Northwest

Luck be Renton’s lady

Chamber of commerce ends the year in style

Homelessness authority approved by King County, awaits Seattle vote

The agreement would consolidate emergency services for people experiencing homelessness.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Spe-shell holiday lights featured in Renton

Strolling through Clam Lights is a holiday favorite in Renton, and it’s back again this year until Jan. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. each… Continue reading

Firefighters ring the bell for donations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton Regional Fire Authority Firefighters volunteered to ring the Salvation Army Bell for the classic holiday red kettle at the downtown… Continue reading

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Business alliance serves women of African diaspora in South King County

Nourah Yonous launched the African Women Business Alliance in 2017 to find ways to lift women up.

Renton celebrates a successful fall season

A list of Renton athletes earned awards and honors

  • Dec 6, 2019
Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Wyman and Vicky Dobson, as Wyman Dobson receives a certificate and medal for being a founder of the Nishiwaki-Renton sister cities. Wyman recently retired and sold his family building, where he had been an attorney for 59 years.

Dobson shuts his doors, leaves behind a nearly 60-year legacy

Long-time local lawyer, leader chooses to retire

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Wyman and Vicky Dobson, as Wyman Dobson receives a certificate and medal for being a founder of the Nishiwaki-Renton sister cities. Wyman recently retired and sold his family building, where he had been an attorney for 59 years.
A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Racing left Renton, still bothers residents

Police say efforts were successful, but racers just moved across the city border

Racing left Renton, still bothers residents

Police say efforts were successful, but racers just moved across the city border

Photo by Danny Rodgers for The Salvation Army.
                                Seattle Seahawks Defensive End L.J. Collier volunteers at The Salvation Army community meal on Wednesday, Nov. 26, helping serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Salvation Army serves a free meal to the public, Monday through Thursday, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Also pictured are Captain Isaias Braga, director of The Salvation Army in Renton, and Larissa Braga, volunteer.

Seahawk feeds Rentonites in need

Photo by Danny Rodgers for The Salvation Army. Seattle Seahawks Defensive End L.J. Collier volunteers at The Salvation Army community meal on Wednesday, Nov. 26,… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2019
Photo by Danny Rodgers for The Salvation Army.
                                Seattle Seahawks Defensive End L.J. Collier volunteers at The Salvation Army community meal on Wednesday, Nov. 26, helping serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Salvation Army serves a free meal to the public, Monday through Thursday, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Also pictured are Captain Isaias Braga, director of The Salvation Army in Renton, and Larissa Braga, volunteer.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Booths for kids to make Christmas tree decorations were one of the highlights at the pop-up market during the downtown tree lighting in Renton. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.

Lighting up the holiday season

Photos by Haley Ausbun. Renton Small Business Saturday and Downtown Tree Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 30.… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Booths for kids to make Christmas tree decorations were one of the highlights at the pop-up market during the downtown tree lighting in Renton. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Renton Pavilion Events Center.
Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Leaders in the Willowcrest town home project, including Homestead Community Land Trust Executive Director Kathleen Hosfeld, Renton Mayor Denis Law, and Renton Housing Authority Mark Gropper.

Affordable and sustainable? New homes prove it’s possible

Net-zero energy homes being constructed in Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Leaders in the Willowcrest town home project, including Homestead Community Land Trust Executive Director Kathleen Hosfeld, Renton Mayor Denis Law, and Renton Housing Authority Mark Gropper.
Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
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.