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Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo

Gov. Inslee surges to big lead as he nears rare third term

Statewide office roundup: Schools chief Reykdal in close contest; Secretary of State Wyman fends off challenge.

Jay Inslee (D), left, and Loren Culp (R). File photo
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Sex education bill Referendum 90 is passing

It will decide whether Senate Bill 5395 will be enacted into law.

  • Nov 3, 2020
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Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Voters approve $1.74 billion bond for Harborview Medical Center

King County voters are saying yes to upgrades at Harborview Medical Center. Prop. 1 would authorize King County to issue up to $1.74 billion in… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2020
Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.
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All King County charter amendments are passing

Voters are approving an appointed sheriff along with other measures.

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Incumbent Adam Smith winning 9th Congressional District seat

Smith (D) received 76% of votes; opponent Doug Basler (R) behind with 23% of votes.

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Election Day results in for 11th Legislative District

Hackney and Bergquist lead in early results for 11th Legislative District

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Fire Chief Rick Marshall holds signs of support during an April first responder’s “Thank You” parade for Valley Medical staff. Photo courtesy of RRFA.

Renton Fire Chief retires after 36 years of service

Rick Marshall was fire chief for four years and led the transition to a regional fire authority

Fire Chief Rick Marshall holds signs of support during an April first responder’s “Thank You” parade for Valley Medical staff. Photo courtesy of RRFA.
A photo of the new Sunset Community Center. Courtesy photo/Renton Housing Authority

New health and services center open to Sunset neighborhood

The center stands at the former Highlands library building

A photo of the new Sunset Community Center. Courtesy photo/Renton Housing Authority
Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.

King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

Aaron Kunkler/staff photoAlvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.
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Salvation Army is asking for support for upcoming holiday season, as service needs increase in Renton

The Renton Salvation Army predicts a 155% increase in service needs in Renton this year

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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

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Renton tourism grant applications open for 2021

The amount of money available has not been determined yet due to COVID-19

  • Oct 23, 2020
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The mural in progress about the Cascade Benson community, that led to a Fairwood man aiming a firearm at the artists. Courtesy photo/Facebook

Fairwood man arrested for harassing Cascade/Benson Hill mural artists

The man pointed a gun at the artists while saying ‘All lives matter.’

The mural in progress about the Cascade Benson community, that led to a Fairwood man aiming a firearm at the artists. Courtesy photo/Facebook
King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
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Smith, Basler running for District 9 Congress seat

Republican challenger takes on Democrat incumbent.

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Mayor presents proposed 2021-22 budget

The city council will make its first vote on Nov. 2, after the final public hearing

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Oct. 16, the Skyway community celebrated the Skyway Resource Center as a designation for a new HUD Envision Center. Courtesy photo/RIZP

New Skyway Resource Center receives national designation

The center was established with support of Renton Innovation Zone Partnership and the Renton School District

  • Oct 19, 2020
Oct. 16, the Skyway community celebrated the Skyway Resource Center as a designation for a new HUD Envision Center. Courtesy photo/RIZP
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Suspect from August car meetup shooting charged with assault

The suspect was identified after being arrested for allegedly stealing a rifle from a Seattle police vehicle on May 30

  • Oct 15, 2020
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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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HealthPoint clinic opens in new Sunset Neighborhood Center

The center is in the old Sunset Library facilities

  • Oct 13, 2020
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