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Pilot program saw increased voter turnout

The projected voter turnout for the pilot was 30 percent and cost King County Elections $10,140.

 

Upthegrove supports increased bus service between Renton and Kent

The proposed changes of Metro Transit service on Route 169 will take effect in September of 2017.

  • Mar 29th, 2017

 

King County Flood District accepting applications for flood reduction grant program

The King County Flood Control District has $3.06 million available in grant…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

 

Abandoned mobile home fire in Maple Valley | Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety and Renton Regional Fire Authority

A passerby saw a large amount of smoke coming from the abandoned trailer.

Gov. Inslee releases statement on canceled Republican health care vote

Gov. Jay Inslee issued the following statement on Friday after House Speaker…

  • Mar 27th, 2017

Puget Sound Regional Council to conduct regional travel study

The council is conducting the study to understand the transportation needs and preferences of residents

  • Mar 25th, 2017

Metro considering simpler bus fares; public invited to weigh in

County Metro Transit wants to hear from public as planning begins to make paying fares to ride the bus faster and easier.

  • Mar 26th, 2017

More spring showers this weekend |WEEKEND WEATHER

Saturday is going to be rainy with high of 53 and low of 40.

Current levy cliff for school districts extended until 2019

The new law saves an estimated $358 for districts statewide and nearly $11 million for Renton.

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Case of the stolen fanny pack | POLICE BLOTTER

A woman had her fanny pack stolen on Feb. 22 at the…

Batteries stolen from golf cart | KING COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE’S BLOTTER

BURGLARY On March 13 officers responded to reports of a residential burglary.…

Random shooting injures one woman on Wednesday

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and is now in stable condition.

Renton police have bank robbery suspect in custody

Renton Police have a bank robbery suspect in custody at 200 Mill…

Partial closure at Main Avenue South intersection passes

City Council passed a resolution for a partial closure, rather than a full closure, at the intersection.

Two measles cases in King County

Officials have confirmed measles infection in a 6-month-old infant and the infant’s father.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017

Sound Transit would lose grants for light rail under Trump budget proposal

A proposed 2018 budget by the Trump administration would block a $500…

  • Mar 21st, 2017

King County Parks, Trails and Open Space Replacement Levy progress report

Parks releases report on 2014-16 activities, is on track to meet levy commitments.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Share your opinions on King County’s plan for stormwater runoff management

Public is encouraged to share their opinions on King County’s Stormwater Management Program Plan through March 31.

  • Mar 21st, 2017

Don’t dump your marijuana | KCSO BLOTTER

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

Eliminate scams during march madness

BBB Warns of Ticket Scammers During the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

  • Mar 20th, 2017

I-405 north down to two lanes near Renton overnight March 20-24

Two lanes north of Northeast 44th Street will close 8 p.m. each night and will reopen 5 a.m. next morning.

  • Mar 19th, 2017

Constantine: Trump’s proposed budget is an ‘assault on the environment, economy and mobility of King County’

Under the budget blueprint released Thursday by President Trump, King County residents…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

Grants help those in unincorporated King County

Five community groups in Fairwood were awarded funds this year.

Rainy Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday | WEEKEND WEATHER

Saturday is going to be rainy, with high near 48 and low around 37.

Dog attacks 87-year-old man | POLICE BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department’s incident reports. An…

REACH to host gala on Saturday

The gala will raise funds for staff, as well as to help find housing for families.

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Play ball… when the rain stops

Baseball and fastpitch teams are getting out when the weather decides to clear for a few hours.

RTC student selected to All-USA Community College Academic Team

Mohamed Abdullahi, a computer science student, has been selected as one of 20 community college students in the nation.

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Main Avenue South project raises concern

The plan to change Main Avenue South to a two-way street might take a detour and businesses might be affected.

Renton Neighborhood Program communication grant due Friday

Grant can help fund neighborhood newsletter or website.

  • Mar 16th, 2017

City of Renton hosts Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan open house

Citizens are invited to give input to the city’s coordinated disaster response plan on March 28.

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Ramp and lane shifts coming soon to I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton

This is part of initial construction work for the I-405/SR 167 Interchange Direct Connector Project.

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Stolen backpack from McD | KING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BLOTTER

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

Washington State Patrol looking for driver who fled collision Sunday

The hit and run happened around 7 p.m. Sunday on SB I-405 near SR 167 in Renton.

Washington Attorney General seeks travel ban hearing Tuesday; new court filings

California joins growing coalition supporting Washington State v. Trump.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

City names Guy Williams as new human services manager

Williams replaces Karen Bergsvik who retired earlier this year.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Washington Department of Ecology plans to hire 66 teenagers for Ecology Youth Corps

Ecology Youth Corps protects the environment and offers work experience for 14-17 year olds.

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Renton hopes to be the new home for Dick’s Drive-In

The Seattle-based burger chain is letting the public decide where the new location should be.

  • Mar 13th, 2017

Faith over fear

Community comes together to urge unity, condemn shooting of Sikh man | PHOTOS

Report: Big increase in recycling at King County transfer stations, drop boxes in 2016

Thanks to an expansion of recycling services and an increase in customers…

  • Mar 12th, 2017