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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

 

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Renton tourism grant applications open for 2021

The amount of money available has not been determined yet due to COVID-19

  • Oct 23, 2020

 

The mural in progress about the Cascade Benson community, that led to a Fairwood man aiming a firearm at the artists. Courtesy photo/Facebook

Fairwood man arrested for harassing Cascade/Benson Hill mural artists

The man pointed a gun at the artists while saying ‘All lives matter.’

 

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
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Smith, Basler running for District 9 Congress seat

Republican challenger takes on Democrat incumbent.

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Mayor presents proposed 2021-22 budget

The city council will make its first vote on Nov. 2, after the final public hearing

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Oct. 16, the Skyway community celebrated the Skyway Resource Center as a designation for a new HUD Envision Center. Courtesy photo/RIZP

New Skyway Resource Center receives national designation

The center was established with support of Renton Innovation Zone Partnership and the Renton School District

  • Oct 19, 2020
Oct. 16, the Skyway community celebrated the Skyway Resource Center as a designation for a new HUD Envision Center. Courtesy photo/RIZP
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Suspect from August car meetup shooting charged with assault

The suspect was identified after being arrested for allegedly stealing a rifle from a Seattle police vehicle on May 30

  • Oct 15, 2020
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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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HealthPoint clinic opens in new Sunset Neighborhood Center

The center is in the old Sunset Library facilities

  • Oct 13, 2020
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Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
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State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

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State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

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Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
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City council votes to increase city sales tax for affordable housing

King County missed a deadline, so the city council fast-tracked a vote to take a state-authorized increase for itself

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Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
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Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

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A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.

Black Lives Matter art walk displayed throughout downtown Renton

The virtual event offers both powerful messages from Black artists and ways to support local art

Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.