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Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

  • Mar 18, 2019
Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Valley Medical Center is updating cardiac and vascular services with new labs, technology

Renton patients will no longer need to travel to Seattle or Tacoma for a stroke, arrhythmia diagnosis or advanced imaging of vascular problems

Youth essay winners and their teachers pose during the award ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9430 in Skyway. Courtesy photo

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Youth essay winners and their teachers pose during the award ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9430 in Skyway. Courtesy photo
The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

US is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9, Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not impact Renton production lines.

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

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State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

  • Mar 13, 2019
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Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Green River floods may be gone (for now), but they’re not forgotten

King County is looking at ways to increase protection in the Kent valley.

Eastside church sues state on International Women’s Day to overturn abortion coverage

The lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is classified as a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center

Hazen soccer team reunites lost puppy with foster mom

Merry had been rescued from an overcrowded shelter in South Korea

Renton joins fight for affordable housing in King County

About 40 percent of Renton households are ‘cost burdened’ and pay more than 30 percent of income on housing

Courtesy of Renton School District

Make-up schedule for February snow storm announced

Renton schools posted on Monday that they need to make up five snow days, extending current trimester.

Courtesy of Renton School District

Mayor emphasizes inclusion in 2019 State of the City

State of the City focuses on inclusion as a success story, references Neil Diamond song. Downtown and Sunset neighborhoods will become destination locations, Mayor Denis Law says.

Search still on for suspects in armed home invasion

One injured in home invasion in unincorporated Renton, Monday, March 4.

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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

  • Mar 4, 2019
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A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 4, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Snow storm reveals more shelter needs for Renton

City staff are talking of possibly using other city buildings in the events of severe weather, similar to Seattle.

The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.