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Help chart future Skyway-West Hill development at Oct. 30 forum

The following from the King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review: Help King County plan the future of land use and development in Skyway… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018
Robert Morrison addresses the court Thursday during his sentencing hearing. Photo by Kayse Angel

Morrison sentenced to 5 years in prison

Former martial arts teacher pleaded guilty to child rape, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Robert Morrison addresses the court Thursday during his sentencing hearing. Photo by Kayse Angel

King County Elections open Saturday for voter registration

The following from King County Elections office: Due to an increased volume of citizens registering to vote, King County Elections will be open Saturday, Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2018

Business Expo next month in Renton, and more community news

City surveys residents on bike sharing The city of Renton is asking residents via an online survey their opinion on bike sharing programs. The survey… Continue reading

Crews on scene at reported stabbing

Renton firefighters Tweeted units are on scene near 4th and Shattuck Avenue South treating one patient with reported stab wounds. The Tweet continued stating the… Continue reading

Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

Oberto celebrates 100 years with special at Factory Store

A surprise celebrity guest may step in as cashier during the event.

  • Oct 22, 2018
47th Legislative District state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and his challenger, Mona Das, D-Covington, listen to other candidates for state office speaking Tuesday afternoon during a forum at the Auburn Community Event Center. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Candidates for state office stake out their positions before Auburn crowd

47th and 31st Legislative districts represented at chamber-backed event

47th Legislative District state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and his challenger, Mona Das, D-Covington, listen to other candidates for state office speaking Tuesday afternoon during a forum at the Auburn Community Event Center. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The LA Fitness at the Landing.

Public can help reduce the number of thefts at shopping centers

Renton Police Department get the word out on prevention, and public express concern about gym thefts

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The LA Fitness at the Landing.
Photo courtesy of Renton Housing Authority

City takes next step to improve Sunset community

In-unit washer and dryer, front and back doors, sleek ovens and counter tops. Large preserved trees and an edible landscape, artichokes and raspberries included, with… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Renton Housing Authority

City seeks candidates for an advisory committee and more community news…

Semi-finalists selected from Liberty Two Liberty High School students — Arne Grette and Annabelle Smith — were selected as National Merit Scholarship Corporation semi-finalists. There… Continue reading

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Petition did not meet requirement

An update to the story “Neighbors voice concerns over potential annexation” from the Sept. 14 edition of the Reporter: On Monday, Sept. 17, council president… Continue reading

Renton Christian Schools placed on lockdown this morning

After 30 minutes, the lockdown was lifted and school began as normal.

From the Renton Police Department. Images of the suspects and their vehicle.

Renton Police look for suspects who stole from mourning mother

Two suspects took the victim’s purse from her car as she visiting her son’s grave.

From the Renton Police Department. Images of the suspects and their vehicle.

UW awarded $40 million in GEAR UP grants in partnership with Renton schools

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has been awarded $40 million in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018
From the city of Renton.

Mayor releases ‘conservative but strong’ biennial budget

The proposed budget will have public hearings on Oct. 22 and Nov. 5.

From the city of Renton.

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise