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Renton man wins $1.1 million on $6 bet at Muckleshoot Casino

A departure from the usual has lead to a life-changing win for a Renton man. Phani Jampala recently became a millionaire after a recent visit… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019

K-9 tracks stabbing suspect

Renton police used K-9 tracking to arrest someone for allegedly assaulting another resident with a knife Tuesday night, Oct. 8 at the Highlands Albertsons on… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Shooting Star Preschool and Childcare. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with tots in the Renton Highlands after being presented with a song and big welcome card.

Murray hosts roundtables in Renton

The senator heard from local veterans and parents about needs

Photo courtesy of Shooting Star Preschool and Childcare. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with tots in the Renton Highlands after being presented with a song and big welcome card.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

King County cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue has highest apartment rents; Renton, Kent and Federal Way all saw increases in 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo
Republic Services sanitation workers on strike in Massachusetts. COURTESY PHOTO

No garbage, recycling service in Renton Friday | Update

Pickets set up to support sanitation workers on strike in Massachusetts

Republic Services sanitation workers on strike in Massachusetts. COURTESY PHOTO
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Quendall Terminals site is fenced off and signage warns folks from approaching. But property owners and EPA want to clean it up and making it livable, shop-able, enjoyable Lake Washington waterfront property.

EPA to start cleanup on Quendall Terminals

Landowner cites concerns about clean up time

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Quendall Terminals site is fenced off and signage warns folks from approaching. But property owners and EPA want to clean it up and making it livable, shop-able, enjoyable Lake Washington waterfront property.

A bond measure on Renton’s ballot

The school district is vying for the same bond which failed in February

Candidates face voters at forum

Mayor and council candidates debated Renton issues

Mercer Island Police believe they have located the bodies of Vanna Nguyen and James Le, pictured. Le’s boat was found abandoned on Sep. 2 near Mercer Island.

Presumed bodies of missing boaters located near Mercer Island Monday

Medical examiner list cause of death as accident.

Mercer Island Police believe they have located the bodies of Vanna Nguyen and James Le, pictured. Le’s boat was found abandoned on Sep. 2 near Mercer Island.
Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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Photo by Haley Ausbun. The wine walk was back in downtown Renton, Friday, Sept. 27, with 12 new wineries, an artisan market and live music. Attendees tried wines throughout local businesses, carrying a little souvenir bag and wine cups.

Wine, dine and walk in Renton

The wine walk was back in downtown Renton, Friday, Sept. 27, with 12 new wineries. The Renton Pavilion Events Center was outfitted with an artisan… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The wine walk was back in downtown Renton, Friday, Sept. 27, with 12 new wineries, an artisan market and live music. Attendees tried wines throughout local businesses, carrying a little souvenir bag and wine cups.

Shooting near Renton Village

UPDATE: Police say this was not a drive-by shooting.

  • Sep 30, 2019
180215 Providence, RI Census. 2018 test for 2020 Census. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Renton readies for the Census

City leaders work to count everyone, help ease information fears

180215 Providence, RI Census. 2018 test for 2020 Census. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton students learned about the salmon habitat and helped protect it, as part of a World Water Monitoring Day event, Sept. 18 at Renton Community Center.

Renton’s little salmon scientists

Students work with nonprofit to learn about and protect Renton’s salmon

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton students learned about the salmon habitat and helped protect it, as part of a World Water Monitoring Day event, Sept. 18 at Renton Community Center.

A tool to reach the city in residents’ pockets

A new city-wide phone app will help generate nuisance reports

Renton church celebrates over new renovations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Celebration Foursquare Church in Renton had a “celebration” true to its name with a ribbon cutting and picnic, Sunday Sept. 22.… Continue reading