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Library may avoid U.S. permits By TRACEY COMPTON

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Library development in Renton may soon be getting some traction, as city officials have identified the permits necessary to begin work on the Highlands and downtown Renton library projects. One hurdle the city may not have to face is triggering federal permits and the approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for work to renovate the library over the Cedar River.

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“We will not trigger any federal Army Corps of Engineers permits as long as we stay above the base flood elevation,” said Chip Vincent, the city’s community and economic development administrator. Peter Renner, the city’s facilities director, and Vincent at an open house Tuesday night updated the public on the processes that lie ahead for both projects.

Vincent seemed fairly confident based on what the city knows right now about the Cedar River library project that the city could avoid extending its timeline because of federal permits. “Everything is being done in the design and the planning for the development of this site to not go below the base flood elevation, to ensure we don’t trigger those permits,” he said. [ more libraries page 10 ]

Next RHA townhomes in works Lena gets day off from school to sing for new governor By TRACEY COMPTON tcompton@rentonreporter.com

Nine-year-old Lena Hou skipped school Wednesday to do something few could use as an excused absence: she sang to the state’s newest governor. Lena of Renton, who attends Sierra Heights Elementary School, was personally selected by Gov.-elect Jay Inslee last month to perform the National Anthem at his inauguration. Inslee spotted Lena at a media event, liked her singing and inquired about the fourth grader performing in Olympia for his inauguration. Lena has been taking voice lessons since 2010. For the past two months, she has been working on the “Star Spangled Banner” with Gretchen Rillos, her piano and vocal coach. Lena traveled with her family to the state capitol on Jan. 11 for a rehearsal. [ more sing page 6 ]

Kirkland Townhomes the next key step in creating affordable Highlands housing. By DEAN A. RADFORD dradford@rentonreporter.com

The rolling redevelopment of the 100-unit Sunset Terrace has received a big push forward, recently receiving about $2.1 million that ensures construction of the Renton Housing Authority’s new Kirkland Townhomes. For about 20 years, the housing authority has been purchasing land so that some day it could tear down the 60-year-old housing project and replace it with affordable housing dispersed through the Highlands for those with low incomes. And that vision is helping to spur a wider redevelopment of the Highlands centered on Sunset Boulevard Northeast that will include the new King County Library System branch, new market-rate housing and retail shops and a new park. That entire Sunset redevelopment, both private and public,

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Mark Gropper, Renton Housing Authority’s executive director, is a key architect of the redevelopment of Sunset Terrace that will include the new library branch, new housing and new retail shops. Dean A. Radford, Renton Reporter is expected to total about $110 million and take another five to 10 years to complete.

The key partners in the redevelopment, besides the housing authority, are the City of

Renton and Colpitts Development Co., the private developer on the project. The Kirkland Townhomes are expected to cost about $4 million to develop and build. The housing authority already owns the land on Kirkland Avenue. The $2.1 million includes a $1.2 million from the state Housing Trust Fund and a $950,000 loan through King County, both of which the housing authority eventually will pay back. Rents, housing authority reserves and additional loans are additional sources of revenue. The City Council is considering whether to waive $139,000 in development fees that will save the housing authority $7,728 a unit because the project meets the city’s goal of adding affordable housing in the Highlands. The first visible sign of the housing revolution was the construction of Glennwood Townhomes, which is now home to the 16 largest families living at Sunset Terrace. Those Sunset Terrace units are now empty. With the Glennwood project now done, the housing [ more RHA page 12 ]

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Nine-year-old Lena Hou performed the National Anthem at Gov. Jay Inslee’s inauguration on Wednesday. Submitted


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Flu vaccinations available for uninsured, those unable to pay Public Health – Seattle & King County is offering free flu vaccination clinics to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay. Flu vaccine (shots and nasal spray) is also available at many healthcare provider offices and pharmacies for those who have insurance or are able to pay for vaccination, according to the health department. Visit http:// flushot.healthmap.org to help find locations. “The flu will likely continue to circulate for many weeks, so getting flu vaccine now can still provide protection for the rest of the flu season,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization at Public Health. “Flu vaccine is especially important for pregnant women, people in contact with infants who are too young to vaccinate, and also to people with health conditions that put them at greater risk for severe illness and hospitalization.”

