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


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  • May 30, 2008

Administrators honor Maxwell

Marcie Maxwell, a member of the Renton School Board, was awarded the 2008 Community Leadership Award May 16 in recognition of her community leadership and contributions to the improvement of public education by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

  • May 30, 2008

Grateful Renton widow leaves $36,000 to Fire Department

The City of Renton’s Fire and Emergency Services Department has received a $36,000 donation from the estate of a Renton resident.

  • May 30, 2008

RTC CommUNITY Festival is June 5

Break dancing, Japanese drumming, Mexican dancing, Indian and Japanese music, art and food from around the world and a multicultural fashion show.

  • May 30, 2008

A happy Haben takes a fourth-place finish

Highlands Elementary fifth-grader Haben Abraham wasn’t named “America’s Most Talented Singing Kid” by “The Maury Show.” But the 10-year-old is just happy she made it on the show.

  • May 30, 2008

Working hard

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  • May 30, 2008

Indians fall to Wolverines

After a 5-0 loss to Evergreen on Tuesday, it was easy for Renton High soccer coach Duane Nakamura to question the consistency of his rebuilding team.

  • May 30, 2008

Shooting suspect drowns in Green

A 39-year-old Seattle man shot in the back during a robbery attempt in east Renton Monday night is expected to recover, after undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries.

  • May 30, 2008

For Elijah, foxtrot, to football, to the samba

It was a free foxtrot lesson at the Seattle Center that got Elijah Clayton into ballroom dancing.

  • May 30, 2008

Some freeway ramp closures

• This week crews with the Washington state Department of Transportation in Renton and Tukwila will continue road widening work on I-405 and SR 167 .

  • May 30, 2008

IRS offering extra help to file return to get rebate

The Internal Revenue Services will open several Taxpayer Assistance offices in the state this Saturday to help people file a tax return in order to receive their income-tax rebate.

  • May 30, 2008