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It’s not Broadway, but it is musical cats

Rescue cats are coming to Renton; not to homes, but to the stage. The Acro-Cats with the Rock Cats are coming to town Tuesday, May… Continue reading

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Former First Financial Northwest Bank CEO sentenced for tax fraud

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

Hazen junior Emily Blundred, team captain and project manager for the Hazen robotics team, was a finalist for the National Robotics Dean’s List. Blundred was able to attend the championship this year in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo Emily Blundred

Hazen student uses her passion to make room for girls in STEM

Emily Blundred earns special honors through her work with the school’s robotic team

Hazen junior Emily Blundred, team captain and project manager for the Hazen robotics team, was a finalist for the National Robotics Dean’s List. Blundred was able to attend the championship this year in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo Emily Blundred

Renton City Council looks to move faster on sidewalk improvements

Almost half of Renton’s streets still don’t have pedestrian paths

School board member Lynn Desmarais announced she will leave her position after this term, leaving an open school board seat this election season. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.

Long-time school board director ready to hang up hat after December

Lynn Desmarais reflects on 18 years of school advocacy

School board member Lynn Desmarais announced she will leave her position after this term, leaving an open school board seat this election season. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.
The Williams Avenue bridge is one of the local bridges facing new weight restrictions for heavy trucks and emergency response vehicles, including fire ladder trucks.
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New bridge restrictions limit Renton firetrucks

City considers alternatives for emergency vehicles near North Renton

The Williams Avenue bridge is one of the local bridges facing new weight restrictions for heavy trucks and emergency response vehicles, including fire ladder trucks.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Renton dog dies after being attacked by another aggressive dog

Renton Police reminds residents of local pet laws

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Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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Robotics whiz kid from Renton ranks among world’s best

Team from Maplewood Heights Elementary meets every Sunday.

Renton requires registration for all monitored alarm systems

False alarms cost the city $350,000 a year in police staff time.

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Possible measles exposure reported in King County

The person who was infected took a Kenmore Air Flight on April 28.

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Renton police investigate dog attack

Pit bull named Sweetie had terrorized neighborhood two years earlier.

Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

I-1000 passes state Legislature as advocates hope to increase equality

The initiative could allow affirmative action to return to Washington state after 20 years.

Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

Public market proposed for Renton Pavilion Event Center

City wants to create downtown community hub.

Homelessness may be trending down after seven years

A press release from the annual count showed a reduction in people living without a home.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County airport operators will stop serving ICE flights

Three companies at Boeing Field have indicated they will not service deportation flights.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Cedar River Trail rewards little hikers

Program helps foster connection between youth and parks.

Photo By Haley Ausbun. About 20 Hazen High School students walked out of classes Friday, April 26, and marched to Renton City Hall. The students sat on the steps with their signs, and also went into the building to ask for a sit-down meeting with administrators.

Students demand a sustainable Renton

About 20 Hazen students march to City Hall over climate change issues.

Photo By Haley Ausbun. About 20 Hazen High School students walked out of classes Friday, April 26, and marched to Renton City Hall. The students sat on the steps with their signs, and also went into the building to ask for a sit-down meeting with administrators.