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Judge Kara Murphy Richards (photo credit: City of Renton)

Renton to implement alternative to jail for low-level offenders

Community court aims to mitigate the underlying factors that lead people to crime.

Judge Kara Murphy Richards (photo credit: City of Renton)
Best of Renton 2021 is sponsored by the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Reporter.

Best of Renton 2021 winners announced

Program is sponsored by the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Reporter.

  • Feb 26, 2021
Best of Renton 2021 is sponsored by the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Renton Reporter.
The suspected car thief and kidnapper (photo credit: Renton Police Department)

RPD searching for kidnapping suspect after finding the stolen child

The incident triggered an amber alert yesterday (Feb. 24)

The suspected car thief and kidnapper (photo credit: Renton Police Department)
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Kent teen charged with murder of teen during gun exchange

Two Renton teens also charged in September shooting in Kirkland

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A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Masks are still king in combating new COVID strains

A top UW doctor talks new strains, masks and when normal could return.

A South King Fire & Rescue firefighter places a used test swab into a secure COVID test vial on Nov. 18, 2020, at a Federal Way testing site. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Democrats look to allow noncitizens to serve on school boards

A Senate bill takes aim at a state law requiring anyone seeking elected office to be a citizen.

  • Feb 22, 2021
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

State health leader: We have a plan, we don’t have the supply

Two months after the COVID vaccine landed in Washington, many still struggle to secure their shots.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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How the pandemic and coronavirus variants can show us evolution in real time

Scientists say viruses reproduce and mutate at higher rates, creating viral variants.

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Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)

Inslee signs $2.2 billion COVID relief package

The federal funds will go to fight COVID, aid renters and reopen shuttered schools and businesses.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about schools reopening during a Tuesday news conference. (TVW)
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Renton man sentenced in King County Drainage District fraud scheme

Darrell Winston helped Drainage District Commisioner steal tax dollars and lied to investigators, according to Department of Justice.

  • Feb 19, 2021
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Chef Marlys Miller does cooking demo for students (photo credit: David Nelson)

Career and technical educators at Lindbergh HS adapt to teach hands-on courses remotely

‘Through all of this we will become better teachers.’

Chef Marlys Miller does cooking demo for students (photo credit: David Nelson)
Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)

UW study shows high COVID infection rates among pregnant women

Study shows infection rates to be two to four times higher than expected among minority groups.

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, an ob-gyn with the University of Washington School of Medicine and senior author of the report (Photo Credit: University of Washington School of Medicine)
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Everett online heroin and meth dealer sentenced for mailing drugs nationwide

Todd Peterman-Dishion of Everett, let go by Boeing and addicted, turned to dark internet commerce.

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Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo

State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools

A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading

Of the 84 schools that had COVID-19 outbreaks across the state, 69% were public schools and the remaining were private schools, according to a new report. Courtesy photo
29-year-old Vitaliy L. Lakotiy (photo credit: Renton Police Department)

Renton Police looking for missing person

RPD posted alerts about missing 29-year-old Vitality L. Lakotiy

29-year-old Vitaliy L. Lakotiy (photo credit: Renton Police Department)
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Legislature examines restructuring public health in WA

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering an overhaul of Washington state’s public health system to increase access to basic services. A number of changes are expected… Continue reading

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Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?

Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.

Gray wolves historically roamed across the state but were eradicated in Washington by 1930s. In recent decades wolves have been migrating back to the state from Canada, Idaho and Oregon. John and Karen Hollingsworth/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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King County Sheriff’s deputies found 130 grams of illegal drugs during single incident

KCSO says they found the narcotics during a mid-january police stop in Fairwood.

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Legislator’s bill proposes wiping advisory votes from your ballot

‘They are nothing more than push polls designed to instill distrust in government,’ says state senator.

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Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Inslee: We have vaccine capacity, we just need the doses

Despite continued frustration from those seeking a shot, the state is making progress, he said.

Remi Frederick, a Village Green employee receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Jan. 26 in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing