Steve Hunter

King County Executive Dow Constantine presented his State of the County address in Kent on Monday.

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."

King County Executive Dow Constantine presented his State of the County address in Kent on Monday.

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

Review finds plans to fix leaking Howard Hanson Dam are the right ones

An independent review by three engineers has concluded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking the right steps for temporary and permanent fixes to… Continue reading

Red Cross mass-care manager Howard Ferrucci leads tours through the Red Cross Mobile Kitchen Tuesday in Renton. The  mobile kitchen will be kept in area in case the Green River floods. It is one of five mobile kitchens in the country used by Red Cross for disaster response.

Red Cross Kitchen is in place to feed flood evacuees

The American Red Cross can feed thousands of residents this winter if Green River flooding causes large evacuations in Kent, Auburn, Renton or Tukwila.Red Cross… Continue reading

Red Cross mass-care manager Howard Ferrucci leads tours through the Red Cross Mobile Kitchen Tuesday in Renton. The  mobile kitchen will be kept in area in case the Green River floods. It is one of five mobile kitchens in the country used by Red Cross for disaster response.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released this graphic showing where the damage has occurred to the Howard Hanson Dam in the Cascades.

Corps plans $8.8 million dam repair

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to construct a grout curtain by November to slow the water leaking through a damaged abutment at the… Continue reading

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released this graphic showing where the damage has occurred to the Howard Hanson Dam in the Cascades.
Pima Medical Institute’s Dr. David Loehndorf

Renton school sets up program at animal shelter

The King County animal shelter in Kent is expanding. And its resident cats should have something to purr about.

Pima Medical Institute’s Dr. David Loehndorf
Barry Saunders

Man charged in Westfield mall shootings pleads not guilty

Barry Lee Saunders Jr., charged with the Nov. 22 shooting death of a teen at Westfield Southcenter mall, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of… Continue reading

Barry Saunders