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No one hurt in two-alarm Skyway house fire

No one was injured in a two-alarm house fire at about 7:45 a.m. Monday in the 12600 64th Avenue South, according to the King County Fire District 20.

  • Jun 9, 2008
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Caleb Berger of Renton

The catch of the day

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  • Jun 9, 2008
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Caleb Berger of Renton

No one hurt in two-alarm house fire in Skyway

No one was injured in a two-alarm house fire at about 7:45 a.m. Monday in the 12600 64th Avenue South, according to the King County… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2008
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Several detour routes are suggested for the closure of Duvall Avenue Northeast.

Key Bellevue-Renton commuter route closes for a year to accommodate widening project

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.

Several detour routes are suggested for the closure of Duvall Avenue Northeast.
Alvina Popke of Renton describes how what she thought was an unexpected chance to help the Renton Salvation Army turned into a scam that robbed her of $6

Big heart, big scam

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.

Alvina Popke of Renton describes how what she thought was an unexpected chance to help the Renton Salvation Army turned into a scam that robbed her of $6
Famed forensic anthropologist Dr. James Chatters – the discoverer of Kennewick Man – displays a part of the metal work of a coffin Friday in which a young man was buried in the Highalnds in early years of the 1900s.

Discoverer of Kennewick Man leading investigation of remains found in Renton

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.

Famed forensic anthropologist Dr. James Chatters – the discoverer of Kennewick Man – displays a part of the metal work of a coffin Friday in which a young man was buried in the Highalnds in early years of the 1900s.
Lindbergh High School’s Jawinder Kahlon

Lindbergh team ‘GUN’ wins robot competition

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.

  • Jun 4, 2008
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Lindbergh High School’s Jawinder Kahlon

The Highlands mystery: Two coffins

By DEAN A. RADFORDEditor, Renton ReporterThe remains of a second person were found Monday just off Edmonds Avenue Northeast in the Highlands alongside what a… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2008
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  • Jun 2, 2008
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  • Jun 2, 2008
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Seahawks fishing derby, fundraiser set for June 7

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 .

  • Jun 2, 2008
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Highlands group assembling emergency kits

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.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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Duvall Avenue to close on Thursday

Beginning this Thursday (June 5), the City of Renton will close Duvall Avenue Northeast to through traffic between Sunset Boulevard and Southeast 95th Way.The road… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2008
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  • Jun 2, 2008
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Joint Lindbergh jazz concert Monday

Lindbergh High School’s jazz band will host a special guest early next week: Lindbergh High School’s jazz band.

  • Jun 2, 2008
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Workers drilled a pilot hole this week for a four-inch pipe just south of City Hall on Main Avenue that will monitor any ground movement when a 51-inch culvert is replaced in June under Interstate 405.

Main work set for June Culvert repair under way

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.

Workers drilled a pilot hole this week for a four-inch pipe just south of City Hall on Main Avenue that will monitor any ground movement when a 51-inch culvert is replaced in June under Interstate 405.
Duvall Avenue Northeast will close just north of its intersection with Sunset Boulevard Northeast for a one-year project to widen the key corridor between Renton and Factoria and Bellevue. When the closure occurs is uncertain.

Closure of Duvall Avenue for widening delayed

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.

Duvall Avenue Northeast will close just north of its intersection with Sunset Boulevard Northeast for a one-year project to widen the key corridor between Renton and Factoria and Bellevue. When the closure occurs is uncertain.
Marianne Houlne

Local nurse named ‘Professional of the Year’ by board

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.

  • May 31, 2008
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Marianne Houlne
Renton High School’s 12 Outstanding Seniors

Renton High’s Outstanding Seniors honored

Twelve Renton High School students were recognized as Outstanding Seniors at Wednesday’s School Board meeting.

  • May 31, 2008
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Renton High School’s 12 Outstanding Seniors

School bond continues to widen its ‘yes’ lead

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.

  • May 31, 2008
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