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The fire department cares about all 911 calls

Local organization works to help those who call EMS frequently

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                An honorary ribbon cutting at the site for the new Family First Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 26 next to Cascade Elementary School.

Local leaders and influencers celebrate community center

Mayor Denis Law, Doug Baldwin cherish Renton’s generosity

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                An honorary ribbon cutting at the site for the new Family First Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 26 next to Cascade Elementary School.
Photo courtesy of Skyway Fire (King County Fire District 20). Firefighters after putting out a fire in Skyway.

No illegal grow found in Renton house fire

Renton Regional Fire Authority posted on Facebook that after handling an accidental house fire in Skyway, responders found a grow operation within the home. After… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Skyway Fire (King County Fire District 20). Firefighters after putting out a fire in Skyway.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, Saturday Oct. 26 in downtown Renton featured trick-or-treating, games prizes and the doggy costume contest.

Happy Halloween Renton!

Residents come out to play in fun costumes

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, Saturday Oct. 26 in downtown Renton featured trick-or-treating, games prizes and the doggy costume contest.

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton History Museum’s new exhibit, Sparkle, is going on until April 4, 2020.

Renton museum puts on the Ritz

New exhibit features fashions from the past

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton History Museum’s new exhibit, Sparkle, is going on until April 4, 2020.
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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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Safety first this Halloween

Creative costumes, scary decorations and delicious treats — oh my! As Halloween creeps up on us, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) offers these tips… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2019
The 100th parkrun on Oct. 19 was just a prelude to the parkrun birthday festivities planned for Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of Renton parkrun)

Runners of all shapes, sizes and ages celebrate

Friendly joggers invite Renton to join them for a trot

  • Oct 26, 2019
The 100th parkrun on Oct. 19 was just a prelude to the parkrun birthday festivities planned for Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of Renton parkrun)
Photo courtesy of Karisa Keasey.

Stories of strife in watercolor

Renton author, painter uses compassion to tell refugees’ stories

Photo courtesy of Karisa Keasey.

Lending a hand to homeless teens

Renton SD creates new avenue to graduation for teens in need

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

A friendly bridge spanning years and oceans

Renton celebrates 50 years of partnership with Nishiwaki, Japan

Courtesy of Puget Sound Energy. The red indicates the areas impacted by the outage.

Renton residents spend afternoon with no power

A power outage hit multiple neighborhoods and local grocery stores in Renton the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 23. The outage, according to the Puget Sound… Continue reading

Courtesy of Puget Sound Energy. The red indicates the areas impacted by the outage.

Rotary honors Renton’s educators

As part of its commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in the Renton School District, each month Rotary Club of Renton selects a few… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Garth Smith’s “final” sermon at Springbrook Church of Christ, Sunday, Oct. 13. At 90, he has been devoted to his faith, as well as his marriage, for over 70 years.

A birthday, an anniversary and one last homily

Garth Smith celebrates turning 90 with a message for his church family

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Garth Smith’s “final” sermon at Springbrook Church of Christ, Sunday, Oct. 13. At 90, he has been devoted to his faith, as well as his marriage, for over 70 years.

Body cameras? Renton is starting talks again

After four years the city is considering the new equipment

Need more friends? Try reading this

Local author, psychologist offers advice on personal relationships