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City OKs regulations for short-term rentals

Renton councilmember Randy Corman has an Airbnb in Renton. He and his wife had positive experiences as guests in other countries, and a section of… Continue reading

New Year’s resolution: Plan for Alaskan Way Viaduct closure and beyond

New videos available to help navigate when the new SR 99 tunnel opens

  • Jan 4, 2019

Renton Reporter’s top stories for 2018

Renton Reporter wishes everyone a happy 2019! We hope you have enjoyed 2018 with us — we transitioned to a new reporter halfway through the… Continue reading

Hendrix post office passed senate, and more community news

Legislation passes to honor Jimi Hendrix In mid-December 2018, Congressman Adam Smith’s legislation designating the post office at 430 NE 4th St. in Renton as… Continue reading

How does Texas ACA ruling affect Washington?

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

It looks a lot like Inslee is running for president

New statements and political fundraising from Gov. Inslee point toward a 2020 presidential bid

Renton man injured in New Year’s Day incident

The 79 year old was driving along state Route 900 when the incident occurred.

Mayor not seeking reelection

Denis Law has served three terms as mayor.

Photo from Renton Police Department’s Facebook of the scene

44-year-old charged with vehicular homicide

Vern Alexander Henderson’s charges were amended after the victim died from her injuries.

Photo from Renton Police Department’s Facebook of the scene
ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
                                Covington Councilmember Margaret Harto was among the many city leaders who spoke at the recent town hall at the Auburn Library.

Town hall talk: Resident urge lawmakers, leaders to tackle wide range of issues

Voters in Legislative District 47 have a lot they want their representatives in Olympia to tackle. And if the 50-plus who came to an evening… Continue reading

ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
                                Covington Councilmember Margaret Harto was among the many city leaders who spoke at the recent town hall at the Auburn Library.

911 communication center for King County Sheriff’s Office and Contract partners working intermittently

Dial their ten-digit line if you’re in their jurisdiction, these do not impact Renton

  • Dec 27, 2018

State Supreme Court upholds King County youth jail levy

The decision, issued Dec. 27, sided with King County and allows it to keep collecting revenue.

Woman charged with killing her 14-year-old daughter

Svetlana Borisovna Laurel also charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.

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New Metro program makes it easier to find carpooling partners

For the Reporter: As the Puget Sound Region prepares for greater regional congestion from major public and private construction projects like the pending closure of… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018
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Private security cameras can be registered with new program

Renton police department’s new voluntary registration system shows them where your cameras are

Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

False alarms will result in monetary fine

City council approved the alarm ordinance from August with slight changes

Dual language could be added to curriculum

The program may come to a local elementary school as early as the 2020-2021 school year.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

21 year old charged in death of Renton man

A physical altercation turned deadly Nov. 30 at the Renton Ridge Apartment complex.