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Big heart, big scam

It’s early afternoon on May 17 and Alvina Popke is pushing a cart full of groceries out to her car at the Fred Meyer parking lot on the Benson Highway.

Discoverer of Kennewick Man leading investigation of remains found in Renton

A key piece of evidence in solving the mystery of who is buried in a grave in the Highlands is about the size of a man’s wedding band. It’s a collar button, of a style dating from the early 1900s. A crew of five investigators painstakingly sifting through a narrow trench next to a new home’s foundation found the button, along with pieces of wool and leather, last Friday.

Lindbergh team ‘GUN’ wins robot competition

Robots took over Lindbergh High School’s gym Thursday. But they weren’t unattended. The sheet metal or plywood machines were controlled by local high schoolers competing in the 2008 Northwest Regional Robotics Competition.

  • Jun 4, 2008

The Highlands mystery: Two coffins

By DEAN A. RADFORDEditor, Renton ReporterThe remains of a second person were found Monday just off Edmonds Avenue Northeast in the Highlands alongside what a… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2008

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  • Jun 2, 2008

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  • Jun 2, 2008

Seahawks fishing derby, fundraiser set for June 7

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation and the Seattle Seahawks will hold the Second Annual Seattle Seahawks Feast and Fish Charity Fundraiser June 7 at Southport near Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park .

  • Jun 2, 2008

Highlands group assembling emergency kits

The Highlands Community Association is looking for some help to make sure that senior citizens and the disabled in Renton have a better chance of surviving an disaster or other emergency.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Duvall Avenue to close on Thursday

Beginning this Thursday (June 5), the City of Renton will close Duvall Avenue Northeast to through traffic between Sunset Boulevard and Southeast 95th Way.The road… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2008

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  • Jun 2, 2008

Joint Lindbergh jazz concert Monday

Lindbergh High School’s jazz band will host a special guest early next week: Lindbergh High School’s jazz band.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Main work set for June Culvert repair under way

Crews will begin placing 20-foot sections of culvert under Interstate 405 the third week of June to replace a culvert that collapsed in a massive winter storm in December, threatening the stability of the freeway.

Closure of Duvall Avenue for widening delayed

A key commuter corridor between Renton and Factoria – Duvall Avenue Northeast – will not close as scheduled on Monday for the start of a major widening project because the contractor has yet to receive a key permit, according to city officials.

Local nurse named ‘Professional of the Year’ by board

Marianne Houlne has been a nurse for the past 20 years, and a certified nurse for about 10 years. Houlne, 51, of the Renton area has accomplished a lot during that time. In addition to treating patients, she’s served on regional and national nursing certification boards and written test questions for national nursing certification exams.

  • May 31, 2008

Renton High’s Outstanding Seniors honored

Twelve Renton High School students were recognized as Outstanding Seniors at Wednesday’s School Board meeting.

  • May 31, 2008

School bond continues to widen its ‘yes’ lead

Renton School District’s $150-million construction bond is gaining “yes” votes by the day. The measure on the May 20 special election ballot was at 61.62 percent approval Wednesday night, surpassing the required 60-percent supermajority.

  • May 31, 2008

Sheriff reopens the Cedar River

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr at noon Friday reopened the Cedar River to recreational use.The Green River remains closed.“The flow of the Cedar River has… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2008

Midwives at Valley Medical Center deliver 500th baby

After opening their doors just a year-and-a-half ago, the Midwives at Valley Medical Center recently celebrated a major milestone: the delivery of their 500th baby.

  • May 30, 2008

Vision House dedicates four new apartments

Ten more children and their single mom or dad now have a place to call home in the Renton Highlands if they must flee an abusive relationship.

BCC honors Renton man

Renton resident Ed Smith has received a Margin of Excellence Award from the Bellevue Community College Foundation in recognition of his work in support of the college and its students.

  • May 30, 2008