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Affordable housing unit opens to tenants

More than half of the 48 units have already been leased out.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Photos courtesy of the city website

Portion of Burnett Avenue North to close for eight months for sewer rehabilitation

The Eastside Interceptor carries sewage from all the Eastside cities south of Kirkland.

Photos courtesy of the city website
Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Courtesy photo from the city of Renton of the “Let’s Go Renton!” recreation guide.

Changes coming to Henry Moses Aquatic Center in 2019

The pool will now have a third open swim session and no longer turn away guests for low attendance and cold weather.

Courtesy photo from the city of Renton of the “Let’s Go Renton!” recreation guide.
Screenshot of the land restriction alert from King County Road Services.

Lane restrictions on Rainier Avenue South expected starting Monday

From an alert from King County Road Services Division

Screenshot of the land restriction alert from King County Road Services.

School board weighs its options

Renton School Board members reviewed three possible options regarding funding.

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Law enforcement oversight office seeks subpoena power

Organization has been unable to investigate King County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Western Washington faces elevated wildfire risk in 2019

Humans cause majority of fires in state

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources/Kari Greer
From the City of Newcastle website.

Newcastle police, sheriff’s office raid illegal grow operation

During the raid, one man was arrested and approximately 400 plants and several pounds of dried, processed marijuana were found. Courtesy of Newcastle Police Department.

  • Apr 4, 2019
From the City of Newcastle website.

The flyover ramp is complete. What comes next?

The Washington State Department of Transportation is getting ready for the next steps of the Interstate 405 master plan.

Parents file suit against Kent School District, board

Claim mismanagement of school funds, other violations

The Renton Multicultural Festival is a two-day celebration of diverse communities within the city. File photo by Haley Ausbun

City of Renton wins award for Multicultural Festival

Public Relations Society of America Puget Sound chapter honors city for promotional efforts

  • Apr 3, 2019
The Renton Multicultural Festival is a two-day celebration of diverse communities within the city. File photo by Haley Ausbun

Rotary members sit down with county executive

Renton Rotary members recently had the chance to ask King County Executive Dow Constantine about Sound Transit 3, the landfill, composting plant, asphalt plant and… Continue reading

Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Call for peace, unity, understanding

City, county and state leaders show support of Islam community in wake of massacre at New Zealand mosques

Help needed to ID home invasion robbery suspects

The incident happened March 4 in the 15100 block SE 141st Pl., Renton

  • Apr 1, 2019

Hazen hosts Nick of Time Foundation heart screenings Wednesday

Hazen High School will be hosting Nick of Time Foundation Wednesday, April 3 for ECG youth heart screenings. The event will run from 9 a.m.… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2019

King County bail reform hinges on pretrial decision making

Data on inmates has shown that being held pretrial affects the likelihood of conviction.

A vehicle driving erratically near Northeast 3rd and Bronson Way Northeast Thursday morning reportedly hit a vehicle backing out of their driveway and a parked car. Photos courtesy Renton Police Department’s Facebook

Stolen vehicle causes collision in Renton neighborhood

The suspect was transported with possible broken bones. There were no other injuries reported.

  • Apr 1, 2019
A vehicle driving erratically near Northeast 3rd and Bronson Way Northeast Thursday morning reportedly hit a vehicle backing out of their driveway and a parked car. Photos courtesy Renton Police Department’s Facebook