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First ORCA card free for youth ages 6-18

ORCA cards accepted on Sound Transit, King County Metro, Washington State Ferries, and more.

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King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn proposes vaccination incentives

Proposal outlines incentives like tax credits and gift vouchers to get to 70% vaccination goal.

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King County health officer issues directive urging continued use of face masks

Effort needed to slow the spread of COVID-19

  • May 20, 2021
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Renton man shot in Federal Way, dies from injuries

Federal Way police responded to reports of gunshots around 3 a.m. May 16.

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Randy Corman and James Alberson during RTC Candidates Forum 2019 (courtesy of randycorman.com)

City Council Chair Randy Corman announces he will not run for his seat again

Corman endorses former Board Chairman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce, James Alberson.

Randy Corman and James Alberson during RTC Candidates Forum 2019 (courtesy of randycorman.com)
Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)

Should you keep masking up if you’re vaccinated?

Think about it, says King County’s top doctor.

Jeff Duchin, Seattle - King County Public Health officer, said when considering whether to wear a mask indoors in public spaces, people should understand their risk based on local coronavirus activity and make decisions based on their own risk tolerance. (Getty images)
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James Alberson announces his candidacy for Renton City Council

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

James Alberson (courtesy of James Alberson)
Design renderings of new elementary school (courtesy of Renton School District)

Renton School Board approves plans for new elementary school

The school is expected to be opened by fall 2023.

Design renderings of new elementary school (courtesy of Renton School District)
Renton's Kat Salvo and her competition Toyota 4Runner (courtesy of Kat Salvo)

Renton resident to compete in all-female navigational off-road rally race

The Rebelle Rally forces teams to race across the desert with only a map and a compass.

Renton's Kat Salvo and her competition Toyota 4Runner (courtesy of Kat Salvo)
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Kent officer shot man after he reportedly tried to ram police vehicle

Investigation team updates May 10 shooting that injured man in Panther Lake

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Inslee sets June 30 target for Washington to fully reopen

Meanwhile, fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks in most places, the federal CDC said.

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Volunteers prepped for food donation pop-up (photo courtesy of INSP)

Local non-profit is concerned about the expiration of USDA Farm to Family program

INSP has provided thousands with food during pandemic, but is worried about being able to continue.

Volunteers prepped for food donation pop-up (photo courtesy of INSP)
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo

Open-carry of weapons now illegal at state Capitol, rallies

A new law bars people from carrying guns within 250 feet of a permitted demonstration.

  • May 13, 2021
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17, 2020, at the state Capitol in Olympia. File photo
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Seven King County children sickened with E. coli

Seven children in King County have been infected with E. coli, a bacteria that produces Shiga toxin. King County Public Health is currently investigating the… Continue reading

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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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Arial footage taken of incident with police drone (photo credit: Renton Police Department)

Renton first responders help coax woman out of tree

Woman stayed in 110 foot tree for two hours until a police negotiator convinced her

Arial footage taken of incident with police drone (photo credit: Renton Police Department)
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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.

County health officer looks to community immunity instead of herd immunity

Herd immunity may be unlikely to reach King County anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that people living in the county won’t be able to… Continue reading

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee, receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way.
Renton City Council Member Ruth Perez

Renton City Council member Ruth Perez announces campaign to retain her seat

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

  • May 10, 2021
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Sign design specifications (courtesy of the City of Renton)

City of Renton is accepting design proposals for downtown signs

The city is looking to commission one or more local artists for the signs.

Sign design specifications (courtesy of the City of Renton)
Students walk off the bus wearing masks (photo credit: Renton School District)

Renton School District plans full return to in-person learning for next Fall

The district will also offer a fully remote option through a contracted third-party service.

Students walk off the bus wearing masks (photo credit: Renton School District)