later than 4:00 pm on May 24, 2017 to Chief Business Officer, Mr. Michael Newman - 12033 SE 256th St. #A-600, Kent, WA 98030. Published in Kent, Covington/ Maple Valley /Black Diamond Reporter Reporters on May 12, 2017. #1877162.
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City of Kent, 220 4th Ave S Kent, WA 98032, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, 80th Ave S Pavement Rehabilitation, is located within the right of way of 80th Avenue South between 150 feet north of s 196th Street to 540 feet north of S 190th Street, including approximately 150 feet of intersecting streets. The project will occur in the City of Kent, within King County. This project involves 2.8 acres of soil disturbance for Highway or Road construction activities. The receiving waterbody is Lower Springbrook Creek. Best management practices will be installed to minimize any polluted discharge to waters of the state, and to ensure erosion and sediment control standards are met. The site will be regularly monitored to comply with the NPDES construction permit requirements. The project will have a site specific Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. Any persons desiring to present their views to the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in Ecology’s action on this application, may notify Ecology in writing no later than 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater PO Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in the Kent Reporter on May 5, 2017 and May 12, 2017. #1865713. Applicant Sockeye5 LLC, 14638 SE 229th Place, Kent, WA 98042 is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge general Permit. The proposed 6 acre residential project known as the Reserve at
Soos Creek is located at 20402 132nd Avenue SE in the city of Kent. Approximately 3.25 acres will be disturbed for construction of six single family homes, frontage improvements, storm, sanitary, water, utility services, lighting and landscaping. Approximately half of the property is being disturbed, and the remaining portion will remain vegetated and will allow for stormwater dispersion prior to runoff into Soos Creek buffers. Any person desiring to present their views to the Department of Ecology regarding this application, or interested in the Department’s action on the application may notify the Department of Ecology in writing within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology, PO Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696, Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater. Published in the Kent Reporter, May 12, 19, 2017. #1877895. CITY OF KENT NOTICE OF APPLICATION and Proposed Determination of Nonsignificance An Environmental Checklist application was filed with City of Kent Planning Services on April 24, 2017. The City of Kent expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for the proposal; therefore, the Optional DNS Process is being used. This may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. The proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes, and the project review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an EIS is prepared. A copy of the subsequent threshold determination for the specific proposal may be obtained upon request. Following is a description of the application and the process for review. The application and listed studies may be reviewed at the offices of Kent Planning Services, 400 W. Gowe Street, Kent, Washington. APPLICATION NAME/ NUMBER: MILL CREEK CULVERT CLEANING AT UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD ENV-2017-15 / KIVA# RPSA-2171514 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This City of Kent Public Works pro-
ject consists of removal of angular rock, sediment and debris down to inverts at the Union Pacific Railroad culvert. Work will occur below the Ordinary High Water Mark from July 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017. The location is within the 100 year floodplain. The project site is located west of 76th Avenue South, east of 72nd Avenue South, south of South 216th Street, north of South 220th Street, under the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, is zoned M-3, General Industrial, and identified by parcel number 1222049031. OTHER PERMITS AND PLANS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED: Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA), Flood Zone Permit PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: May 12, 2017 to May 26, 2017 All persons may comment on this application. Comments must be in writing and received in Kent Planning Services by 4:30 P.M., Friday, May 26, 2017 at 220 4th Avenue South, Kent WA 98032. For questions regarding this project, please contact Sharon Clamp, Planner at (253) 856-5454 or by email at Sclamp@KentWA.gov. Published in the Kent Reporter on May 12, 2017. #1878044. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF LIEN SALE AUCTION DATE: May 23, 2017 at 10:00AM Property belonging to Robert Eclipse, (unit#(s), (042962), Sascha Roth, (037908), Kelly Johnson, (039329, 033609, 032195), Michelle Coventry, (039529), Bethany Lackie, (000008927), Nathaniel Frost, (038645, 054102), Keith Hunter, (046394), Morgan Rosalez, (053049), Joel Turpin, (016834), Theo Lafargue, (040943), Donald Green, (038796), Aira Jackson, (030715, 052636), Michael Taylor, (051834) will be sold by live public auction (verbal bidding) on MAY 23, 2017 STARTING AT 10:00AM at DOOR TO DOOR STORAGE, INC., 21001 72nd Ave S., KENT, WA 98032. Goods were neither packed, loaded, nor inventoried by Door to Door Storage, Inc. General description of the goods likely to be sold: Household, business or consumer goods, namely personal effects, china, furniture, clothing, books, glass, silverware, electronics,
tools, and similar items; but actual contents, condition, and quality are unknown to Door to Door Storage, Inc. Persons under 15 not admitted. Photo ID is required for bidders. Only cash or credit card as payment. Bidder Registration begins at 9:30am. Viewing begins at 10:00am, and bidding will begin soon after. Each container is 5 ft wide x 8 ft long x 7 ft high. Auctioneer: W W W. T h o m a s H a y w a r d A u c tioneers.com, (888-255-7633), License #2845. 5/5, 5/12/17 CNS-3005503# THE KENT REPORTER #1863538.
