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                                Discussion and solutions between police and community relationships were the topic of the Unity Forum hosted by Renton African American Pastor Group, City of Renton and Renton Police Department.

Unity Forum seeks to create honest dialogues between community youth and police

Renton Police Department and the Renton African American Pastoral Group (RAAP) continued their efforts to create dialogue between Renton’s youth, pastors and police officers at… Continue reading

 

Lakeside’s site plan for the proposed asphalt plant. Submitted photo from Lakeside Industries.

Proposed asphalt plant could become real

Lakeside Industries submitted its application to King County last week to move its Covington asphalt plant to Unincorporated Maple Valley.

 

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

 

REACH offers free meal Thanksgiving Day, and more community news…

KCLS launches new podcast The King County Library System announced Nov. 7 the launch of its new podcast, “The Desk Set.” The podcast will be… Continue reading

Washington’s election security remains strong as 2018 General Election vote count approaches record

The following from the Washington Secretary of State’s office: Ongoing county ballot counts for the 2018 General Election are drawing near Washington’s 48-year-old record midterm… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018
Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS

Fain concedes election to Das in race for state Senate seat | UPDATE

Auburn Republican falls 548 votes behind the Democratic challenger from Covington in latest count

Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS

Grandfather shoots grandson, police believe it was self defense

The family present said the son was a “common source of domestic violence to everyone in the house.”

Seven horses perish in Kent barn fire

Renton RFA arrived to a barn “fully engulfed in flames.”

Street receives honorary name for fallen Iraq War veteran 1st Lt. Michael Adams

The following from King County councilmember Reagan Dunn: Lining the street that now bears his name, more than 100 community members, family, and current and… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2018
Voters return their ballots on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the King County Elections Office in Renton. Photo by Haley Ausbun

Friday evening results from the November General Election

Currently 19,000 ballots remain to be counted. Counting will resume Monday, Nov. 12.

Voters return their ballots on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the King County Elections Office in Renton. Photo by Haley Ausbun
Photo courtesy of Jamie Holter
                                Panther Lake Elementary students participate in a pilot program from Renton Juvenile Probation Unit bringing an anger replacement training program to elementary.

Juvenile Unit teaches social skills to young boys during nine week course

Renton Juvenile Unit brings a skill building class for troubled teens to an elementary school.

Photo courtesy of Jamie Holter
                                Panther Lake Elementary students participate in a pilot program from Renton Juvenile Probation Unit bringing an anger replacement training program to elementary.
State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate committee approves hiring investigator to look into rape allegation against Fain

Seattle woman claims state Senator from Auburn sexually assaulted her in 2007

State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Renton resident Walter Compare is a member of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau and spoke at a fundraiser for the department on Oct. 23. To his left is Ellen Penninger, KCSARC’s Speakers Bureau Manager, and his right, KCSARC’s Events and Corporate Partnerships Manager Madeline Read. Contributed photo

Sexual assault resource centers report high call volumes

As the #MeToo movement has gathered steam over the last year, local and national sexual assault resource hotlines have seen a large increase in calls… Continue reading

Renton resident Walter Compare is a member of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau and spoke at a fundraiser for the department on Oct. 23. To his left is Ellen Penninger, KCSARC’s Speakers Bureau Manager, and his right, KCSARC’s Events and Corporate Partnerships Manager Madeline Read. Contributed photo
From the Reporter archive

Start preparing for winter driving before snow and ice arrive

Studded tires allowed in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31

  • Nov 8, 2018
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The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington rejects carbon fee

I-1631 campaign organizers say they will continue pushing for a cleaner future.

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Schrier leads Rossi in hotly-contested 8th Congressional District

Candidates compete for seat vacated by Republican Dave Reichert

The race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District is between two Democrats, incumbent Adam Smith (left) and political newcomer Sarah Smith. File photo

Congressman Adam Smith leads re-election bid for WA’s 9th District

The district spans from Bellevue and south Seattle down through Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Federal Way and Tacoma

The race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District is between two Democrats, incumbent Adam Smith (left) and political newcomer Sarah Smith. File photo
Crowds gathered throughout downtown to ask for candy from different local businesses.

Photo gallery: Halloween fun for the whole family

Photos by Haley Ausbun Downtown Renton hosted skeletons, legos, dinosaurs and more at the Olde Fashioned Halloween party Oct. 27. The event had downtown businesses… Continue reading

Crowds gathered throughout downtown to ask for candy from different local businesses.

Auburn man arrested for series of thefts at Costco

A Renton Fred Meyer was the scene of fradulent charges during the spree.

  • Nov 2, 2018
Uninsured percentage in Renton since the Affordable Care Act. Data from Public Health- King County and Seattle.

Uninsured rate doubles in Renton as enrollment period tightens

Entering the shortest enrollment period for insurance since the Affordable Care Act debuted in 2013, Renton has large numbers of adults uninsured compared to the… Continue reading

Uninsured percentage in Renton since the Affordable Care Act. Data from Public Health- King County and Seattle.