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Planning Commission expands with annexation of Benson Hill

The city’s Planning Commission will grow from seven members to nine with the annexation of Benson Hill.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton-area man charged with animal cruelty

A Renton-area man has been charged with three felony counts of first-degree animal cruelty, following the death of an emaciated horse on his property and what prosecutors say was neglect of other horses.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton High old-timers plan banquet

The Renton High School Old-Timers Association will hold its annual banquet on Sunday, May 18, at the Renton Holiday Inn.

  • May 30, 2008

Sims to issue animal-shelter report next week

King County Executive Ron Sims plans to release a report next week to the County Council rebutting many of the recent findings by consultant Nathan Winograd, over the county’s management of its two animal shelters.

  • May 30, 2008

McKnight students do well in the regional History Day

Several McKnight Middle School students placed highly in the recent South Puget Sound Regional History Day competition at Green River Community College.

  • May 30, 2008

Boater education now required

With boating season approaching, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission reminds boaters about the boater education card requirement.

  • May 30, 2008

Lane closures on 405, 167

Next week, crews in Renton and Tukwila will continue road widening work on I-405 and State Route 167.

  • May 30, 2008

A classroom without walls

It doesn’t look like a classroom from afar. It’s just a grassy hill from the window of Kristen Brenneman’s second-grade classroom.

  • May 30, 2008

Veteran dancer, director takes over the artistic reins of ballet company

Kevin Kaiser started in January as the Evergreen City Ballet’s artistic director, replacing Wade Walthall.

  • May 30, 2008

Arguments made in hospital recall petition

Whether a petition to recall the president of the Valley Medical Center Board of Commissioners would move forward was argued Thursday for about an hour, but the judge indicated he wouldn’t issue his ruling until Tuesday (yesterday).

  • May 30, 2008

Still years away, city to keep eye on pipeline route

The City of Renton will discuss the alignment of any pipeline the Cascade Water Alliance will build to bring drinking water from the alliance’s newly acquired Lake Tapps in Pierce County to the Eastside.

  • May 30, 2008

Transit Now brings expanded bus service to Renton

In less than six months, Renton-area bus riders will get another boost in transit service through a partnership between King County Metro Transit and the cities of Renton and Kent.

  • May 30, 2008

Hazen parents, seniors gear up for Grad Night

Hazen High School’s grad night is set for June 13, the night of graduation. Reservations are made for the two secret locations on the drug-and-alcohol-free night. But prize and money donations are needed to make the once-in-a-lifetime event a success.

  • May 30, 2008

Kennydale PTA auction is planned for May 3

Kennydale Elementary is hosting its 8th annual fundraising auction May 3 at Renton Technical College. The Kennydale PTA Auction is called “Planting Seeds for the Future.” Registration and the silent auction begins at 5 p.m. A prime rib dinner will be served. Tickets are $30.

  • May 30, 2008

Lending watersheds a helping hand

Soccer introduced Doris Yepez to Black River Riparian Forest. She found the 93-acre city-owned forest just off Oakesdale Avenue Southwest on a short walk from her daughter’s soccer practice.

  • May 30, 2008

Welcome back, WASL

Spring Break will end abruptly for Renton School District students when testing begins next week for the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning). Elementary and middle-school students take all four WASL sections within a two-week window beginning Monday and ending April 25. High-school students take the math and science WASL sections April 15-18.

  • May 30, 2008

BRIEFS

Renton Technical College’s language interpreter program instructor Ineza Kuceba will translate a speech by the Dalai Lama into Polish during his Washington visit, which begins today (Saturday) and ends Tuesday.

  • May 30, 2008

Spring Festival, poker and art next Saturday

Downtown Renton will be bustling next Saturday, April 19. The Piazza will be filled with booths hawking arts and crafts and foods, as well as live entertainers for Piazza Renton’s sixth annual Spring Festival. Downtown businesses will be filled with card sharks in search of the perfect poker hand during Downtown Renton Committee’s third annual Downtown Poker Run. The park next to the Piazza will be transformed into an Arts Unlimited gallery and filled with jewelry, ceramics, clothing, paintings and photography for sale by local artists, including students from Sierra Heights Elementary.

  • May 30, 2008

A Kids Place Dentistry hosts open house for KC Kids

KC Kids began only a couple months ago, but A Kids Place Dentistry in Renton has already signed up several patients for King County’s dental program for uninsured children. The Highlands children’s dental office is hoping even more patients sign up for the free pilot program at an open house Monday from 9 a.m-4 p.m.

  • May 30, 2008

Mixed-use complex proposed for Jet City, vacant lots

Now it’s a few gravel lots and an abandoned gas station-turned coffee shop. But if all goes according to plan, in a couple years Jet City Espresso and those five downtown Renton lots will be transformed into a multimillion dollar, six-story apartment and retail building.

  • May 30, 2008