Opinion

JULIA PATTERSON: Help for the ‘unbanked’

Did you know that more than 50,000 individuals in King County do not have a bank account? Or that nearly $22 million annually is stripped… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: The smart thing to do is prepare for possible flood

We are very worried about the flood alert. We want to know when it is going to be and what precautions we should do. Some… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: Only a catastrophic event would flood downtown Renton

Last week there was a flurry of media reports about the possibility of flooding in the Green River Valley, including the news of the temporary… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: Class size does matter

The magic doesn’t happen in the superintendent’s office.It doesn’t happen at a School Board meeting.The magic happens in the classroom. And that’s where the only… Continue reading

SUSAN BRESSLER: Thanks for support

Forgive me for being selfish with this column, but it has been a rough few weeks. It has been a little over nine years since… Continue reading

MILENKO MATANOVIC: Parks provide a gathering place

In 2008 Pomegranate Center, a non-profit design and community-building organization, worked with Skyway residents and King County Parks to develop a shared, community-owned plan to… Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Navigating the Future

If you travel or commute in this region, you know the drill: check the weather, check the time – and then check the status of… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2009

JULIA PATTERSON: Summer is time to prepare

With record temperatures sweeping the region, it’s hard to imagine winter is just around the corner. Many of us are spending our time enjoying the… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: Phillips, Jarrett in executive race

For the first time in more than a decade, there’s a real race for King County executive. It couldn’t come at a better time. The… Continue reading

BILL VIRGIN: How to shorten the River Days Parade: Dump the politicians

ommunity festivals and parades like IKEA Renton River Days are terrific showcases of a town’s people and their accomplishments. They provide a window into organizations,… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: Refocusing government on results that matter

At the start of my administration, I set a goal for our city — to garner public confidence and trust in government through accountability and… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shop Renton: Keep buzz, shopping going strong

It’s out there, the CurveCard, perhaps one of the largest efforts of its type in the region to bring together businesses and their customers.The campaign,… Continue reading

WILLIAM SHAW: Sleep deprivation can have catastrophic result on roads

Three short years ago this week, an 18-year-old young woman named Laura fell asleep. Her falling asleep quickly resulted in a nightmare.Recent grads of Issaquah… Continue reading

DAVE REICHERT: We must commit to open trade to help stimulate economy

As lawmakers continue to debate solutions to revive our ailing economy, a pillar of recovery that must not be forgotten is the vital role free… Continue reading

REAGAN DUNN: Audit will help county control capital projects

Most people who work at a large company have gone through the dreaded performance review process. You know the drill, your boss calls you in… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: A creative solution to end illegal massage parlors, prostitution rings in city

Renton has had its share of illegal spas, salons and massage parlors harboring illegal activities and operating as fronts for prostitution rings. Despite the best… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2009

EDITOR’S NOTE: The CurveCard sure bet to get good deal, help a city business

No surprise, it’s tough out there.We’re all trying to make ends meet. We’re all looking for ways to stretch our consumer dollar. That just got… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2009

EMILY GARLAND: Thanks for the memories, Renton. You’ve taught me a lot

Today is Friday, June 26, and today is my last day at the Renton Reporter.After three years as a staff writer for Renton’s only newspaper,… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2009