Superior Court of Washington COUNTY OF PACIFIC JUVENILE COURT In re the Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption of: Kingston Monroe Yates D.O.B: 6/26/2007 NO: 17-5-00003-8 NOTICE AND SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION To: Michael Monroe Yates, Father A Petition for Termination of Parental-Child Relationship and Petition for Adoption was filed on February 27, 2017; A Termination hearing will be held on this matter on: August 18, 2017 at 8:45 am at Pacific County Superior Court, 300 Memorial Drive, 2nd Floor, South Bend, Washington. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. The hearing will determine if your parental rights should be terminated as defined by statutes. If you do not appear at the hearing the court may enter an order terminating your parental rights in your absence. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons and Petition For Adoption and Termination of Parent-Child Relationship call Attorney At Law, Nancy R. McAllister at 503-717-3398. Dated: April 18, 2017 By direction of Douglas E Goetz Judge Virginia Leach Clerk Dawn Lortin, Deputy Published in the Kent Reporter on April 28, 2017; May 5, 2017, May 12, 2017, May 19, 2017, May 26, 2017 and June 2, 2017. #1860762.
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• STAFFING/EMPLOYMENT • WINNER: EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS FINALIST: All StarZ Staffing FINALIST: FlexxStaff FINALIST: People Ready • HAIR SALON • WINNER: BLANC ‘N SCHWARTZ SALON FINALIST: New Visions Hair Design FINALIST: Kattwalk Salon Megan Bassett & Leann Gibson FINALIST: Esquire Salon • MORTGAGE SERVICES • WINNER: CINDI CAMERON - FAIRWAY INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE CORP FINALIST: Chase Bank FINALIST: Wells Fargo Bank FINALIST: Shawn Baldwin HomeStreet Bank FINALIST: Denali Federal Credit Union
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• APPLIANCE STORE • WINNER: SEARS OUTLET FINALIST: Super Sew & Vac FINALIST: Albert Lee Appliance FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: McLendon Hardware
• PAINTER/CONTRACTOR • WINNER: JEFF HEISS PAINTING FINALIST: 3D Drywall FINALIST: The Doorman Service Company FINALIST: AAA Heating & Air Conditioning FINALIST: All Around Construction FINALIST: Blue Sky Construction • STORAGE FACILITY • WINNER: CENTRAL AVENUE MINI STORAGE FINALIST: Kent East Hill Self Storage FINALIST: Public Storage FINALIST: Safeguard Self Storage
• FLOWER SHOP• WINNER: CARPINITO BROTHERS FINALIST: Buds & Blooms FINALIST: Kim at QFC FINALIST: Blossom Boutique FINALIST: Kent East Hill Nursery • FURNITURE/HOME DECOR • WINNER: KELLY’S GIFT BOUTIQUE FINALIST: Fig & Feather Gifts and Home Décor FINALIST: Pugerudes FINALIST: Fred Meyer
• BOOK STORE • WINNER: CHILDREN’S BOOKSHOP & TEACHING SUPPLIES FINALIST: Alleluia! Catholic Store FINALIST: Christian Supply FINALIST: Half-Price Books
• GIFT STORE • WINNER: KELLY’S GIFT BOUTIQUE FINALIST: Blossom Boutique FINALIST: Fig & Feather Gifts and Home Décor FINALIST: Reber Ranch
• CLOTHING/SHOE STORE • WINNER: ANN TAYLOR LOFT FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: TJ Maxx FINALIST: Target FINALIST: Linda’s Apparel
• GROCERY/CONVENIENCE STORE • WINNER: QFC FINALIST: Trader Joe’s FINALIST: Fred Meyer FINALIST: Kent Grocery Outlet - East Hill
• CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT STORE • WINNER: ST. VINCENT de PAUL FINALIST: Seattle Children’s Kent Bargain Boutique FINALIST: Goodwill Industries International, Inc. FINALIST: Value Village
• JEWELRY STORE • WINNER: BONACI FINE JEWELERS FINALIST: Fred Meyer Jewelry FINALIST: Claire’s - Kent Station FINALIST: Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry • PET STORE • WINNER: REBER RANCH FINALIST: Mud Bay FINALIST: PetCo FINALIST: Pet Country • PLANT NURSERY • WINNER: CARPINITO BROTHERS FINALIST: East Hill Nursery FINALIST: McLendon Hardware FINALIST: Home Depot • WINERY/WINE SHOP • WINNER: RED’S WINE BAR FINALIST: Trader Joe’s FINALIST: Airways Brewing FINALIST: QFC FINALIST: Grocery Outlet
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• TEACHER/SCHOOL • WINNER: THERESA TURNER KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: Dr. Wade Barringer Principal - Kent-Meridian High School FINALIST: Kentwood High School FINALIST: Joe Potts - Principal - Kentlake