Flu vaccine offers the single best protection against the flu, according to the health department. Health experts recommend flu vaccine for all people 6 months and older, especially for pregnant women and people who have long-term health problems, like diabetes, asthma, and heart or lung problems. Anyone who lives with or cares for an infant younger than 6 months should also get vaccinated to protect the infant from getting the flu. The free flu vaccination clinics will be held at Public Health Centers at the following locations and times: • Columbia Public Health Center 4400 37th Ave. S., Seattle, 206296-4650 Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 and Thursday, Jan. 31, 3-7 p.m. • Eastgate Public Health Center 14350 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue, 206-296-4920 Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

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Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Wednesday, Jan. 30, 3-7 p.m. • Federal Way Public Health Center 33431 13th Place S., Federal Way, 206-296-8410 Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • North Public Health Center 10501 Meridian Ave. N., Seattle, 206-296-4765 Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 3-7 p.m. The vaccinations will be given to people who do not have insurance or cannot afford to pay for vaccination otherwise. No other vaccinations will be offered at the time of the clinics. You will be able to get flu shots or nasal spray vaccines, and preservativefree, gelatin-free, and latex-free vaccines will be available, according to a health department press release. For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/health/flu

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Parents at all Renton schools have been asked by the school district to obey all traffic and parking laws when picking up and dropping off their children. The district included a statement with the reminder to parents for district principals to include in their parent newsletters. The warning comes after traffic congestion flared to the point of prompting residents in a Kennydale neighborhood to call the police last week. Renton Police responded to an on-going traffic-congestion problem at Kennydale Elementary School the afternoon of Jan. 10. A resident in the school’s neighborhood called police to complain that parents picking up their students were disregarding parking restrictions. This is nothing new to that neighborhood; according to Renton Police the traffic issue at Kennydale is an on-going and chronic problem. Parents are stopping in the middle of the street, parking in the wrong direction and blocking school buses from exiting the parking lot. Police also report that neighbors have complained that the post office is not delivering their mail because the mailboxes are often blocked, despite the numerous “No Parking” signs in the area. Three officers were dispatched to Kennydale Elementary School, because one or two officers would not have been sufficient due to the size of the area and the extent of the problem, said Terri Vickers, a police spokesperson. The school and a police traffic unit will work on the school’s traffic plan in the hopes of alleviating the problem, said Vickers, in an email.

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The Renton Municipal Arts Commission (RMAC) is reaching out to the Renton arts and cultural community with a funding opportunity. The Commission is currently accepting proposals for the 2013 Arts Grant Program, which will support projects that help forward the Arts Commission’s goal to facilitate the implementation of Renton’s Arts & Culture Master Plan. The Arts & Culture Master Plan was adopted by the Renton City Council in 2010 and can be viewed on the Arts & Culture Master Plan webpage at ArtsCommission.rentonwa.gov. The Arts Commission anticipates grants of $500 to $6,000 for the 2013 Arts Grant Program. Artists and organizations promoting art for the greater Renton community can apply for funding. Applications are due Monday, February 4, 2013. Grant awards will be announced by March 12 and projects must be completed by November 30, 2013. For more information and an application, visit ArtsCommission.rentonwa.gov, call 425-430-6589, or email arts@rentonwa.gov.

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It’s a photo that any grandparent would cherish. For Art Larson, who retired in 2006 as a Renton deputy fire chief, it was a precious look at his grandson Bo Van Hoof, born on Dec. 29 at Valley Medical Center. Bo is the Larsons first grandchild. Last Saturday Larson died after a long battle with cancer. His services are this Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave. N.E., in the Renton Highlands. Rev. Kirbi Unti will officiate. Tracy Van Hoof, daughter of Jeanne and Art, knew for sure that she wanted a newborn photo of Bo that somehow evoked her father, even before the family knew for sure his cancer was terminal.

