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Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Russell Wilson and Ciara launch DREAM BIG campaign

Partnership with King County libraries dovetails with scholarship program for local students.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel
Photo from King County Metro’s blog. King County Executive Dow Constantine today directed Metro to restore most of its bus service and shift operations to snow routes starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. This will allow Metro to switch from operating its core Emergency Snow Network and expand to providing service on at least 90 percent of routes across King County. Road conditions will be evaluated as Metro repairs and restores its fleet and ramps back up to full service in the coming days.

King County Metro to restore most bus service as road conditions improve

Emergency Snow Network in place on Tuesday, Feb. 12, switching back to snow routes Wednesday, Feb 13

  • Feb 12, 2019
Photo from King County Metro’s blog. King County Executive Dow Constantine today directed Metro to restore most of its bus service and shift operations to snow routes starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. This will allow Metro to switch from operating its core Emergency Snow Network and expand to providing service on at least 90 percent of routes across King County. Road conditions will be evaluated as Metro repairs and restores its fleet and ramps back up to full service in the coming days.
All Renton schools are closed Tuesday, Feb. 13. Courtesy of Renton School District

Renton School District classes and activities cancelled for Tuesday

Renton School District closed for Tuesday, Feb. 12

All Renton schools are closed Tuesday, Feb. 13. Courtesy of Renton School District

14.1 inches and counting: Record-breaking snow pounds King County

Several winter storms passed through the region, dumping more than 14 inches of snow.

Photo from City of Renton

City’s severe weather shelter extended through Wednesday

The shelter is open overnight through Feb. 13

  • Feb 11, 2019
Photo from City of Renton
Renderings of the proposed Renton Chick-fil-A. From the City of Renton website.

City approves Chick-fil-A in Renton

The environmental site review has been approved with conditions

Renderings of the proposed Renton Chick-fil-A. From the City of Renton website.

Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic

Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation

Photo courtesy King County Elections

Voters urged to return their February Special Election ballots early

King County Elections is urging voters turn in their ballots before inclement weather. Snow storms are expected later this week and into next week, according… Continue reading

Photo courtesy King County Elections

Renton schools plans for early dismissal Friday

Tomorrow will have regular Friday late start and early dismissal.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control
Reader submitted photo of snow in Renton, by Silke Prelog

Snow shuts down Renton in first half of week

And more snow predicted Friday, Saturday and possibly Monday could create similar results

Reader submitted photo of snow in Renton, by Silke Prelog

Community news and events

For the week of Feb. 8, 2019

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

In South King County, Auburn adopted a multifamily tax exemption program as an incentive in 2003

City’s severe weather shelter extended through Monday

As more snow and low temps are predicted, the shelter is extending open nights.

Courtesy of Renton School District

Delays in Renton schools Wednesday

Renton School District, Renton Christian School late start.

Courtesy of Renton School District
City of Renton Twitter photo

Renton roadways highly likely to see black ice tonight

Public Works: low temperatures will make de-icer, sand/salt less effective Tuesday night.

City of Renton Twitter photo

UPDATE: Closures for local school districts Tuesday

Renton School District, Kent School District are closed; Renton Christian School late start.

Woman accidentally shot in face by 4-year-old in stable condition

The Skyway woman was shot Saturday, Feb. 2, when her son found a handgun under a mattress.

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.