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  1. With temperature set to drop, city will open Cold Weather Shelter this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Renton Reporter

    Due to expected low temperatures and the possibility of snow Saturday night, the City of Renton is partnering with Catholic Community Services to open the Severe Weather Shelter at Renton Harambee Center Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30. The shelter is located at Renton Harambee Center, 316 South 3rd St. in downtown Renton. Check in and registration begins at 8:30 p.m. The shelter will close each day at 8 a.m., and all must vacate.


  2. Heroin trips up car prowler in stolen Acura | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Renton Reporter

    A 30-year-old Kent man arrested Oct. 27 after he tried to break into a car at Fry's Electronics was caught trying to conceal heroin in the stolen car he was driving. The man was spotted next to a black Acura by a Fry's security officer with what was described as a "punch key."


  3. Kent man meets, thanks those who saved his lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Renton Reporter

    In the company of family and friends, strangers and paramedics, Ron Jarvis realizes just how fragile life can be - his very own life. At his request, Jarvis reunited with the people responsible for saving his life only a month ago, meeting the first responders for the first time at an impromptu gathering at Kent Fire Station 74 on Sunday morning.


  4. Veterans Day 2014: American Legion post dedicates memorial to those lost at sea | SlideshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Renton Reporter

    The members of American Legion Fred Hancock Post No. 19 on Tuesday dedicated a new memorial behind the Renton Senior Activity Center on Burnett Avenue that honors those who lost their lives at sea in service of their country.


  5. From RFD to RFA?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 7 | Renton Reporter

    Voters in Renton may face a choice in near future to remove the fire department from city books in favor of creating a Regional Fire Authority, with an ability to create its own revenue stream to pay for operation. Though still in its infancy and needing voter approval, city officials hope making the switch to an authority will free up millions of dollars in the city budget to help meet projected gaps between revenue and expenses.


  6. Trick-or-Treating opportunities near RentonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 31 | Renton Reporter

    Costume contest from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. a 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., Zombie Bowl at ACME Bowl , 100 Andover Park West, Tukwila, includes costume contest and Thriller dance lessons every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 p.m., visit for details. a 1:45 p.m. -3:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., Kent Valley Ice Centre, 6015 S. 240th St., Kent, Special Halloween ice-skating sessions, costumes are allowed on the ice We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards.


  7. Renton project included in King County Flood Control District's 2015 budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Renton Reporter

    The Executive Board of the King County Flood Control District this week gave its unanimous approval to the District's proposed 2015 Budget, which will focus on funding future projects as it continues the work needed to protect King County residents and businesses from flooding, including one in Renton. The $55.6 million budget, the eighth budget adopted by the Flood District Executive Committee, was approved by the Committee at its Oct. 27 meeting.


  8. Is that malt liquor in your pants or are you just happy to see the police? | Police Blotter Part 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    A 21-year-old Renton man who was becoming increasingly intoxicated during the evening of Sept. 19 was finally arrested after he concealed two 24-ounce cans of malt liquor down the front of his pants.


  9. Work to begin soon on Southcenter's 19-story tower, Washington PlaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    The 19-story Washington Place on Andover Park East will include apartments, a hotel, a restaurant and 6,000 square feet of meeting space. Developers Omar and Christine Lee will break ground Thursday on Washington Place, a 19-story landmark tower in Southcenter that will rise above any other building in South King County.


  10. Former city councilman diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    Stredicke started in city politics in 1969 as a "term-limits" advocate. He stayed on the City Council for 26 years and is most remembered for his work in acquiring and building Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. 1 comment

  11. County leaders, residents sound off on race, law enforcement | Can Ferguson happen here?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    A public forum to openly discuss county law enforcement's relationship with diverse neighborhoods it serves jammed a Tyee High School cafeteria in SeaTac on Wednesday night. Residents of surrounding cities say Ferguson is here.


  12. Renton among cities getting grant for fitness equipment in parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    King County Parks and seven south King County cities, including Renton, have teamed up to add outdoor fitness equipment for youth and teens and their families to encourage healthy living and exercise as part of the "I" CANN healthy living initiative to combat childhood obesity.


  13. Both platforms at Tukwila Sounder Station ready for use on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    On Monday, Aug. 18, both platforms at Tukwila Station are scheduled to be back in service.


  14. City of Renton moves step closer to new B&O taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    Renton administration officials presented the City Council with a preliminary plan to add a business and operations tax in hopes of raising nearly $6 million in revenue the city says it needs to meet its budget in the future.


  15. Covington's Shane, U-6 Oberto capture Columbia Cup | HydrosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    Covington's Jimmy Shane drove a damaged and patched unlimited hydroplane to victory HAPO Columbia Cup in Kennewick on Sunday.


  16. Renton woman lit husband on fire because shooting would be 'too nice'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    A 40-year-old Renton woman told investigators she poured gasoline on her husband and lit him on fire because shooting him would be too nice, according to court documents.


  17. Shoplifter meant to pay, but the line was too long | Police BlotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    Because people like to videotape their activities, a Renton Police officer seized as evidence a GoPro camera located after the arrest of a shoplifter.


  18. About 40 displaced after apartment building fire in Regency WoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    About 40 residents have been displaced following a fast-moving fire in the Regency Woods development Saturday, but there were no serious injuries reported in the blaze.


  19. Renton pedestrian injured in accident on I-405/85th Street rampRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    An 18-year-old Renton man was transported to Harborview Medical Center Tuesday night after being hit by a car on the entrance ramp to I-405 south from 85th Street.


  20. Renton's Shane captures coveted APBA Gold Cup for Oberto, Madison | HydrosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2014 | Renton Reporter

    The one prize that eluded Steve David in one of the greatest careers of any driver in the history of unlimited hydroplane racing was the APBA Gold Cup.


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