Opinion

EDITOR’S NOTE: Phillips, Jarrett in executive race

For the first time in more than a decade, there’s a real race for King County executive. It couldn’t come at a better time. The… Continue reading

BILL VIRGIN: How to shorten the River Days Parade: Dump the politicians

ommunity festivals and parades like IKEA Renton River Days are terrific showcases of a town’s people and their accomplishments. They provide a window into organizations,… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: Refocusing government on results that matter

At the start of my administration, I set a goal for our city — to garner public confidence and trust in government through accountability and… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shop Renton: Keep buzz, shopping going strong

It’s out there, the CurveCard, perhaps one of the largest efforts of its type in the region to bring together businesses and their customers.The campaign,… Continue reading

WILLIAM SHAW: Sleep deprivation can have catastrophic result on roads

Three short years ago this week, an 18-year-old young woman named Laura fell asleep. Her falling asleep quickly resulted in a nightmare.Recent grads of Issaquah… Continue reading

DAVE REICHERT: We must commit to open trade to help stimulate economy

As lawmakers continue to debate solutions to revive our ailing economy, a pillar of recovery that must not be forgotten is the vital role free… Continue reading

REAGAN DUNN: Audit will help county control capital projects

Most people who work at a large company have gone through the dreaded performance review process. You know the drill, your boss calls you in… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: A creative solution to end illegal massage parlors, prostitution rings in city

Renton has had its share of illegal spas, salons and massage parlors harboring illegal activities and operating as fronts for prostitution rings. Despite the best… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: The CurveCard sure bet to get good deal, help a city business

No surprise, it’s tough out there.We’re all trying to make ends meet. We’re all looking for ways to stretch our consumer dollar. That just got… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2009

EMILY GARLAND: Thanks for the memories, Renton. You’ve taught me a lot

Today is Friday, June 26, and today is my last day at the Renton Reporter.After three years as a staff writer for Renton’s only newspaper,… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to fire crews, downtown businesses for great response to fire

Last Thursday’s big fire in downtown Renton certainly confirmed two truths about the city and its residents:• Renton has a great, well-trained fire department.• When… Continue reading

GREG TAYLOR: A call to adapt in these tough economic times

We all know of a friend, relative or business that has been adversely impacted during this economic downturn which has swept the nation. These people… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009

U.S. REP. DAVE REICHERT: Freedom has a cost; just look at the memorials

By U.S. Rep. Dave ReichertLooking down the National Mall in Washington, D.C., war memorials are framed by the hundreds of trees rising up around them.… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2009

EDITOR’S COLUMN: The task is simple. Buy from each other

An excellent business comes in all shapes and sizes.Renton has plenty; there are about 2,700 businesses licensed in the city, ranging from in-home day cares… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please be safe out there, because much is at stake

Sadly, our pages have been filled recently with news that just isn’t very good. Much of it has to do with people making bad decisions… Continue reading

Julia Patterson: Law adds accountability to Sheriff Office’s complaint process

I was shocked this spring when I watched the disturbing video of a King County Sheriff’s deputy pushing and kicking a 15-year-old girl. Within hours,… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009

Denis Law: Hard times demand innovative thinking

Renton is a growing city that is positioned well in this region to attract new development, industries and employers that offer high-paying jobs. I firmly… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009

DON PERSSON: Food, fun, friends, all at city neighborhood picnics

We are well-known in Renton for our lively, creative celebrations, especially for our wonderful neighborhood picnics. Sponsored by the city’s Neighborhood Program every summer, we… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2009