This week’s community news

Donors urged to give blood

The American Red Cross is urging people to give blood to help ensure a diverse supply is kept for all patients in need. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include Thursday, Sept. 27 in Newcastle.

From 1 to 6 p.m. at the Avalon Newcastle Commons, 13398 Newcastle Commons Drive, the Red Cross will be on hand to collect blood donations.

To make an appointment, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

VFW post garage sale set

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1263 & Auxiliary will be hosting a garage/yard sale Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at 416 Burnett Ave. S.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days.

The post is still looking for sellers — single tables for one day is $10 or a double table for one day is $15. A single table for both days is $15 and a double both days is $25. If you are not renting a table or do not plan to, donations of gently used items can be donated to the post and auxiliary for their tables. Contact Cassie at 425-255-0748 for rental requests or donation information.

More in News

Puget Sound Fire District rescuers work to remove a tree that pinned a man in an apartment complex in unincorporated Maple Valley on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. 
                                Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Fire.
Man pinned under a tree after it falls into an apartment

Fourteen emergency services respond outside of Maple Valley

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

The Colstrip Power Plant in Montana. Puget Sound Energy owns 25 percent of the remaining two units. File photo
PSE files to sell part of Colstrip coal plant

The utility owns two units at the Montana power plant.

Fentanyl (Courtesy photo)
Fentanyl overdoses keep increasing in King County

Meth overdoses are on the rise as well, continuing a trend reported on last year.

Charter review could overhaul King County Sheriff’s Office

Several changes to the King County Sheriff’s Office were proposed.

Crime web teaser. Renton Reporter
He called 911 then was arrested for homicide

Suspect with history of assault denies his alleged role in the incident

The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo
Lawmakers flinch on banning for-profit detention facilities

Last minute amendment exempted ICE detainment facility.

A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo
King County considers free transit for low-income residents

The program would target those at or below 80 percent of the federal poverty level.

Luis Hernandez. Courtesy of Renton Schools
He didn’t care much for class until his teacher encouraged his photography

Local Renton student’s photographs featured in exhibit in Spain

Most Read