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Renton Salvation Army food bank strains from summer rush, tough economy

Renton Salvation Army Capt. Terry Masango estimates use at the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank increases 10 to 15 percent during the summer months. “Generally, it goes up in the summer while the kids are at home,” he says. And that increase is on top of the increase the food bank is experiencing due to what Masango calls the “harsh economic environment.”

  • Jul 10, 2008

Renton Community Calendar | July 9

A look at events happening in Renton.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Tiffany Park’s Daniel Hooker wins Seattle Aquarium art contest

Daniel Hooker of Tiffany Park Elementary School won second place in a recent Seattle Aquarium annual art contest called “Your Ocean – Our Home.”

  • Jul 10, 2008

Metro Transit’s ‘In Motion’ program draws interest in Renton

More than 80 Renton residents have signed up with King County Metro Transit’s “In Motion” program to encourage healthier travel. The program is kicking off just as local residents are dealing with major construction along the Interstate 405 corridor.

  • Jul 10, 2008

King Conservation District hires new executive director

The King Conservation District Board of Supervisors has hired Jeffrey Possinger as new executive director.

  • Jul 10, 2008

King County exec Sims wants Metro fee increase to offset gas prices

King County Executive Ron Sims wants a 25-cent fare increase on Metro buses to help offset rising fuel costs and avoid having to cut any service.

  • Jul 10, 2008

King County levees undergo repairs in preparation for fall floods

The King County Flood Control Zone District is beginning its first season of levee repairs and other flood-prevention projects on local rivers, some of which are designed to protect homes and businesses in Renton.

  • Jul 10, 2008

U.S. Agriculture Dept. service feeds Renton kids

Hannah eats lunch every day in the community room at Royal Hills Apartments. She has for maybe three or four years. Otherwise she would probably heat a frozen dinner for lunch. But that wouldn’t include games with friends. The 9-year-old was playing Trouble after a recent lunch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apples, trail mix and milk.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Benefit Car show and Cruise ‘worked great’ for Renton

A huge crowd descended on downtown Renton Sunday for the 18th Annual Benefit Car show and Cruise – the first time the show has been held downtown.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Programmer made ‘big impact’ on seniors

Breakfast with Santa, craft bazaars, the senior picnic at Renton River Days, a Hawaiian Luau, a ‘50s party and the annual Senior Review (talent show). These are just some of the events Wendy Kirchner organized during her nine years as recreation programmer at Renton Senior Activity Center.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Burner runs in Renton’s 8th District Fire destroys candidate’s home

Investigators said the fire that destroyed the Carnation-area home of Eighth Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner was caused by a malfunctioning electrical device, according to Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Jul 5, 2008

His family wants something good to come from tragedy Justin’s story

It’s a question that haunts Paul Dunn.

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  • Jul 3, 2008

Two log jams blocking Green below Flaming Geyser park

Two almost back-to-back log jams are blocking most of the Green River about 2½ miles downstream from Flaming Geyser State Park, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Car show is Sunday downtown

The Return to Renton 2008 18th Annual Benefit Car Show and Cruise is Sunday (July 6) in downtown Renton at the Piazza, at the corner of South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Carpool lanes on I-405 shut to fix damaged ramp system

The carpool lanes in both directions of Interstate 405 between State Route 167 and the West Valley Highway were closed for several hours Tuesday to repair a ramp-metering system damaged by workers widening the freeway.

  • Jul 3, 2008

First student transitions from Renton Academy

Kevin Taul knew he was going to do it. He just didn’t know how long it would take. “It” is going from Renton Academy to a comprehensive high school. And it took him just a semester.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Renton police seeking SUV in accident June 26

The Renton Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a light-colored SUV involved in a collision with a motorcycle on June 26.The motorcyclist… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2008

Renton offers up July 4 entertainment | Community Calendar

A listing of community events happening in and around Renton.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Renton Salvation Army fund-raiser nets $41K, but still falls short

The Renton Salvation Army’s annual Need Knows No Season fund-raising banquet at the Spirit of Washington Event Center Thursday drew lots of people, but brought in less money than expected. The banquet raised $41,000.

  • Jun 30, 2008