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Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

 

A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019

 

Courtesy of the City of Renton

Dunn, city council discuss state of King County

Affordable housing, light rail and more talked about at meeting

 

Photo courtesy of King County. From left facing to right, Renton City Councilmember Armondo Pavone, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Renton Public Works Administrator Gregg Zimmerman, and Renton Public Works staff member Joe Farah listen to a briefing on work at the Black River Pump Station during a recent tour.

Flood imminent unless pump station upgrades

Renton, King County leaders discuss budget for Black River flood management

Photo courtesy of King County. From left facing to right, Renton City Councilmember Armondo Pavone, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Renton Public Works Administrator Gregg Zimmerman, and Renton Public Works staff member Joe Farah listen to a briefing on work at the Black River Pump Station during a recent tour.
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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

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The fire department cares about all 911 calls

Local organization works to help those who call EMS frequently

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, Saturday Oct. 26 in downtown Renton featured trick-or-treating, games prizes and the doggy costume contest.

Happy Halloween Renton!

Residents come out to play in fun costumes

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, Saturday Oct. 26 in downtown Renton featured trick-or-treating, games prizes and the doggy costume contest.

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

The report will look at ways to keep adequate power flowing to the plant after a July spill.

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Garth Smith’s “final” sermon at Springbrook Church of Christ, Sunday, Oct. 13. At 90, he has been devoted to his faith, as well as his marriage, for over 70 years.

A birthday, an anniversary and one last homily

Garth Smith celebrates turning 90 with a message for his church family

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Garth Smith’s “final” sermon at Springbrook Church of Christ, Sunday, Oct. 13. At 90, he has been devoted to his faith, as well as his marriage, for over 70 years.
Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

A rundown of Renton’s ballot

Ballots mailed out this week to voters

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

A partnership to help students in need

Renton Innovation Zone Partnership begins its work in local schools

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

County begins to focus on Renton’s transit issues

Access to Transit study highlights needs for transportation, infrastructure

Photo courtesy of Shooting Star Preschool and Childcare. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with tots in the Renton Highlands after being presented with a song and big welcome card.

Murray hosts roundtables in Renton

The senator heard from local veterans and parents about needs

Photo courtesy of Shooting Star Preschool and Childcare. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with tots in the Renton Highlands after being presented with a song and big welcome card.