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COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Senate
                                Sen. Mona Das, D-Covington, right, is sworn into the Washington State Senate by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst on Monday.

Das sworn in as senator for 47th District

‘I am truly honored that the voters … have put their trust in me’

  • Jan 16, 2019
COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Senate
                                Sen. Mona Das, D-Covington, right, is sworn into the Washington State Senate by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst on Monday.

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

A clip of the Renton Reporter when Law was leading votes for the mayoral election in 2007. Law is now serving his third, and final, term as mayor.

Mayor prepares for final months in office

Mayor Law said he will focus on seniors, public safety and the Family First Community Center

A clip of the Renton Reporter when Law was leading votes for the mayoral election in 2007. Law is now serving his third, and final, term as mayor.

Voter registration deadline Jan. 14 for Special Election

The special election includes Renton School District ballot measures

  • Jan 11, 2019
Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto
                                <em>Photo originally published <a href="http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/the-last-days-of-iron-mountain/" target="_blank">here</a></em>

Federal lawsuit filed to finish cleanup of Iron Mountain

The EPA has filed a lawsuit to extend their cleanup warrant after the owner denied further access

Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto
                                <em>Photo originally published <a href="http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/the-last-days-of-iron-mountain/" target="_blank">here</a></em>

Construction closes Coulon deck, and more community news

Film screening coming to Renton Library The Renton Library will be hosting a screening of Ying (Shadow) Saturday, Jan. 19. The movie is set in… Continue reading

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Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes

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King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Monday.

Attorney General Ferguson wants to hear from those impacted by 911 outage

Attorney General’s Office’s email 911outage@atg.wa.gov is for Washingtonians to send their stories

  • Jan 8, 2019
AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

A report released by UW last month highlights further dangers higher CO2 levels pose to coho salmon.

City OKs regulations for short-term rentals

Renton councilmember Randy Corman has an Airbnb in Renton. He and his wife had positive experiences as guests in other countries, and a section of… Continue reading

New Year’s resolution: Plan for Alaskan Way Viaduct closure and beyond

New videos available to help navigate when the new SR 99 tunnel opens

  • Jan 4, 2019

Renton Reporter’s top stories for 2018

Renton Reporter wishes everyone a happy 2019! We hope you have enjoyed 2018 with us — we transitioned to a new reporter halfway through the… Continue reading

Hendrix post office passed senate, and more community news

Legislation passes to honor Jimi Hendrix In mid-December 2018, Congressman Adam Smith’s legislation designating the post office at 430 NE 4th St. in Renton as… Continue reading

How does Texas ACA ruling affect Washington?

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

It looks a lot like Inslee is running for president

New statements and political fundraising from Gov. Inslee point toward a 2020 presidential bid

Renton man injured in New Year’s Day incident

The 79 year old was driving along state Route 900 when the incident occurred.

Mayor not seeking reelection

Denis Law has served three terms as mayor.

Photo from Renton Police Department’s Facebook of the scene

44-year-old charged with vehicular homicide

Vern Alexander Henderson’s charges were amended after the victim died from her injuries.

Photo from Renton Police Department’s Facebook of the scene