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Behind the violent deaths of a rideshare driver and a mother | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, we take a closer look at a Seattle woman accused of killing a rideshare driver, as well as a 40-year-old Renton man accused of killing his own mother with a knife on her front porch.

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Another deadly year in Washington state for fatal collisions

State Patrol blames impairment, distraction, speeding and not wearing seat belts for higher numbers

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State Patrol seeks witnesses to State Route 167 shooting near Auburn

Passenger in Toyota Highlander reportedly fires at Honda Accord driver

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One juvenile killed, two injured in Black Diamond single-car crash

Three reportedly carjacked vehicle in Maple Valley

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Three vehicle collision near Auburn hospitalizes two

Driver arrested for negligent driving in Aug. 28 collision along State Route 18

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King County Council approves Board of Ethics rule changes to increase transparency

The legislation comes after reports that the board lacked access to relevant information.

  • Aug 28, 2023
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1 dead in Renton house fire

A residential fire on Aug. 25 killed one person and hospitalized a second person.

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Auburn Police strike use agreement with Copper Gate Apartments

The crime-ridden apartment complex authorizes the APD to use one of its clubhouse rooms

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Event emcee Charles Conner asks children’s author Jeffrey L. Cheatham II about self-publishing.

Unity and Perseverance forum spotlights Renton’s Black community, history

Locals gathered in the Hyatt Regency-Lake Washington at Renton’s Southport

Event emcee Charles Conner asks children’s author Jeffrey L. Cheatham II about self-publishing.
On your mark, get set, plunge! Swimmers jump into the cold water at Renton’s Gene Coulon Park on Jan. 1. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing.

Renton’s Polar Bear Plunge makes its return | Photos

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day event

On your mark, get set, plunge! Swimmers jump into the cold water at Renton’s Gene Coulon Park on Jan. 1. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing.
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‘The land cries out’: Family members of missing, murdered Indigenous people share stories

State Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and People Task Force met recently

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High Priest Kalu and High Preistess Syleena “Call The Corners,” a small ritual where a candle is lit at each direction of the Earth as the elements of each direction is called upon. Here they call on the guardian of the watchtower of the South, represented by red which symbolizes fire. Photo by Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing.

Yule in the PNW: How witches, pagans, Wiccans celebrate winter holidays

Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year, which has been celebrated for thousands of years all over the world. Have you ever wondered how modern witches like to celebrate?

High Priest Kalu and High Preistess Syleena “Call The Corners,” a small ritual where a candle is lit at each direction of the Earth as the elements of each direction is called upon. Here they call on the guardian of the watchtower of the South, represented by red which symbolizes fire. Photo by Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing.
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Sylvia O’Stayformore reads a Christmas-themed children’s book to the crowd. For Sylvia, it was no question that Story Time would continue, even if protesters had shown up on Saturday.

LGBTQ+ members, allies defend Renton Drag Queen Story Time

Event barely missed a step as counter-protesters outside prepared for possible anti-LGBTQ+ protesters.

Photo by Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing.
Sylvia O’Stayformore reads a Christmas-themed children’s book to the crowd. For Sylvia, it was no question that Story Time would continue, even if protesters had shown up on Saturday.
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Renton brewery vandalized days before monthly Drag Queen Story Hour event

Earlier in the week, a conservative Facebook page posted a ‘call to action’ protest against drag queen story time.

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Woman found dead at Fairwood apartment complex

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after shots were fired

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Local police department’s high rate of K9 dog bites | King County Crime Dive

In this episode, we look at how the Auburn Police Department has one of nation’s highest rates of K9 dog bites.

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Pacific man, 19, charged in shooting death of Federal Way man

Police responded Aug. 7 to an apartment complex in the 400 block of South 325th Place.

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State attorney general files discrimination lawsuit against O’Reilly Auto Parts

Company denies accusations that it discriminated against pregnant employees

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No bombs found in Renton after anti-LGBTQ+ threats made to taproom

An email claimed that bombs were placed Aug. 12 at the Brewmaster’s Taproom

  • Aug 15, 2023
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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Families splash and play in the water at at Federal Way’s Town Square Park to cool off from a previous heatwave in the region. (File photo)

Hottest temps of the year hit WA this week

Call 2-1-1 to find free, local cooling centers in your area

  • Aug 14, 2023
Families splash and play in the water at at Federal Way’s Town Square Park to cool off from a previous heatwave in the region. (File photo)