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King County releases $3 million to help find shelter for the homeless

Tukwila to get $2 million, Burien $1 million; no other South County cities applied for funds

Phil Fortunato

Auburn's Phil Fortunato announces secretary of state run

District 31 Republican senator wants to test Washington’s voting registration system for weaknesses.

Food in a foam takeout container.  file photo

Foam coolers, takeout containers will be banned in WA

The prohibition on the sale and distribution of these products will take effect June 1 under a law the Legislature approved in 2021.

  • Apr 17, 2024
  • By Bill Lucia Washington State Standard

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Federal Way Public Market concept receives $75,000 for study

The home of the envisioned project is off South 320th Street and 23rd Avenue South.

  • Apr 17, 2024
  • By Joshua Solorzano joshua.solorzano@albmedia.app
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Suspected DUI crash in Renton injures three; cars engulfed in flames

Wrong-way driver incident along Interstate 405 on April 14

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Teen dies in fatal Renton shooting

A 16-year-old suspect was arrested in April 14 incident

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Sixty-one orange traffic barrels were set up April 2, 2024, on the WSDOT front lawn in Olympia. Each cone represents a fallen WSDOT employee killed on the job since 1950 - many in active work zones. The visual display is meant to remind everyone of the importance of slowing down in work zones. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation.

WSDOT: Slow down for Work Zone Awareness Week

The number of fatal crashes in marked work zones had doubled in 2023 when compared to the previous year.

Sixty-one orange traffic barrels were set up April 2, 2024, on the WSDOT front lawn in Olympia. Each cone represents a fallen WSDOT employee killed on the job since 1950 - many in active work zones. The visual display is meant to remind everyone of the importance of slowing down in work zones. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation.
Courtesy Photo, Renton Police

Renton increases hiring bonus for new police officers

Bonus is a $20,000 payment upon hire and $20,000 payment upon completion of a one year probation.

Courtesy Photo, Renton Police
LivAway Suites broke ground near Topgolf in Renton. Courtesy image

Extended-stay hotel breaks ground in Renton

LivAway Suites to be built near Topgolf, Boeing and The Landing.

LivAway Suites broke ground near Topgolf in Renton. Courtesy image
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Renton Police take over investigation of business owner's death

Reyna Hernandez found dead in Mexico

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Kent Police recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters in a 2021 bust. File photo

New state legislation fights catalytic converter theft

Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill on March 26 adding new regulations to the purchase and sale of catalytic converters — and the metals used… Continue reading

Kent Police recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters in a 2021 bust. File photo
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2-year-old dies in Federal Way shooting

Incident took place in a parking lot near the 100 block of Southwest Campus Drive near IHOP.

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Des Moines woman faces prison for embezzling from Renton company

Created an account using identity of a deceased employee to file 58 claims for reimbursement.

  • Apr 3, 2024
  • Renton Reporter Staff
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Renton Police arrest ‘Kia Boys' after crime spree

Teenagers arrested after stolen vehicle chase March 26 from Renton to Southcenter Mall.

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Q&A with the new King County Library System executive director

“It’s really about providing that space to reimagine who you are,” said Heidi Daniel.

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Auburn Station’s existing parking garage. (File photo)

Alternatives for Auburn's Sound Transit parking garage

Kent Station one option as fewer floors available in Auburn

Auburn Station’s existing parking garage. (File photo)
Dr. Alana Curatola and her husband and baby in December of 2022. (Courtesy of King County Superior Court documents.)

Lawsuit alleges discrimination over maternity leave at Renton clinic

Northwest Eye Surgeons terminated her employment the day she returned from unpaid maternity leave

Dr. Alana Curatola and her husband and baby in December of 2022. (Courtesy of King County Superior Court documents.)
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Suspect sought in State Route 167 road rage shooting near Renton

Driver reportedly frustrated when unable to pass another car during March 25 incident

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A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road in Kent. File photo

New state law gives green light to more traffic cameras

The move comes as roadway deaths in the state have hit historic highs.

  • Mar 28, 2024
A red-light camera sign at Pacific Highway South and Kent Des Moines Road in Kent. File photo
Sen. Javier Valdez, D-46

Bill providing support for victims of hate crimes signed into law

Hotline to be created to report hate crimes and bias incidents; bill sponsored by state Sen. Valdez

Sen. Javier Valdez, D-46