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Former Renton Prep student grades college assignments at UW at the age of a high-school senior

Alan Lai studies computer science and software engineering at University of Washington Bothell.

 

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Carmen Rivera announces campaign for Renton City Council position 2

Today Carmen Rivera, educator and community advocate, announced her campaign for Renton City Council Position 2. The position is currently held by Angelina Benedetti who… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2021

 

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City of Renton to host virtual performance series to give platform to performers during pandemic

Tonight’s virtual event will feature local musicians exploring a short history of jazz.

 

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Renton Chamber of Commerce, local businesses to recognize distinguished educators.

Students, parents and peers can nominate teachers that “made a difference,”.

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Renton man could face murder charge in March 30 Kent shooting

Marcus Golden killed on his way to an apartment where a man and woman were arguing

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1 in 5 Washingtonians have suffered from low self-esteem during the pandemic, research reveals

Almost half of those who experience low self-esteem say this has been worse than previous years.

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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

  • Apr 12, 2021
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A two-alarm fire took place early April 9 at 500 Queen Place NE, Renton. (Photo courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority)

1 person dies in Renton residential fire

The Renton Regional Fire Authority reports that one person died in an early morning residential fire April 9. Multiple fire crews responded Friday to the… Continue reading

A two-alarm fire took place early April 9 at 500 Queen Place NE, Renton. (Photo courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority)
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Concerns raised over practices of pet dealer Puppyland Renton

Activists claim puppies are imported from puppy mills in high volume and often have parasites.

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Castaneda family taco truck damaged by fire (photo credit: eltacolocowa Instagram)

Community rallies to support family-owned taco truck victimized by arson

Taqueria El Taco Loco has raised nearly $18,000 in four days.

Castaneda family taco truck damaged by fire (photo credit: eltacolocowa Instagram)
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
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String of destructive fires occur over Easter weekend, Renton Police suspect arson

Federal Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows up to investigate possible arson.

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Artist Karla Funderburk (photo credit: Jake Spark)

Artist memorializes pandemic victims with tens of thousands of paper cranes

The Memorial Crane Project will be at Seattle Center through the month of April.

Artist Karla Funderburk (photo credit: Jake Spark)
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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Items included in one of last year’s CSA boxes (photo credit: Marley Rall)

“Community Supported Agriculture,” boxes aim to bring fresh local produce to your table.

Program organizer says revenue from purchased boxes will go directly to local farmers.

Items included in one of last year’s CSA boxes (photo credit: Marley Rall)
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Museum of Flight to host pop-up blood drives

Blood donors will receive museum discounts.

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