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Press Releases 2009


Wednesday, 12/23/09 Mayor Announces Appointment of Interim Fire Chief 
Tuesday, 12/15/09 Renton is designated as StormReady 
Monday, 12/14/09 City warns citizens to be on alert for Nigerian Scams 
Thursday, 12/10/09 City of Renton Shelter to remain open Dec. 10, 2009 
Wednesday, 12/09/09 City of Renton Shelter to remain open Dec. 9, 2009 
Tuesday, 12/08/09 City of Renton to Open Shelter Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 
Thursday, 12/03/09 Renton Community Gathers to Honor Seattle and Lakewood Officers and Give Thanks to our Local Police 
Tuesday, 12/01/09 City of Renton Partners with Local Agencies for Food Drive 
Tuesday, 11/17/09 City of Renton to Provide Complimentary Sandbags 
Tuesday, 11/17/09 City of Renton Offices Closed for Furlough Day and Holiday 
Monday, 11/16/09 Social Security Announces New Enhancements to Online Retirement Estimator 
Monday, 11/16/09 Red Cross issues a Wind and Power Advisory 
Friday, 11/06/09 City of Renton advises removal of political signs by November 13 
Tuesday, 11/03/09 Renton Municipal Arts Commission presents presents artwork by David Jayne at Carco Theatre 
Tuesday, 10/27/09 Renton Police Launch Online Crime Alerting and Mapping Service 
Monday, 10/19/09 Microscan Expands into New Corporate Headquarters 
Monday, 10/19/09 Mayor Denis Law Delivers 2010 Budget Proposal to Renton City Council
Wednesday, 10/14/09 24 Filmmakers to Compete in Renton FilmFrenzy 
Friday, 10/09/09 2009 Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Citizens 
Thursday, 10/01/09 Renton Municipal Arts Commission presents original abstract artwork by Jim Matthew at Carco Theatre 
Thursday, 10/01/09 Renton City Council Opposes Initiative 1033 
Tuesday, 09/29/09 Green River and Howard Hanson Dam – Getting Ready for Potential Emergencies 
Monday, 09/21/09 Fire Prevention Week 
Friday, 09/18/09 City of Renton proclaims EriAm Sisters Day 
Thursday, 09/10/09 Invest in your Neighborhood, Neighborhood Matching Grants now available 
Wednesday, 09/09/09 City Seeks to Stimulate Local Economy - Housing Resource Fair 
Thursday, 09/03/09 Renton Opens the City’s First Dog Park 
Wednesday, 09/02/09 Renton Mayor Proclaims State of Local Emergency 
Friday, 08/21/09 City of Renton Offices Closed for Furlough Day and Holiday 
Tuesday, 08/18/09 Renton Team wins Regional Lifeguard Challenge 
Monday, 08/10/09 Renton Airport Runway Repaving Completed On Time and Under Budget 
Monday, 08/03/09 Nominate Renton's Outstanding Citizens 
Fri., 07/24/09 Renton Residents Asked to Protect Themselves During Heat Wave
Wed., 07/22/09 Seahawks Fans are Coming to Renton for First Annual Seahawks Training Camp
Wed., 07/22/09 Footloose - All Teen Summer Musical
Wed., 07/22/09 Be Part of the City’s Flood Response, City Offers Sandbagging Training
Tues., 07/21/09 2009 IKEA Renton River Days - Renton’s Community Family Festival and Celebration
Tues., 07/21/09 City of Renton Domestic Violence Task Force to March in River Days Parade
Mon., 07/20/09 Renton Airport Runway Repaving Project Starts July 31
Wed., 07/15/09 Renton Police Warn of Utility Bill Scam
Thur., 07/09/09 Renton Municipal Arts Commission presents artwork by Sierra Heights Elementary Students at Carco Theatre
Tues., 07/07/09 Fire & Emergency Services Department Hosts After the Fire Meeting Harrington Square Apartments
Thur.,07/02/09 City of Renton Partners with eCityGov Alliance to Expand Online Services
