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Sheriff reopens the Cedar River

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr at noon Friday reopened the Cedar River to recreational use.The Green River remains closed.“The flow of the Cedar River has… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Midwives at Valley Medical Center deliver 500th baby

After opening their doors just a year-and-a-half ago, the Midwives at Valley Medical Center recently celebrated a major milestone: the delivery of their 500th baby.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Bob Riley

Vision House dedicates four new apartments

Ten more children and their single mom or dad now have a place to call home in the Renton Highlands if they must flee an abusive relationship.

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BCC honors Renton man

Renton resident Ed Smith has received a Margin of Excellence Award from the Bellevue Community College Foundation in recognition of his work in support of the college and its students.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

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  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Administrators honor Maxwell

Marcie Maxwell, a member of the Renton School Board, was awarded the 2008 Community Leadership Award May 16 in recognition of her community leadership and contributions to the improvement of public education by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Grateful Renton widow leaves $36,000 to Fire Department

The City of Renton’s Fire and Emergency Services Department has received a $36,000 donation from the estate of a Renton resident.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

RTC CommUNITY Festival is June 5

Break dancing, Japanese drumming, Mexican dancing, Indian and Japanese music, art and food from around the world and a multicultural fashion show.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Haben Abraham

A happy Haben takes a fourth-place finish

Highlands Elementary fifth-grader Haben Abraham wasn’t named “America’s Most Talented Singing Kid” by “The Maury Show.” But the 10-year-old is just happy she made it on the show.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
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No. 1 boys singles player Justin Wu pushes a roller across the rain-soaked tennis courts at Renton High School as the team prepares for a match against Highline High School.

Working hard

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  • May 30, 2008
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No. 1 boys singles player Justin Wu pushes a roller across the rain-soaked tennis courts at Renton High School as the team prepares for a match against Highline High School.
Renton goalie Luis Martinez tangles with teammate Brandon Schaefer and an Evergreen player in a play that was a close call but did not result in a goal in Renton’s 5-0 loss at Highline Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.

Indians fall to Wolverines

After a 5-0 loss to Evergreen on Tuesday, it was easy for Renton High soccer coach Duane Nakamura to question the consistency of his rebuilding team.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Renton goalie Luis Martinez tangles with teammate Brandon Schaefer and an Evergreen player in a play that was a close call but did not result in a goal in Renton’s 5-0 loss at Highline Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.

Shooting suspect drowns in Green

A 39-year-old Seattle man shot in the back during a robbery attempt in east Renton Monday night is expected to recover, after undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Left to right

For Elijah, foxtrot, to football, to the samba

It was a free foxtrot lesson at the Seattle Center that got Elijah Clayton into ballroom dancing.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
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Some freeway ramp closures

• This week crews with the Washington state Department of Transportation in Renton and Tukwila will continue road widening work on I-405 and SR 167 .

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

IRS offering extra help to file return to get rebate

The Internal Revenue Services will open several Taxpayer Assistance offices in the state this Saturday to help people file a tax return in order to receive their income-tax rebate.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Beth Compton told her friends that she didn’t want presents for her 25th birthday. Instead

25th birthday becomes chance to clean up pond

Beth Compton didn’t celebrate her 25th birthday by going bowling or clubbing, or even out to eat. Instead, she and about 14 friends cleared blackberry bushes and ivy from Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area, which is just off the Cedar River Trail and Renton-Maple Valley Highway.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Beth Compton told her friends that she didn’t want presents for her 25th birthday. Instead

Bob Vos re-elected to conservation board

In an election that cost about $50,000, Bob Vos of Auburn was re-elected March 18 to the Board of Supervisors of the King Conservation District.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Two key officials receive new titles

Two top city administrators have new titles, part of the city’s efforts to combine short- and long-range planning under one boss and all planning employees in one spot.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Wheelchair athletes compete at Renton High

About 150 wheelchair athletes will come to Renton this weekend for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association varsity championships, hosted by Northwest Adaptive Sports, the Seattle Sonics and local Kiwanis clubs.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Danny Ngo of Seattle

An Easter tradition

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  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Danny Ngo of Seattle