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Local groups pull together to support 12,000 families during pandemic

Renton Innovation Zone Partnership hit the ground running, working with several organizations to help vulnerable Skyway and Highlands families with food, masks and more.

 

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

  • Jul 2, 2020

 

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

 

Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Judge invalidates Gov. Inslee’s veto in roads budget

Lawmakers said the governor crossed a constitutional line.

  • Jul 1, 2020
Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Photo from the scene of a drive-by shooting at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Photo by David Nelson.

Drive-by shooting at Coulon Park Tuesday interrupted memorial

Two were shot, one with life threatening injuries. Renton Police Department is investigating.

  • Jul 1, 2020
Photo from the scene of a drive-by shooting at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Photo by David Nelson.

Sound Transit gets $100 million federal grant for Federal Way light rail extension

Portion of $790 million payment toward $3.1 billion project

  • Jul 1, 2020

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

  • Jun 30, 2020
A photo of the victim in a shooting at Cedar River, 24-year-old Nicholas Germer. Courtesy Photo/GoFundMe

Kent man killed in shooting at Cedar River, suspect arrested

34-year-old suspect is being held on bail for $1 million

  • Jun 29, 2020
A photo of the victim in a shooting at Cedar River, 24-year-old Nicholas Germer. Courtesy Photo/GoFundMe
Fourth of July at Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach, Summer 2011. File photo.

Limited hours, access at Coulon park for Fourth of July

The park will close at 6 p.m.

  • Jun 29, 2020
Fourth of July at Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach, Summer 2011. File photo.
Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo
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Renton collection agency sued over collection letters for unenforceable debts

Convergent Outsourcing sent over 75,000 deceptive letters asking for settlements on debts that were already past the statute of limitations for collection lawsuits

  • Jun 26, 2020
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Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County

Free COVID-19 testing sites in Federal Way, Renton see large turnout

The King County testing sites were provided in part by Beyoncé’s BeyGood Initiative

  • Jun 25, 2020
Traffic was down the street to receive COVID-19 testing at the Renton drive-thru site. Courtesy photo/King County
Photo courtesy Bellevue Police Department. Suspected stolen merchandise.

Bellevue police arrest Renton man and others in connection to downtown Bellevue looting

Police say they’ve recovered $50,000 in stolen items and identified almost 100 suspects

  • Jun 25, 2020
Photo courtesy Bellevue Police Department. Suspected stolen merchandise.
During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo
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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

  • Jun 23, 2020
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A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop

19-year-old killed in Seattle shooting was former Renton student

The shooting in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 20, has received attention nationwide for occurring in a protester-occupied space in Seattle known as CHOP or CHAZ.

A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop

Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

  • Jun 22, 2020

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

State Capitol Building, Olympia, Washington. File photo