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Law enforcement officials from various cities responded to The Commons mall on the afternoon of Jan. 5. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing

5 teens arrested after police chase ends in Federal Way

The five reportedly robbed a man in Seattle before fleeing in stolen vehicles.

Law enforcement officials from various cities responded to The Commons mall on the afternoon of Jan. 5. Bailey Jo Josie/Sound Publishing
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Federal Way man arrested for theft of 18 vehicles, trailers, heavy equipment

Taken from properties in Kent, Parkland, Federal Way and Bellevue

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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

  • Jan 4, 2023
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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.
The location of the incident as reported by Washington State Patrol. (Screenshot from Washington State Patrol Press Memo)

Renton man struck, killed on I-5 after exiting vehicle following collision

The incident happened on northbound I-5 near Tukwila on Sunday, Jan. 1.

The location of the incident as reported by Washington State Patrol. (Screenshot from Washington State Patrol Press Memo)
St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way gets approval for $20.5M expansion

The additional 24 beds should help the busy hospital handle increasing numbers of patients.

St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
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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

  • Dec 28, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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Oxycodone pill. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

State sues 3 major drug retailers for role in fueling opioid epidemic

AG Bob Ferguson alleges Albertsons, Kroger and Rite Aid of failing to prevent overuse of opioid prescriptions

  • Dec 27, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Oxycodone pill. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
Stock photo, Metro Creative Graphics

Ice storm coming? National Weather Service says it is

To strike most of Western Washington Thursday evening through Friday evening

Stock photo, Metro Creative Graphics
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?

  • Dec 21, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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.
Traffic moves slowly along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)

Holiday travel: Icy Sea-Tac airport tops ‘Misery Map’

The predicted third-busiest holiday travel season since 2000 faces a wintry mix of traffic jams and flight issues.

  • Dec 21, 2022
  • By Ben Watanabe and Andrea Brown bwatanabe@soundpublishing.com
Traffic moves slowly along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)
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Stearns resigns from Auburn City Council for Legislature

Auburn Democrat will represent 47th District in Olympia

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Traffic moves along SR-526 in front of Boeing’s Everett Production Facility on Nov. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington.

Boeing knew of ‘elevated’ miscarriage rate in ’80s, but followup fizzled

Company doctors found it “difficult” to link chemicals to worker ailments at Auburn facility.

Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing
Traffic moves along SR-526 in front of Boeing’s Everett Production Facility on Nov. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington.
An AR-15. Courtesy photo

For 7th straight year, Democrats aim for assault weapon ban

Democratic legislators will seek several gun control laws in the 2023 session, including one requiring a permit to buy a firearm.

  • Dec 20, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
An AR-15. Courtesy photo
Police lights (File photo)

Woman dies in early morning crash in Federal Way

Thursday, Dec. 15 at intersection of SW 356th Street and 8th Avenue SW

Police lights (File photo)
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Gov. Inslee proposes $4 billion bond to assist homeless, build housing

WA voters would get the final say.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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.

LGBTQ+ members, allies defend Renton Drag Queen Story Time

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

  • Dec 13, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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.
The only dinosaur discovered in Washington state was discovered by paleontologists who found a portion of a left femur of a therapod dinosaur at Sucia Island state park in the San Juan Islands. While scientists are unsure exactly what type of therapod the fossil belongs to, evidence suggests it is a Daspletosaurus. The dinosaur has been nicknamed Suciasaurus rex. This image shows a Daspletosaurus torosus restoration. (Wikipedia)

Dinosaurs, drug laws and police pursuits on lawmaker to-do lists

WA legislators are queuing up bills they want to debate next year. Here are 8 certain to garner attention.

  • Dec 12, 2022
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
The only dinosaur discovered in Washington state was discovered by paleontologists who found a portion of a left femur of a therapod dinosaur at Sucia Island state park in the San Juan Islands. While scientists are unsure exactly what type of therapod the fossil belongs to, evidence suggests it is a Daspletosaurus. The dinosaur has been nicknamed Suciasaurus rex. This image shows a Daspletosaurus torosus restoration. (Wikipedia)
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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.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • By Bailey Jo Josie bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com
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Courtesy Photo, UW Medicine

Flu season is off to historically severe start | UW Medicine

Flu-related hospitalizations are higher so far this year in U.S. than every previous season since 2011

Courtesy Photo, UW Medicine
Federal Way Discount Guns, 4101 S. 324th St. FILE PHOTO, Sound Publishing

Federal Way Discount Guns faces lawsuit for illegally selling high-capacity gun magazines

State Attorney General’s Office alleges owner, sales clerk threw away receipts after selling items to investigators.

Federal Way Discount Guns, 4101 S. 324th St. FILE PHOTO, Sound Publishing