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Food, music, art, sports and inflatables. IKEA Renton River Days is bringing all this and more to Liberty Park in less than a week. The 23rd annual festival kicks off with Kids’ Day Wednesday, July 23 and continues Friday through Sunday, July 25-27, with a Senior Day Picnic in between.
Renton Technical College’s Childcare Center will hold a free Health and Safety Carnival on July 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Renton Transit Center has become a safer and friendlier place, according to city officials, with the addition of private security guards who are patrolling downtown on foot and bike.
Gary Fergus has always wanted to climb Mount Rainier. The snow-capped mountain was a frequent sight during his many Renton years. The 33-year-old Portland firefighter and emergency medical technician has taken many day trips up the Cascades’ tallest peak, but didn’t make his first summit attempt until early this month.
A Skyway house fire Saturday caused $100,000 in damages, but left an elderly Skyway woman and her two dogs unharmed.
The Renton Rotary Club is accepting applications for its Community Service Mini-grants through Aug. 28.
Nominations for the 2008 Renton Citizen of the Year program are being accepted through Sept. 12.
King County Fire District 20 (Skyway, West Hill) firefighters have been dispatched to Spokane to assist in the efforts in the Valley View Fire in Spokane.
Family ties forced Josue Ramirez into gang life. The 21-year-old Federal Way resident was living in Los Angeles, and having heart trouble from the criminal pressure.
The owner of a charter-helicopter business based at Renton Municipal Airport has told Mayor Denis Law he will consider how to avoid the noise from graduation night flights that disrupted the sleep of residents under their flight paths.
Daren Dougan was just a half-mile from home on June 26 when a SUV pulled in front of his Harley-Davidson on Talbot Road South, causing a collision that would eventually lead to his death.
For the second year in a row, Renton’s City Attorney Larry Warren has been included in a distinguished group of Washington lawyers, known as a Super Lawyer, in the June 2008 issue of Washington Law & Politics magazine.
A trip the emergency room isn’t something parents normally wish for their children during summer camp. Unless, of course, the camp is Valley Medical Center’s annual Safety Camp.
King County Sheriff Sue Rahr has developed a proposed 2009 budget that she said offers creative ways to trim spending while minimizing cuts of deputies to about of what she originally feared.
The City of Renton has installed a speed camera on South Second Street near Renton High School as part of its continuing enforcement campaign against drivers who speed, run red lights, and do not stop for school buses.
A 41-year-old convicted sex offender this week pleaded not guilty to three charges of rape stemming from a series of assaults over a six-month period in Renton.
Two new people recently joined Renton Area Youth and Family Services Board of Directors. They are Sara Barbee and Marilyn Sullivan.
Four-thousand miles. On a bike. That’s the length of Journey of Hope. Greg Brandt of Renton plans to make this trip with his fraternity brothers next summer.