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Kent School Board approves plans for independent performance audit of the district

Audit will look at financial transactions, policies and procedures made during the past six school years

Mother shoots daughter as she was calling 911

Information from Renton Police Department. This story will be updated as more information becomes available: A 52-year-old mother reportedly shot and killed her 14-year-old daughter… Continue reading

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

Woman killed in Renton hit-and-run

A 46-year-old woman was hit and killed Tuesday morning by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene. The pedestrian was crossing at the 84th Avenue… Continue reading

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
Vine Maple Place opened its doors to its new resource center located in Maple Valley on Dec. 8. To celebrate, there was a ribbon cutting and a tour of the new facility.

Vine Maple Place opens new resource center

In South King County, the cost of rent has grown upwards of around 12 percent in some areas, according to South King County and Homelessness… Continue reading

Vine Maple Place opened its doors to its new resource center located in Maple Valley on Dec. 8. To celebrate, there was a ribbon cutting and a tour of the new facility.

We’re moving: Renton Reporter gets a new home

Dear reader, As 2018 comes to an end, your local media organization is looking forward to a new chapter. As of Dec. 28, five of… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018
The I-405/SR 167 interchange is one of the most heavily congested interchanges in the state. Through this project, WSDOT will build a new flyover ramp connecting the HOT lanes on SR 167 to the carpool lanes on I-405 in Renton. This ramp is designed to improve traffic flow and safety at this critical interchange. COURTESY MAP, WSDOT

Overnight lane closures this Friday and Saturday near the I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton

For the Reporter Late-night and weekend drivers who use State Route 167 in Renton near the I-405/SR 167 interchange should prepare for overnight lane closures… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018
The I-405/SR 167 interchange is one of the most heavily congested interchanges in the state. Through this project, WSDOT will build a new flyover ramp connecting the HOT lanes on SR 167 to the carpool lanes on I-405 in Renton. This ramp is designed to improve traffic flow and safety at this critical interchange. COURTESY MAP, WSDOT
State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate calls off investigation into rape allegation against Sen. Fain

Both parties claim the process is a partisan one

State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Answers sought in investigation of man’s death

Brian Gatewood’s lawsuit against city of Renton was dismissed, but he’s still seeking justice.

From the city of Renton website.
                                With the new trails and bicycle master plan, more low stress lanes and paths for cyclists and pedestrians will be added to the city.

City tables bikeshare program, for now

The city also plans for more miles of trails and stress-free bike lanes in Renton

From the city of Renton website.
                                With the new trails and bicycle master plan, more low stress lanes and paths for cyclists and pedestrians will be added to the city.

Holiday food drive this Saturday, and more community news

News and Notes for Dec. 14, 2018

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Police take down marijuana grow houses in Renton and Newcastle

More than 1,200 plants and 14 pounds of marijuana were found.

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Green River College President Suzanne Johnson, who does not dispute a review that found GRC had violated statutory and regulatory requirements, said the school has won an appeal to have the Department of Education greatly reduce its $574,500 fine. FILE PHOTO

Green River College wins appeal; fine reduced for violations

DOE: school failed to report crime statistics and inform public; GRC to pay $250,000

Green River College President Suzanne Johnson, who does not dispute a review that found GRC had violated statutory and regulatory requirements, said the school has won an appeal to have the Department of Education greatly reduce its $574,500 fine. FILE PHOTO
Photo by Haley Ausbun

Choice for airport adjustment on hold till new year

City admin, considering downtown plan efforts and property aquisition, didn’t reccomend RAAC choice

Photo by Haley Ausbun

Investigation of shooting Friday remains ongoing

Update: Suspect identified as 20-year-old who is now in custody

Garland Jewelers has sat in the main stretch of downtown over 60 years. As it closes this month, big yellow banners indicate the end of an era. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Garland Jewelers will soon close its doors

The store has been in downtown Renton over 60 years

Garland Jewelers has sat in the main stretch of downtown over 60 years. As it closes this month, big yellow banners indicate the end of an era. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

District looks at workforce diversity

The school district recently looked at its annual snapshot of workforce diversity. Renton School Board reviewed the annual report of its Affirmative Action plan 2018… Continue reading

City’s severe weather shelter open Thursday, Dec. 6

Dangerously low temperatures prompted the city to open the shelter

  • Dec 6, 2018
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Renton native honors former President George H.W. Bush

A detail from the Navy Ceremonial Guard performed a Gun Salute in honor of former President George H.W. Bush along the waterfront at the Washington… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018
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