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Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Tensions run high at Renton library over Drag Queen Story Hour

Supporters and protesters traded chants at June 27 event.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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                                The United Christian Church in Renton held a prayer vigil Friday, June 21 in response to damage done to their pride display.

Laying hands on the LGBTQ community

Local vigil brings out much of the Renton community in support of attacked church

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                                The United Christian Church in Renton held a prayer vigil Friday, June 21 in response to damage done to their pride display.

Renton officials remind us to not use fireworks

Local fireworks shows and Fourth of July events keep tradition

RFA report shows good growth and met goals

Local firefighters are seeing more calls, higher ratings

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

  • Jun 27, 2019
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Renton races in Relay for Life

On Friday, June 21, over 200 people joined together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Renton. The event went through the night,… Continue reading

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King County examines gun violence trends

Nearly 77 percent of shooting victims so far this year in county have been people of color.

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                                Allison with her parents Steve and Sarah Rafert and Post Commander Bruce Welder.

American Legion gives college money to local student

On June 11, 2019 Renton American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19 awarded to Liberty High School Senior Allison Rafert a $2,500 scholarship to apply towards… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2019
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                                Allison with her parents Steve and Sarah Rafert and Post Commander Bruce Welder.
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Teens expected protestors, received a “welcome train” instead

A library event became viral for the wrong reasons, sparking support from locals

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In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Report: Fewer refugees settling in U.S. and Washington state

Admissions are on pace to only reach around one-fifth of their limit in 2019.

In this file photo, marchers make their way from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett on Feb. 26, 2017. Muslim refugees’ admissions into the U.S. have declined by 85 percent since the Trump administration came into power in 2017, according to the International Rescue Committee. Sound Publishing file photo

Have lunch with Renton firefighters

The annual BBQ With the Badges event is June 26

Own an RV? Law changes around large vehicles in the works

Where large vehicle owners can park in the city may change soon

Photos by Alika Jenner.

Event to push Benson Hill family center to the endzone

The second annual Doug Baldwin Combine event is coming up

Photos by Alika Jenner.
Photos from the viral video of two Renton women surprising their stepfather with changing their last names to his on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16.

They wanted to honor their step-dad, then it went viral

Video of a Renton family on Father’s Day has been seen by over 10 million viewers

Photos from the viral video of two Renton women surprising their stepfather with changing their last names to his on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16.
Courtesy of City of Renton. Reverend James Barnett of Still Waters Ministries and The Reverend Dr. Linda Smith of SKY Urban Empowerment Center accept the Juneteenth proclamation at the June 17, 2019, Renton City Council Meeting.

Moving foward by looking to the past

Renton recognizes Juneteenth for the second year

Courtesy of City of Renton. Reverend James Barnett of Still Waters Ministries and The Reverend Dr. Linda Smith of SKY Urban Empowerment Center accept the Juneteenth proclamation at the June 17, 2019, Renton City Council Meeting.

Budget troubles on the horizon for Renton schools

Shortfalls could mean future changes to staff and district spending

Photo courtesy of United Christian Church in Renton, groups came together to fix the damage Monday, only to have another attack on the doors two days later.

They tried to knock them down, but the doors remain

Update: A second round of damage is now being investigated as possible arson/explosion.

Photo courtesy of United Christian Church in Renton, groups came together to fix the damage Monday, only to have another attack on the doors two days later.
A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
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Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

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Stabbing at Cheers Bar & Grill motive unknown

The Renton Police Department released its preliminary findings on the case, where an officer shot and killed the stabbing suspect.