Two spots open on arts commission

The City of Renton is seeking candidates for two positions on the Renton Municipal Arts Commission.

  • May 30, 2008


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  • May 30, 2008

Notification meeting set May 15 for sex offender

The City of Renton will hold a public notification meeting May 15 for a Level 3 sex offender who is living in southwest Renton.

  • May 30, 2008

53-year-old inmate dies in Renton jail

A 53-year-old man was found dead in his cell at the Renton City Jail at City Hall at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.

  • May 30, 2008

Elderly man stabbed over cell phone

A 74-year-old Renton man stabbed multiple times Thursday evening in downtown Renton is recovering from his wounds, while Renton police investigate the events leading to the attack – starting with the robbery of a cell phone.

First-time voter goes for school bond First-time voter goes for school bond

Leila Swier turned 18 March 31. She registered to vote a few weeks later and mailed her first ballot shortly after.

  • May 30, 2008

Bear recovers after surgery

The black bear treed in Kennydale a couple weeks ago is on the mend. He underwent surgery on May 5 to fix his dislocated right hip and fractured hip bone.

  • May 30, 2008

Saturday drive nets about 23 tons of food for food bank, so far

The wares at the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank grew by 64,000 pounds over the weekend.

  • May 30, 2008

The bard as muse

It’s not every second grader who can comfortably throw around words like thou, thee and doth. But the students in Harvey Sadis’ Cascade Elementary class aren’t any second graders.

  • May 30, 2008

Postmark deadline for school ballots is Tuesday

Supporters of the Renton School District’s $150 million construction bond measure are putting on a final push this weekend to get voters to mail in their ballots.

Hearing examiner places basic conditions on downtown project

Hearing Examiner Fred Kaufman recently approved — with basic conditions — the plans for a downtown apartment and retail building that would take up five downtown lots anchored by Jet City Espresso, at the southwest corner of South Second Street and Main Avenue South.

  • May 30, 2008

Wonderland celebrates future

The mood is merry inside the wood-paneled club house. People sing along to folk songs the man in the corner strums on his guitar. A young girl dances. An assortment of appetizers and cakes sit nearby.

  • May 30, 2008

An historical mystery in the Highlands

The discovery of a human jawbone in the Renton Highlands last Thursday may go down as an historical mystery.

Charges filed in traffic fatality

The driver of a 2002 Acura that crashed into an apartment complex on Talbot Road South in December, resulting in the death a passenger, has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Deadline nears to apply for art show at car show

Art and autos will combine July 6 at the Return to Renton Annual Car Show, lining the streets downtown and including an art gallery sponsored by Arts Unlimited.

  • May 30, 2008

Ready to deal with catastrophe

Kent and Renton firefighters spent nearly two hours at a large-scale decontamination drill Thursday to help prepare for a potential hazardous materials spill or the release of a poisonous gas by a terrorist group that could injure or kill residents.

  • May 30, 2008

Level of the Cedar River on the rise

The City of Seattle is slowly raising the level of the Cedar River today to open up space in the Chester Morse Reservoir for the runoff from the melting snowpack in the Cscades

  • May 30, 2008

Mudslide closes lane of SR 900

A mudslide has closed the right westbound lane of State Route 900 at Northeast Park Drive in Renton.Crews expect to have the lane open by… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2008

School bond is expanding its lead

The all-important "yes" vote is continuing to firm up in the all-mail-in election for the Renton School District's $150 million construction bond.As of Thursday, the… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2008

River closed to recreation use for now Cedar River is running high, cold

The Cedar River is running at unusually high levels for this time of year as the City of Seattle opens up space in the Chester Morse Reservoir in the Cascades to store runoff from a huge mountain snowpack.