Thur., 07/02/09 Harrington Square Apartment Fire Determined to be Accidental
Wed., 06/24/09 CurveCard makes Shopping, Dining and Playing in Renton Easy and Rewarding
Wed., 06/24/09 Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen Coming to Renton
Tues., 06/23/09 Fabulous 4th of July Fireworks
Fri., 06/19/09 Fireworks Ban In Effect Within Renton City Limits
Fri., 06/19/09 Springbrook Creek Ribbon Cutting
Wed., 06/10/09 City’s Neighborhood Program Wins National Honors
Wed., 06/10/09 City of Renton Teams Up With School District to Provide Free Summer Lunches
Wed., 06/10/09 Traffic Advisory - Livestrong Challenge passing through Renton
Tues., 06/09/09 Maplewood Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence (pdf)
Tues., 06/02/09 Renton Takes Action to Address Invasive Water Weeds
Mon., 06/01/09 Renton Police Catch Two Car Prowlers Responsible for Multiple Felonies
Tues., 05/26/09 City has Successful State Legislative Session
Tues., 05/19/09 Witness Gets $300 Reward for Helping Police Crack Down on Graffiti Vandals
Mon., 05/11/09 Renton’s Emergency Communication Service Offers Amateur Radio Licensing Class
Mon., 05/04/09 City of Renton Offices Closed for Furlough Days 
Fri., 05/01/09 Renton Municipal Arts Commission presents original mixed media artwork by Harold Johnson.
Fri., 05/01/09 50-Hour Film making Frenzy returns to Renton; 2009 Registration opens September 1. 
Wed., 04/29/09 Renton CityNews Wins Blue Pencil Award of Excellence for Government Communicators 
Tues., 04/28/09 Red Cross Urges Preparedness during Swine Flu Outbreak (pdf)
Mon., 04/27/09 Courts offering debt reduction/relicensing program in May 
Fri., 04/24/09 Renton Volunteer Receives Governor’s Service Award 
Thur., 04/16/09 Renton Employees Agree to Pay Cuts to Save Colleagues' Jobs 
Mon., 04/13/09 Volunteers Needed for Renton’s Community Emergency Response Teams 
Mon., 04/13/09 Senior Housing Fair Event Highlights Housing Options for Seniors 
Fri., 04/03/09 New Web Tool Highlights Bottom Line Opportunities of Choosing Renton
Wed., 04/01/09 Renton Municipal Arts Commission presents original Origami Quilts by Brielle Creaser 
Tues., 03/31/09 Uwajimaya will open new store in Renton Shopping Center 
Mon., 03/23/09 Green River Valley Residents Urged to Buy Flood Insurance 
Mon., 03/23/09 Renton Heart Month - Making a Difference 
Wed., 03/18/09 Renton Mayor Denis Law delivered the 2009 State of the City 
Tues., 03/10/09 City of Renton Non-Represented Employees to Take Furloughs, Forego Deferred Compensation 
Thur., 03/05/09 Howard Hanson Dam Update 
Wed., 03/04/09 Daylight Savings Time – Change More Than the Clock 
Thur., 02/26/09 South King County Cities Partner for Public Safety Misdemeanor Jail to Serve Seven Cities 
Fri., 02/13/09 Renton Municipal Arts Commission presents original mixed media artwork by Daniel Wend at Carco Theatre 
Wed., 02/11/09 6th annual Neighbor-to-Neighbor Leadership Workshop 
Mon., 02/09/09 Museum to Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition "Key Ingredients - America by Food" 
Tues., 02/03/09 Renton Municipal Arts Commission solicits project proposals and artists for registry 
Tues., 01/27/09 Renton Heart Month Increases Heart Health Awareness 
Wed., 01/14/09 Storm Causes Challenges as New Solid Waste Service is Rolled Out 
Thur., 01/08/09 Cedar River Crested, Renton Bridges and Roads Open
Wed., 01/07/09 City of Renton Launches “Wipe Out Graffiti” Initiative
Tues., 01/06/09 Red Cross Urges Preparation for Possible Flooding