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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.

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

A free concert coming July 21, and more community news

Free concert features local band The Landing is inviting the public to attend a free summer concert featuring local band, “Hall Pass Band.” The concert… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2018

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping and attempted kidnapping

Kevin Timothy Brown was charged with attempting to kidnap Target customer, kidnapping Fry’s employee.

Officer uninjured following collision with pole

A Renton police officer’s patrol car drove off the roadway and crashed into a pole after an unknown medical condition caused him to lose consciousness.… Continue reading

The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge athletic director unexpectedly passes away at age 57

Eric Anderson remembered as a tireless worker, everyone’s friend, a leader who brought out the best in students

The crowd listens in and looks on as Kentridge senior-to-be Adrian Tirtu, the ASB president, talks about Eric Anderson, the school’s longtime athletic director who passed away at age 57. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge High School’s longtime athletic director dies

Vigil coming up Monday night for Eric Anderson

Kindering to receive $2,500 from county budget update

The following a press release: Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn announced today that Kindering, an organization serving District 9 residents, will receive $2,500 in… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2018

WSDOT invites public comment on proposed I-405 improvements

These improvements will take place in the Tukwila to Bellevue vicinity.

  • Jul 6, 2018

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites

Access to opioid addiction medication remains limited in King County

Patients in South King County and Eastside face bigger barriers to treatment

Eric Hougan, Central Washington University education professor, works with Kellie Dunne, junior at Hazen, to learn virtual reality during the Renton Teacher Academy’s trip to CWU. Courtesy photo

Academy helps students learn about teaching

Local students visited CWU to learn firsthand about the college experience

  • Jul 4, 2018
Eric Hougan, Central Washington University education professor, works with Kellie Dunne, junior at Hazen, to learn virtual reality during the Renton Teacher Academy’s trip to CWU. Courtesy photo

Green River students build fan app for Seattle Thunderbirds

By Andy Orr For The Reporter It goes without saying, Alberta native Russ Farwell loves hockey. Farwell, whose storied resumé with the Seattle Thunderbirds includes… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018
The thumb of one wooden dummy was blown off by an illegal firework known as a “Joke’s on You,” firework. At first, it appears to only to produce a fountain of sparks, but several seconds later, it explodes, potentially causing injury. Photo by Ray Still

Fireworks’ dangers demonstrated

Every year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks, from the small “triangle crackers” to the commercial-grade arial fireworks, resulting in burns, lacerations, lost limbs and death.

The thumb of one wooden dummy was blown off by an illegal firework known as a “Joke’s on You,” firework. At first, it appears to only to produce a fountain of sparks, but several seconds later, it explodes, potentially causing injury. Photo by Ray Still

Wallet reported stolen from gym locker | KCSO Blotter

BURGLARY • On June 14 officers responded to reports of power equipment being stolen from the victim’s home while they were not home. The police… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018
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Elementary students to have access to iPads

Renton School District will add 5 iPads to each Kindergarten and first grade class next year.

Photo courtesy Renton School District Facebook page

Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

Lots of people in the Seattle area look to Vancouver for an example of what works, or what doesn’t.