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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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Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
power grid electricity power lines blackouts PG&E (Shutterstock)

State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

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State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
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City council votes to increase city sales tax for affordable housing

King County missed a deadline, so the city council fast-tracked a vote to take a state-authorized increase for itself

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Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
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Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

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A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.

Black Lives Matter art walk displayed throughout downtown Renton

The virtual event offers both powerful messages from Black artists and ways to support local art

Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.
Author Vasudha Sharma. Courtesy photo.

Author uses experiences as a Renton resident in new book

“Why She Must Lead” advocates for women of color in leadership positions

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The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a Wall Street Journal story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)
Renton man involved in Enumclaw drainage district scheme to defraud taxpayers pleads guilty

Renton man involved in Enumclaw drainage district scheme to defraud taxpayers pleads guilty

The man initially lied to the FBI about his company’s involvement in helping a former drainage district commissioner defraud taxpayers

  • Sep 30, 2020
Renton man involved in Enumclaw drainage district scheme to defraud taxpayers pleads guilty
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Surge in consumer spending eases state budget challenges

A jump in tax collections cuts a projected $9 billion shortfall in half, acccording to new forecast.

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Jamie and Jacob Hyland touching hands while recovering from serious burns from fleeing a wildfire earlier this month. Courtesy photo/Harborview Medical Center.

Renton couple remain in serious condition, recovering after Cold Springs Fire

UW Medicine has released a video of a family member speaking on how the two are doing at this time.

Jamie and Jacob Hyland touching hands while recovering from serious burns from fleeing a wildfire earlier this month. Courtesy photo/Harborview Medical Center.
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Police release descriptions of two suspects in Kirkland dock shooting

The shooters may have been from Renton

  • Sep 23, 2020
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Fred Hutch seeks volunteers of color for COVID-19 study

Research company recently released a Spanish-language version of the website for accessibility, inclusivity.

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