Renton school bond pass rate increases to 60.55 percent

April 19, 2012

NEW — 4 p.m. April 19, 2012

The approval rating for a $97 million school bond in the Renton School District continued to increase today as unofficial election results continue to trickle in. The bond reached a 60. 55 pass rate with 10,246 voters in favor of the measure, with 6,676 residents voting against it.

The results will be finalized April 27.

Voters in the Renton district cast ballots for the second time this year April 17 that would finance a new middle school in Newcastle and facility improvements to Lindbergh High School’s pool, among other projects.

The bond needs a 60 percent yes vote and a minimum turnout of 10,582 people. More than 22,200 ballots were cast in the election.

The bond originally came up two points shy of the 60 percent needed to pass in the Feb. 14 special election.

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YMCA encourages healthy lifestyles, physical activity at Healthy Kids Day

April 19, 2012

NEW — 11 a.m. April 19, 2012

Children and parents alike are encouraged stop by the Coal Creek Family YMCA for a free community event  April 28. The YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, which is the nation’s largest health day for families, will center around the theme “Play, Learn, Connect.”

The event aims to inspire healthy lifestyles and physical activity year-round, a commitment to educational activities over the summer and closer connections in the community for local families.

“Healthy Kids Day opens families to all the activities the Y has to offer to keep them moving during our rainy, blustery seasons and to prevent learning loss during the summer,” Regional Executive Marcia Isenberger said. “We strive to keep kids and families physically and intellectually active throughout the year.”

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Sustainable gardening class cancelled at CCUD offices

April 19, 2012

The sustainable gardening class that was scheduled for April 19 at the Coal Creek Utility District Office has been cancelled.

Future classes will be offered through There were not enough sign ups for this round of classes, but residents can attend other free Savvy Gardener classes in coming weeks.

Go to Savvy Gardener Classes to view more classes at