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Thompson in running for state honor Dr. Bob Thompson has been selected by Seattle Business magazine as one of three finalists for the Outstanding Health Care Practitioner award in Washington. Thompson’s nomination recognizes his advocacy and innovative leadership role in developing programs to help ensure that vulnerable members of the community can access and receive the health care and medical treatment they need. Examples of these programs include the Renton RotaCare Clinic, Valley Medical’s Acute Specialty Access Clinic and the new Hope Health Center in SeaTac.

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RTC culinary students helped prepare Inslee gala

John Fisher, at right, an instructor and chef for the Renton Technical College Culinary Arts Program led a team of RTC students to Olympia who prepare serve the food at the evening reception Wednesday for Gov. Jay Inslee’s inauguration. Renton Technical College

The Renton Technical College Culinary Arts Program will showcase the talents of one of its top instructor/chefs and students at the Governor’s Inaugural Ball VIP reception Wednesday. The assignment will give the students valuable hands-on experience, according to the program. Chef/instructor John Fisher and Jamie Callison from Washington State University were selected for their culinary expertise and community work to prepare food for the reception in Olympia, along with their culinary students. The teams will prepare a menu showcasing Pacific Northwest products and the bounties of the state’s orchard, cattle ranch, creamery, and organic farms. Fisher and Callison co-developed the menu, which includes Washington lamb, Dungeness crab, King Salmon, student-created charcuterie, Cougar cheese, WSU organic honey, and other dishes. Callison and Fisher have worked the Governor’s Inaugural Ball on two occasions and are members of the Washington State Chefs Association, which is catering all the events for the ball. Twenty-one schools and businesses will prepare food for Washington’s highest ranking officials, dignitaries, and thousands of guests. The event supports culinary scholarships and other educa-

tional benefits for aspiring chefs as well as continuing education. Fisher joined RTC in 2003 as the Culinary Arts instructor; he has more than 42 years in the hospitality industry. He was the academic director of the Culinary Arts program at the Art Institute of Seattle for six years, as well as a culinary instructor for two additional years. In addition, he has taught at Boise State University and has been the executive chef in numerous hotels, clubs, and restaurants. “It is an honor for Chef Fisher and I to be chosen to represent our programs and Washington state chefs for the VIP event, but more importantly, this is a great opportunity for our students to be a part of a high-caliber event,” said Callison in a college press release. “The knowledge they will gain from this experience will give them an advantage over their peers and prepare them for rewarding careers in hospitality and business management, one of the world’s largest industries.” The Culinary Arts certificate program at Renton Technical College is an accredited program with the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation designed to train students to function successfully in the hospitality industry.

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“Well, a little nervous and a little excited.” Lena Hou on singing the National Anthem at Gov. Jay Inslee’s inauguration.

nervous and a little excited.” Monday and Tuesday Lena performed for her friends at recess at Sierra Heights. “They keep on dropping their jaws,” said Lena of her friends’ reaction to her news. She has performed before for the state chapter of the Japan America Society. Lou has also participated in Fat Chance Opera, the Seattle Opera’s Youth Chorus and various community concerts. “I’m really honored, too,” said Lena about Inslee’s request. “This is a really a great opportunity and I want it to be a really good day for Gov. Inslee.”

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Contract offers made; FAA grounds 787 Last week, Boeing presented SPEEA with a contract offer shortly after the long talks were resumed by a federal mediator for a cooling-off period over the holiday. SPEEA on Wednesday proposed incorporating areas of agreement from ongoing negotiations into existing contracts and extending the agreements for another four years. SPEEA’s offer would free Boeing and 23,000 engineers and technical workers from protracted and increasingly contentious negotiations that appear headed for a strike, according to a SPEEA press release.

