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A cold, wet spring means that the state Department of Transportation will delay by a week the opening of the new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on State Route 167 between Renton and Auburn.
Prizes and money donations are requested for Hazen High School’s 2008 Grad Night, on June 13.
Hearing examiner Fred Kaufman at a hearing last week pushed back a week his ruling on a proposed downtown apartment and retail building.
Marcie Palmer has seen plenty of wildlife in her Kennydale neighborhood. She’s seen coyotes, deer, possums and raccoons. Last summer a cougar was spotted in lower Kennydale. But Wednesday was the first Kennydale bear sighting for the City Council member and many of her neighbors.
A new member of the elected board that oversees Valley Medical Center faces an uncertain future on the board with a change of meeting times to Monday evening.
The Municipal League of King County awarded Dalia Amin of Lindbergh High School with the Civic Scholar Scholarship at the 49th annual Civic Awards Thursday in Seattle.
The new 2008 Puget Sound Fresh Farm Guide is now available for free at local libraries.
The Hazen Players at Hazen High School will present its annual spring play May 1, 2 and 3. This spring’s play is “You Can’t Take it With You,” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Show times are 7 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on May 3. Tickets are $5 for students with ASB, $7 for adults and students without ASB.
Valley Medical Center will open eight new operating rooms this summer, the second phase of the hospital’s new surgery center.
Agents with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement on Wednesday indicted more than a dozen people for involvement in marijuana growing operations as well as three businesses during a raid they’re calling “Operation Green Reaper.”
A Kent cab driver injured in a hate-crime attack last year is continuing on the path to recovery.
To register teams for the Renton Relay for Life, go to www.rentonrelay.org or call Jacqui Judd, 253-486-4615, or Nancy Knowles, 425-564-9835.
Seniors and their families can learn about housing options at Senior Housing Fair at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N., 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 13.
King County Fire District 20 (Skyway/West Hill) has completed its first Community Emergency Response Team Academy.
Several miles of the Valley Freeway will turn HOT on Saturday. Crews finally got the dry weather they needed last weekend to finish the second white stripe that will separate the HOT lanes from the general purpose lanes.
King County property owners/taxpayers are reminded that real estate and personal property taxes for the first half of 2008 must be paid or postmarked by today (Wednesday) at the latest.
Tickets are on sale for the annual RAYS (Renton Youth and Family Services) “Signature Showcase” Dinner and Auction May 31 at Renton Technical College.
The black bear brought down from a Kennydale tree last week by several public safety officials is awaiting treatment at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood.