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Wilburton Tunnel demolished ahead of schedule; third weekend closure not needed on I-405 in Bellevue

Crews finished demolishing the Wilburton Tunnel over southbound I-405 in Bellevue this weekend, one week ahead of schedule, according to the Washington state Department of Transportation. All that remains of the tunnel is the debris, and it should be removed so southbound lanes can open by 5 a.m., Monday. The third weekend closure is no longer needed.

  • Aug 25, 2008

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  • Aug 22, 2008

Bob Bridge to expand tutor program

Growing up with five siblings, Bob Bridge’s family wasn’t poor, but they weren’t rich either. His dad had a job, but the family didn’t own a house or a car.

  • Aug 22, 2008

RTC receives grant to train ER techs

Renton Technical College has received a $400,000 grant that will help medical workers climb their way up on the career ladder in a hospital.

Art and Antique Walk downtown is today

The third annual Art and Antique Walk, sponsored by Arts Unlimited, is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Saturday) in downtown Renton.

  • Aug 22, 2008

Donalisa demolished; Bryant land to redevelop New possibilities for north Renton

The boarded-up Donalisa Motel, a downtown eyesore where the homeless occasionally lived and neighbors say drug deals were made, is gone.

Olympics: The thrill of victory is thrilling to watch

Like many of you, I’ve enjoyed watching the Olympics from Beijing. Who couldn’t get caught up with watching the wonder of Michael Phelps, with the help of his teammates and supportive mom, win eight gold medals?

Renton Police cadet program is under way

Mornings, Tanuj Soni is a student at Highline Community College. Afternoons, he is an officer for Renton Police Department. He works in Staff Services and Auxiliary Services, the formal name for the Renton Municipal Jail.

  • Aug 19, 2008

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  • Aug 18, 2008

His abstract acrylics begin with a face

David Hatch has been painting all his life. He’s even had the same style all (or most) his life: abstract acrylic on canvas. The Renton artist’s creations are bright, often plant-like shapes outlined in black. And they all start with a face.

  • Aug 18, 2008

Man killed in crash loved kids, was artistic

The man killed in a one-car accident Aug. 13 is described by his family as a funny, artistic man who loved kids.

  • Aug 18, 2008

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  • Aug 18, 2008

City hybrid fleet expands with boom truck

The City of Renton has purchased a new boom truck that runs on both diesel and electric power.

  • Aug 18, 2008

Renton charts new future for libraries

To join or not to join King County Library System (KCLS). That is the question Renton City Council must answer. The City of Renton commissioned a 20-year master plan for the city’s two libraries in its 2006 budget. A consultant team was hired in June 2006. Since then, meetings have been held, public input gathered and a recommendation made.

  • Aug 16, 2008

Opera comes to Renton’s waters Opera comes to Renton’s waters

Visitors to four Renton waterways Monday afternoon may see and hear more than the usual crowd of water-winged revelers.

  • Aug 16, 2008

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  • Aug 14, 2008

Knife-wielding Renton woman dies in fire she set

A 52-year-old Renton woman died in a house fire Monday night in the Highlands that she apparently set herself.As of Tuesday afternoon, the King County… Continue reading

Renton faces $5.2 million shortfall

A sluggish economy, rising fuel costs and slowing home construction have punched a $5.2 million hole in the city’s revenue projections for the year.