• BREAKFAST • WINNER: MAGGIE’S ON MEEKER FINALIST: Wild Wheat Bakery Cafe FINALIST: Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House FINALIST: Gator’s Sports Bar & Grill FINALIST: Mary’s Fine Foods
• CHINESE • WINNER: LUCKY STAR FINALIST: Chopsticks FINALIST: Imperial Garden - Great Wall Mall FINALIST: Golden Dynasty
• BAKERY • WINNER: WILD WHEAT BAKERY CAFE FINALIST: Sweet Themes Bakery FINALIST: Panera Bread FINALIST: M Bakery
• COFFEE SHOP • WINNER: KONA KAI COFFEE FINALIST: Bri’s Beans FINALIST: Kelly Latte’s FINALIST: Starbucks on Meeker & 4th
• BAR/HAPPY HOUR • WINNER: MAMA STORTINI’S RESTAURANT & BAR FINALIST: Airways Brewing FINALIST: Azteca Mexican Restaurant FINALIST: Agave Cocina & Cantina • BBQ • WINNER: CAVE MAN KITCHEN FINALIST: BBQ Pete’s FINALIST: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit FINALIST: Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House
• FINE DINING • WINNER: PAOLO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT FINALIST: Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar FINALIST: Banyan Tree Thai Restaurant FINALIST: Duke’s Chowder House • HAMBURGER • WINNER: THE HABIT BURGER GRILL FINALIST: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers FINALIST: Family Drive-In FINALIST: Country Burger • INDIAN CUISINE • WINNER: CURRY & KABAB INDIAN RESTAURANT FINALIST: Maharaja Kent - Cuisine of India FINALIST: Golden Indian Curry House FINALIST: Punjab Sweets
• FAMILY RESTAURANT • WINNER: GOLDEN STEER STEAK N’ RIB HOUSE FINALIST: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers FINALIST: Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar FINALIST: Maggie’s on Meeker
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• MEXICAN CUISINE • WINNER: AZTECA MEXICAN RESTAURANT FINALIST: Agave Cocina & Cantina FINALIST: Mexico Lindo FINALIST: El Charro Mexican Restaurant
• THAI CUISINE • WINNER: BANYAN TREE THAI RESTAURANT FINALIST: Thai Chili Restaurant FINALIST: Boonmar Pho & Thai Cuisine FINALIST: Thai Basil Restaurant
• PIZZA • WINNER: RICH’S FIVE STAR PIZZA FINALIST: MOD Pizza FINALIST: Can Am Pizza FINALIST: Papa Murphy’s FINALIST: Papa John’s
• VIETNAMESE • WINNER: SPRING KITCHEN KENT STATION FINALIST: Boonmar Pho & Thai Cuisine FINALIST: Saigon Soul Vietnamese Restaurant FINALIST: Pho 7 Simmering Soup
• LUNCH • WINNER: GOLDEN STEER STEAK N’ RIB HOUSE FINALIST: TOGO’s Sandwiches FINALIST: Panera Bread FINALIST: Applebee’s Grill & Bar FINALIST: Azteca Mexican Restaurant
HEALTH & FITNESS • CHIROPRACTOR • WINNER: BALDWIN CHIROPRACTIC FINALIST: Lake Meridian Chiropractic FINALIST: Babich Chiropractic FINALIST: Dr. Corrie Pollard, DC • DENTIST • WINNER: MERIDIAN DENTAL CLINIC FINALIST: Dr. Sue Hollinsworth, DDS FINALIST: The James Gang FINALIST: Dr. Archuleta, DDS Kent Station Family Dentistry FINALIST: Dr. Richard Hayashi, DDS Hayashi Family Dental
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• HEALTHCARE FACILITY • WINNER: UW MEDICINE/VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER - KENT FINALIST: Kent MultiCare FINALIST: Family Care of Kent FINALIST: Southlake Clinic
• DENTURIST • WINNER: LIFELIKE DENTURES FINALIST: Meridian Dental Clinic FINALIST: Kent Station Family Dentistry FINALIST: Dr. Richard C. Hagemeier, DDS
• PHYSICIAN • WINNER: MADDY WILEY, MSN, ARNP, FAANP - FAMILY CARE OF KENT FINALIST: Bob Smithing, MSN, ARNP, FAANP - Family Care of Kent FINALIST: Dr. Sui M. Twe, MD FINALIST: Kathy Kleiver, MSN, ARNP Family Care of Kent
• MASSAGE THERAPIST • WINNER: LEMON DROP SKIN CARE AND MASSAGE FINALIST: Morgan Reber Cascara Body Works FINALIST: Baldwin Chiropractic FINALIST: Vivian Clinical Day Spa
• EYE DOCTOR • WINNER: CLEARVUE VISION CENTER WINNER: KOSNOSKI EYE CARE FINALIST: Dr. Richard Green, OD Meridian Family Eye Care FINALIST: Dr. Lewis S. Lim, OD I Care Optical FINALIST: Kent Eye Clinic
• SENIOR LIVING FACILITY • WINNER: WEATHERLY INN AT LAKE MERIDIAN FINALIST: Arbor Village Continuing Care Retirement Community FINALIST: Farrington Court Retirement Community FINALIST: Aegis Living of Kent
• SKIN CARE/COSMETICS • WINNER: LEMON DROP SKIN CARE AND MASSAGE FINALIST: Blanc ‘n Schwartz Salon FINALIST: Kattwalk Salon FINALIST: Pure Escape Spa • SPA SERVICES • WINNER: LEMON DROP SKIN CARE & MASSAGE FINALIST: Cascara Body Works FINALIST: Tips & Toes Salon and Spa FINALIST: Pure Escapes Day Spa
