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

Community donates about $665 to Renton senior scammed out of savings

A generous community has helped ease the financial pain inflicted on 83-year-old Alvina Popke by a unscrupulous scam artist. A fund was set up at US Bank to help raise money to offset Popke’s loss. About $665 was raised from 10 donations. Because the donations are kept private, Popke can’t thank each donor personally. But, she wants everyone to know the money will help.

Renton installs speed camera at McKnight Middle School

To promote pedestrian safety during summer school and before local children start school in fall, the City of Renton has installed the first speed camera at McKnight Middle School and a stepped-up enforcement campaign against drivers who speed, run red lights, and do not stop for school buses.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Renton car show returns for 18th year

Hot rods, muscle cars, low riders and tricked-out trucks. These are just some of the more than 300 rigs that will line the streets of downtown Renton Sunday. The occasion? The Return to Renton 2008 18th Annual Benefit Car Show and Cruise.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Renton River Days returns July 23

The 23rd Annual IKEA Renton River Days kicks off July 23 and continues July 25-27. The theme for this year’s festival is “Explore the Heart of Renton.” River Days got its start in 1986. The festival includes stage entertainment, food, arts and crafts, recreation and special features for kids.

  • Jun 30, 2008

King Co. Sheriff’s deputy, state wildlife agent re-release fawn into woods

Not every day are deputies with the King County Sheriff’s Office dealing with criminals. On a recent Saturday, a sheriff’s deputy and a wildlife officer from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife worked together to hopefully reunite a fawn and its mother southeast of Renton.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Census of recent annexation could push Renton pop. over 80K

City staff is currently conducting a census of the newly annexed 374 acres south of Maple Valley Highway. The land, formerly called the New Life-Aqua Barn annexation, stretches almost to 184th Avenue Southeast. This land became part of Renton June 9.

  • Jun 30, 2008