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Police still investigating Walmart parking lot shooting

A teenage boy was shot inside his vehicle, causing him to crash into the store.

 

Residents at SeaTac’s Firs Mobile Home Park received a closure notice for October 31, but most have chosen to stay in their homes. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

South King County coalition targets affordable housing

Rent and housing prices hit south end communities hard; SeaTac, Tukwila, Kent, Burien, Renton and Auburn are working to create organization like Eastside’s ARCH

 

New fire station expected to open next month

Station 15, which is almost 40 years in the making, will service the Kennydale/North Renton area

 

Law enforcement vehicles at the scene of a crash on I-5 near Northgate in Seattle after a chase that began in Lynnwood on Wednesday. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Police: Little Harry was shot at, chased, then stole the cab

It started when he was a passenger in Lynnwood. It ended when he allegedly crashed the taxi in Seattle.

Law enforcement vehicles at the scene of a crash on I-5 near Northgate in Seattle after a chase that began in Lynnwood on Wednesday. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

Mayors of nine cities — including Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish — have pledged to help

Local fundraisers, celebrations and more community news

Informational workshops began this week King County is hosting three free workshops for prospective applicants to learn more about the WaterWorks Grant Program. The workshops… Continue reading

Paraeducators and Office Professionals gather at Hazen High School to vote on a strike. Photo courtesy of SEIU Local 925

Issaquah School District disagrees with district office personnel and paraeducators unions

ISD office personnel and paraeducators file grievance against district.

Paraeducators and Office Professionals gather at Hazen High School to vote on a strike. Photo courtesy of SEIU Local 925
Photo by Wayne Henry Swan.
                                The windstorm hit a neighborhood in Briarwood hard. Trees were down all around the area, one hitting a very unlucky truck.

City and residents respond to windstorm

The windstorm Sunday, Jan. 6, left some without power for several days. Others fought fallen trees.

Photo by Wayne Henry Swan.
                                The windstorm hit a neighborhood in Briarwood hard. Trees were down all around the area, one hitting a very unlucky truck.
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                                Sen. Mona Das, D-Covington, right, is sworn into the Washington State Senate by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst on Monday.

Das sworn in as senator for 47th District

‘I am truly honored that the voters … have put their trust in me’

  • Jan 16, 2019
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                                Sen. Mona Das, D-Covington, right, is sworn into the Washington State Senate by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst on Monday.
Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

A clip of the Renton Reporter when Law was leading votes for the mayoral election in 2007. Law is now serving his third, and final, term as mayor.

Mayor prepares for final months in office

Mayor Law said he will focus on seniors, public safety and the Family First Community Center

A clip of the Renton Reporter when Law was leading votes for the mayoral election in 2007. Law is now serving his third, and final, term as mayor.

Voter registration deadline Jan. 14 for Special Election

The special election includes Renton School District ballot measures

  • Jan 11, 2019
Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto
                                <em>Photo originally published <a href="http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/the-last-days-of-iron-mountain/" target="_blank">here</a></em>

Federal lawsuit filed to finish cleanup of Iron Mountain

The EPA has filed a lawsuit to extend their cleanup warrant after the owner denied further access

Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto
                                <em>Photo originally published <a href="http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/the-last-days-of-iron-mountain/" target="_blank">here</a></em>

Construction closes Coulon deck, and more community news

Film screening coming to Renton Library The Renton Library will be hosting a screening of Ying (Shadow) Saturday, Jan. 19. The movie is set in… Continue reading

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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 10, 2019
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Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes

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King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Monday.

Attorney General Ferguson wants to hear from those impacted by 911 outage

Attorney General’s Office’s email 911outage@atg.wa.gov is for Washingtonians to send their stories

  • Jan 8, 2019
AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office