Haley Ausbun

A design of Yene Boona Café and Roaster House, an Ethiopian coffee shop and roaster. The proposal estimates the project would cost $450,000.
                                Courtesy photo City of Renton

The grand versus the modest – Coffee shop or Plaza for the Old Chamber Building

City Council receives two different proposals for location near the airport

 

Courtesy photo Amazing Animals.

It’s not Broadway, but it is musical cats

Rescue cats are coming to Renton; not to homes, but to the stage. The Acro-Cats with the Rock Cats are coming to town Tuesday, May… Continue reading

 

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Lindbergh High School pitcher Lia Evans at the fastpitch game against Fife High School Friday, May 10.

Lindbergh Fast Pitch takes a ‘W’ after a loss

Lindbergh High School Fast Pitch had a hard day against Fife High School on Friday, May 10 after losing 12-3. The team later went on… Continue reading

 

Here’s who’s running for election in Renton

Candidates had till Friday to file for multiple local electioins

Former First Financial Northwest Bank CEO sentenced for tax fraud

The former CEO and President, Victor Karpiak, hid $2.3 million of income on tax returns from 2010 to 2016.

Renton’s Leisure Estates, a mobile home park for people over 55, hosted Hollywood comedy writer and producer Sy Rosen on May 4 for a screening of his short film The Matchmaker. Left to right: Ellen Ginn, Linda Keeney, Linda Clauson, Sy Rosen, Eileen Cunio, Darlene Ward, Pat Diggs.
                                Photo courtesy of Northwest Prime Time.

Comedy short-film premiers in Renton mobile home park

Leisure Care Estate residents win contest to host special event

Renton’s Leisure Estates, a mobile home park for people over 55, hosted Hollywood comedy writer and producer Sy Rosen on May 4 for a screening of his short film The Matchmaker. Left to right: Ellen Ginn, Linda Keeney, Linda Clauson, Sy Rosen, Eileen Cunio, Darlene Ward, Pat Diggs.
                                Photo courtesy of Northwest Prime Time.
Hazen junior Emily Blundred, team captain and project manager for the Hazen robotics team, was a finalist for the National Robotics Dean’s List. Blundred was able to attend the championship this year in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo Emily Blundred

Hazen student uses her passion to make room for girls in STEM

Emily Blundred earns special honors through her work with the school’s robotic team

Hazen junior Emily Blundred, team captain and project manager for the Hazen robotics team, was a finalist for the National Robotics Dean’s List. Blundred was able to attend the championship this year in Houston, Texas. Courtesy photo Emily Blundred

Renton City Council looks to move faster on sidewalk improvements

Almost half of Renton’s streets still don’t have pedestrian paths

School board member Lynn Desmarais announced she will leave her position after this term, leaving an open school board seat this election season. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.

Long-time school board director ready to hang up hat after December

Lynn Desmarais reflects on 18 years of school advocacy

School board member Lynn Desmarais announced she will leave her position after this term, leaving an open school board seat this election season. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.
The Williams Avenue bridge is one of the local bridges facing new weight restrictions for heavy trucks and emergency response vehicles, including fire ladder trucks.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

New bridge restrictions limit Renton firetrucks

City considers alternatives for emergency vehicles near North Renton

The Williams Avenue bridge is one of the local bridges facing new weight restrictions for heavy trucks and emergency response vehicles, including fire ladder trucks.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton dog dies after being attacked by another aggressive dog

Renton Police reminds residents of local pet laws

Robotics whiz kid from Renton ranks among world’s best

Team from Maplewood Heights Elementary meets every Sunday.

Renton requires registration for all monitored alarm systems

False alarms cost the city $350,000 a year in police staff time.

Photos by Haley Ausbun
                                Semilla Flamenca in Redmond had their spring recital Friday, April 26 at the Carco Theatre in Renton. Nearly 60 flamenco dancers, from 2 year olds to adults, were able to show off their skills in ten performances, concluding with a group dance of the Macarena. All proceeds for the recital went to a 6-year-old dancer who has been fighting leukemia for three years and is now in remission with monthly check-ups, flamenco teacher Paulina Chalita-White said.

Semilla Flamenca dance in Renton for good cause

By Haley Ausbun Reporter… Continue reading

Photos by Haley Ausbun
                                Semilla Flamenca in Redmond had their spring recital Friday, April 26 at the Carco Theatre in Renton. Nearly 60 flamenco dancers, from 2 year olds to adults, were able to show off their skills in ten performances, concluding with a group dance of the Macarena. All proceeds for the recital went to a 6-year-old dancer who has been fighting leukemia for three years and is now in remission with monthly check-ups, flamenco teacher Paulina Chalita-White said.
From preliminary plans for the new Topgolf location in Renton, courtesy of the city.

Topgolf to bring high-tech driving range to Renton

Construction is expected to be complete in 2021, according to the land-use notice.

From preliminary plans for the new Topgolf location in Renton, courtesy of the city.

Hazen wins All City Track and Field Meet

Competition held at Renton Memorial Stadium.

Renton police investigate dog attack

Pit bull named Sweetie had terrorized neighborhood two years earlier.

Public market proposed for Renton Pavilion Event Center

City wants to create downtown community hub.

Cedar River Trail rewards little hikers

Program helps foster connection between youth and parks.

Photo By Haley Ausbun. About 20 Hazen High School students walked out of classes Friday, April 26, and marched to Renton City Hall. The students sat on the steps with their signs, and also went into the building to ask for a sit-down meeting with administrators.

Students demand a sustainable Renton

About 20 Hazen students march to City Hall over climate change issues.

Photo By Haley Ausbun. About 20 Hazen High School students walked out of classes Friday, April 26, and marched to Renton City Hall. The students sat on the steps with their signs, and also went into the building to ask for a sit-down meeting with administrators.