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Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

 

Residents could see rise in property taxes if ordinance passes

The ordinance could fund a 10-year catch-up of parks and facilities maintenance

 

Unincorporated Renton area man found dead in his home of “homicidal violence”

The road outside his home was closed overnight to investigate the scene.

 

Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo

Smith vs. Smith: Two Democrats clash in 9th Congressional District forum

Democratic socialist Sarah Smith seeks ‘bold new progressive vision’ in bid to replace incumbent Adam Smith.

Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo
InvestEd’s new waiting room with a quote about small acts of kindness— what the organization was founded on. Photo courtesy of Joyce Walters.

InvestEd moves headquarters to Renton

The nonprofit is hosting an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24

InvestEd’s new waiting room with a quote about small acts of kindness— what the organization was founded on. Photo courtesy of Joyce Walters.

Victim remains hospitalized following shooting Tuesday

The owner of a fourplex was serving an eviction notice when the suspect reportedly shot her.

It’s official: Safeco Field will get $135 million in taxpayer funds

Critical King County Councilmembers call plan “a fleecing” and “irresponsible.”

A highlighted image of the area for proposed annexation, taken from the presentation at the public hearing, including portions of 156th and 155th avenues southeast.

Neighbors voice concerns over potential annexation

Unincorporated King County residents spoke about part of White Fence Ranch joining Renton

A highlighted image of the area for proposed annexation, taken from the presentation at the public hearing, including portions of 156th and 155th avenues southeast.

Students adjust from semesters to trimesters

All Renton high schools are now on a trimester system to help increase graduation access

This week’s community news

Donors urged to give blood The American Red Cross is urging people to give blood to help ensure a diverse supply is kept for all… Continue reading

Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers

Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo

Public Funding for Safeco Field Upkeep Could Go Before Voters

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski wants the public to weigh in with an advisory vote

Traffic Advisory: Evening, weekend lane closures near I-405/SR 167 interchange

The following is a traffic advisory from the Washington State Department of Transportation: Late night and weekend drivers who use state Route 167 and Interstate… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Kent teachers, district reach agreement; paraeducators up next

School started on time in Kent. Teachers and the Kent School District reached a late-hour contract agreement Aug. 29, avoiding a likely strike on Aug.… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                A view of Kaynan Inc. hangar spaces, which are to possibly be demolished pending decisions on the Airport Master Plan.

Fate of hangars at Renton Airport up in the air

Tenants asked to vacate Kaynan hangars now waiting on decision from city.

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                A view of Kaynan Inc. hangar spaces, which are to possibly be demolished pending decisions on the Airport Master Plan.
Courtesy of the city of Renton
                                Renderings of the proposed plan for the Greater Hi-Lands Shopping Center.

City moves forward with Sunset area plans

Many Renton residents may have been wondering what is happening with the Greater Hi-Lands shopping center —the center that features a Dollar Tree, Tea Palace… Continue reading

Courtesy of the city of Renton
                                Renderings of the proposed plan for the Greater Hi-Lands Shopping Center.

Officials Warn of More HIV Transmissions Among Homeless Drug Users

A group of eight recently homeless and heterosexual injection-drug users in North King County were diagnosed with HIV by county health officials over the past… Continue reading

Fall recycling event on Sept. 15, and more community news

Grants for unincorporated projects On Aug. 29 it was announced that $90,000 is available in Community Service Area Program grant funding for a number of… Continue reading

Renton toddlers graduate Kindering, and more community news…

Nominate an outstanding Renton woman The Renton Business & Professional Women Organization each year selects an outstanding woman from the community. To nominate someone you… Continue reading

Renton man charged with first degree assault

Jeffery Paul Trammel reportedly shot at a tow truck driver Aug. 24 on Rainier Ave. S.