Cameron Sheppard

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
Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)

Renton man charged with homicide after selling fentanyl pills to a Bellevue woman

Law enforcement warns of an alarming increase in fentanyl deaths.

Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)
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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)
Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)

She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)
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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn proposes vaccination incentives

Proposal outlines incentives like tax credits and gift vouchers to get to 70% vaccination goal.

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Randy Corman and James Alberson during RTC Candidates Forum 2019 (courtesy of randycorman.com)

City Council Chair Randy Corman announces he will not run for his seat again

Corman endorses former Board Chairman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce, James Alberson.

Randy Corman and James Alberson during RTC Candidates Forum 2019 (courtesy of randycorman.com)
James Alberson (courtesy of James Alberson)

James Alberson announces his candidacy for Renton City Council

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

James Alberson (courtesy of James Alberson)
Design renderings of new elementary school (courtesy of Renton School District)

Renton School Board approves plans for new elementary school

The school is expected to be opened by fall 2023.

Design renderings of new elementary school (courtesy of Renton School District)