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King County Library System names interim director

The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees on Thursday appointed…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

 

Don’t use my Snapchat | KCSO BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from King County Sheriff’s Office incident reports.

 

Fire started from multiple battery chargers

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority responded to the fire in a house near Fairwood on Wednesday.

  • Apr 27th, 2017

 

Council authorizes $4 million for new community center

Family First Community Center was proposed by Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and city of Renton.

RTC celebrates grand opening of automotive technology complex

The grand opening and celebration of the building is May 11.

  • Apr 28th, 2017

12 men were arrested during online child sex sting

Two men, one from Kent and one from Renton were charged in an online child sex sting operation on April 24

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Legislation aims to get drivers’ attention off their phones and back on the road

Legislation proposed this session would prohibit drivers from using their cellphones while driving.

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Constantine unveils stronger community-centered response for youth, families in crisis

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced new options for parents, youth, school…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Bill proposing to increase KCLS board of trustees members awaits Governor signature.

If passed, the number of board members will increase from five to seven.

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Liberty student taken into custody following threats

A 16 year old student was contacted Sunday by King County Sheriff’s deputies following reports he made threats toward Liberty High School.

King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions

Currently there are two vacant positions in the commission.

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Window safety for the spring: Tips to prevent window falls

By MultiCare Health System With the recent warm weather, it’s a good…

  • Apr 23rd, 2017

Renton Prep director uses technology to empower learning

Using technology to empower learning Michelle Zimmerman, University of Washington graduate and…

Upcoming town halls, property taxes due date and other King County news

Community service program hosts town hall meetings Residents in unincorporated areas of…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Earth Day celebration set for April 29

The city of Renton will hold its annual Arbor Day and Earth…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

German exchange program builds relationships

The toughest part of teaching a high school language arts class is…

Calling all artists

A public mural set to be featured on the south wall of…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Officers respond to a number of reports regarding broken vehicle windows | Police Blotter

The following is compiled from reports provided by the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Angry neighbor with machete | Renton Police Blotter

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports. On…

One shot, Renton police respond to attempted robbery late Thursday

Renton police officers responded to Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse on Southwest 7th Street…

Liberty High School closed Friday, April 21, due to potential threat

Issaquah School District officials stated a possible threat was the cause for closing the school.

Renton woman among three charged with filing false insurance claims

Theresa Smith, 39, from Renton was charged with filing false claims by…

Police seeks information about armed robbery at Subway

Renton Police Department released a video and is seeking public assistance to identify the suspects.

Unemployment rate dropped to near-record low in March

The rate fell from 4.9 to 4.7 percent in March.

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

Portion of North Eighth Street to close April 28 for railroad crossing repair

The closure will start 6 a.m. on April 28, and will last a minimum of 12 hours.

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Billing system causes concern with property owners and tenants

Solid waste bills are now sent to property owners, not the tenants.

One injured in a drive-by shooting on Monday

An unknown suspect shot at house multiple times on April 17.

Police turn to social media as form of communication

Renton Police Department has started to better utilize Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor to reach residents.

Attorney general’s student loan transparency act passes legislature

The bipartisan legislation will provide more transparency to students regarding their borrowing.

  • Apr 17th, 2017

King County celebrates 911 education month with birthday party

April is National 911 Education Month.

Washingtonsurveys release new homeowners guide to landslides

Pamphlet puts landslide information in homeowners hands

  • Apr 16th, 2017

Sunny Easter | WEEKEND WEATHER

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with high of 56 and low of 39.

‘We are better than fear’

Gov. Inslee, interfaith community gather to find ways to address hate crimes

Kent School District hosts town hall meetings on technology use

The Kent School District will host a series of town hall meetings…

  • Apr 17th, 2017

King County Elections hosts candidate workshops

King County Elections will host candidate workshops from 2-4 p.m. Friday, April…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Senator Patty Murray visits RTC

Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) visited Renton Technical College (RTC) on April 13…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

King County Council recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Recognizing those who have survived sexual assault and working to ensure that…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Hate crime forum brings many together

Public forum about hate crimes was held April 8 at Khasla Gurmat Center in Renton.

Police release name of 21-year-old man who was found dead in a stairway.

Police are investigating the homicide case that occurred on Monday, April 10.

Legislature passes bill to combat vulnerable adult abuse

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation to combat the financial exploitation…

  • Apr 12th, 2017