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It also allows the company and its technical workforce to focus on reaffirming confidence and proving the 787 is the reliable and safe product employees know it to be, according to SPEEA. On Wednesday the FAA grounded all 787s over concerns about onboard fires. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney issued the following statement: “The safety of passengers and crew members who fly aboard Boeing airplanes is our highest priority. “Boeing is committed to supporting the FAA and finding answers as quickly as possible. The company is working around the clock with its customers and the various

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Boeing and its engineering union resumed talks this week, with the union making a “best and final offer” on Wednesday. A Boeing spokesman said Wednesday it had received the contract offer from the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001 and was reviewing it. Both sides agreed to resume talks on Thursday. The latest on the talks is available at RentonReporter.com. Wednesday, Boeing engineers and technical workers marched on main streets near The Landing in advance of resumption of contract negotiations with Boeing.

Man hears suspicious activity A 45-year-old Renton man was home alone when he thought he heard suspicious activity in his home on Dec. 28. The man was listening to music on headphones around 3 p.m., when he thought he heard the doorbell. He dismissed it and went back to his music. Then the man heard a loud noise and a crash coming from the basement. The man went downstairs in his home to investigate and discovered the suspect standing outside in front of a broken sliding glass door. When the resident yelled at the suspect, he fled out onto NE 16th St. Apparently the suspect never entered the residence and was covered head to toe.

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This is a critical legislative session Our new governor, Jay Inslee, wouldn’t be getting off to such a good start if it wasn’t for Renton. Nine-year-old Lena Hou sang the National Anthem at his inauguration Wednesday and students and instructors from Renton Technical College made sure the treats were tasty at the Wednesday night reception. And Renton’s former school superintendent, Mary Alice Heuschel, is standing by his side as his new chief of staff. So, take a bow, Renton; through song, food and sharing a talent public servant Inslee is on his way. Now the hard work begins and it’s up to Renton residents to keep on eye on the Legislature. There are issues legislators will have to address, with money, thoughtfulness and bipartisanship. No more kicking the can down the road, as Don Brunell writes below. I’m not convinced the new Senate majority, made up of 23 Republicans and two Democrats constitutes bipartisanship in the Senate. We’ll see. But the key issue to watch this long session is funding for education and ensuring that the Dean Radford

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lawmakers meet the demands set upon them by the state Supreme Court. It’s not going to be easy, but lawmakers must find the way to fund education and still maintain the core services that we depend upon. Those decisions will only come if everyone works together. Education is not an issue that we can just either kick to the ground or kick forward for another time. Education at ALL levels, from pre-

kindergarten through college, must have a spot at the money table. There’s no doubt that learning even before a child enters a public-school classroom is essential to future success. And we can’t make college, starting at community and technical colleges, so expensive that our next generation of workers won’t get the education and training they need to succeed.

Lawmakers need to stop playing kick the can When I grew up, kids in neighborhoods gathered in a vacant lot or backyard to play “kick the can.” It was a combination of hide-nseek, tag and capture the flag — and it was fun. Today, “kick the can” is synonymous with elected officials kicking the tough issues down the road while racing to a press conference to blame opponents. Rather than make tough decisions, those we elect angrily point fingers. Consider what’s happening in Illinois. For decades, governors and state lawmakers put off dealing with problems in the state employee pension funds. Today, those funds are $96 billion in debt. Gov. Pat Quinn (D) called pension reform his top priority in 2011 because the crisis is killing the state’s credit rating and eating up money for other public services. To launch reforms in 2011, Quinn and lawmakers jammed through a whopping 67 percent income tax increase in exchange for raising the retirement age, cutting cost-of-living increases and increasing employee contributions—all

necessary to initiate essential savings. But when the unions pushed back, lawmakers adjourned last year without passing a single reform. Two years of rancorous debate produced nothing — and they didn’t vote to give the people their taxes back. As a consequence, the typical Illinois family saw taxes increase $1,594 a year while watching pension costs rocket upward by $17 million a day. Matters are even worse in Washington, D.C., where our national debt increases by $3.8 billion each day. Another major battle is looming in March when Congress must vote to raise our debt ceiling. The debt ceiling is America’s credit card limit. Currently, our annual credit card limit is $1 trillion, but the interest on what we owe to countries like China continues to climb because of past deficit spending. Do n Brunell

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As a nation, we continue to spend more than we take in, so if we don’t increase our credit card limit in March, we won’t be able to borrow enough money to pay our bills. Technically, we’re already out of money. The Treasury Department reached its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling on Jan. 7, and now the agency is shuffling funds to pay bills for the next two months. All this borrowing and deficit spending comes with a price. After the 2011 debt ceiling fight, Standard & Poor’s dropped the U.S. credit rating a notch, and Moody’s is warning that Congress must agree on more stringent spending cuts or tax increases if we are to avoid a second downgrade. Illinois has already seen its S&P bond rating drop, so the consequences of political can kicking are real, not hypothetical. So what does this mean to us? We are borrowing too much money, and lenders are starting to doubt our ability to repay our loans. When our credit rating goes down, lenders charge higher interest rates and it costs more to borrow money.

It is no different than what struggling families deal with every day. Unfortunately, as The Economist magazine noted, American politicians are doing the same thing European leaders have done for decades — playing an irresponsible game of denial and delay that has brought Europe to the brink of collapse. When our elected officials punt, we all lose. Refusing to make the tough choices in the face of dire economic conditions heaps new costs on families, struggling small businesses, hospitals and companies wanting to expand and hire workers. Without addressing public pensions, health care costs and other government-funded programs, our political leaders will simply kick the can off the cliff. That will sap America’s economic strength and hurt the very families we want to help.

Don Brunell is the president of the Association of Washington Business.

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Concrete pads anchored by pilings are one suggestion for supporting a new library over the Cedar River.

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The Cedar River library project will have to go through a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) public-review process. Once the permit applications are submitted, Vincent estimates it will be about a 10- to 12-week review process. “That is our plan moving forward based on our experience doing other similar projects in the past,” he said. “But you never know. It’s a public process and it’s hard to anticipate or estimate what the public comments are going to be before you’ve started the public review.” The Highlands library project also involves a SEPA process in which the public can participate. Vincent also estimates a 10- to 12-week process for all the permits involved with the Highlands project. The SEPA permits for both projects aren’t the only permits or reviews the projects have to go through. The Highlands library and Sunset redevelopment project is complicated because it involves five-party agreement between the City of Renton, Colpitts Development, Renton Housing Authority, the King County Library System and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s a lot of complexity for one block of land - but worth all the machinations,” said Vincent. As of Wednesday, the purchase agreement between Colpitts and the RHA was awaiting comments from Colpitts’ attorney. “I think we’re all getting along really well and I think we all see mutual interest and benefit because we share a common vision. We all own different parts of it and understand everybody has to fulfill their role in order for the entire project to be successful,” said Vincent. In the public review process for both projects, the public will get to see the proposals and the environmental checklist, as part of SEPA, that identifies the proposal and the environmental impacts associated with it. Up next in the Cedar River library process is for the city and architect Miller Hull to meet with the Muckleshoot Tribe in early February to hear its concerns about construction over the Cedar River. The Cedar River is one of the largest salmon-bearing rivers in the area, Vincent said, and the tribe has influence even over federal work on the river. There will be a “pre-application” meeting Feb. 7 with the architect to look at everything required in the proposal.

