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Duvall Avenue Northeast, a key commuter route between Renton and Bellevue, finally closed Thursday for a widening project expected to take about a year. The closure was delayed for several days from June 2 while the contractor obtained one of the permits for the project, a stormwater discharge permit from the state Department of Transportation.
It’s early afternoon on May 17 and Alvina Popke is pushing a cart full of groceries out to her car at the Fred Meyer parking lot on the Benson Highway.
A key piece of evidence in solving the mystery of who is buried in a grave in the Highlands is about the size of a man’s wedding band. It’s a collar button, of a style dating from the early 1900s. A crew of five investigators painstakingly sifting through a narrow trench next to a new home’s foundation found the button, along with pieces of wool and leather, last Friday.
Robots took over Lindbergh High School’s gym Thursday. But they weren’t unattended. The sheet metal or plywood machines were controlled by local high schoolers competing in the 2008 Northwest Regional Robotics Competition.
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation and the Seattle Seahawks will hold the Second Annual Seattle Seahawks Feast and Fish Charity Fundraiser June 7 at Southport near Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park .
The Highlands Community Association is looking for some help to make sure that senior citizens and the disabled in Renton have a better chance of surviving an disaster or other emergency.
Lindbergh High School’s jazz band will host a special guest early next week: Lindbergh High School’s jazz band.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve Renton High School students were recognized as Outstanding Seniors at Wednesday’s School Board meeting.
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.