Photo courtesy of Patrick Dodd
                                Patrick Dodd and his father, Stan Dodd, at Hannegan Pass, Cooper Lake Trail. After Stan Dodd died in 2019, Patrick decided to dedicate 2020 to hiking and raising money to Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

He lost his dad, now he hikes for him

Local man turns to nature, blogging to fund cancer research

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Opponent of the Energize Eastside project, Coalition of Eastside Neighborhoods for Sustainable Energy (CENSE) president Don Marsh presents to the Renton Hearing Examiner during a public hearing, Jan. 8, for the project.

Contention over Energize Eastside

PSE, the public and opponents discuss issues for 5 hours

REA board voted out

Union members use their power to remove leaders from office

Help Wanted — New Renton Councilmember

Applications open to fill Pavone’s emptied council seat

Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

The Backbone Campaign hopes it will reduce emissions and jump-start depressed communities.

Photo courtesy of Brewmaster’s Taproom. Dan and Kathie Clark.

Craft beer and crafting blankets for a cause

Local taproom memorializes regular through knitting circle event

Retirement can look THIS good!

Start by choosing the right residence for your needs

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell)

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout

Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags, place 8-cent fee on reusable plastic bags.

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In November 2019, Washington voters approved Initiative 976, which calls for $30 car tabs. Sound Publishing file photo

Republicans try to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hangup

Lawmakers sponsor companion bills in the House and Senate.

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King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines

Transportation generates nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his 2020 State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Office of the Governor)

Gov. Inslee delivers State of the State Address

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee stood before the Washington Legislature to deliver his 2020 Continue reading...

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Business

AIM Aerospace changes name, ownership

The Renton business hopes recent acquisition will bring stability

 

Dennis Muilenburg, who was ousted as CEO of Boeing Dec. 23, in a September video from the company where he shared safety improvements.

Boeing CEO is out

After recently announcing the temporary shutdown of the Renton Boeing plant, Dennis Muilenburg is replaced by board of directors.

 

Sports
The Hazen High School Boys Swim and Dive team after the Kentridge Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11. Photo courtesy of Hazen Head Coach Lynn Gerking.

Hazen senior swimmer beats two school records

Hazen Boys Swim and Dive team places 13 overall at Kentridge Invitational

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Photos by Yuriy Tsupruk.

Renton High’s win streak ends with Lindbergh win

Renton High School’s boys basketball team ended it’s winning streak when they lost to Lindbergh High School on Friday, Jan.… Continue reading

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Life

January’s Rotary Youth of the Month

Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month as Youth of the Month. After being selected Continue reading...

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Marketplace

Bail can be a motivator for positive change

All City Bail Bonds works closely with defendants and their families following an arrest

 

Airport Winter Weather 101

When the weather outside is frightful … and you’re worried your trip Continue reading...

 

(Lucky Louie Fish Shack photo)

Savor the Season at SEA!

SEA Airport is bustling during the holiday travel season! In the midst Continue reading...

 

Opinion

White nationalism comes to Renton

Let’s just get down to brass tacks — Patriot Front is a vile organization. Maybe you’re not familiar with the Continue reading...

 

Northwest
Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was sworn in Jan. 13, 2020, as Speaker of the House. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Jinkins sworn in as WA’s first female Speaker of the House

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, is applauded by her colleagues as she becomes the first woman in Washington State history to… Continue reading

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January’s Rotary Youth of the Month

Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month as Youth of the Month. After being selected… Continue reading

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