Haley Ausbun

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                                Former Seahawk Doug Baldwin talks about the Family First Community Center at Renton City Hall.

Seahawk puts empathy to practice

Doug Baldwin discusses his wishes for Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Former Seahawk Doug Baldwin talks about the Family First Community Center at Renton City Hall.

METRO increases services for Renton

City and county staff work to serve transit riders with longer hours, more routes

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The new murals at the Valley Medical Center Children’s Therapy facility.

A mural of Renton inspires smiles

Teacher, painter paints children’s waiting room for free

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The new murals at the Valley Medical Center Children’s Therapy facility.

The TIP money is running low

City planners ask council for financial flexibility to complete road projects

Photo courtesy of Museum of Flight. The Question and Answer session after a screening of “Chesley Bonestell: a Brush with the Future” held Sunday. Aug. 25, 2019 at the Museum of Flight. Left to right: Museum of Flight public programs manager and moderator Cale Wilcox, documentary filmmaker Douglass Stewart Jr., film participant Benedict Heywood and co-editor, Renton-raised Kristina Hays.

Renton grad’s documentary features art, space

Kristina Hays premiers her first film in her hometown

Photo courtesy of Museum of Flight. The Question and Answer session after a screening of “Chesley Bonestell: a Brush with the Future” held Sunday. Aug. 25, 2019 at the Museum of Flight. Left to right: Museum of Flight public programs manager and moderator Cale Wilcox, documentary filmmaker Douglass Stewart Jr., film participant Benedict Heywood and co-editor, Renton-raised Kristina Hays.
Courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623 Facebook Page.

VFW shows its ‘All-American’ strengths

Local chapter honored nationally for local outreach

Courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623 Facebook Page.
A new, temporary “Pop-up Park” gave Renton residents visiting the local farmers market a place to rest, or play, for a short-time.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

This small Renton park didn’t pop-up out of nowhere

UW graduate helps Renton utilize unused space downtown

A new, temporary “Pop-up Park” gave Renton residents visiting the local farmers market a place to rest, or play, for a short-time.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton officer pleads not guilty in assault case

Soni’s defense attorney calls allegations “salacious”

Sartori Elementary School has a new “Serenity Room” thanks to a $500 mini-grant from Kaiser Permanente meant to create solutions for educator stress. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kaiser Permanente helps Sartori teachers relax

A new feature at the school helps educators perform better through stress relief

Sartori Elementary School has a new “Serenity Room” thanks to a $500 mini-grant from Kaiser Permanente meant to create solutions for educator stress. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Courtesy of Google Maps. A photo of one placement of a cell-on-wheels (COW) that helps boost data for phone providers in Renton. They’ve started showing up in the city in recent years due to high data usage from traffic in Renton.

More COWs in the field? Temporary cell towers spur city ordinance

Phone providers cite heavy traffic on increase in Renton data usage

Courtesy of Google Maps. A photo of one placement of a cell-on-wheels (COW) that helps boost data for phone providers in Renton. They’ve started showing up in the city in recent years due to high data usage from traffic in Renton.
Melissa Glenn, hired in April 2019, is building the new social worker program at King County libraries “from the ground up.” Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Meeting those in-need where they congregate, the library

New library social worker is making swift, positive changes to lingering residents in need

Melissa Glenn, hired in April 2019, is building the new social worker program at King County libraries “from the ground up.” Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Celebrate culture with music, food and dance

The 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival was held Saturday Aug. 17, and celebrated Polynesian cultures with food, performances and contests.… Continue reading

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Free grocery store to combat food waste

A small Renton nonprofit hopes to help homeless and keep food from the landfill

Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
From the Renton Reporter archives. The city has been sitting on the old Kaynan hangars, waiting to determine whether they’ll be demolished and reconstructed after the Airport Master Plan.

Councilmember sees loss of airport grant as a opportunity

Tricky airport planning is taking longer than expected, risking a $100K grant

From the Renton Reporter archives. The city has been sitting on the old Kaynan hangars, waiting to determine whether they’ll be demolished and reconstructed after the Airport Master Plan.

Staff, council scrap city-wide 20 mph plan

Neighborhoods can still request lower limits

Buses moving out of downtown

A new transit center may spur affordable home construction

Renderings of the redevelopement of 200 Mill Avenue South, taken from the new contract. Courtesy of city of Renton.

Downtown plaza promises a hotel, apartments and a park

The plans for the old City Hall location have been cemented by Cosmos and city leaders

Renderings of the redevelopement of 200 Mill Avenue South, taken from the new contract. Courtesy of city of Renton.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

No age cap to fly

On Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday Aug. 12 seniors from Burien, Mercer Island and Issaquah with interest or experience in flying were able to take… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.
Courtesy of Mary’s Place. Volunteers from KeyBank’s Hispanic-Latino Impact Networking Group and Key Women’s Network gave a formerly homeless family “everything they would need to start fresh in a new apartment” through the Make-a-Home program.

Volunteers needed to help displaced families

A mother and her children found a home in Renton thanks to Mary’s Place nonprofit

Courtesy of Mary’s Place. Volunteers from KeyBank’s Hispanic-Latino Impact Networking Group and Key Women’s Network gave a formerly homeless family “everything they would need to start fresh in a new apartment” through the Make-a-Home program.

Clear winners in a tight Renton primary

Pavone and Maxwell qualify with a six vote difference