Photo by Haley Ausbun. Faith-Maria, a third grader at St. Anthony Elementary School in Renton, asked Make-a-Wish to share her wish with her school, which resulted in two new smart boards. Faith-Maria with her family at the unveiling, Sept. 12.

A selfless wish for Renton schools

Faith-Maria Nguyen uses Make-A-Wish to provide school a smart board

Photo by Haley Ausbun. RESP union members attended the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting to make their story heard as they continue to negotiate for a new contract with the district.

Union leader: ‘Give us what we deserve’

Update: Paraprofessionals and staff have reached a tentative agreement with the Renton School District

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Photo left to right: David Rodriguez, Tony Ventrella, Rachel Chronister, Marla Veliz, Reagan Dunn, and Gavin Hunt at the Sept. 10 ribbon cutting for the New Horizon School van, gifted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn through the retired van program.

County van to increase New Horizon’s inclusivity

A vehicle gifted to a school for students with learning disabilities will support outreach

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Tiffany Park Elementary School teachers and parents hold up signs before the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting, over the loss of a fourth grade classroom that reorganized the fourth and fifth graders at the school.

Teacher changes shake up parents’ confidence in Renton schools

A quick staffing change and classroom switch has parents questioning Renton School District

Photo by Haley Ausbun. A month left to see Renton History Museum’s Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons, which closes Oct. 16, 2019.

A feast for the imagination

Dungeons and Dragons exhibit continues at Renton Museum until October

From the Renton Reporter archives.

City strategizes on how to increase ADU applications

City staff, leaders discuss roadblocks to construction of attached dwelling units

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Captains Adelma Braga and Isaias Braga were appointed to lead the Renton Salvation Army in June 2019.

Salvation Army has a lot of programs, but needs volunteers

New leadership at the notable nonprofit hopes to increase program awareness

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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

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Sports
Photos courtesy of Renton Martial Arts Center.

Local students shine at martial arts tournament

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Hazen student recognized for track achievements

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Marketplace

A Day in the Life of an Environmental Intern

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Ultimate Cruise Job: Lights, Camera, CRUISE

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Opinion

Guest opinion: Gov. Inslee passes up a chance to confront corporate ‘blackmail’

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‘Butterfly effect’ brings change, good or bad, in all our lives

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Northwest
Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

From chairman of WA Republicans to party pariah, Chris Vance explains why

‘Biggest shock of my adult life has been the Republican Party’s complete capitulation to Donald Trump.’

 

More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound

Under guise of nonprofit caring for rescued horses, allegations of animal cruelty arose.