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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

 

Renton City Council Member Ruth Perez

Renton City Council member Ruth Perez announces campaign to retain her seat

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

  • May 10, 2021

 

Sign design specifications (courtesy of the City of Renton)

City of Renton is accepting design proposals for downtown signs

The city is looking to commission one or more local artists for the signs.

 

Students walk off the bus wearing masks (photo credit: Renton School District)

Renton School District plans full return to in-person learning for next Fall

The district will also offer a fully remote option through a contracted third-party service.

Students walk off the bus wearing masks (photo credit: Renton School District)
Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo

New laws will tax the rich, offer aid to low-income workers

Inslee signs bill creating capital gains tax; foes are challenging it in court as unconstitutional.

  • May 5, 2021
Governor Jay Inslee. Sound Publishing file photo
Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County positive COVID cases are beginning to fall

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in King County is beginning to fall after a fourth wave began in March. As of May 4, there… Continue reading

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office

Pandemic pause: King County remains in Phase 3

No Washington state counties will be rolling back their phase under the state’s Roadmap to Recovery plan following an announcement on May 4 by Gov.… Continue reading

Washington state case count since March 2020. WA Governor's Office
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Washington gets mobile earthquake alerts

Washington state will have its own earthquake early warning system on May 4 when ShakeAlert goes live, which could give residents precious seconds to prepare… Continue reading

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Mother of victim who was killed in the CHOP is suing Seattle for “invited lawlessness”

Her lawyer claims first responders failed to assist the young victim before he died.

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Wolf population continues to make a comeback in Washington

The number of wolves in Washington state increased by 22%, marking the 12th year in a row the wolf population has grown, according to a… Continue reading

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Dr. Elizabeth Eaman in her clinic (photo credit: Jenny Jimenez)

Renton physician cuts health insurance out of the picture

Dr. Elizabeth Eaman said she started her clinic because health insurers prioritize profit over care.

Dr. Elizabeth Eaman in her clinic (photo credit: Jenny Jimenez)
Artist Development Grant promo (photo credit: Northwest Film Forum)

Nothrwest Film Forum offers grants to emerging King County visual artists

Nominees will be featured in King Street Station.

Artist Development Grant promo (photo credit: Northwest Film Forum)
Renton Technical College President Dr. Kevin McCarthy (photo credit: Renton Technical College)

Renton Technical College president named college CEO of the year

President Dr. Kevin McCarthy was honored by the Washington State Association of College Trustees.

Renton Technical College President Dr. Kevin McCarthy (photo credit: Renton Technical College)
A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo

King County gun violence keeps soaring in 2021

69 shooting victims in first three months, 16 of them fatal

A screenshot from private surveillance footage provided by the Seattle Police Department shows a suspect engaging with the occupants of a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The suspect shot the vehicle’s two occupants, one fatally, before he was killed by police. File photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Top 10 issues in Washington state’s 2021 legislative session

Democrats used their majorities to muscle through social, economic, environmental and tax policies.

  • Apr 28, 2021
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
One of the themes of “Chalk Your Walk” in 2020 paid tribute to essential workers (photo credit: City of Renton)

“Chalk Your Walk,” returns for second year on May 3-9

Participants can pick up a free chalk kit at community sites from April 30 – May 2.

One of the themes of “Chalk Your Walk” in 2020 paid tribute to essential workers (photo credit: City of Renton)
D’Generic (left) & Abel Ames (right) photo credit: The Brewmaster’s Taproom

The Brewmaster’s Taproom to host Renton Road Show this weekend

The Saturday event will be free and socially distanced.

D’Generic (left) & Abel Ames (right) photo credit: The Brewmaster’s Taproom
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Rent markets record largest one-month increase since 2017 during pandemic rebound

Big cities like Seattle see rent price increase after a nearly 20 percent drop during pandemic.

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Drugs and weapons confiscated during narcotics bust (photo credit: Renton Police Department)

Renton Police report the department’s largest drug bust to date

RPD confiscates $1.7 million worth of narcotics on April 19th.

Drugs and weapons confiscated during narcotics bust (photo credit: Renton Police Department)
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One man injured in late night shooting, Renton Police still investigating cause

Man who was shot was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threathening injuries.

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