Opinion

EDITOR’S NOTE: Flu is out there , so keep watch everyone

There are lots of things that will make us sick, even kill us. Some we can avoid (cigarettes); some are so ubiquitous (the flu) that… Continue reading

RANDY CORMAN: Honor city’s volunteers: they make a difference

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.These words came to my mind last week at our annual City of Renton volunteer… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2009

EDITORIAL: Gov. Gregoire will do the right thing, won’t she, on performance audits?

The press around the state has been on Gov. Chris Gregoire’s case recently. From the Seattle Times to the Everett Herald to The Olympian, they… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2009

SUSAN BRESSLER: Planning ahead will help cope with grief

Unfortunately, I have attended five funerals already this year and have a 91-year-old mother-in-law in the hospital right now, so end-of-life issues have been something… Continue reading

COLUMN, U.S. REP. DAVE REICHERT: Congress needs to sit down at the kitchen table

I’ve heard it everywhere I go lately. People are hurting and scared about the future. Some are talking about the future of their family –… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2009

Traffic Cameras 101 is a lesson learned

More than 21,000 tickets have been issued to school-zone speeders and red-light runners since the City of Renton began its Photo Enforcement Program last June.I… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2009

EDITORIAL: No one seems to be in taxing mood

Maybe now wasn’t the best time to ask about taxes, with April 15 putting such a spotlight on how much government takes out of our… Continue reading

EDITOR’S COLUMN: The national recession is hitting the Renton School District

Just in case you think that what’s happening in Olympia doesn’t really matter, think again. The massive assault on the state’s education system is going… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: Local agencies responding to problem of homelessness

By JASON JOHNSONCity of KentThe need for housing and human services is rising in South King County. The system is stretched beyond its capacity. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2009

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Calendars, grazing, community blogs

We’re excited about a new feature at rentonreporter.com. It’s an online calendar that’s open to anyone who wants to post an event or activity or… Continue reading

REAGAN DUNN: Tough questions due if county raises taxes

While the federal government is pouring trillions of dollars into the economy to get banks lending and people spending, Washington lawmakers are talking about new… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2009

COUNTY COUNCIL: Public safety regarding Howard Hanson Dam is ‘paramount’ importance

By JULIA PATTERSONand REAGAN DUNNKing County CouncilThe Howard Hanson Dam, which regulates the flow of the Green River to prevent flooding throughout the Green River… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2009

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Educators, businesspeople get a look at the real world in Renton

Understanding comes from experiencing something.I think that’s a good way to look at the benefits of the wonderful exchange recently between local businesspeople and educators… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2009

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Bryn Mawr church steps up to help the homeless

Once again, it’s a church that has stepped up to help solve one of our most heartbreaking problems, homelessness.But almost as heartbreaking as homelessness is… Continue reading

MAYOR LAW: Building partnerships with our state legislators

By DENIS LAWMayor, City of RentonIt’s difficult to discuss anything other than the economy these days. I’m frequently asked how things are going at City… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009

EDITOR’S COLUMN: State must work with Renton to make growth management laws work

Capturing all the black ink in the current session of the state Legislature is what to do with all the red ink – about $8… Continue reading

Tough times: We’re in this together

By TERRI BRIEREMember, Renton City CouncilThe City of Renton has major hurdles to overcome in today’s faltering economy. There are difficult choices to be made.… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2009

MAYOR LAW: Renton responding to tough economic times

By MAYOR DENIS LAWIn a recent memo to city employees, I had the unpleasant task of explaining the financial status of the city, which is… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2009