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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.

Hazen students meet in Olympia, and more community news…

Red Cross shortage of type O blood The American Red Cross announced Feb. 25 a severe shortage of type O blood and urges donors to… Continue reading

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Former First Financial Northwest Bank CEO pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

The former CEO and President, Victor Karpiak, hid $2.3 million of income on tax returns from 2010 to 2016.

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One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Rep. Lisa Callan and Page Allison Peschek. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services

Allison Peschek serves as page in Washington State House

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Allison Peschek, a student at Liberty High School, served as a page this week in the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019
Rep. Lisa Callan and Page Allison Peschek. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Page Carson Foster. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services

Carson Foster serves as page in Washington State House

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Carson Foster, a student at Raisbeck Aviation High School, served as a page this week in the Washington… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Page Carson Foster. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services
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Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
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From the Renton Reporter archives

City removes landlord fee, moves ahead rental inspection program

The city will use the first year telling Renton tenants and landlords about the program

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Courtesy of Renton School District

Bond measure fails turnout requirement, levy passes for general fund

The bond was short of validation even if late ballots were counted. District previously acquired land for the new elementary school that was to be funded with the bond.

Courtesy of Renton School District

Council OKs alternative for airport master plan

Councilmembers vote for plan to keep Airport Way where it is.

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

Invitation to an open house on city’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan, and more community news…

First of three open houses scheduled From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 Renton residents are invited to help determine the priorities of the… Continue reading

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
                                Few cars made it through the snow and slushy roads around noon on Monday, Feb. 11, and the parking lot of Renton’s King County Election’s Office was no exception.

Renton School District special election initial results

This article will be updated regularly with voting results.

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
                                Few cars made it through the snow and slushy roads around noon on Monday, Feb. 11, and the parking lot of Renton’s King County Election’s Office was no exception.

New flyover ramp opens to traffic on Thursday, Feb. 21

Critical link to 40-mile express toll lanes corridor will improve traffic operations by eliminating weaving

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)