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Get growing this week and keep mowing as new growth explodes. Fertilizing roses, annuals, perennials and vegetables is the important task for these heavy feeders if you have not yet done so. In general, you should not need to add extra fertilizer around trees and shrubs. Plants with a good root system can find their own nutrients. Overfeeding evergreens, shrubs and trees can cause a flush of soft and succulent new growth and this attracts aphids and encourages disease. Roses are among the biggest gluttons in the plant world so add compost as a mulch, plus add granular or liquid plant food and slow release fertilizers. Continue to plant cool season vegetables such as lettuce, kale, peas
turtiums.) Before you think about spraying a pesticide use your pinching fingers to squeeze the soft bodied aphids and leave their mangled bodies on the roses. This can attract ladybugs to your garden in much the same way crows are attracted to road kill. You may need to check and squish for a few weeks to get a serious aphid outbreak under control. Look for ladybugs and their crocodile shaped larvae before you squish. Q. I see you will be speaking about helping our bees and other pollinators at the Backyard Wildlife Festival in Tukwila this weekend. I cannot attend the talk. Please give me the name of that special plant that feeds the Monarch butterfly. J.H., Olympia A. Gardeners can help save the Monarch butterfly by adding milk weed or butterfly weed to their gardens. The Perennial Plant Association has named butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) the plant of the year for 2017, so it will be readily available at nurseries. It has lovely orange flowers and the foliage is
Great time for growing Marianne Binetti
and cabbage, and most annual flowers and bedding plants can go into the ground this week. Think twice about planting warmth loving plants such as tomatoes, geraniums, marigolds and coleus, even though we are into the month of May. The very wet spring has caused the ground to warm up more slowly. These warmth-loving plants will do fine in containers with potting soil – it is the cold wet ground that will still be a challenge for heat-loving plants. Q. My rose plants have green bugs and some orange tiny bugs that I think are aphids. Do aphids come in an orange color? What should I use to spray if I am an organic gardener? K.B. Bellevue A. Aphids do come in many colors, and there are specific aphids that like certain plants. (Black aphids seem to prefer nas-
hairy, making it not only attractive for Monarch butterflies in their search for someplace to deposit eggs, but also a low-maintenance and disease-resistant plant. A new book, “The Monarch – Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly,” by Kylee Baumle, explains more about planting for Monarchs and other pollinators. This book is easy to read with gorgeous photos on every page and at $18.95, a pretty reasonable price to pay if you want to help save the world. Especially unique is the information on how to tag monarchs, raise them in your home and attract them to your garden as a way station when they make their annual butterfly migration. Q. What would you say are the easiest vegetables to grow? We moved to a house with a vegetable plot all ready to plant. I don’t want to mess this up. L.P., Renton A. Welcome to backyard farming. Tomatoes are considered one of the easiest to grow veggies with great returns on any time investment as homegrown tomatoes
See Marianne Noon, Saturday, May 13: Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S. Planting for Pollinators – Give Beauty and Bees a Chance.” Free. backyardwildlifefestival.org
taste so superior to typical grocery store varieties. Buy tomato plants for your plot – not seeds. Beans are the easiest crop to direct seed into the ground as well as beets, salad greens, squash (that would be zucchini and winter squash) and, in our climate, all the leafy greens such as lettuce, kale and chard. Beginning gardeners may enjoy more success with started plants, as some veggies are difficult to grow from seed in our climate. Take the time to visit with Master Gardeners at local clinics, join a garden club or research growing tips for the specific vegetables your family likes to eat. Marianne Binetti can be reached at binettigarden.com.
