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Buy lemonade, help fight cancer

Antonio’s Grand Lemonade Stand is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2 at Cascade Elementary School.

  • May 22, 2018
Photo courtesy Renton Police Department

Renton police looking for robbery suspects

The two suspects were involved in a strong arm robbery in Walmart May 17.

  • May 21, 2018
Photo courtesy Renton Police Department
Photo courtesy Renton Police Department

Man steals jewelry worth $20,000 from Renton pawn shop

The suspect entered the store, smashed the ring display case with a hammer and took the jewelry May 17.

  • May 21, 2018
Photo courtesy Renton Police Department
Officer Thaddeus Kerkhoff, right, with his wife Shari, left, and daughter Harlem. Photo courtesy Renton School District

RHS school resource officer wins award for community service

Officer Thaddeus Kerkhoff received the Washington Association of School Administrators Community Service award.

  • May 21, 2018
Officer Thaddeus Kerkhoff, right, with his wife Shari, left, and daughter Harlem. Photo courtesy Renton School District

Renton Relay for Life is June 22

The event begins 6 p.m. Friday and runs until 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at Renton Memorial Stadium.

  • May 21, 2018
Students at Alisa Vinson’s kindergarten class at Cascade Elementary School grab breakfast in their classroom. The breakfast program at Cascade ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom. Photos by Leah Abraham

Cascade Elementary School wins national award for breakfast program

The program ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom.

Students at Alisa Vinson’s kindergarten class at Cascade Elementary School grab breakfast in their classroom. The breakfast program at Cascade ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom. Photos by Leah Abraham

Got hot food? Volunteers needed

The Renton Meal Coalition is looking for volunteers to bring hot food to serve during its evening meal program on May 19.

  • May 18, 2018

City initiative aims to spruce up downtown

The emphasis involves multiple city departments, businesses, Chamber of Commerce, Renton Downtown Partnership and others.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Can King County win its lawsuit against Big Oil?

Legal experts think past lawsuits against the tobacco industry increase the odds of a favorable outcome.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Renton students qualify for Washington Aerospace Scholars summer residency

The residency includes a six-day experience at the Museum of Flight from June to July.

  • May 17, 2018
Map of street closures Renton Police Department proposed to reduce illegal street racing. Courtesy image

Making Renton inhospitable to street racing

RPD will close popular street racing roads on Fridays and Saturdays.

Map of street closures Renton Police Department proposed to reduce illegal street racing. Courtesy image

One dead in Renton car crash | UPDATE

The collision occurred near the intersection of Talbot Road South and South 55th Street.

  • May 16, 2018

Donate blood on May 21

The donation event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Renton Chamber of Commerce.

  • May 16, 2018

Governor and Secretary of State to fund statewide prepaid ballot postage

King County, however, won’t get any of that money.

A sign posted by Save DeLeo Wall along May Valley Road Southeast. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Newcastle, Renton push back against logging near Cougar Mountain

A proposal to log 28 acres near the DeLeo Wall has led to cities, community pushing to save forest.

A sign posted by Save DeLeo Wall along May Valley Road Southeast. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo
Artist rendering of VIA 405 Apartments. Photo courtesy city of Renton

New apartments to be built on Roxy Cinema site

The developer is asking the city to amend code to include City Center in the multi-family property tax exemption area.

Artist rendering of VIA 405 Apartments. Photo courtesy city of Renton

Seat belt enforcement campaign starts May 14

More than 150 law enforcement agencies will be participating in the annual Click it or Ticket campaign.

  • May 10, 2018

King County adopts prepaid ballot postage

Designed to improve voter turnout, the measure was approved in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Officers arrest 12 people in South Sound drug trafficking raids

Bust includes three Kent men; search of four Kent homes

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe drug site challenge heads to state Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons