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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.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
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

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
The Cedar River

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
  • BY Wire Service

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
  • BY Wire Service
The Cedar River

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.

The Cedar River

Police blotter

Tools stolen

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

School board sets hearing on change to budget

The Renton School District Board of Directors will present a proposed 2007-2008 budget extension to citizens at a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Kohlwes Education Center.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Metro Transit to start new routes, schedules on Saturday, May 31

Starting Saturday, May 31, King County Metro Transit will make a few changes to bus routes to update bus service.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Rolling slowdowns planned while sign placed on I-405

During the night and early morning hours of Tuesday and Wednesday, crews may perform a series of 15-minute rolling slowdowns on northbound Interstate 405 near State Route 181 and close two lanes of northbound I-405 between I-5 and State Route 167 while cranes place an overhead sign.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service

Auction to raise money to benefit work of RAYS

School wasn’t always important to Carolina Perez. As an eighth grader, she hung with the wrong crowd. The crowd that got in trouble for disrupting class and fighting. But Perez has changed since then, during her four years in RAYS (Renton Area Youth and Family Services) Rites of Passage Program, a support group for youth struggling in school.

  • May 30, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Two Renton students and two Kent students recently received the 2008 $mart Scholarship award

$mart Scholarships go to four

Two Renton students and two Kent students were recently selected as winners of the 2008 $mart Scholarship award, sponsored by Renton-based JayMarc Development.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Two Renton students and two Kent students recently received the 2008 $mart Scholarship award
Cameras and videos that will document those who run a red light at four intersections in Renton include the one at southbound East Valley Highway and Southwest 43rd Street. The city also has installed signs that the cameras are in place.

Tickets start Sunday for red-light violators Tickets start Sunday for red-light violators

Starting Sunday, those caught on camera running a red light at four busy intersections in Renton could get a $124 ticket.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Cameras and videos that will document those who run a red light at four intersections in Renton include the one at southbound East Valley Highway and Southwest 43rd Street. The city also has installed signs that the cameras are in place.

‘Landslide’ victory for school bond

Friday night results from the May 20 special election had Renton School District officials proclaiming a “landslide win” for the district’s $150-million construction bond.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Laquita Crumwell sorts incoming ballots from the May 20 election at the King County Elections Building Friday morning. Joe McCleve is behind her.

Elections office ‘a key milestone’

A King County Sheriff’s deputy sits just beyond the turnstiles, beeping because someone didn’t have a key card. Behind the deputy is a chain-link cage, guarded by a fingerprint scanner. Fifty-nine security cameras are recording in the building’s eight security zones. All visitors are wearing badges. Most doors automatically shut in 30 seconds.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Laquita Crumwell sorts incoming ballots from the May 20 election at the King County Elections Building Friday morning. Joe McCleve is behind her.
Eric Petzold

He’s spreading message of heart health

At 35, Eric Petzold thought he was too young to have a heart attack. He was wrong. Even though he’s a bit overweight and high cholesterol runs in his family, the new City of Renton employee thought he had time.

  • May 28, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Eric Petzold

City’s veterans will honor fallen comrades Monday

Renton’s veterans will remember those who died in the service of their country this Monday, Memorial Day.

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  • May 22, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Wet weather threatened to turn the softball fields at Ron Regis Park into sandy mud this week

Working a sun break

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  • May 22, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
Wet weather threatened to turn the softball fields at Ron Regis Park into sandy mud this week
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A jump-start on teacher collaboration

It’s nearly 7:20 a.m. at Hazen High School. On any other day, campus would be buzzing with straggling students. But today, except for staff cars, the parking lots are deserted. A girl wearing shorts and a T-shirt runs inside to join other dancers. No other students are around. Upstairs, lockers line the empty hallways. Only a few classrooms are lit.

  • May 21, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
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  • May 20, 2008
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