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County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

Renton, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way mayors say they won’t back down

County executive wants cities to drop opposition to revised officer-involved shooting inquests

Kent, Auburn, Federal Way mayors say they won’t back down

On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Common Ground Cupcakes tree removal now on hold

Update: Contractors are no longer removing tree on Tuesday, allowing time for city to hear public concerns

On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Police investigate suspicious device at Kennydale gas station

Police state the mysterious device from Tuesday, June 9, turned out to be two large black tubes willed with concrete.

Courtesy Renton Fire AIFF Local 864.

Small plane crashes near Renton Stadium

The two occupants have minor injuries

  • Jun 12, 2020
Courtesy Renton Fire AIFF Local 864.
Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW

WA classrooms to reopen this fall, says state superintendent

Chris Reykdal says in-person instruction is possible if schools comply with safety rules.

  • Jun 11, 2020
Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a screenshot from his virtual press conference June 11. Courtesy of TVW
King County Metro/File photo

Despite budget troubles, Metro will move forward with Renton-Kent-Auburn plan

King County Metro releases Fall 2020 service plans, 50 routes to be suspended

King County Metro/File photo

Washington families can get help to buy food during school closures

Pandemic EBT available early July for children whose schools closed due to COVID-19

  • Jun 10, 2020
Protesters grew in numbers each time they gathered at Renton City Hall, marching through the downtown streets. Photo by David Nelson.

Photos: In Renton, a week of protests say Black lives matter

“Don’t be afraid. We see you and hear you.”

  • Jun 9, 2020
Protesters grew in numbers each time they gathered at Renton City Hall, marching through the downtown streets. Photo by David Nelson.

Poison Center records increase in poison exposures during COVID-19

Poison exposures from the misuse of chemicals spiked 53 percent in the early days of the pandemic.

Courtesy city of Renton.

Expect traffic signal changes at South Third Street intersections this week

The changes are part of the city’s conversion of Wells and Williams avenues to two-way.

  • Jun 8, 2020
Courtesy city of Renton.

Future of new sex ed law may rest in the hands of voters

Opponents are confident they have enough signatures to put a referendum on the November ballot.

King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure

Now in Phase 1.5, KCLS will gradually allow book returns with strict guidelines.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

Child care shortage could follow COVID-19 pandemic

Around 25 percent of child care facilities have closed across the state.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy city of Renton

Have a say in the Coulon Park playground design

The city is hosting a survey about new playground ideas for a needed upgrade

  • Jun 5, 2020
Photo courtesy city of Renton
Up in the air, these two rescue dogs did just fine as they made their way from La Paz, Mexico, to Renton, Washington. Photo courtesy of Pilots N Paws

Dog rescuers overcome pandemic’s limitations to bring a puppy to Renton

Labrador Retriever-Beagle mix makes 2,100-mile journey from Mexico.

Up in the air, these two rescue dogs did just fine as they made their way from La Paz, Mexico, to Renton, Washington. Photo courtesy of Pilots N Paws

Closures on I-5 in SeaTac for Federal Way Link construction

Along southbound lanes over three weeks

  • Jun 4, 2020

King County assessor wants Legislature to fix laws to help small businesses

Changes needed because of COVID-19 impact on commercial properties

  • Jun 4, 2020

King County could be in Phase 2 in two weeks

The county is also hoping the state lets them reopen several businesses by Friday.

Renton High School seniors came to the Renton protest still in their cap and gown from the drive-thru graduation ceremony, Monday, June 1. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton youth rally at protest in front of city hall

Rentonites joined protesters around the nation to say “Black lives matter”

Renton High School seniors came to the Renton protest still in their cap and gown from the drive-thru graduation ceremony, Monday, June 1. Photo by Haley Ausbun.