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Consultant recommends private animal shelter

A consultant to the King County Council recommended Monday that a private agency should take over the county’s Animal Care and Control services.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton teens volunteer time to help others Harnessing the energy of youth

They’re at nearly every community event, in their turquoise T shirts, ready to serve. They are middle and high school students volunteering their time to help others. They are the Renton Youth Council, and Renton City Council member Don Persson says they are the best group of kids he has ever worked with.

  • May 30, 2008

11th District Democrats to caucus on Saturday

Democrats in the 11th Legislative District will hold their caucus Saturday to elect the delegates and alternates to the 7th, 8th and 9th Congressional District caucuses in May.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton PTSA Council honors its volunteers

The Renton PTSA Council recently held its annual Founders Day celebration to honor its volunteers and the national organization’s founding.

  • May 30, 2008

Student gets a close-up look at D.C.

Renton High senior Manpreet Kaur recently returned from a week in Washington, D.C., where she joined 428 students from 31 countries and 31 states for The Honeywell Scholars @ Presidential Classroom.

  • May 30, 2008

Hearing set on hospital recall petition

A hearing on the recall petition against Don Jacobson, the president of Valley Medical Center’s commissioners, has been set for Thursday.

  • May 30, 2008

Lions to offer health screening, collect food

The Regional Lions Clubs’ 60th Annual Convention is Friday and Saturday at Renton’s Holiday Inn on South Grady Way. The convention begins Friday night with Hawaiian Extravaganza Fun Night, featuring a tropical crockpot cook-off and other contests.

  • May 30, 2008

Herons back, still fend off pair of eagles

Mike Hamilton is a birdman. The Sammamish resident and retired Boeing employee photographs birds pretty much every day. But the herons are his favorite. Specifically the great blue herons in Renton’s Black River Riparian Forest. Hamilton spends every Wednesday afternoon with friends in the city-owned, 93-acre forest just off Oakesdale Avenue Southwest.

  • May 30, 2008

HOT time on 167

The HOT lane is coming to State Route 167 between Renton and Auburn.

  • May 30, 2008

Duvall widening work to start in June

Construction

  • May 30, 2008

Holmes Electric is moving to Kent

Displaced

  • May 30, 2008

Planning Commission expands with annexation of Benson Hill

The city’s Planning Commission will grow from seven members to nine with the annexation of Benson Hill.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton-area man charged with animal cruelty

A Renton-area man has been charged with three felony counts of first-degree animal cruelty, following the death of an emaciated horse on his property and what prosecutors say was neglect of other horses.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton High old-timers plan banquet

The Renton High School Old-Timers Association will hold its annual banquet on Sunday, May 18, at the Renton Holiday Inn.

  • May 30, 2008

Sims to issue animal-shelter report next week

King County Executive Ron Sims plans to release a report next week to the County Council rebutting many of the recent findings by consultant Nathan Winograd, over the county’s management of its two animal shelters.

  • May 30, 2008

McKnight students do well in the regional History Day

Several McKnight Middle School students placed highly in the recent South Puget Sound Regional History Day competition at Green River Community College.

  • May 30, 2008

Boater education now required

With boating season approaching, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission reminds boaters about the boater education card requirement.

  • May 30, 2008

Lane closures on 405, 167

Next week, crews in Renton and Tukwila will continue road widening work on I-405 and State Route 167.

  • May 30, 2008

A classroom without walls

It doesn’t look like a classroom from afar. It’s just a grassy hill from the window of Kristen Brenneman’s second-grade classroom.

  • May 30, 2008

Veteran dancer, director takes over the artistic reins of ballet company

Kevin Kaiser started in January as the Evergreen City Ballet’s artistic director, replacing Wade Walthall.

  • May 30, 2008