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Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
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City council votes to increase city sales tax for affordable housing

King County missed a deadline, so the city council fast-tracked a vote to take a state-authorized increase for itself

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Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)
A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.

Black Lives Matter art walk displayed throughout downtown Renton

The virtual event offers both powerful messages from Black artists and ways to support local art

Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.
Author Vasudha Sharma. Courtesy photo.

Author uses experiences as a Renton resident in new book

“Why She Must Lead” advocates for women of color in leadership positions

Author Vasudha Sharma. Courtesy photo.
The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a Wall Street Journal story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)
Renton man involved in Enumclaw drainage district scheme to defraud taxpayers pleads guilty

Renton man involved in Enumclaw drainage district scheme to defraud taxpayers pleads guilty

The man initially lied to the FBI about his company’s involvement in helping a former drainage district commissioner defraud taxpayers

  • Sep 30, 2020
Renton man involved in Enumclaw drainage district scheme to defraud taxpayers pleads guilty
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Surge in consumer spending eases state budget challenges

A jump in tax collections cuts a projected $9 billion shortfall in half, acccording to new forecast.

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Jamie and Jacob Hyland touching hands while recovering from serious burns from fleeing a wildfire earlier this month. Courtesy photo/Harborview Medical Center.

Renton couple remain in serious condition, recovering after Cold Springs Fire

UW Medicine has released a video of a family member speaking on how the two are doing at this time.

Jamie and Jacob Hyland touching hands while recovering from serious burns from fleeing a wildfire earlier this month. Courtesy photo/Harborview Medical Center.
Kirkland PD car. File photo

Police release descriptions of two suspects in Kirkland dock shooting

The shooters may have been from Renton

  • Sep 23, 2020
Kirkland PD car. File photo
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Fred Hutch seeks volunteers of color for COVID-19 study

Research company recently released a Spanish-language version of the website for accessibility, inclusivity.

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn hands the van keys over to Vision House Executive Director Melissa Gehrig.

Vision House receives van donation

Families experiencing homeless will soon have reliable transportation to attend job interviews and work toward important housing goals on their journeys out of homelessness

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn hands the van keys over to Vision House Executive Director Melissa Gehrig.
High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study
Candidates from 5th and 41st districts to appear on televised forum
Candidates from 5th and 41st districts to appear on televised forum
Photo of Lakeridge Lutheran Church. Courtesy photo.

REACH Center of Hope finds new home on West Hill

All of REACH’s services that support families who are homeless will now have a central location

Photo of Lakeridge Lutheran Church. Courtesy photo.
Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

With funding tied to getting students to school, districts are uncertain how much money they’ll receive.

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?
Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

Events throughout September and October via Zoom will cater to different areas of the region.

Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County
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Renton woman pleads guilty to purchasing firearms for ‘violent street gangs’

According to case records, a 41-year-old Renton woman provided the guns to her son, who modified them and sold them to gang members

  • Sep 14, 2020
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