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Summer showcase at ice rink, and more community news

Hazen senior wins vocalist award Jaydon Beleford, a senior at Hazen High School, won silver in the National Competition for Vocal Classical Performance at the… Continue reading

From Representative Adam Smith’s twitter page @RepAdamSmith

Legislation introduced honoring James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix

The following a release: Today, Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s ninth congressional district introduced legislation designating the post office at 4301 NE 4th Street in… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2018
From Representative Adam Smith’s twitter page @RepAdamSmith

Multiple overnight lane closures in Renton

SR 167 and northbound I-405 in Renton near I-405/SR 167 interchange will have closures this weekend

  • Jul 27, 2018
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A look back at first year of E-DUI law

July 23 marked the one year anniversary of Washington’s E-DUI, Driving Under the Influence of Electronics law. And both a new study and law enforcement… Continue reading

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A storytime celebration, and more community news

Eighth annual storytime celebration The Kiddie Academy of Renton, 353 Bremerton Ave. NE, is celebrating its eighth annual storytime LIVE! event from 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr

King County Councilmembers Push Safe Storage Gun Regulation

Gun rights groups have threatened legal action over the measure.

King County Council is proposing measures that would impact gun storage and sales. Photo by zaphad1/Flickr

Seattle Mariners Won’t Renew Safeco Field Lease Without County Taxpayer Funds

A potential reallocation of $180 million in maintenance funds puts things in a “very precarious” position.

Teen driver charged with killing Kent Police officer

Vehicle pursuit results in fellow officer hitting Moreno

DOL photo of suspect Krishna Mahadevan-Prasad, courtesy of Renton Police Department

Suspect wanted for Renton homicide ends life in Hood Canal shooting

Investigators are concerned he may have committed other acts of violence.

DOL photo of suspect Krishna Mahadevan-Prasad, courtesy of Renton Police Department
Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Teen driver is under investigation for murder in the death of Diego Moreno.

Kent Police, community mourn loss of decorated officer

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Regional human trafficking awareness effort moving forward

The full county council will discuss this July 30

  • Jul 23, 2018
Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

Getting a hands-on opportunity, a real-life look

MultiCare’s annual Nurse Camp inspires future medical professionals

Tiffany Nguyen, 17, left, of Kent, laughs with Tiffany Jinks, 16, of Tacoma, as she attempts to grab candy with an alligator clamp while learning about laparoscopic surgery last week during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital. Photo by Patrick Hagerty

All 39 Washington counties will provide free ballot return postage

Voting begins Friday for the Aug. 7 primary election.

  • Jul 19, 2018

Renton remains Washington’s eighth largest city

Renton has been the eighth largest city since at least 2010

A free classic car show, and more community news

Classic car show coming soon From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at The Lakeshore, 11448 Rainier Ave. S., will be hosting a… Continue reading

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban under way

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons
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Pickup hit cyclist, fled scene Saturday

If you have any information on the identity of the passenger, please call 206-296-3311.

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Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Washington AG’s deal grants mobility to fast food workers nationwide

Seven fast food chains have agreed to end no-poaching policies that economists say cause wage stagnation.

Between Seattle’s $15 minimum wage and the new no-poach cause agreement, Washington has been leading the nation in advancing fast food workers’ rights. Photo by Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Straw ban leaves disabled community feeling high and dry

Although disabled people are exempted from Seattle’s new law, the impacted community says that businesses haven’t gotten the message.

Dianne Laurine, a Commissioner for the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities says that she needs plastic straws to drink liquids, and that she easily bites through ones made out of paper. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

State House races heat up in 41st District with two up-for-grabs positions

District covers Mercer Island and portions of Bellevue, Renton and Issaquah.