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the stated idea behind I-517,” but she wants to read the initiative’s text and study it. Eyman submitted about 345,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office earlier this month that will now work to validate the signatures. Eyman sent out similar emails to different cities across the state as he campaigns for the statewide initiative. In many cases, he said, he used local initiatives opposing red-light cameras to make his point. However, there has never been such an initiative in Renton, although Renton has such traffic controls, but he indicated the rejection of the citizens initiative by the Renton City Council to let the voters decide where to build a new library also concerned him. The city issued the following statement addressing Eyman’s statements: “The City of Renton fully supports the public’s right to vote and the initiative process. Regarding the library initiative, the administration was moving forward to build the new library based on the direction of City Council. When Renton citizens approached the Council and requested that the issue be once again voted on by the public, Council debated and decided to place it on the ballot. Once the public voted the Council accepted the outcome, the administration worked with the King County Library System to amend the interlocal agreement that was in place and we are

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now implementing the people’s decision.” Eyman said he can’t give the City Council an “ounce of credit” for ultimately placing the initiative on the ballot because the council should have permitted the vote after the signatures were gathered and verified by King County. Avery and Asher in their separate emails make it clear they both support the right to petition government. “I do want to say that I agree with citizens having the right to petition since our government is participatory at every level,” Asher wrote. “The First Amendment guarantees that right.” She pointed out the key to the issue is communication. “Elected officials are public servants, elected to listen to and serve their constituents,” she wrote. “If communication is open

and residents are listened to petitioning as a form of redress wouldn’t be needed as often.” Avery also pointed out in his email that “it should not be assumed that I am either for or against I-517 at this point, as I have not done enough homework to formulate a reasonable position on the matter one way or another.” He wrote that he understands Eyman’s motivation for writing the letter. “But I don’t believe the City of Renton is the poster child for I-517. We have a great city, with leadership which we should all be proud of. Is it perfect? No. But nothing ever is. Each of you will continue with heartfelt effort your work to make it a better place to live, and our community will continue to stand up and voice our opinions and beliefs with the same goals in mind.”

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built on site but shipped in from a factory that specializes in such modular housing. With financing secure, the housing authority next will hire a general contractor who will settle on a vendor to build the new homes. If all goes as planned now, the units will arrive in August and September. Before then, the general contractor will have completed all the infrastructure work, such as utilities and foundations, according to Gropper. The units will arrive in 15-foot by 31-foot cubicles and then be placed by a crane. “They will be connected like giant Legos,” Gropper said. That work should be done before winter weather sets in, he said. Each two-story until will have wood siding on the front and horizontal plank siding on the sides. The units will sit set back to each other, meaning they won’t look like “one big rectangular box. It looks like separate townhomes that move,” Gropper said.


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School district reviewing security Renton School District officials were to meet this week with Renton Mayor Denis Law and Police Chief Kevin Milosevich to review school safety and security measures. Interim Superintendent Vera Risdon and other district staff are expected to meet in private with Law and Milosevich. The group was

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plans for a security audit. The audit would review current security practices and policies and recommend how best to strengthen that work. The district is also in the process of reviewing existing measures such as school emergency preparedness plans, locked and monitored doors, closed-circuit

business. While working on her degree she would also like to play volleyball for the college or university. Franceschina would like to become a psychologist and run her own business. She also dreams to one day open her own café.

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Students of month Renton Rotary has selected their Youth of the Month for January. Jon Fortescue is a senior at Hazen High School. He holds a 4.0 grade point average (G.P.A.). Fortescue has been involved in STEM Club, National Honor Society, drama, orchestra and the Hazen Swim Team. He has received Honor Roll, academic awards, National Merits Finalist, Masonic Outstanding Junior Award, and AP Scholar with distinction. Fortescue works part-time as a math/reading tutor and volunteers through National Honor Society. He hopes to attend

a four-year college or university and major in either biology or astrophysics. He would like to work as either a bio-medical researcher or work in the space exploration/colonization industry. Shayna Riccardo is a senior at Lindbergh High School. She holds a 3.88 G.P.A. Riccardo has been a member of environmental club, Key Club, Bible study club, international club and does mentoring. She has received the National Junior Honor Society award and Masonic Outstanding Junior Award. Riccardo volunteers with Celebration Foursquare Church, Italian Festa, the Salvation Army

