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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail corridor that an history agreement would preserve begins north of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and skirts the new Seahawks’ headquarters

County agrees to corridor trail

Preservation of the Eastside rail corridor came a step closer to reality Monday with approval by the King County Council of a key part of a plan to purchase the corridor from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.

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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail corridor that an history agreement would preserve begins north of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and skirts the new Seahawks’ headquarters
Michelle Nguyen

Hip-hop bands to raise money for Darfur

Seven local hip-hop artists will bring their rhythms and rhymes to downtown Renton Saturday, May 17. The show, called Real Hip Hop 4 Real Change, is at Harambee, a church and community center on South Third Street, will benefit Mercy Corps efforts to stop the genocide in Darfur.

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Michelle Nguyen

Two spots open on arts commission

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

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Kenneth Sims

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
Kenneth Sims

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.

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Renton Fire Department medics work on a 74-year-old stabbing victim Thursday evening at the Renton Transit Center on Burnett Avenue South

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.

Renton Fire Department medics work on a 74-year-old stabbing victim Thursday evening at the Renton Transit Center on Burnett Avenue South
Lindbergh senior Leila Swier knows first-hand the needs at her school. She’s voted “yes” on a $150 million school-bond issue.

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.

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Lindbergh senior Leila Swier knows first-hand the needs at her school. She’s voted “yes” on a $150 million school-bond issue.
This black bear was tranquilized after climbing into a tree in Kennydale.

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.

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This black bear was tranquilized after climbing into a tree in Kennydale.
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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.

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Cascade Elementary School teacher Harvey Sadis runs a play rehearsal with his second-grade class for their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” At left is Scott Chen

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.

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Cascade Elementary School teacher Harvey Sadis runs a play rehearsal with his second-grade class for their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” At left is Scott Chen

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.

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Residents of Wonderland Estates and guests socialize Saturday at a party to celebrate the park being saved from closure. At left is Karen Duncan and her daughter

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.

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Residents of Wonderland Estates and guests socialize Saturday at a party to celebrate the park being saved from closure. At left is Karen Duncan and her daughter
Police tape is removed Thursday from the site where human remains were excavated at a new home under construction on Edmonds Avenue Northeast. The remains are likely decades-old.

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.

Police tape is removed Thursday from the site where human remains were excavated at a new home under construction on Edmonds Avenue Northeast. The remains are likely decades-old.

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.

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Renton Fire Department’s Mark Bailey was in charge of checking patients with the hand-held radiation detector after they have been decontaminated

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.

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Renton Fire Department’s Mark Bailey was in charge of checking patients with the hand-held radiation detector after they have been decontaminated
The Cedar River

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

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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