CONGRATULATIOINS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS FOR THIS YEARS BEST OF KENT 2017!
Kent Reporter readers select their favorites
We’ve reached that time of year again where the readers of the Kent Reporter have made their voices heard. I am happy to announce the winners and finalists for the 2017 Best of Kent readership poll. All the winners and finalists are listed within the special section in this week’s edition. The amount of participation we received from our loyal readers this year has far surpassed any other year. Thank you to those who took the time to vote. It is so nice to see how this community takes pride in their retailers, people and service providers, which is what makes Kent a great city. As we do every year we had multiple categories where there were ties in the both the winner and finalist rankings. Congratulations to everyone who received votes, very well deserved. After tallying votes and then bestowing the honor of drawing the winners for the great prizes donated by QFC to my creative services manager, Julie Black, I am pleased to present the 2017 Best of Kent as picked by the readers of the Kent Reporter. A special thank you goes out to QFC for generously donating the prizes to the lucky winners of our readership contest. -Publisher Polly Shepherd
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WHL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
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THUNDERBIRDS PICK MOUNT IN WHL BANTAM DRAFT The Seattle Thunderbirds selected right wing Payton Mount in the first round, 19th overall, in the Western Hockey League’s Bantam Draft. Mount, a 5-foot-8 and 169-pound right-hand shot from Victoria, British Columbia, had 30 goals and 37 assists in 30 games with the Delta Hockey Academy Bantam Prep team this past season. “Payton Mount is as a pure goal scorer as there is in this draft,” said Cal Filson, Thunderbirds director of player personnel, in a media release about the May 4 draft. “He is a very intelligent player who is very good in all zones on the ice.” In the second round, with the 41st overall pick, the T-Birds selected defenseman Tyrel Bauer from the Airdrie Extreme Bantam AAA team. “Tyrel is the captain of his team and real leader. He is a big, strong, physical defenseman,” Filson said. The 6-1, 189-pound Bauer had three goals and 14 assists in 36 games with Airdrie this season. The T-Birds selected defenseman Luke Bateman (62, 177 pounds) in the fourth round, 85th overallt. Bateman, from Kamloops, B.C., had three goals and 23 assist in 57 games for the Thompson Zone 1 Bantam T1 team last season.
Seattle goalie Carl Stankowski stops a shot by Regina’s Sam Steel during Tuesday night’s WHL championship playoff game at the ShoWare Center. Regina won 3-2. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds
Regina edges Thunderbirds series 2-1. The teams played Game 4 on Wednesday night at the ShoWare Center, after the Kent Reporter press deadline. Game 5 is at 7:35 p.m. Friday at the ShoWare Center. Seattle trailed 3-2 when Regina’s Sam Steel was awarded a penalty
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The Regina Pats defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in Game 3 of the Western Hockey League championship series on Tuesday night at the ShoWare Center. The Pats lead the best-of-seven
Kentwood sweeps All-City meet at French Field REPORTER STAFF
The Kentwood High boys and girls won the team titles in the Kent All-City meet last Friday at French Field. Kentwood’s boys scored 114 points followed by Kentridge with 85.5, Kent-Meridian 35.5 and Kentlake with 28 points in the four-school meet. Kentwood’s girls tallied 97 points. Kentridge placed second with 78 followed by Kent-Meridian with 67 and Kentlake with 33. The schools competed in the North Puget Sound League meet Wednesday and Friday at French Field after the Kent Reporter press deadline. Teams will compete in the district meet May 18 and 20 at
shot. Seattle goalie Carl Stankowski made the save on Steel and the sellout crowd of 6,178 erupted in appreciation. The save energized the T-Birds for the rest of the third period. [ more T-BIRDS page 22 ]
French Field. The Class 4A state meet is May 25-27 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. A look at the top results at the All-City meet: KENTWOOD Boys Daniel Gaik won the 400 meters in 51.43 seconds. Harsimran Singh took the 800 in 2.00.58 and the 1,600 in 4.28.74. Keetaan DeWitz won the 110 meters hurdles in 15.36 and the 300 in 40.82. Christian Duenas-Palaita took the top prize in the shot put reaching 43 feet, 10 inches. He also won the discus hitting 140-04. Zack Allen was best in the pole vault clearing 13-0. Mason Glover won the long jump [ more KENTWOOD page 22 ]
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Kentwood High’s Nicole Ajayi wins the high jump with a leap of 5-2 at the Kent All-City meet last Friday at French Field. DENNIS BOX, Reporter
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[ T-BIRDS from page 21 ] Regina was called for a penalty with 1 minute, 37 seconds left in the game and the T-Birds pulled Stankowski for a six-on-four advantage. The T-Birds had several chances but could not get the puck past goalie Tyler Brown. Brown finished the game with 36 saves and his playoff record improved to 14-6. Regina took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Connor Hobbs at 6:04 of the first period. Josh Mahura and Sam Steel had the assists. The T-Birds tied the game 1-1 at 7:18 of the first on power-play goal from Alexander True. Mathew Barzal controlled the puck in the right corner. Barzal made a saucer pass to True in front of Brown, beating him on the stick side for his 10th goal of the playoffs.
