The heat of the summer is reaching its peak this month, just as grass, downed branches and trees and other vegetation are drying out – creating the perfect conditions for wildfires.
Everything was a go for the switching of southbound Interstate 405 lanes to the Oakesdale Bridge Southwest starting on Friday.
For these workers, the tools of their trade are four stomachs and mouths like leather.
Oh, and by the way, they only have bottom teeth.
About 100 goats have been munching their way through about a third of a mile of a hillside along Perimeter Road at the Renton Municipal Airport.
Travel on southbound Interstate 405 through Renton next weekend will slow considerably as the state moves traffic to a new bridge over Oakesdale Avenue Southwest, part of a state project to widen the freeway.
Crowds packed into IKEA Renton River Days events, thanks to favorable weather and a general inclination to find entertainment close to home, according to city officials.
Anthony Hemstad, a member of the Valley Medical Center commission who had to leave board meetings early to attend meetings of the Maple Valley City Council, has resigned as Maple Valley’s city manager.
Rashod Jones held his 19-month-old daughter hostage for four hours at her north Renton home on July 25, using her as a human shield between him and Renton police, prosecutors write in charging him with burglary.
Work came to a halt recently to replace a collapsed culvert under Interstate 405 when a boring machine in essence jack-knifed 60 to 70 feet under the freeway.
I gladly took my “patience pill” on Wednesday when the crowds – and they were big – started rolling in for Kids’ Day, at Liberty Park, right next door to our office.
The annual National Night Out, designed to raise awareness about fighting crime, is taking on a new twist in Renton this year.
No one has yet to step forward in the collision on June 26 that killed a Renton man riding home from work on his motorcycle.
Rod Stewart had plenty to work with as he decorated the front window of his Antique Country Store on South Third Street for the IKEA Renton River Days contest to pick the best-dressed store window.
The names of Highlands Man and Woman likely will remain lost in time.
The grave of this young man and older woman was uncovered by chance in early May by a local builder digging a utility trench for a new house on Edmonds Avenue Northeast in the Highlands.
The First Presbyterian Church of Renton will hold its annual Family Resource Fair Aug. 2 to bring together community members and community organizations.
The owner of a charter-helicopter business based at Renton Municipal Airport has told Mayor Denis Law he will consider how to avoid the noise from graduation night flights that disrupted the sleep of residents under their flight paths.
The Renton Transit Center has become a safer and friendlier place, according to city officials, with the addition of private security guards who are patrolling downtown on foot and bike.
Daren Dougan was just a half-mile from home on June 26 when a SUV pulled in front of his Harley-Davidson on Talbot Road South, causing a collision that would eventually lead to his death.
A 41-year-old convicted sex offender this week pleaded not guilty to three charges of rape stemming from a series of assaults over a six-month period in Renton.
It’s a question that haunts Paul Dunn.
A generous community has helped ease the financial pain inflicted on 83-year-old Alvina Popke by a unscrupulous scam artist.
A fund was set up at US Bank to help raise money to offset Popke’s loss. About $665 was raised from 10 donations.
Because the donations are kept private, Popke can’t thank each donor personally.
But, she wants everyone to know the money will help.