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Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton students learned about the salmon habitat and helped protect it, as part of a World Water Monitoring Day event, Sept. 18 at Renton Community Center.

Renton’s little salmon scientists

Students work with nonprofit to learn about and protect Renton’s salmon

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton students learned about the salmon habitat and helped protect it, as part of a World Water Monitoring Day event, Sept. 18 at Renton Community Center.

A tool to reach the city in residents’ pockets

A new city-wide phone app will help generate nuisance reports

Renton church celebrates over new renovations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Celebration Foursquare Church in Renton had a “celebration” true to its name with a ribbon cutting and picnic, Sunday Sept. 22.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. A photo of Christine and Ben Johnson, center, and their family.

Drink a beer, save a friend

Local brewery helps raise money for suicide prevention

Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. A photo of Christine and Ben Johnson, center, and their family.

Officer Soni resigns mid-investigation

Renton’s internal review of Soni shows violations

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. 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.

Possible code changes to affect RV dwellers

The city’s planning commission is looking to change codes regarding RVs and large vehicles

From the Renton Reporter archives.
                                RESP president Valisia Simpson addresses the school board.

A union win — RESP reaches deal with school district

The union voted to strike in October before the district created a tentative contract

From the Renton Reporter archives.
                                RESP president Valisia Simpson addresses the school board.
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. 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.
Carol Ann Witschi

Witschi’s seat to stay vacant till election

Renton City Council has decided to leave councilmember Carol Ann Witschi’s seat vacant until a new official is elected in November. At the Sept. 16… Continue reading

Carol Ann Witschi
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. 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.
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. 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.
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

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.

Celebrate culture, help those in India at Rhythms event

A Seattle nonprofit is bringing the rhythm to Renton. Rhythms 2019 is a cultural celebration through performances, with proceeds going to the nonprofit Amrita-Seattle. Amrita-Seattle… Continue reading

From the Renton Reporter archives.

City strategizes on how to increase ADU applications

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

From the Renton Reporter archives.

See Spot splash

Renton dogs enjoy a cool day at the pool

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

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

Rencon brings out the sci-fi and fantasy in Renton

Comic and game convention still seeks permanent home for yearly event

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Pastor Amy Lubienski is taking on the task left by her father of updating the look and culture of Celebration Foursquare Church in the Renton Highlands.

Stepping into her father’s shoes

Local pastor takes over church and family legacy

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Pastor Amy Lubienski is taking on the task left by her father of updating the look and culture of Celebration Foursquare Church in the Renton Highlands.
Courtesy of Kirk Seese. An example of his debut sculpture, “The Feather” that may be seen in Sunset Park next year.

Renton invests in art more than before

Two new art projects will bring color, local history to the city

Courtesy of Kirk Seese. An example of his debut sculpture, “The Feather” that may be seen in Sunset Park next year.