[ KENTWOOD from page 21 ] with 21-05.50 and the triple jump at 41-09. Girls Nicole Soleim won the 1,600 in 5:21.56 and the 3,200 in 11:51.62. Ayanna Hollis won the 100 hurdles in 16.40 and the 300 in 46.92. Nicole Ajayi won the high jump at 5-2.
Stankowski finished with 25 saves. His playoff record is 13-4.
The Pats took a 2-1 lead at 12:27 of the first on a power-play goal from Chase Harrison. Nick Henry had the assist. Seattle came right back and tied the game 2-2 at 14:48 on a goal from Sami Moilanen. True’s forecheck on the right boards in the Regina zone forced a turnover. True centered the puck to Tyler Adams in the high slot. Adams moved the puck to Moilanen cutting through the top of the crease. Moilanen deked Brown and slid the puck under the goalie. Seattle outshot Regina 11-8 in the first period. Regina went in front 3-2 at 4:49 of the second period on a goal from Robbie Holmes. Bryan Lockner and Wyatt Sloboshan had the assists. The Pats outshot the T-Birds 9-8 in the second period and the T-Birds led 19-17 in shots after two periods.
KENTRIDGE Boys Solomon Hines won 100 meters in 11.14 and the 200 in 22.15. Tyler Cronk won the high jump at 6-6. Girls Lauryn Ford won the 100 meters 12.47 and 200 in 25.79. Kiarra Scott won the triple jump reaching 36-10.
SCORING SUMMARY First period - 1, Regina, Hobbs 6 (Mahura, Steel), 3:57 (pp). 2, Seattle, True 10 (Barzal, Bear), 7:18 (pp). 3, Regina, Harrison 1 (Henry), 12:27 (pp). 4, Seattle, Moilanen 5 (Adams, True), 14:48. Penalties - Barzal, Sea (hooking), 1:57. Hobbs, Reg (tripping), 6:04. Wedman, Sea (slashing), 18:25. Buziak, Reg (roughing), 18:25. Sloboshan, Reg (tripping), 9:02. Strand, Sea (slashing), 11:00. Second period - 5, Regina, Holmes 3 (Lockner, Sloboshan), 4:49. Penalties - Kolesar, Sea (hooking), 1:59. Ahl, Reg (goaltender interference), 12:04. Third period - No scoring. Penalties - Wagner, Reg (cross checking), 18:23. Sloboshan, Reg (hooking), 19:24. Barzal, Sea (embellishment), 19:24. Shots on goal - Seattle 11-8-19 38, Regina 8-9-11 28. Goalies Seattle, Stankowski 28 shots-25 saves (13-4); Regina, Brown 38-36 (13-7). Power plays - Seattle 1-4; Regina 2-4. A - 6,178. Referees - Jeff Ingram, Reid Anderson. Linesmen - Nick Bilko, Mike Roberts.
KENT-MERIDIAN Olivia Baerny won the 800 meters in 2:28.06. Akoly Vongdala won the pole vault clearing 9-3. KENTLAKE For the Falcons Jordan Taylor won the javelin at 144-4. Jordan Fong won the shot put for the girls reaching 41-9, the discus at 128-6 and the javelin at 118-6.