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Student Body, as a class officer. She also participates in varsity volleyball and varsity track and field. Franceschina has received varsity letters in volleyball and track and field, Outstanding Ignite Mentor, a physical education certificate, Seamount All-League and 1st Team—Volleyball. She volunteers at Milk & Honey Café at Harambee as a cashier and barista. She plans to attend either a community college or a university to major in psychology and minor in

Boundary changes ahead for district on the changes online at https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/middleschoolboundaries. The changes to the middle school boundaries affect more than 1,100 students. A committee of parents and district staff created the boundaries, which

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On Sunday, January 6, 2013, Kenneth B. Powell, Sr. passed away peacefully at the age of 78 in his hometown of Renton,WA. In 1960, Mr. Powell and his wife opened a “Chevron Service Station” located in Skyway and shortly thereafter purchased his first tow truck calling it “Skyway Towing”. Moving the business to Renton in 1967, he continued to purchase multiple tow trucks and opened a body shop, mechanics shop and paint booth. As the company grew, he moved the company to larger facilities where he continued to support the community, other businesses and the local schools. Mr. Powell and Skyway Towing is a pillar in the community and set high standards for the towing industry. Mr. Powell enjoyed golfing, fishing, motorcycle riding (especially for the “Lawman 1000”) and spending time with his family. Mr. Powell is survived by his wife Donna of 54 years, daughter Kimberly, son Kenneth III, sister Catherine, granddaughter Amy and great-granddaughters Emily and Hailey. Mr. Powell also leaves behind an entire community of friends, co-workers and businessmen. Mr. Powell’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188 206-2421787. Please sign the online memorial guestbook at www. bonneywatson.com. 729402

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Despite all the enthusiasm that sent the Seattle Seahawks off to Atlanta last week, the team still lost to the Falcons, 28-30. Even with the loss, fans continued to support the football players showing up at SeaTac Airport to welcome them home when they returned. “It was the most It was exciting day of our nothing but lives. We’ve had cheering, season tickets off costumes and on for however and a rowdy long that is, 35 ruckus at Renton City years.” Jean Lascelles Hall last Friday for a rally before the game. Decked out in jerseys, wigs, mohawks, hats and other team paraphernalia the crowd chanted call and response cheers. They posed for pictures with former Seahawks players Craig Terrill and Paul Johns, mascot Blitz, the Sea Gals and a giant helmet. Team announcer Ken Carson hyped the crowd up with the Blue Thunder drumline. Jean Lascelles came all the way from Yelm with her husband, Fred, Friday morning to attend the rally. The two went on their first date to the first- ever Seahawks game at the Kingdome in Seattle way back when. “It was the most exciting day of our lives,” she said, laughing. “We’ve had season tickets off and on for however long that is, 35 years.” Lascelles came to the rally dressed in a bright, blue wig, team jersey, dramatic glasses with a fan flag. She wasn’t alone in her outrageous garb. Almost everyone who gathered in the parking lot outside of City Hall displayed their enthu-

Jean Lascelles has been a Seahawks fan since their inception. TRACEY COMPTON, Renton Reporter

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Assault charges were expected to be filed this week against a 23-year-old Renton man in connection with a fight Monday with a detective and attorney outside a courtroom at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. Kent Police arrested the man for fourthdegree assault and third-degree assault, according to probable cause documents filed with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors had until Thursday (after the Renton Reporter deadline) to file charges. The man was booked Monday into the city jail and released Tuesday. Bail was set at $20,000. The incident started outside of a thirdfloor courtroom during recess of a criminal trial stemming from a 2012 drive-by shooting in Seattle.

