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Renton joins fight for affordable housing in King County

About 40 percent of Renton households are ‘cost burdened’ and pay more than 30 percent of income on housing

Courtesy of Renton School District

Make-up schedule for February snow storm announced

Renton schools posted on Monday that they need to make up five snow days, extending current trimester.

Courtesy of Renton School District

Mayor emphasizes inclusion in 2019 State of the City

State of the City focuses on inclusion as a success story, references Neil Diamond song. Downtown and Sunset neighborhoods will become destination locations, Mayor Denis Law says.

Search still on for suspects in armed home invasion

One injured in home invasion in unincorporated Renton, Monday, March 4.

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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

  • Mar 4, 2019
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A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 4, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Snow storm reveals more shelter needs for Renton

City staff are talking of possibly using other city buildings in the events of severe weather, similar to Seattle.

The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Hazen students meet in Olympia, and more community news…

Red Cross shortage of type O blood The American Red Cross announced Feb. 25 a severe shortage of type O blood and urges donors to… Continue reading

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Former First Financial Northwest Bank CEO pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

The former CEO and President, Victor Karpiak, hid $2.3 million of income on tax returns from 2010 to 2016.

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One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Rep. Lisa Callan and Page Allison Peschek. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services

Allison Peschek serves as page in Washington State House

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Allison Peschek, a student at Liberty High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019
Rep. Lisa Callan and Page Allison Peschek. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Page Carson Foster. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services

Carson Foster serves as page in Washington State House

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Carson Foster, a student at Raisbeck Aviation High School, served as a page this week in the Washington… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Page Carson Foster. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
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From the Renton Reporter archives

City removes landlord fee, moves ahead rental inspection program

The city will use the first year telling Renton tenants and landlords about the program

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Courtesy of Renton School District

Bond measure fails turnout requirement, levy passes for general fund

The bond was short of validation even if late ballots were counted. District previously acquired land for the new elementary school that was to be funded with the bond.

Courtesy of Renton School District

Council OKs alternative for airport master plan

Councilmembers vote for plan to keep Airport Way where it is.

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.