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Help Wanted — New Renton Councilmember

Applications open to fill Pavone’s emptied council seat

Photo courtesy of city of Renton.

Renton prepares to open emergency weather shelter

City of Renton announced Friday morning, Jan. 10, its emergency weather shelter will be open early the following week to those in need, as weather… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2020
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A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)

Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades

A new report said there should have been an additional 225,000 units created between 2010 and 2015.

A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)

Prince to represent Renton’s transit needs

Councilmember appointed the Sound Transit’s board of Directors

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities

WA lawmakers examine issues heading into 60-day session.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Photo courtesy of Brewmaster’s Taproom. Dan and Kathie Clark.

Craft beer and crafting blankets for a cause

Local taproom memorializes regular through knitting circle event

Photo courtesy of Brewmaster’s Taproom. Dan and Kathie Clark.
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New RV code goes into effect

Residents limited on number of vehicles allowed on a property

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Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

New King County Council members sworn in

The King County Council was sworn in on Jan. 8, with three familiar faces and one new face. Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Claudia Balducci… Continue reading

Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo
Posters posted by a known hate group, Patriot Front, were found by local activists around Renton.
                                Courtesy of the Renton LGTBQIA Community Facebook page.

Known hate group posts in Renton

Patriot Front fliers, stickers posted throughout town

Posters posted by a known hate group, Patriot Front, were found by local activists around Renton.
                                Courtesy of the Renton LGTBQIA Community Facebook page.

Renton residents take the plunge

Photos courtesy of City of Renton To celebrate the new year right, it’s Renton tradition to brave the chilly January waters at Gene Coulon Memorial… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2020
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                                Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (seated center) is surrounded by members of the Renton City Council at Monday’s swearing in ceremony. Council President Ruth Pérez and President pro tem Randy Corman flank Mayor Pavone. Standing are councilmembers Kim-Khánh Vǎn, Ed Prince, Ryan McIrvin and Valerie O’Halloran.

Renton’s new leaders swear-in

Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (seated center) is surrounded by members of the Renton City Council at Monday’s swearing in ceremony. Council President Ruth Pérez and… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2020
Courtesy of city of Renton.
                                Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (seated center) is surrounded by members of the Renton City Council at Monday’s swearing in ceremony. Council President Ruth Pérez and President pro tem Randy Corman flank Mayor Pavone. Standing are councilmembers Kim-Khánh Vǎn, Ed Prince, Ryan McIrvin and Valerie O’Halloran.

King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020

Renton receives more HUD vouchers for veterans

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has added more vouchers to Renton folks in need, this time for our local veterans. The department… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2020

Rentonites and other residents hold impeachment rallies

Photos courtesy of Chad Cashman-Crane. Several King County cities had “impeach and remove” rallies on the night that the U.S. House of Representatives voted on… Continue reading

Possible code changes to affect RV dwellers

The city’s planning commission is looking to change codes regarding RVs and large vehicles

Photo by Haley Ausbun. August 2018, when several district unions, including Renton Education Association, bargained for new salaries in response to the McCleary decision.

REA leadership scrutinized by national union investigation

The National Education Association highlights financial, electoral vulnerabilities in REA’s policies

Photo by Haley Ausbun. August 2018, when several district unions, including Renton Education Association, bargained for new salaries in response to the McCleary decision.
Photo courtesy of city of Renton. Future Mayor Armondo Pavone talks to Mayor Denis Law during his final council meeting, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Law looks back on legendary career

Local leaders express warm wishes for Mayor’s retirement

Photo courtesy of city of Renton. Future Mayor Armondo Pavone talks to Mayor Denis Law during his final council meeting, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month

With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

Swedish nurse strike still possible following Dec. 30 negotiations

Not enough progress was made, nurses unions say.

Renton’s biggest stories of 2019

Election 2019 This year Renton said goodbye to longtime community leaders, as three-term Mayor Denis Law, 20 year councilmember Don Persson and 18-year Renton School… Continue reading