Cameron Sheppard

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Renton officials issue reminder of fireworks ban

Fireworks have been banned in Renton since 2005.

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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Crime stats indicate recent increase in catalytic converter thefts in Renton

Crime stats from the Renton Police Department indicate the prevalence of catalytic converter thefts that have become increasingly common in the region. With 37 reported… Continue reading

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Downtown Renton Partnership to host first-ever Plantasia event

The plant and garden themed party is to include vendors, food, drinks, entertainment and prizes.

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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (left) and King County Executive Dow Constantine (right) discuss in front of the newly purchased shelter (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

County purchases Renton hotel to serve as homeless shelter

Deal is part of Health Through Housing initiative; controversial Red Lion shelter to be “phased out.”

Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (left) and King County Executive Dow Constantine (right) discuss in front of the newly purchased shelter (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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Renton clinic offers healthcare and social services to underserved communities

POCAAN aims to offer preventative healthcare, mental health services and at-risk support all at once

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn moves to oppose the proposed SR-169 asphalt plant

Dunn believes the facility would be detrimental to both the Cedar River and the health of residents.

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Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
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Renton man charged with homicide after selling fentanyl pills to a Bellevue woman

Law enforcement warns of an alarming increase in fentanyl deaths.

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Too Good To Go app aims to creatively reduce food waste

Nearly 40 percent of all food goes to waste worldwide, according to compnay spokesperson.

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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Eye of the bee-holder: Urban beekeeping buzzes in the Pacific Northwest

How a young man on-track to become a doctor found his calling in an ancient trade.

Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)
Box full of fentanyl pills (courtesy of Renton Police Department)

Renton Police confiscate $735,000 worth of drugs and cash

Among the confiscated items were 10,000 confirmed fentanyl pills.

Box full of fentanyl pills (courtesy of Renton Police Department)
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Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

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Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Some of the artists to be featured at the May 29th BLM Artwalk (photo credit: Christain Jones)

Renton to host Black Lives Matter Artwalk this weekend

This Saturday’s event will feature a collection of visual and performing artists of color.

Some of the artists to be featured at the May 29th BLM Artwalk (photo credit: Christain Jones)
Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)

Facebook page promotes minority-owned restaurants across Puget Sound region

Miya Nazzaro used to be a member of Facebook pages that were intended for people to promote and support restaurants around the Seattle area by… Continue reading

Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)
Interpretive guide Shell Michaluk-Bergan stands on boardwalk to Bird Island (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Exploring Renton’s hidden natural gems

Interpretive guides with Coast and Forest aim to promote appreciation of natural habitat in the area

Interpretive guide Shell Michaluk-Bergan stands on boardwalk to Bird Island (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)