Opinion

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to fire crews, downtown businesses for great response to fire

Last Thursday’s big fire in downtown Renton certainly confirmed two truths about the city and its residents:• Renton has a great, well-trained fire department.• When… Continue reading

GREG TAYLOR: A call to adapt in these tough economic times

We all know of a friend, relative or business that has been adversely impacted during this economic downturn which has swept the nation. These people… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009

U.S. REP. DAVE REICHERT: Freedom has a cost; just look at the memorials

By U.S. Rep. Dave ReichertLooking down the National Mall in Washington, D.C., war memorials are framed by the hundreds of trees rising up around them.… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2009

EDITOR’S COLUMN: The task is simple. Buy from each other

An excellent business comes in all shapes and sizes.Renton has plenty; there are about 2,700 businesses licensed in the city, ranging from in-home day cares… Continue reading

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please be safe out there, because much is at stake

Sadly, our pages have been filled recently with news that just isn’t very good. Much of it has to do with people making bad decisions… Continue reading

Julia Patterson: Law adds accountability to Sheriff Office’s complaint process

I was shocked this spring when I watched the disturbing video of a King County Sheriff’s deputy pushing and kicking a 15-year-old girl. Within hours,… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009

Denis Law: Hard times demand innovative thinking

Renton is a growing city that is positioned well in this region to attract new development, industries and employers that offer high-paying jobs. I firmly… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2009

DON PERSSON: Food, fun, friends, all at city neighborhood picnics

We are well-known in Renton for our lively, creative celebrations, especially for our wonderful neighborhood picnics. Sponsored by the city’s Neighborhood Program every summer, we… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2009

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