A Seattle detective was in the courtroom at the trial involving several gang members, according to probable cause documents. The detective knew about threats that had been made to the victim and witnesses by associates of the defendant. The detective said he observed the Renton man angrily staring at the victim in the courtroom. The detective told the man he needed to stop staring. When court went into recess, the Renton man and others went outside the courtroom into the foyer. The Renton man and another man started to yell at each other. The detective said he put a hand on the Renton man’s chest to encourage him to leave but the man pushed his hand away. He identified himself as a police officer and again put his hand on the man’s chest. When the man started to reach for his back pocket, the detective saw that as a threat and grabbed the man’s right hand.

The man pulled his hand away and started to yell at the detective, according to court documents. He then allegedly reached up with both hands and grabbed the detective’s shirt collar, turning his hands inward as if the strangle him. He then pushed the detective backwards. As the detective tried to get the man on the ground, a prosecuting attorney attempted to assist the detective. But the Renton man reportedly kicked the attorney in the stomach, causing him to fall in pain. The Renton man and detective started to exchange punches and head butted each other. The man also bit the detective on his forearm. The detective then struck the man twice in the back of the head to get him to release the bite. Court security then helped the detective handcuff the man. A Kent Police officer observed that the detective had a cut above his left eye and bruise above his right eye and a cut upper

lip. The Renton man told police that some guy in a suit came up to him in court and told him about not starting anything in court. He said he didn’t know who the guy was. He said then outside the court another man started to yell at him. The man said the guy in the suit then came up to him and pushed him in the chest. He said when he reached behind to pull his pants up, the guy grabbed his arm. He said he tried to push him away when the guy said, “I’m the police.” The man said the detective then started hitting him and head butted him and he head butted back before others tackled him and he got handcuffed. The Renton man was treated for a facial laceration and transported to the city of Kent jail. Both the detective and prosecutor were treated at the scene for their injuries. The trial resumed later in the morning.

PUBLIC NOTICES Renton, Washington, on January 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm to consider the following petitions: King County Public Health Center LUA#12-000273, CU-H Location: 3000 NE 4th St. The applicant is requesting a HEX Conditional Use Permit for a change of use from a daycare into a day-use medical clinic for the King County Public Health (KCPH). The 8,800 SF building is located on the Renton Technical College campus and is zoned IL. Access is proposed to remain from NE 7th St and Monroe Ave NE. There are no critical areas located on site. Legal descriptions of the files noted above are on file in the City Clerk’s Office, Seventh Floor, City Hall, Renton. All interested persons are invited to be present at the Public Hearing to express their opinions. Questions should be directed to the Hearing Examiner at 425-430-6515. Published in Renton Reporter on January 18, 2013. #729930. NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC HEARING RENTON, WASHINGTON The Environmental Review Committee has issued a Determination of Non-Significance-Mitigated (DNS-M) for the following project under the authority of the Renton Municipal Code. Cedar River Station LUA12-000193, ECF, SA-M, SA-A, LLA

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State to treat gypsy moth in Tukwila, Renton The Washington State Department of Agriculture announced this week a proposal to treat about 180 acres in Tukwila and Renton this spring and summer to eliminate an introduction of the destructive European gypsy moth.

Many of the moths were trapped near Interurban Avenue South and South 149th Street, an area that includes light industry, a few apartment complexes, some houses and an extensive greenbelt. During last summer’s

annual statewide trapping program, WSDA trappers caught 27 gypsy moths, including 25 in Tukwila. Entomologists also discovered 11 gypsy moth egg masses in Tukwila, indicating that a reproducing population is present. Between 500 and

1,000 gypsy moth caterpillars can emerge from a single egg mass. “The large number of catches in Tukwila is one of the largest we have seen in recent years,” Jim Marra, managing entomologist for WSDA said. “ WSDA is proposing a two-step response to the detected gypsy moth population: eliminate gypsy moth caterpillars with ground-based treatments using a biological insecticide on trees and shrubs in the area around the egg mass locations. This would be followed later by an aerial application of an agent that disrupts mating behavior in any remaining adult gypsy moths. WSDA entomologists would treat about 10 acres at the center of the gypsy moth population from the ground beginning in late April or early May using Bacillus thuringiensis

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