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State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise

Police urge additional victims to come forward

Three cases have been filed in Skyway and Auburn of sexual assaults.

Mayor Denis Law, Police Chief Ed VanValey and his mother Jo Ann VanValey pose at the reception following his swearing in as new chief of police. Photo by Ava Van, City of Renton.

New police chief sworn into duty

Renton’s new police chief Ed VanValey was sworn in by Mayor Denis Law Monday, Oct. 1 at the city council meeting. The meeting featured the… Continue reading

Mayor Denis Law, Police Chief Ed VanValey and his mother Jo Ann VanValey pose at the reception following his swearing in as new chief of police. Photo by Ava Van, City of Renton.
Photo courtesy of Jennie Hanson.

Renton man among many searching for a kidney donor

Kidney transplants are the most common needed, live donors can help with the kidney demand

Photo courtesy of Jennie Hanson.

Announcing a town hall meeting regarding the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn will be hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maple Hills Elementary School.… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018
Photo by Haley Ausbun. A cloudy day at Renton Municipal Airport.

City begins to move forward with airport extension possibilities

The FAA confirmed new standards must be met, and Renton must decide how the airport will change.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. A cloudy day at Renton Municipal Airport.

Update: Suspect in August kidnapping booked

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

Seahawks honor Liberty cheerleader, and more community news…

Skyway Library wins design award The King County Library System announced mid-September the Skyway Library had won the 2018 Civic Design Citation Award by the… Continue reading

Couple charged in death of Renton man

Updated from “Married couple booked into King County Jail for murder of 67-year-old victim”

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                                State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor.

Seattle woman claims Sen. Fain raped her 11 years ago

Senator denies allegations, asks for full investigation

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                                State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor.

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Japan congress members observe a sixth grader at Renton Prep as she works on her Minecraft museum project.

Delegates from Japan shown nontraditional learning at Renton Prep

On Sept. 17, five congress members from Japan’s Upper House, and two researchers specializing in education technology from Japan, came to Washington to visit Renton… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Japan congress members observe a sixth grader at Renton Prep as she works on her Minecraft museum project.

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

The following are photos showing the terrain where the Renton man was found along with photos of King County Search and Rescue. Courtesy photos King County Sheriff’s Office

Renton man dies after falling off cliff

The 61-year-old man was hiking Chair Peak near the Snow Lake area of Snoqualmie Pass when he did not return home.

The following are photos showing the terrain where the Renton man was found along with photos of King County Search and Rescue. Courtesy photos King County Sheriff’s Office
Photo by Emma Austin
                                Renton students Aaron Jenkins, left, and Isaiah Little, right, show off their Chromebooks.

Introducing Chromebooks to Renton High School

For the Renton Reporter from the Renton High School Arrow

  • Sep 28, 2018
Photo by Emma Austin
                                Renton students Aaron Jenkins, left, and Isaiah Little, right, show off their Chromebooks.

Update: Tenant charged with first degree assault

Joshua Matthew Gasperich reportedly shot at landlord three times after receiving eviction notice.

Sheriff’s Office seeks help in identifying shooters

The victim was shot the night of Sept. 19 while driving in Skyway.

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?