Cameron Sheppard

Ruth Pérez being sworn-in by Renton Municipal Court Judge Jessica Giner (screenshot from City of Renton Facebook video)

Renton City Councilmember Ruth Pérez takes oath of office

According to the city, she is the first Mexican-American immigrant elected to the council.

Ruth Pérez being sworn-in by Renton Municipal Court Judge Jessica Giner (screenshot from City of Renton Facebook video)
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City of Renton opens Severe Weather Shelter at the Highlands Community Center.

The shelter will be open to families and individuals through Jan. 2.

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Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

King County to skip annual homeless count again, citing faulty methodology

The King County Regional Homelessness Authority said the count is inaccurate and “harmful.”

Homeless encampment in wooded area in Auburn on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)

Seattle Police bust Renton drug trafficker

Police found thousands of grams of narcotics and a large collection of weapons in the suspect’s home

Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)
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Renton Police find vehicle suspected of deadly hit-and-run, no arrests made yet

Police say they are waiting on analysis of evidence.

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Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now recommended over Johnson & Johnson

Recommendation comes following additional reports of blood clots after J&J vaccinations.

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UW researchers looking for stressed nurses and doctors to take part in a psilocybin study

Study will examine how psilocybin can be used in therapy for clinicians burned-out by the pandemic.

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Health department: COVID outbreaks linked to high school wrestling tournaments

At least 80 cases are tied to the events which included attendees from multiple counties and states.

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King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)

King County close to making trade with Seattle for City Hall Park

The proposed swap needs to be approved by Seattle City Council.

King County Courthouse adjacent to City Hall Park (courtesy of City of Seattle)
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Willowcrest affordable housing project wins award from governor for sustainability, community partnerships

The homes are part of the Sunset Area Transformation Plan and provide affordable housing ownership.

Design rendering of project screenshot from City of Renton website
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Renton Night Market set for Tuesday, Dec. 14

The event will include a beer garden, food truck, vendors, and activities for children.

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Alexander Codd poses in front of the Liberty Park mural (photo by Andrew Valantine)

Meet the artist who immortalized Renton sports legends with a giant mural

Alexander Codd is paving his own way as an artist while paying homage to his heroes.

Alexander Codd poses in front of the Liberty Park mural (photo by Andrew Valantine)
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Renton Police find three dead in one home, cause of death unknown

Police say the medical examiner will perform further examinations in the coming week.

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Healthcare workers facing widespread burnout amid pandemic, say multiple unions

Healthcare workers unions are pushing for increased staffing to avoid mass resignations.

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King County adopts amended districting plan

Residents can view adopted districting map on the county’s website.

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Renton man arrested for alleged involvement in police-targeted molotov cocktail conspiracy

The case is being investigated by the FBI, the ATF, and the Seattle Police Department.

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Surgeon General sounds alarm on mental health in young people during pandemic

A report called the rising levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation a potential crisis.

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Survey data suggests how the pandemic has changed attitudes toward housing in King County

More than half of King County survey participants say they will move in the next five years.

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Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

King County Council approves plan for future of housing-first approach to homelessness

The plan will govern expenditures of Health through Housing dollars from 2022 to 2028.

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn, purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
Over 300 workers participate in strike (screenshot from Teamsters 174 website)

Teamsters 174 members strike, stopping the flow of concrete in the region

Union says over 300 workers are participating in “Unfair Labor Practice” strike.

Over 300 workers participate in strike (screenshot from Teamsters 174 website)