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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

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

A rundown of Renton’s ballot

Ballots mailed out this week to voters

Mayor wants to reexamine trash services

Renton considers trash service contracts

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Renton city council split on I-976

Council chooses to take no official stance on car tabs initiative

A partnership to help students in need

Renton Innovation Zone Partnership begins its work in local schools

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Renton adjusts the budget

Differences in multiple revenue sources spurs budget changes

Renton uses AI tech to listen in

A program called ZenCity is helping city officials respond to feedback

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Transcranial magnetic simulation (TMS) via Neurostar equipment is used to improve mental health, at a new Renton clinic from TMS national advocate Dr. Kalyan Dandala, pictured.

A helmet to protect you from depression?

New mental health treatment comes to Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Transcranial magnetic simulation (TMS) via Neurostar equipment is used to improve mental health, at a new Renton clinic from TMS national advocate Dr. Kalyan Dandala, pictured.

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for October

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

  • Oct 12, 2019

County begins to focus on Renton’s transit issues

Access to Transit study highlights needs for transportation, infrastructure