Steve Hunter

Republic Services sanitation workers on strike in Massachusetts. COURTESY PHOTO

No garbage, recycling service in Renton Friday | Update

Pickets set up to support sanitation workers on strike in Massachusetts


State Senate to conduct inquiry into public comments by Mona Das

District 47 senator claimed racism, sexism present at Democratic caucus meetings


Daron Morris

King County Prosecutor candidate claims ‘Garcia did not murder Officer Moreno’ | Update: Satterberg explains case

Morris says Kent teen should not be charged with murder or in adult court

Daron Morris

Teen driver charged with killing Kent Police officer

Vehicle pursuit results in fellow officer hitting Moreno

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Teen driver is under investigation for murder in the death of Diego Moreno.

Kent Police, community mourn loss of decorated officer

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla delivers an update on the investigation and death of officer Diego Moreno, shown left on a poster, at a press conference Monday afternoon outside police headquarters. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Officers arrest 12 people in South Sound drug trafficking raids

Bust includes three Kent men; search of four Kent homes

Stober resigns as communications director for King County assessor

Former Kent City Council candidate, King County Democrats chair to receive $37,700 settlement

Police determine no shots fired at Highline College | UPDATE

Des Moines Police issue media release

Former Uber driver pleads not guilty to rape charge

A Renton woman was allegedly raped by the 28-year-old Seattle man. Bail was set at $100,000.

Uber driver faces charges after allegedly raping Renton woman

The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 21 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

ICE immigration sweep includes Renton, King County arrests

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) three-day sweep in Alaska, Oregon and Washington targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, included arrests… Continue reading

Wasdin resigns as King County Library System director after code of conduct violation

Gary Wasdin, director of the King County Library System (KCLS) since January 2015, has resigned. “KCLS is committed to providing a welcoming environment for all… Continue reading

Voters approving ST3 measure to expand mass transit

Voters are approving higher taxes for more mass transit. The $54 billion Sound Transit3 measure had 55 percent (413,769 votes) in favor and 45 percent… Continue reading

FAA chooses Des Moines for new offices

The FAA currently occupies about 360,000-square-feet in several different leased locations in Renton. Renton city officials put in a bid to keep the FAA in town.

Renton fire crews respond to fatal traffic collision; distracted driving suspected

King County Sheriff’s Office investigators suspect distracted driving is responsible for a fatal collision Monday night in unincorporated Kent.

Renton man faces charges in assault on detective in Kent

Assault charges were expected to be filed this week against a 23-year-old Renton man in connection with a fight Monday with a detective and attorney outside a courtroom at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Jay Inslee questions Rob McKenna’s marriage stand

Jay Inslee, Democratic candidate for governor, didn’t hesitate to take a shot at Republican candidate Rob McKenna’s stance against legalizing same-sex marriage during a media tour Tuesday at a Kent small business. Inslee visited the Shuttle Express office in Renton on Wednesday as part of what he called an energy tour.

Elections office to move back to Renton in June

King County will move its elections headquarters back to Renton in June to show confidence repairs at Howard Hanson Dam will keep the Green River Valley cities safe from flooding. "Today, we are casting a vote of confidence in this community," said county Executive Dow Constantine today in presenting his State of the County address in Kent before the King County Council. "Elections Director Sherril Huff and I agree, it is safe and it is time for King County to move Elections back to its state-of-the-art facility in Renton. We are announcing that Election headquarters will return to the Green River Valley in June."

Seattle teacher with Renton ties enters plea to sexual misconduct

A former teacher in the Kent and Renton school districts pleaded not guilty July 21 to a charge of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor… Continue reading