EDITOR’S NOTE: Together is powerful word

I love the word potpourri. Because if I am using it, then it means that I get to write about a whole bunch of stuff. This whole bunch of stuff has a common theme. That theme is really a question. How can we take control of our own fate when the fates seem to conspire against us?

RENTON REPORTER OPINION: Vote yes on annexing to King County Library System

It will be a sad day if Renton loses its local library.But it will be a sadder day if Renton’s Library continues to languish because… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2010

EDITOR’S NOTE: Library Web sites

As an editor, I learn a lot from readers who react in unexpected ways to how we present the news, or, in this case, a… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: The past teaches us; the future is hopeful

2009 was a year of extremes for Renton.Remember the bitter cold of last winter and the extreme record-breaking heat of this summer? Or the rampaging… Continue reading

SUSAN: BRESSLER: Yes, I am thankful for many things in Renton this year

Merry Christmas!It has been a heckuva year in this United States. Every new story seems to carry a more bleak message than the next. In… Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Those who help killer must pay the price, too

The death of alleged police killer Maurice Clemmons doesn’t end this tragic story. Those who helped him evade capture or otherwise misled police must be… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2009

DENIS LAW: Shooting reminds how important officers really are

For the second time this month, I have had the flags on city facilities lowered to half-staff in honor of four more police officers who… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: Discussions on Fairwood annexation critical to future

Renton is going to become a much different city than it is today – if Fairwood residents decide to annex to the city.That’s why the… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: A season of giving; a season of shopping

The holiday season is upon us, that joyous time of year when we gather with family and share our blessings.Sadly, there are those with few… Continue reading

JULIA PATTERSON: Nov. 3 election marks a new day for county

Over the past year local governments faced some of the biggest challenges of our lifetime – the recession, pandemic flu, preparing for a potential flood… Continue reading

Sen. Patty Murray honors veterans

Today we gather to celebrate and honor the great courage and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. It is because of their sacrifice that we can… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: My Renton, your home page

Our initial buzz to build interest in MyRenton, our interactive Web site where the entire community can post news, photos and links by neighborhood, got… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Fairwood residents face tough decision on incorporation

IF ONLY ...If only we weren’t in a deep recession.If only Tim Eyman wasn’t trying to dismantle government.If only the answer was clear-cut and indisputable.If… Continue reading

TIM EYMAN: I-1033 allows government to grow at sustainable rate

I-1033 brings back successful policies passed by the voters previously. In 1993, during tough economic times, voters approved Initiative 601 which put reasonable limits on… Continue reading

Shiers Comic: King County Human Services

Weekly comic by Frank Shiers."King County Human Services please give!"… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2009

DENIS LAW: City budget tight; layoffs are likely

(Editor’s note: The following is a letter that Mayor Denis Law sent to City of Renton employees recently, outlining the state of the city’s finances… Continue reading

SUE RAHR: The proper way to dispose of prescription drugs

As kids across King County head back to school, parents, teachers and law enforcement are all thinking about ways to keep them safe at school.… Continue reading