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Pete, with his companion Nina, served as “the foundation” of the zoo’s gorilla program when he first arrived in Seattle in 1969. Photo courtesy of Dennis Dow / Woodland Park Zoo

Prop 1 would fund parks, zoos and open spaces

King County voters could approve the renewal and increase of the levy on the August ballot.

Pete, with his companion Nina, served as “the foundation” of the zoo’s gorilla program when he first arrived in Seattle in 1969. Photo courtesy of Dennis Dow / Woodland Park Zoo
Warning sign for a road closure. File photo

King County examines options to fund roads and bridges

Shortfall is roughly $250 million each year; county may seek tax from unincorporated voters.

Warning sign for a road closure. File photo
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                                Artist Britt Greenland climbed Mount Adams to paint.

Local artist featured at RTC

Last summer, battling howling 40 mph winds, Britt Greenland climbed Mount Adams — to paint. Greenland, a Renton artist, with her small painting kit worked… Continue reading

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                                Artist Britt Greenland climbed Mount Adams to paint.
From the Western Aerospace Scholars website.

Students try their hand at a Mars mission

Local students are going to try their hand at putting people on Mars. Three talented Renton students are moving onto Phase Two of the Western… Continue reading

From the Western Aerospace Scholars website.
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                                The horns, snares and color guard give their all in a performance earlier this season. The Seattle Cascades, as well as six other drum and bugle corps, perform Saturday, July 6 at Renton Memorial Stadium.

They’ve got the beat, and the drums

Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps hosts band competition

Photo courtesy of Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps
                                The horns, snares and color guard give their all in a performance earlier this season. The Seattle Cascades, as well as six other drum and bugle corps, perform Saturday, July 6 at Renton Memorial Stadium.
Courtesy of Valley Medical Center. Renton Technical College medical students.

New course on track for future med students

Valley Medical Center and RTC collaborate on new program

Courtesy of Valley Medical Center. Renton Technical College medical students.
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach, July 2018.

You can boat in the water, just don’t get in it

Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach closed to swimming

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach, July 2018.
Photo courtesy of Bailey Laronde, from the Wednesday, June 19 explosion damage to two of the signs.

FBI offers $5,000 for information on Pride doors

The Seattle division of the FBI is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information regarding vandalism to a Pride door display that was damaged… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Bailey Laronde, from the Wednesday, June 19 explosion damage to two of the signs.
Photo courtesy of the Tomato Tomato Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of the Tomato Tomato Facebook page.

Shooting takes a life Friday evening in Auburn

Auburn Police are investigating a shooting that took a person’s life Friday night at Berara at Lakeland Apartments. Police said they responded to the shooting… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

He rushed into the smoke to rescue a driver, now he’s being honored

Local firefighter earns the Medal of Valor for his efforts in a car fire

Courtney Anaya, 32, Renton, pins her opponent during the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s Tokyo Open on June 15. Photos submitted by Renton Martial Arts Center

Renton-based martial artists rank in 10 percent of the world

Courtney Anaya and Arthur Ruff bring championship belts from overseas

  • Jun 29, 2019
Courtney Anaya, 32, Renton, pins her opponent during the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s Tokyo Open on June 15. Photos submitted by Renton Martial Arts Center

State Senate to conduct inquiry into public comments by Mona Das

District 47 senator claimed racism, sexism present at Democratic caucus meetings

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Tensions run high at Renton library over Drag Queen Story Hour

Supporters and protesters traded chants at June 27 event.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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                                The United Christian Church in Renton held a prayer vigil Friday, June 21 in response to damage done to their pride display.

Laying hands on the LGBTQ community

Local vigil brings out much of the Renton community in support of attacked church

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                The United Christian Church in Renton held a prayer vigil Friday, June 21 in response to damage done to their pride display.

Renton officials remind us to not use fireworks

Local fireworks shows and Fourth of July events keep tradition

RFA report shows good growth and met goals

Local firefighters are seeing more calls, higher ratings

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

  • Jun 27, 2019
Photo by Steve Bartlett Photography

Renton races in Relay for Life

On Friday, June 21, over 200 people joined together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Renton. The event went through the night,… Continue reading

Photo by Steve Bartlett Photography
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King County examines gun violence trends

Nearly 77 percent of shooting victims so far this year in county have been people of color.

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