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Council asks – who will fill Pavone’s seat?

City Council discusses future appointments after election

 

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

 

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Wyman and Vicky Dobson, as Wyman Dobson receives a certificate and medal for being a founder of the Nishiwaki-Renton sister cities. Wyman recently retired and sold his family building, where he had been an attorney for 59 years.

Dobson shuts his doors, leaves behind a nearly 60-year legacy

Long-time local lawyer, leader chooses to retire

 

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for December

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

  • Dec 5, 2019
A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Racing left Renton, still bothers residents

Police say efforts were successful, but racers just moved across the city border

Racing left Renton, still bothers residents

Police say efforts were successful, but racers just moved across the city border

Photo by Danny Rodgers for The Salvation Army.
                                Seattle Seahawks Defensive End L.J. Collier volunteers at The Salvation Army community meal on Wednesday, Nov. 26, helping serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Salvation Army serves a free meal to the public, Monday through Thursday, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Also pictured are Captain Isaias Braga, director of The Salvation Army in Renton, and Larissa Braga, volunteer.

Seahawk feeds Rentonites in need

Photo by Danny Rodgers for The Salvation Army. Seattle Seahawks Defensive End L.J. Collier volunteers at The Salvation Army community meal on Wednesday, Nov. 26,… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2019
Photo by Danny Rodgers for The Salvation Army.
                                Seattle Seahawks Defensive End L.J. Collier volunteers at The Salvation Army community meal on Wednesday, Nov. 26, helping serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Salvation Army serves a free meal to the public, Monday through Thursday, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Also pictured are Captain Isaias Braga, director of The Salvation Army in Renton, and Larissa Braga, volunteer.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Booths for kids to make Christmas tree decorations were one of the highlights at the pop-up market during the downtown tree lighting in Renton. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.

Lighting up the holiday season

Photos by Haley Ausbun. Renton Small Business Saturday and Downtown Tree Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 30.… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Booths for kids to make Christmas tree decorations were one of the highlights at the pop-up market during the downtown tree lighting in Renton. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.
Emily Moe-Lobeda

Rotary honors Renton’s educators

As part of its commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in the Renton School District, each month Rotary Club of Renton selects a few… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2019
Emily Moe-Lobeda
Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Leaders in the Willowcrest town home project, including Homestead Community Land Trust Executive Director Kathleen Hosfeld, Renton Mayor Denis Law, and Renton Housing Authority Mark Gropper.

Affordable and sustainable? New homes prove it’s possible

Net-zero energy homes being constructed in Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Leaders in the Willowcrest town home project, including Homestead Community Land Trust Executive Director Kathleen Hosfeld, Renton Mayor Denis Law, and Renton Housing Authority Mark Gropper.
Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County, local housing authority receives HUD support

Renton will see more affordable housing for very-low income households of folks with disabilities after U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.7 million… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.

Grateful for 100 years well lived

Three Renton centurions look back on life this holiday

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.
File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Election Day in Renton, Nov. 5 2019.

Renton’s certified election results

Mayor-elect Armondo Pavone among other winners

  • Nov 27, 2019
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Election Day in Renton, Nov. 5 2019.
A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

Communities in School reaches Tukwila

Communities In Schools of Renton (CISR) announced in a press release this week that it is now Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila (CISRT), expanding services… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2019
Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs

Meet Joe and his pet crow T-Rex | Video

Renton resident makes fast friends with a crow he rescued last spring.

Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs