A new role for landlords in crime fight

Landlords and property owners would play a greater role in combating crime on properties in unincorporated King County, under legislation introduced Thursday by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

  • Jun 12, 2008

The Rubinos cut their waste in half

As expected, Baiba and Joe Rubino came out near the top during the second and third Renton Neighborhood Challenge weigh-ins, on June 5 and Thursday, June 12. The family of four reduced its trash from the first May 29 weigh-in by more than half, going from a bloated 62.6 pounds to 24.6.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Soroptimists to install officers, present awards

Becky Nickels will become the new president of Soroptimist International of Renton during the year-end installation and awards banquet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Merrill Gardens in Renton.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Kennydale Bear is now roaming the Cascades

By EMILY GARLANDRenton ReporterThe black bear treed in a Kennydale backyard in late April was released into the wilds of the east side of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2008

$150M construction bond to go to work for Renton schools in ’09

It took a couple tries, but the $150 million construction bond to support Renton School District has now been officially approved by voters. King County Elections certified the May 20 election results last week. “I couldn’t be more excited,” said Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, Renton School District superintendent. “It’s just a reflection of the support the Renton community gives to public education. It’s fabulous. It’s the reason I love my job.”

  • Jun 11, 2008

Kennydale Bear headed for the North Cascades

The black bear treed in Kennydale in late April will be released Wednesday on the eastern slope of the North Cascades.The 2-year-old bear has been… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2008

Northbound I-405 lanes in Renton cleared

All lanes of northbound I-405, just south of Northeast Park Drive in Renton, are now open. An earlier collision has been cleared.… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2008

Lindbergh senior wins Renton Lions scholarship

Marcus Ramirez is this year’s recipient of the Renton Lions Club’s annual scholarship. Ramirez is a senior at Lindbergh High School. He will receive $1,000 for college tuition and books upon enrollment.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Renton Tech names Exceptional Faculty and Staff award winners

Renton Technical College Foundation recently announced its Exceptional Faculty and Staff Award recipients. Each winner will receive a plaque and a $500 award. The awards are sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and First Savings Bank Northwest.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Crane at Valley Medical Center shut down by state

The state halted operation of a crane working on a construction project at Valley Medical Center in Renton, citing possible electrical problems, according to a press release from the state Department of Labor and Industries.

  • Jun 9, 2008

King County budget cuts slice into criminal justice programs

Proposed cutbacks to King County’s budget to make up for a nearly $70 million shortfall in 2009 will likely cause a ripple effect throughout the county as court services, sheriff’s deputies and prosecuting attorneys will likely be cut.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Renton Special Events Calendar

A listing of special events happening around Renton.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Renton group RAYS-es about $30K for youth and families

About $30,000 was raised for youth and families last Saturday during RAYS (Renton Youth and Family Services) “Signature Showcase” Dinner and Auction at Renton Technical College.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Renton High School senior class, 2007-2008 | Photo

Commencement for Renton High SchoolWHEN: Friday, June 13WHERE: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., BellevueTIME: 7:30 p.m.GRADUATES: About 212PRINCIPAL: Paul ApostleSUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Mary Alice HeuschelSPEAKERS:… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2008

Lindbergh High School, senior class, 2007-2008 | Photo

The senior class of Lindbergh High School will graduate Friday, June 13, 12:30 p.m., at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue.… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2008

Hazen High School, senior class, 2007-2008 | Photo

The senior class of Hazen High School will graduate Friday, June 13, 4 p.m., at the Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue.… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2008

Renton plans open house on Jones Road sidewalks

The City of Renton will hold an open house on Tuesday for residents, businesses and community groups to receive information about sidewalk improvements on Jones Avenue Northeast.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Stretch of Benson Highway in Renton to get U-turns

Repaving was expected to begin this week of about 1 1/2 miles of the Benson Highway in Renton that will result in some lane closures, mainly at night.

Man, 24, robbed in downtown Renton garage

A 24-year-old man was assaulted at about 10:10 p.m. Monday in the downtown city parking garage on Burnett Avenue South, according to Renton police. The City of Renton will soon install enhanced security cameras at the Metro Transit Center in an effort to help prosecute such crimes. The victim told police he was assaulted after he had gotten off a bus at the Transit Center.

  • Jun 9, 2008