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Photo courtesy of Valley Medical Center.

Valley staff protesting retirement cuts

The union representing these nurses and healthcare workers states Valley Medical Center is it’s only represented employer proposing these sorts of cuts amidst the coronavirus pandemic

  • Jun 18, 2020
Photo courtesy of Valley Medical Center.
Families impacted by police killings travel to Seattle for June 18 gathering

Families impacted by police killings travel to Seattle for June 18 gathering

Nationwide list includes Kent, Auburn victims

  • Jun 17, 2020
Families impacted by police killings travel to Seattle for June 18 gathering
Thousands of trees coming down along I-5 for light rail line

Thousands of trees coming down along I-5 for light rail line

Nearly 8,600 between SeaTac and Federal Way

  • Jun 17, 2020
Thousands of trees coming down along I-5 for light rail line
King County could be in Phase 2 this week

King County could be in Phase 2 this week

The county was planning on applying on Monday.

King County could be in Phase 2 this week
County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

Renton, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way mayors say they won’t back down

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests
County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

Kent, Auburn, Federal Way mayors say they won’t back down

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests
On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Common Ground Cupcakes tree removal now on hold

Update: Contractors are no longer removing tree on Tuesday, allowing time for city to hear public concerns

On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Police investigate suspicious device at Kennydale gas station

Police investigate suspicious device at Kennydale gas station

Police state the mysterious device from Tuesday, June 9, turned out to be two large black tubes willed with concrete.

Police investigate suspicious device at Kennydale gas station
Courtesy Renton Fire AIFF Local 864.

Small plane crashes near Renton Stadium

The two occupants have minor injuries

  • Jun 12, 2020
Courtesy Renton Fire AIFF Local 864.
Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW

WA classrooms to reopen this fall, says state superintendent

Chris Reykdal says in-person instruction is possible if schools comply with safety rules.

  • Jun 11, 2020
Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW
King County Metro/File photo

Despite budget troubles, Metro will move forward with Renton-Kent-Auburn plan

King County Metro releases Fall 2020 service plans, 50 routes to be suspended

King County Metro/File photo
Washington families can get help to buy food during school closures

Washington families can get help to buy food during school closures

Pandemic EBT available early July for children whose schools closed due to COVID-19

  • Jun 10, 2020
Washington families can get help to buy food during school closures
Protesters grew in numbers each time they gathered at Renton City Hall, marching through the downtown streets. Photo by David Nelson.

Photos: In Renton, a week of protests say Black lives matter

“Don’t be afraid. We see you and hear you.”

  • Jun 9, 2020
Protesters grew in numbers each time they gathered at Renton City Hall, marching through the downtown streets. Photo by David Nelson.
Poison Center records increase in poison exposures during COVID-19

Poison Center records increase in poison exposures during COVID-19

Poison exposures from the misuse of chemicals spiked 53 percent in the early days of the pandemic.

Poison Center records increase in poison exposures during COVID-19
Courtesy city of Renton.

Expect traffic signal changes at South Third Street intersections this week

The changes are part of the city’s conversion of Wells and Williams avenues to two-way.

  • Jun 8, 2020
Courtesy city of Renton.
Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Opponents are confident they have enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot.

Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters
King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

Now in Phase 1.5, KCLS will gradually allow book returns with strict guidelines.

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure
The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

Child care shortage could follow COVID-19 pandemic

Around 25 percent of child care facilities have closed across the state.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy city of Renton

Have a say in the Coulon Park playground design

The city is hosting a survey about new playground ideas for a needed upgrade

  • Jun 5, 2020
Photo courtesy city of Renton
Up in the air, these two rescue dogs did just fine as they made their way from La Paz, Mexico, to Renton, Washington. Photo courtesy of Pilots N Paws

Dog rescuers overcome pandemic’s limitations to bring a puppy to Renton

Labrador Retriever-Beagle mix makes 2,100-mile journey from Mexico.

Up in the air, these two rescue dogs did just fine as they made their way from La Paz, Mexico, to Renton, Washington. Photo courtesy of Pilots N Paws