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Attendees of the rally for classified staff before the school board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Teachers vote to accept contract in time for school

The REA voted for the 12.2 percent wage increase Monday, Aug. 27. Bargaining will continue for other unions.

Attendees of the rally for classified staff before the school board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton’s Day of Service is Sept. 8, and more community news

‘Fantastic Beasts’ kickoff event The King County Library System will hold a kickoff event Sept. 1 to celebrate the fall season and a new program… Continue reading

Shooting at Renton tow company, suspect arrested

On Friday, Aug. 24

  • Aug 28, 2018
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Action on alarm rules delayed

The police department and city hopes to modernize fines for false alarm system calls.

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Certificated school staff have tentative agreement, rallies continue for classified staff

A joint statement released last Friday said that all three unions were initially offered 3.1 percent

Sketch of suspect from King County Sheriff’s Office

Public help needed to identify attempted kidnapping/attempted sexual assault suspect

The attempted attack occurred on Aug. 13 in unincorporated King County.

Sketch of suspect from King County Sheriff’s Office

King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles

Policy shift comes as part of a settlement in response to a 2017 lawsuit

Bonney Lake family raises awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest dangers

When Renton resident David Finlayson joined the United States Marine Corps in 2011, he was the picture of health. Of course, even the most fit… Continue reading

Robert Morrison enters guilty plea to all charges

The former martial arts studio owner remains in custody. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21.

King County Executive Dow Constantine addresses One Table members at the group’s Aug. 3 meeting at Seattle City Hall. Photo by Josh Kelety

One Table Has No Clear Game Plan for Regional Homelessness

Seattle and King County’s joint task force to address the crisis still only has vague strategies.

King County Executive Dow Constantine addresses One Table members at the group’s Aug. 3 meeting at Seattle City Hall. Photo by Josh Kelety
An artistic representation of what the “after” would look like for the Williams and South 2nd streets intersection, one of the big projects in the Six-Year Transportation Plan. Courtesy of City of Renton.

City begins updating transportation plan

The community is invited to a public hearing during the Aug. 20 Renton City Council meeting.

An artistic representation of what the “after” would look like for the Williams and South 2nd streets intersection, one of the big projects in the Six-Year Transportation Plan. Courtesy of City of Renton.
A King County detective was suspended for attacking an Uber driver back in 2017 while off-duty. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

King County Suspends a Detective for Attacking an Uber Driver

The Sheriff’s discipline comes as the result of violent off-duty behavior.

  • Aug 16, 2018
A King County detective was suspended for attacking an Uber driver back in 2017 while off-duty. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons
Attendees of the rally outside the school district board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 8. Photos courtesy of Cami Kiel

Renton school staff, district discuss budget, salary hikes

Unions expressed initial upset and confusion money wouldn’t be going to staff

Attendees of the rally outside the school district board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 8. Photos courtesy of Cami Kiel

Man Arrested for Arson for setting fire to tires at Les Schwab

The suspect is a person of interest in five other trash can and/or dumpster fires in the same area

  • Aug 10, 2018
Daron Morris

King County Prosecutor candidate claims ‘Garcia did not murder Officer Moreno’ | Update: Satterberg explains case

Morris says Kent teen should not be charged with murder or in adult court

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Renton 2-Alarm Fire

Firefighters found a single-story house, fully engulfed in flames on Aug. 10.

  • Aug 10, 2018
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Renton man dies following one car collision

The incident occurred Thursday afternoon on Interstate 90.

Renton confiscated five times more fireworks this year’s Fourth of July than 2017

The 600 pounds of fireworks had a street value of $8,000.

Teenager rescued at Green River Gorge

The male teenager was rescued on Aug. 7 after suffering injuries while jumping into the Green River. He hit several large rocks.

  • Aug 8, 2018