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Renton River Days returns with new and old fun

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.

  • Jul 17, 2008

RTC’s childcare center planning safety carnival

Renton Technical College’s Childcare Center will hold a free Health and Safety Carnival on July 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Renton Transit Center beefs up security with guards on bikes

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.

Hazen graduate raises $6,500 to honor friend A climb to fight breast cancer

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.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Neighbors help save elderly woman in Skyway house fire

A Skyway house fire Saturday caused $100,000 in damages, but left an elderly Skyway woman and her two dogs unharmed.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Rotarians seek grant applications

The Renton Rotary Club is accepting applications for its Community Service Mini-grants through Aug. 28.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Nominations sought for Citizen of Year

Nominations for the 2008 Renton Citizen of the Year program are being accepted through Sept. 12.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Skyway firefighters sent to Spokane

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.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Armed for a career to make people safe Kaplan offers new criminal justice degree

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.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Helicopter owner working on solution to grad-night noise

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.

Reward offered for information in Renton man’s hit-and-run death

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.

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  • Jul 10, 2008

City attorney named Super Lawyer

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.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Safety Camp eases trip to ER

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.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Sheriff would cut deputies to balance her 2009 budget

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.

  • Jul 10, 2008

City installs speed camera near Renton High School

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.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Sex offender pleads not guilty to charges

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.

RAYS receives new board members, grant

Two new people recently joined Renton Area Youth and Family Services Board of Directors. They are Sara Barbee and Marilyn Sullivan.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Hazen grad to bike to raise money for disabled

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.

  • Jul 10, 2008