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County, local housing authority receives HUD support

Renton will see more affordable housing for very-low income households of folks with disabilities after U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.7 million… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.

Grateful for 100 years well lived

Three Renton centurions look back on life this holiday

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.
File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Election Day in Renton, Nov. 5 2019.

Renton’s certified election results

Mayor-elect Armondo Pavone among other winners

  • Nov 27, 2019
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Election Day in Renton, Nov. 5 2019.
A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

Communities in School reaches Tukwila

Communities In Schools of Renton (CISR) announced in a press release this week that it is now Communities In Schools of Renton-Tukwila (CISRT), expanding services… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2019
Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs

Meet Joe and his pet crow T-Rex | Video

Renton resident makes fast friends with a crow he rescued last spring.

Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs
Courtesy of the City of Renton. The proposed Tri-Master park plan

Over 20 park projects make top 10 list

Renton’s update parks plan shows needs all over the city

Courtesy of the City of Renton. The proposed Tri-Master park plan
A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man and his mother indicted in suspected firearms trafficking schemes at Renton business

First Western Washington cases prosecuted under ‘Project Guardian’ initiative to combat gun crime.

Holiday lights glow in Renton

Photos by Kayse Angel. The Christmas Tree Lighting and Laser Light Show at Renton’s shopping center The Landing, Saturday, Nov. 16.… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The new red light camera at the Benson Drive and South Puget Drive intersection had the highest citations in the region, in 2018.

Renton gets red-light camera numbers wrong

A news report shows a higher number of collisions in 2018

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The new red light camera at the Benson Drive and South Puget Drive intersection had the highest citations in the region, in 2018.

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office
Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office

2020 brings changes for Renton commuters

Metro, Sound Transit and more are working on updates, new routes

Turtles tagged with bright swastikas were spotted at Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach on Tuesday. Courtesy photo Mindy Doty.

Turtles tagged with swastikas prompt rally against hate in Renton

“We hope as a community people will show up and strongly say this isn’t OK.”

Turtles tagged with bright swastikas were spotted at Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach on Tuesday. Courtesy photo Mindy Doty.
Courtesy of VFW Post 9430
                                Left to right: VFW Department of Washington Jr. Vice Commander Chad Hassebroek, Buffalo Soldier, life member of Skyway VFW Post 9430 and current post Guard Clyde Robinson, post Auxiliary President Cheryl Scheeler and post Cmdr. Larry Weldon.

A humble thank you for a life of honor

Buffalo Soldier presented honor quilt for Veterans Day

Courtesy of VFW Post 9430
                                Left to right: VFW Department of Washington Jr. Vice Commander Chad Hassebroek, Buffalo Soldier, life member of Skyway VFW Post 9430 and current post Guard Clyde Robinson, post Auxiliary President Cheryl Scheeler and post Cmdr. Larry Weldon.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Girl Scouts from troops 46754, 41126 and 41170 put together 400 sandwhich lunches on Saturday, Nov. 9 as part of Vision House “kids serve” event. The lunches then went to people experiencing homelessness in Seattle via Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue.

Scouts work to help homeless in Renton, Seattle

Vision House welcomes troop volunteers over the weekend

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Girl Scouts from troops 46754, 41126 and 41170 put together 400 sandwhich lunches on Saturday, Nov. 9 as part of Vision House “kids serve” event. The lunches then went to people experiencing homelessness in Seattle via Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue.

Calling all movie buffs

Seattle Film Summit ready for Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Election Day in Renton, Nov. 5 2019.

The latest in election results

Daily updates for Renton’s races

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Election Day in Renton, Nov. 5 2019.