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Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)

Abandoned boats in waterways are a ‘regional challenge,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office

Spokesperson says expensive and time-consuming boat recoveries happen about 20 times a year.

Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)
Event flyer (Credit Downtown Renton Partnership)

‘Renton-In-A-Box’, event aims to give you a taste of some of downtown’s best small businesses.

Events in February and March will give participants a bundled gift box and access to a virtual event

Event flyer (Credit Downtown Renton Partnership)
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Pay freeze for Inslee and state lawmakers this year

A citizen panel approved a 1.75% increase for executives, legislators and justices 17 months from now.

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Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson

Renton man dies in crash along NB I-5 in Federal Way

Washington State Patrol says a medical emergency caused the crash.

Photo courtesy of WSP Trooper Rick Johnson
Suspected owner of the dog who attacked (Photo Credit: Renton Police Department)

Renton police looking for owner of an attacking dog

Police say the dog attacked and injured another dog at Sunset Neighborhood Park.

Suspected owner of the dog who attacked (Photo Credit: Renton Police Department)
Sunset Neighborhood Park plaza (Photo Credit: City of Renton)

Renton opens completed Sunset Neighborhood Park

Park features walkways, lawns, playgrounds and jungle gyms.

Sunset Neighborhood Park plaza (Photo Credit: City of Renton)
Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Report: Washington salmon are in hot water

Ten of the 14 salmon species listed as endangered are in crisis.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)

Research suggests warmer oceans are killing sea stars in Puget Sound

‘Wasting syndrome’ has decimated 70-100 percent of sea star populations in certain areas.

Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)
Map of downtown improvement plans (Photo Credit: City of Renton)

Downtown Renton to receive road and infrastructure upgrades during 2021 project

Renton’s Utility Systems Director said there will be downtown lane closures and detours.

Map of downtown improvement plans (Photo Credit: City of Renton)
Hazen High School in the Renton School District. File photo

Renton School District parents left concerned and confused about plan to return to in-person learning

RSD Spokesperson said the district will take “phased,” approach to return student to class.

Hazen High School in the Renton School District. File photo
The city-owned accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO

King County to launch COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kent, Auburn

Opening Feb. 1 at ShoWare Center, GSA Complex for vulnerable older adults

The city-owned accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, 625 W. James St. FILE PHOTO
Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks

Ex-Seahawk Wheeler accused of attacking girlfriend in Kent apartment

Lineman charged with first-degree domestic violence assault

Chad Wheeler. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Seahawks
Shattered bus window from the incident (Photo credit: King County Sheriff's Office)

King County Sheriff’s Office looking for man who shattered a bus window

Man reportedly punched and shattered a Metro bus door at South Renton Park and Ride.

Shattered bus window from the incident (Photo credit: King County Sheriff's Office)
An AR-15. Courtesy photo

Mags, open carry at protests and AR-15s on Olympia’s agenda

Lawmakers are eyeing a number of bills which could change firearm regulations in the state.

An AR-15. Courtesy photo
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Lawmakers consider prohibiting use of credit score to determine insurance rates

Advocates say credit scoring makes low-income and minority policy holders pay more for coverage.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
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Renton Police charge suspect from 2020 parking lot shooting

Police believe Everett man killed one man, injured a 15-year-old.

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June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology

Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound

Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.

June 2018 algae bloom. Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology
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Survey shows rent debt to be disproportionately distributed among minorities

More than half of Black renters surveyed said they owed rent money from previous months.

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West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology.

EPA loans King County $96.8 million to prevent untreated water from spilling into Puget Sound

Loan comes a week after an over 10 million gallon overflow into the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.

West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology.
National Guard troops, pictured Jan. 11 at the state Capitol in Olympia, have been on standby in case of violent protests. (Photo by Roger Harnack, Cheney Free Press)

At the state Capitol, a quiet day amid heightened security

There were no protests or arrests as troopers patrolled and the National Guard assumed a lower profile.

  • Jan 21, 2021
National Guard troops, pictured Jan. 11 at the state Capitol in Olympia, have been on standby in case of violent protests. (Photo by Roger Harnack, Cheney Free Press)