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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.
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
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 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.
Starting Saturday, May 31, King County Metro Transit will make a few changes to bus routes to update bus service.
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.
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.
Two Renton students and two Kent students were recently selected as winners of the 2008 $mart Scholarship award, sponsored by Renton-based JayMarc Development.
Starting Sunday, those caught on camera running a red light at four busy intersections in Renton could get a $124 ticket.
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.
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.
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.
Renton’s veterans will remember those who died in the service of their country this Monday, Memorial Day.
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.