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Legislature opens doors to 2017 long session

As the 2017 Olympia legislative session opens, the focus is on McCleary and transportation issues.

 

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Changes to I-405 on-ramp start next week in Renton

WSDOT crew will begin reducing the three-lane ramp into a two-lane ramp on Jan. 17.

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Renton

Here’s what’s happening in the city in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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Registration deadline for February Election approaching

Local business receives award, Renton grad receives scholarship and more in this week’s News & Notes.

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Community member affiliated with Hazen High School has active tuberculosis

Screenings will be available next week for anyone who has TB symptoms

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RPD seeks assistance in identifying armed robbery suspects

Two male suspects stole gold and diamonds on Jan. 7 from Gold and Silver Traders.

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Light winds expected in the area through Wednesday

Rain and snow showers are likely from this evening through Tuesday morning

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King County Parks invites community members to learn about Green to Cedar Rivers Trail project

Parks is in the initial design phase of a new regional trail through south King County

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood, platelet donations

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage,

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Renton Police Department responds to drive-by shootings

Renton Police Department had their hands full right before New Year’s Day as reports came in about a drive-by shooting and car chase that turned into an accident.

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Cold Weather Shelter open through Jan. 6.

The shelter is also looking for donations and volunteers.

Metro service schedule over New Years weekend

Metro service will be affected by holiday schedules, weekend events and possibly weather.

Cold Weather Shelter open from Dec. 31 – Jan. 4

The shelter will operate from 8 p.m. - 7 a.m at 300 Rainier Ave. N, and is open to all.

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Renton teens graduate from Washington Youth Academy

Three Renton teens were among 149 cadets who graduated on Dec. 17.

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REMINDER: Polar Bear Plunge is Sunday, Jan. 1

The plunge starts at 11 a.m. at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach park, at the sound end of the park.

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Metro bus shooting and $20,000 felony warrant | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s blotter includes a suspect who shoots a gun inside a Metro bus and an AM PM robbery.

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Top 10 stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, here are the top 10 stories that caught the readers’s attention this year.

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Bloody nose and a false statement | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s blotter includes fraudulent money at a casino, a purse snatch and an armed robbery.

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Beware of fake playoff tickets and merchandise

Better Business Bureau warns fans to be careful of fake tickets and counterfeit merchandise.

Boundary adjustment at Renton School District

RSD found a “gray area” in the proposed boundary that affected 19 families for the next school year.

WSDOT tips for hassle-free holiday travel

WASDOT advises to track conditions, slow down and allow for extra travel time.

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Police looking for help identifying shooting suspects

RPD is seeking public assistance to identify suspects in the Dec. 21 hookah lounge shooting.

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54 mumps cases have been reported in King County

Mumps can lead to swelling of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, or brain damage.

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Larkspur Landing no longer serving breakfast, for now

The breakfast service was operating without a valid permit.

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RTC student chosen for Transforming Lives award | News and Notes

This week, Rainier Scholar student gets a Kindle and 90 families get early Christmas presents.

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That’s still not his TV or booze | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s blotter includes an insistent TV thief and a regular (but perhaps dangerous) shoplifter.

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Garbage service informational workshop dates announced

Republic Services takes over garbage duty starting Feb. 1. Four informational meetings planned.

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Possible half-inch snow on Saturday | WEEKEND WEATHER

Don’t be fooled if it’s partly sunny on Saturday. There’s still a chance of snow fall.

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Fatal accident closes lanes on SR169

Police are investigating a fatal collision near the Comunity Center and are warning of delays

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REMINDER: Youth Symphony Orchestra performs on Sunday

Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra performs on Dec. 18 at Carco Theater.

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Pawnbrokers push back against ‘No Buy From’ list ordinance

Store owners say law is unnecessary and overreaching

  • Dec 27th, 2016
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The good, bad and ugly of Eastside ‘Trumponomics’

Economist Joseph Quinlan breaks down how ‘Trumponomics’ will affect the Eastside.

  • Dec 16th, 2016
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Metro shooter pleads not guilty

Faisal Guled Adan was arrested after fatally shooting 27-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Sheikah

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Salvation Army food bank again facing shortage as holidays approach

Fewer bell-ringing volunteers and empty shelves as holidays near cause concern

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Cold Weather Shelter open tonight through Saturday

Bitterly cold temperatures prompt city to open shelter at old chamber building.

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Fire Department issues warning about private inspection company

Department does not sponsor any private businesses, despite their claims

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WSP planning holiday DUI patrols

Emphasis runs from from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1, 2017.

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Clothes bank and feeding program to move to former Chamber building

The city is putting on its Santa Hat and fulfilling Christmas miracles for two local services.

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Sound Transit sells $477 million in bonds to fund projects

The bond sale will generate proceeds to fund voter-approved transit expansions.

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No more snow this weekend | WEEKEND WEATHER

It’s going to be a cloudy Saturday with likely showers. High near 44 and low around 39.

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