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School break Two students helped break ground on May 5 for a new Covington Elementary School to be built near 156th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 256th Street, just east of Kent. The school will replace the old Covington Elementary at 17070 SE Wax Road. Voters in the Kent School District last November approved a $252 million bond measure which includes the construction of the Covington school as well as a new elementary school in the Kent Valley. DENNIS BOX, Covington Reporter
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www.kentreporter.com The community needs to step in to get to the root of the problem, said the recent shootings that Lawrence Boles III, who have affected youth in pastors Redeemed by the Kent. Blood Pentecostal Church On April 18, 17-yearin Kent. old Roberto Matamoros“Until we really get in the Izaguirre was killed at a faces of these youth, we’re service station at West never going really underMeeker Street and 64th Avenue South. The shoot- stand what their real needs are what their challenges ers also injured a 16-yearare,” said Boles, who was old boy who had been involved in another shoot- involved in crime, gangs and drugs as a teen and ing the previous week. He now ministers to was not injured in youth. “We are the first shooting just going to keep but his friend was. seeing murder on No arrests have the TV, and we’re been made in eijust going to keep ther incident, and coming together, police believe the which I believe we shootings are gang should be comrelated. ing together, even Boles Padilla said in spite of what is there has been an happening right now. If we increase in gang violence in South King County this all just showed community support even before all of year. these shootings – nobody “We know we’ve got was meeting before there some ongoing issues,” he said. “There’s a couple gang was a shooting. Now that there is so much activity wars going on. … We’ve going on in the city of Kent, got Latinos versus Latinos, we have a room full of peoblacks versus blacks, Laple, which we should have tinos versus blacks. We’ve started a long time ago. … got a little bit of everything We’ve got to come together going on.” before things happen and In the first four months really come together with of 2017, there were 14 a plan so we can capitalize gun-related homicides and stop – we might not be in South King County, including three in Kent. In able to stop it, but we can that same time, there were affect change.” The gang prevention 40 shootings with injuries, task force’s goal will be to including six in Kent, and do just that. 87 reports of shootings “The kids are looking with property damage. for people that are going “In addition to that, as to be in the schools, that if that wasn’t enough, 130 are going to come to incidents have called into where they’re at,” Whit911 in which there were field said. “Please don’t reports of gunshots being sign (up) if you think we heard and we weren’t able are going to be in the ofto locate any damage and fice. Please don’t sign (up) nobody was hit,” Padilla if you’re scared to talk to said. kids. … We need the ones The number of shootthat are saying, ‘I will go ings is the highest the out to the kids. I will go city has seen in the past out the community center decade, Padilla said. and play b-ball with the “We are talking about kids, will go outside and numbers that haven’t been this high since about talk to the kids. We need 2008, and previous to that the hands-on ones for this particular task force.” haven’t been this high A second meeting is since the ’80s,” he said. being planned to get the “This is a real serious task force started. Anyone fight. There are concerns who is interested in joining and this is not what we’ve the task force can contact been used to, particularly in Kent, for a while.” Whitfield at 253-561-5205.
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Puget Sound Bonsai Association Spring Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13, 14, Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S. 336th St., Federal Way. Introduce mom and the whole family to bonsai, the art form of growing trees in pots. The event features a diverse collection of beautifully shaped and artistically presented trees created by PSBA members, and displayed at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, a cultural gem featuring world-class bonsai from around the globe elegantly displayed in a woodland setting. Open to the public. Admission by donation. PSBA, formed in 1973, is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the education of its members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai. For more information, visit psba. us and pacificbonsaimuseum.org.
KBAC Action Up Meeting: 3-5:30 p.m. May 13, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Kent Black Action Commission meeting features a conversation with Deborah Jacobs, director of the newlyformed Office of Law Enforcement Oversight for King County. Juneteenth planning will also be discussed. Looking for volunteers for event set-up and breakdown, food service, registration table staff, general support and voter registration staff. For more information, contact KBAC’s Richard Johnson at 253-631-7944 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To join the effort or to learn more, visit kentblackactioncommission.com.
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Soroptimist International of KentCovington: Program meetings from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., on the fourth Monday of each month, September-May, Covington Library, 164th and Kent-Kangley Road. Lunch provided, suggested donation $10. No reservation needed. RSVP at email@example.com. For more information, contact President Jo Ladd Clark at 253-854-1895.
Hillcrest Burial Park: 10 a.m. May 29, 1005 Reiten Road, Kent. American Legion Post 15 hosts the program. Boy Scout Troop 406 placing 75 American flag in the park, RTOC Crestwood group participating. Open to the public.
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: www.kentrotary.com
Downtown Kent Wine Walk: 5:30-9 p.m. May 19, 200 First Ave. S. Presented by Kent Downtown Partnership. Fine wines. Cost: $25 per person, includes wine glass and 12 tasting tickets.
Benefits Spring plant sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, 13, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn. Check out selections of perennials, trees and shrubs propagated from the garden. Choose from a variety of Japanese Maples and veggie starts. Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and pairs the experience of strolling amid inspirational, mature gardens with the local history of the Soos Creek Plateau. Donations welcome. For more information visit Sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org.
