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Data released on fireworks-related injuries in Washington

Last year fireworks caused $122,000 in damage.

 

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Mysterious in-home deaths of father, two daughters ruled as starvation

Written materials about fasting were found in the home; the father’s death called a suicide.

 

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Renton spa employee accused of trying to coerce woman into prostitution, posing nude

Quyen T. Nguyen, 39, has been accused of attempted promotion of prostitution in the first degree and unlawful imprisonment after a 23-year-old woman was allegedly… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com

 

Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.

Dr. Faisal Khan appointed as next King County health director

Dennis Worsham will continue to serve as interim director until September 6.

Dr. Faisal Khan. Courtesy of King County.
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King County experts discuss extreme heat mitigation plan

The plan includes improving infrastructure and communications to prevent future disasters.

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Public art call for South King County transit corridor

Deadline is July 13 for artists to apply to have their work in new RapidRide expansion.

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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Construction at Lindbergh High School is expected to last from summer 2022 to spring 2024. Image courtesy of Renton School District.

Lindbergh High School construction begins in July, will continue until 2024

The preparation phase for construction at the high school started in March 2021.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@fedwaymirror.com
Construction at Lindbergh High School is expected to last from summer 2022 to spring 2024. Image courtesy of Renton School District.
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Renton welcomes three new principals to the school district

The principals will lead Benson Hill Elementary School, Talley High School and Hazen High School.

  • Jun 27, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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Renton officials remind community of fireworks ban ahead of July 4

County has also banned the sale and discharge of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county.

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King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)

King County Prosecuting Attorney vows to protect reproductive freedom

Dan Satterberg joins over 80 prosecutors from around the country in their pledge.

King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterburg (File Photo)
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII: Examining Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos

Episode 5 in special podcast series that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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King County approves emergency grant after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington is expecting an influx of people seeking abortions from out of state.

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Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Heatwave expected to hit King County

Temperatures will likely reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27.

Fedor Osipov, 15, flips into Steel Lake in Federal Way during last year's heatwave on June 28, 2021. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Officials urge caution when swimming this summer

Cold spring temperatures and larger than normal snowpack have created dangerous conditions

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Fireworks ban takes effect this year in unincorporated King County

The new law does not extend to cities, which each have their own regulations around fireworks.

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A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Large-capacity ammo magazine sales ban starts soon in Washington

Starting July 1, a 10-round capacity becomes the limit for sales. Meanwhile, “there is a rush on magazine purchasing.”

  • Jun 20, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
  • Everett
A semiautomatic handgun with a safety cable lock that prevents loading ammunition. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Design rendering of the Watershed Renton development (Courtesy of Minerva Strategies)

Large-scale affordable housing development breaks ground in Renton

The Watershed project will offer 145 units of affordable housing for over 350 people.

Design rendering of the Watershed Renton development (Courtesy of Minerva Strategies)
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The Juneteenth Celebration and Festival 2022 at Campbell Hill Elementary School will offer food, fun, and important services for Renton's Black community. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.

Juneteenth celebrations return to Renton

The 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be at four different locations in Renton.

  • Jun 17, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@fedwaymirror.com
The Juneteenth Celebration and Festival 2022 at Campbell Hill Elementary School will offer food, fun, and important services for Renton's Black community. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.
At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

All that the tides reveal: Puget Sound’s hidden intertidal world

Exploring King County beaches during the lowest tide in the last 13 years.

At Dash Point on June 16, 2022. Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing