Vine Maple Place opened its doors to its new resource center located in Maple Valley on Dec. 8. To celebrate, there was a ribbon cutting and a tour of the new facility.

Vine Maple Place opens new resource center

In South King County, the cost of rent has grown upwards of around 12 percent in some areas, according to… Continue reading

Jam Club takes to the stage

Maple Valley Youth Symphony’s program offers therapy music education to kids with special needs.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

Answers sought in investigation of man’s death

Brian Gatewood’s lawsuit against city of Renton was dismissed, but he’s still seeking justice.

From the city of Renton website.
                                With the new trails and bicycle master plan, more low stress lanes and paths for cyclists and pedestrians will be added to the city.

City tables bikeshare program, for now

The city also plans for more miles of trails and stress-free bike lanes in Renton

Submitted photos

Police take down marijuana grow houses in Renton and Newcastle

More than 1,200 plants and 14 pounds of marijuana were found.

The I-405/SR 167 interchange is one of the most heavily congested interchanges in the state. Through this project, WSDOT will build a new flyover ramp connecting the HOT lanes on SR 167 to the carpool lanes on I-405 in Renton. This ramp is designed to improve traffic flow and safety at this critical interchange. COURTESY MAP, WSDOT

Overnight lane closures this Friday and Saturday near the I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton

For the Reporter Late-night and weekend drivers who use State Route 167 in Renton near the I-405/SR 167 interchange should… Continue reading

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We’re moving: Renton Reporter gets a new home

Dear reader, As 2018 comes to an end, your local media organization is looking forward to a new chapter. As Continue reading...

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State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate calls off investigation into rape allegation against Sen. Fain

Both parties claim the process is a partisan one

‘Tis the season for Christmas trees (and no spiders)

With the holiday season here, readers wonder about trees, insects and keeping things fresh.

Sports

Reporter Athlete of the Week: Henry Tran

Lindbergh High School’s Henry Tran, swim, was selected as the Renton Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week for Dec. 14. Continue reading...

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Reporter Athlete of the Week: Elle Watts

Lindbergh High School’s Elle Watts, basketball, was selected as the Renton Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for Dec. 14. Continue reading...

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Life
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains caffeine

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

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It fell from a book | POINT OF REVIEW

Recommendation: 4/5 Stars, SHOWTIME Plot: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form… Continue reading

 

Marketplace

Local painting company celebrates 50 years with eye toward the future

Built by painters, for painters: Community’s longstanding SKIS Painting moves to Renton

 

Local Students Engineering Smart Solutions for Boeing

Collaborative robotics, haptic alert systems for hearing-impaired employees and riveting safety — Continue reading...

 

Everybody wins in Boeing’s energy-reduction battle

There is nothing like a little friendly competition to show how when Continue reading...

 

SEATTLE SOUTHSIDE: Great options for food, fun and family activities

Great ideas for what to do with those visiting friends and family

 

Opinion

Our current ‘Gilded Age’ benefits only the super wealthy

Today’s super wealthy succeeded in another Gilded Age, negating many laws that protect middle class.

 

Northwest

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

 

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

 

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