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
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Volunteer Team Up 2 Clean Up Kent: 8 a.m.-noon, May 13. The city of Kent, the Kent Downtown Partnership, Kent Station, Republic Services, and the Lions Club invite the community to participate in litter cleanup event. Residents, neighborhood and faith-based organizations, civic groups, schools, youth organizations, businesses and families are encouraged to get involved. Volunteers can pick up free gloves and trash bags and get directions to “hot spots” – the areas that need the most attention – by meeting at 8 a.m. at either: • Kherson Park, 307 W. Gowe St.; or Golden Steer Steak & Rib House, 3826 104th Ave. SE. Trash bags can also be dropped off at the same locations that day until noon. Individuals and groups must register by 5 p.m., Friday, May 12 at KentWA.gov/TalkingTrash.
Entertainment SHOWARE CENTER 625 W. James St., Kent. 253-856-6777. Order at www.tickets.showarecenter. com. Events include: Legends Football League: 7 p.m. May 20, Seattle Mist vs. Denver Dream. Tickets: $15 - $65 Maxwell: 8 p.m. June 20. R&B singer performs with special guests Common and Ledisi. Tickets: $56, $66, $76 and $96. ELSEWHERE “The Wiz”: 7 p.m. May 11, 12 and 13, with 1:30 matinees on May 6 and 13, Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center, 12430 SE 208th St., Kent. Kentridge Players present a super-charged musical that puts a
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Kent East Hill Community Bazaar and Farmer’s Market: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13, Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th St. Living Well Kent kicks off the first of five bazaar/market events on the East Hill. More than 20 vendors with fruits, vegetables, hand-sewn items, jewelry, collectibles, food trucks, live music, face painting and more. Spring plant sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20, Bereiter House, 855 E. Smith St., Kent. Get plants to fill in the bare spots in your garden. Divide, pot and label your extra plants and bring them down to share. Bring your neighbors. All proceeds benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society. Free admission.
Health Kent4Health Free ShoWalks: 9-11 a.m. Each Monday and Wednesday (Nov. 14-May 31). Free indoor walking at ShoWare, 625 W. James St. Open to all ages and modalities. Two levels for walking and stairs for extra cardio. Monthly health screenings. Great for caregivers and rehabilitation. Sign in when you arrive. For more information and a schedule, visit kent4health.com.
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Air time: The annual Petpalooza festival provides the stage for quick and agile dogs. COURTESY PHOTO
Petpalooza has something for everyone to enjoy related products. Highlighting the 2017 event is the K9 Kings High Flying Dog Show, sponsored by Petcurean Pet Nutrition. J.D. Platt’s highenergized shows feature up to 11 variety of breeds, acrobatic trick dog routines, rescue dogs and a large meet-and-greet area. The fun mix of music, comedy, audience participation and high-flying dog tricks is like no other show in the world. New to Petpalooza is the widely popular All-Alaskan Racing Pigs. This famous racing team features the fastest and funniest athletes to serve up entertainment anywhere. Flat-track racing and hurdling are their specialties, but a good gag is always on the menu. Sourdough Jack and Soapy Smith have been cooking up fun for many years. For kids, there is a nobarrier petting zoo. Once inside the enclosure, all the
You’ll find thousands of wagging tails and even roller-skating parrots, wallabies and pygmy goats at Auburn’s 10th annual Petpalooza festival on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This pet lover’s haven for you and your four-legged family member or other furry friend unfolds at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE. The free event will feature live entertainment on the Tractor Supply Co. stage, that will include, among others, Roving Reptiles, Northwest Animal Adventures and The Parrot Lady. Petpalooza also includes pony rides, Mud Bay’s Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, FlyDogs and agility demonstrations, and more than 150 vendors offering a variety of low-cost pet services, adoptions, samples, information and a huge selection of animal-
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THANK YOU ... The Auburn and Kent Reporter would like to extend a big thank you to all the businesses that sponsored and provided prizes for our 2017 Cutest Pet Contest. Their gracious support allowed us to present this popular, community-wide contest. The following business sponsored and/or provided prizes: Auburn Valley Humane Society, Family Dog Training Center, Tiki Tails Dog Salon, Cedar River Animal Hospital and Great Comapnions Stay and Spa. Prizes: First place, $100 gift basket donated by Tiki Tails Dog Salon; Second prize, dog gift basket donated by Cedar River Animal Hospital; Third Prize, cat gift basket donated by Cedar River Animal Hospital; Fourth prize, 3 days Free Daycare and extra goodies from Family Dog Training Center.
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May 12, 2017 edition of the Kent Reporter