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A highlighted image of the area for proposed annexation, taken from the presentation at the public hearing, including portions of 156th and 155th avenues southeast.

Neighbors voice concerns over potential annexation

Unincorporated King County residents spoke about part of White Fence Ranch joining Renton

 

Students adjust from semesters to trimesters

All Renton high schools are now on a trimester system to help increase graduation access

 

This week’s community news

Donors urged to give blood The American Red Cross is urging people to give blood to help ensure a diverse supply is kept for all… Continue reading

 

Immigrant youth vulnerable to abuse in Puget Sound area centers

Federally-funded facilities struggle to maintain health and safety of minors stuck in limbo

Public Funding for Safeco Field Upkeep Could Go Before Voters

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski wants the public to weigh in with an advisory vote

Traffic Advisory: Evening, weekend lane closures near I-405/SR 167 interchange

The following is a traffic advisory from the Washington State Department of Transportation: Late night and weekend drivers who use state Route 167 and Interstate… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Kent teachers, district reach agreement; paraeducators up next

School started on time in Kent. Teachers and the Kent School District reached a late-hour contract agreement Aug. 29, avoiding a likely strike on Aug.… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                A view of Kaynan Inc. hangar spaces, which are to possibly be demolished pending decisions on the Airport Master Plan.

Fate of hangars at Renton Airport up in the air

Tenants asked to vacate Kaynan hangars now waiting on decision from city.

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                A view of Kaynan Inc. hangar spaces, which are to possibly be demolished pending decisions on the Airport Master Plan.
Courtesy of the city of Renton
                                Renderings of the proposed plan for the Greater Hi-Lands Shopping Center.

City moves forward with Sunset area plans

Many Renton residents may have been wondering what is happening with the Greater Hi-Lands shopping center —the center that features a Dollar Tree, Tea Palace… Continue reading

Courtesy of the city of Renton
                                Renderings of the proposed plan for the Greater Hi-Lands Shopping Center.

Officials Warn of More HIV Transmissions Among Homeless Drug Users

A group of eight recently homeless and heterosexual injection-drug users in North King County were diagnosed with HIV by county health officials over the past… Continue reading

Fall recycling event on Sept. 15, and more community news

Grants for unincorporated projects On Aug. 29 it was announced that $90,000 is available in Community Service Area Program grant funding for a number of… Continue reading

Renton toddlers graduate Kindering, and more community news…

Nominate an outstanding Renton woman The Renton Business & Professional Women Organization each year selects an outstanding woman from the community. To nominate someone you… Continue reading

Renton man charged with first degree assault

Jeffery Paul Trammel reportedly shot at a tow truck driver Aug. 24 on Rainier Ave. S.

After 20 years, local film hits the big screen

Making a movie was an itch Matt Aird always wanted to scratch. So in 1998, the Buckley resident pulled together a small group of local… Continue reading

School board approves rollover, addendum to superintendent’s contract

The Kent School District Board of Directors approved a rollover and addendum to Superintendent Calvin Watts’ contract at its Aug. 22 meeting. Watts’ contract, which… Continue reading

Cost to seize and clean shelters grows

This story was updated from the print version to include Renton police and Parks staff information.

Attendees of the rally for classified staff before the school board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Teachers vote to accept contract in time for school

The REA voted for the 12.2 percent wage increase Monday, Aug. 27. Bargaining will continue for other unions.

Attendees of the rally for classified staff before the school board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton’s Day of Service is Sept. 8, and more community news

‘Fantastic Beasts’ kickoff event The King County Library System will hold a kickoff event Sept. 1 to celebrate the fall season and a new program… Continue reading

Shooting at Renton tow company, suspect arrested

On Friday, Aug. 24

  • Aug 28, 2018
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Action on alarm rules delayed

The police department and city hopes to modernize fines for false alarm system calls.

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