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Church youth bring hope to New Orleans

Rebuilding houses, battling termites, planting gardens and passing out hamburgers. That’s how Hazen junior Ethan Knudson and 25 of his churchmates spent their Spring Break in New Orleans.

  • May 30, 2008

Volunteers needed for May 10 food drive

Renton Salvation Army’s biggest food drive of the year is The Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 10.

  • May 30, 2008

Cold weather delays HOT lanes

A cold, wet spring means that the state Department of Transportation will delay by a week the opening of the new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on State Route 167 between Renton and Auburn.

  • May 30, 2008

Hazen Grad Night donations needed

Prizes and money donations are requested for Hazen High School’s 2008 Grad Night, on June 13.

  • May 30, 2008

Hearing examiner considers apartment project

Hearing examiner Fred Kaufman at a hearing last week pushed back a week his ruling on a proposed downtown apartment and retail building.

  • May 30, 2008

Big bear prowls Kennydale

Marcie Palmer has seen plenty of wildlife in her Kennydale neighborhood. She’s seen coyotes, deer, possums and raccoons. Last summer a cougar was spotted in lower Kennydale. But Wednesday was the first Kennydale bear sighting for the City Council member and many of her neighbors.

  • May 30, 2008

Hospital board moves meetings to evening

A new member of the elected board that oversees Valley Medical Center faces an uncertain future on the board with a change of meeting times to Monday evening.

  • May 30, 2008

Municipal League honors Lindbergh senior with award

The Municipal League of King County awarded Dalia Amin of Lindbergh High School with the Civic Scholar Scholarship at the 49th annual Civic Awards Thursday in Seattle.

  • May 30, 2008

Farm-fresh guide is now available

The new 2008 Puget Sound Fresh Farm Guide is now available for free at local libraries.

  • May 30, 2008

Hazen to present spring play

The Hazen Players at Hazen High School will present its annual spring play May 1, 2 and 3. This spring’s play is “You Can’t Take it With You,” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Show times are 7 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on May 3. Tickets are $5 for students with ASB, $7 for adults and students without ASB.

  • May 30, 2008

New operating rooms open in July

Valley Medical Center will open eight new operating rooms this summer, the second phase of the hospital’s new surgery center.

  • May 30, 2008

DEA arrests three men from Renton in drug raids

Agents with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement on Wednesday indicted more than a dozen people for involvement in marijuana growing operations as well as three businesses during a raid they’re calling “Operation Green Reaper.”

  • May 30, 2008

Kent man is sentenced for attack on cab driver

A Kent cab driver injured in a hate-crime attack last year is continuing on the path to recovery.

  • May 30, 2008

Relay for Life is June 7-8

To register teams for the Renton Relay for Life, go to www.rentonrelay.org or call Jacqui Judd, 253-486-4615, or Nancy Knowles, 425-564-9835.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton hosts Senior Housing Fair on May 13

Seniors and their families can learn about housing options at Senior Housing Fair at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N., 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 13.

  • May 30, 2008

FD 20 graduates first CERT class

King County Fire District 20 (Skyway/West Hill) has completed its first Community Emergency Response Team Academy.

  • May 30, 2008

167 HOT lanes to open on Saturday

Several miles of the Valley Freeway will turn HOT on Saturday. Crews finally got the dry weather they needed last weekend to finish the second white stripe that will separate the HOT lanes from the general purpose lanes.

  • May 30, 2008

Property-tax payments due

King County property owners/taxpayers are reminded that real estate and personal property taxes for the first half of 2008 must be paid or postmarked by today (Wednesday) at the latest.

  • May 30, 2008