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I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.

King County Council

King County Council incumbents ahead, with the exception of Gossett

Preliminary results are in for the King County Council races.

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Photo courtesy of King County. From left facing to right, Renton City Councilmember Armondo Pavone, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Renton Public Works Administrator Gregg Zimmerman, and Renton Public Works staff member Joe Farah listen to a briefing on work at the Black River Pump Station during a recent tour.

Flood imminent unless pump station upgrades

Renton, King County leaders discuss budget for Black River flood management

Photo courtesy of King County. From left facing to right, Renton City Councilmember Armondo Pavone, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Renton Public Works Administrator Gregg Zimmerman, and Renton Public Works staff member Joe Farah listen to a briefing on work at the Black River Pump Station during a recent tour.
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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

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Courtesy of Renton School District. The new cameras on school buses, part of new Stop Paddle Camera Program. Those caught on camera illegally passing school buses face $419 tickets.

School bus passers face $400 in fines

New cameras set to catch those breaking school bus laws

Courtesy of Renton School District. The new cameras on school buses, part of new Stop Paddle Camera Program. Those caught on camera illegally passing school buses face $419 tickets.

The fire department cares about all 911 calls

Local organization works to help those who call EMS frequently

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                An honorary ribbon cutting at the site for the new Family First Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 26 next to Cascade Elementary School.

Local leaders and influencers celebrate community center

Mayor Denis Law, Doug Baldwin cherish Renton’s generosity

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                An honorary ribbon cutting at the site for the new Family First Community Center, Saturday, Oct. 26 next to Cascade Elementary School.
Photo courtesy of Skyway Fire (King County Fire District 20). Firefighters after putting out a fire in Skyway.

No illegal grow found in Renton house fire

Renton Regional Fire Authority posted on Facebook that after handling an accidental house fire in Skyway, responders found a grow operation within the home. After… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Skyway Fire (King County Fire District 20). Firefighters after putting out a fire in Skyway.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, Saturday Oct. 26 in downtown Renton featured trick-or-treating, games prizes and the doggy costume contest.

Happy Halloween Renton!

Residents come out to play in fun costumes

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, Saturday Oct. 26 in downtown Renton featured trick-or-treating, games prizes and the doggy costume contest.

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton History Museum’s new exhibit, Sparkle, is going on until April 4, 2020.

Renton museum puts on the Ritz

New exhibit features fashions from the past

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Renton History Museum’s new exhibit, Sparkle, is going on until April 4, 2020.
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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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Safety first this Halloween

Creative costumes, scary decorations and delicious treats — oh my! As Halloween creeps up on us, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) offers these tips… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2019
The 100th parkrun on Oct. 19 was just a prelude to the parkrun birthday festivities planned for Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of Renton parkrun)

Runners of all shapes, sizes and ages celebrate

Friendly joggers invite Renton to join them for a trot

  • Oct 26, 2019
The 100th parkrun on Oct. 19 was just a prelude to the parkrun birthday festivities planned for Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of Renton parkrun)
Photo courtesy of Karisa Keasey.

Stories of strife in watercolor

Renton author, painter uses compassion to tell refugees’ stories

Photo courtesy of Karisa Keasey.

Lending a hand to homeless teens

Renton SD creates new avenue to graduation for teens in need

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

A friendly bridge spanning years and oceans

Renton celebrates 50 years of partnership with Nishiwaki, Japan