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One dead, one injured following collision Sunday night

A Renton motorcyclist died after he struck a vehicle June 17 on state Route 169 in Maple Valley.

Fire Training recruit class 5 graduation

Recruits from the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be graduating on June 19.

  • Jun 19, 2018
Children help during the June 12 ribbon cutting event of the new playground at Vision House. Courtesy photos

Vision House installs new playground for children

Vision House, the non profit located in Renton, was the recipient of a new playground last week. Vision House helps provide transitional housing and support… Continue reading

Children help during the June 12 ribbon cutting event of the new playground at Vision House. Courtesy photos
Students deliver breakfast to their classrooms as part of Cascade Elementary’s Breakfast After the Bell program. Courtesy photo

Cascade Elementary, RSD honored for most improved

United Way celebrated June 8 for increasing number of students who eat breakfast before school.

Students deliver breakfast to their classrooms as part of Cascade Elementary’s Breakfast After the Bell program. Courtesy photo
Birthday Dreams held a ribbon cutting June 6 to celebrate its new location. Photo courtesy Birthday Dreams

Birthday Dreams celebrates new location

Birthday Dreams, the local non profit that helps bring joy to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party, just celebrated its move to… Continue reading

Birthday Dreams held a ribbon cutting June 6 to celebrate its new location. Photo courtesy Birthday Dreams

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

Photos courtesy city of Renton

Sunset Park grand opening this Saturday

Enjoy live performances during the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. celebration June 16

Photos courtesy city of Renton
An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link
Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto

The Last Days of Iron Mountain?

After battling King County government for decades, Charles Pillon may have finally lost the fight over his illegal 10-acre junkyard.

Charles Pillon sits inside one of the several buses on Iron Mountain. Photo by Caean Couto
A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

Pilot not injured in seaplane crash

On Sunday, June 10 a pilot was about to take off in his seaplane when he was hit by a wave from a passing wake,… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2018

Man guilty of killing two women in Renton

Zachary Damien Craven’s sentencing is scheduled for June 15.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.

Renton police to conduct patrols for ‘Secure Your Load Week’

RPD will emphasize educating motorists on proper ways to secure their loads.

  • Jun 7, 2018

Council approves moratorium on town home applications

Several developers have been interested in building town homes in the city’s commercial arterial zones.

Driver improvement program offered June 9

This is a refresher course on defensive driving skills. Seniors can qualify for auto insurance discounts.

  • Jun 6, 2018

What to expect at the 2018 Renton Farmers Market

The market opens 3 p.m., June 5 at the Piazza Park.

  • Jun 5, 2018

King County announces meetings to discuss using large wood for river projects

The meeting in Renton is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Riverbend Club House.

  • Jun 5, 2018

City, pastors group plan for first Juneteenth celebration

“The event is geared toward reflecting the journey and freedom of African Americans over the history.”