Haley Ausbun

Renton Reporter’s top stories for 2018

Renton Reporter wishes everyone a happy 2019! We hope you have enjoyed 2018 with us — we transitioned to a new reporter halfway through the… Continue reading

Mayor not seeking reelection

Denis Law has served three terms as mayor.

Lunchbox brings memories

About 15 years ago, Diane Lawrence was on a summer road trip near Boise, Idaho. She saw an old-school garage sale on the side of… Continue reading

Private security cameras can be registered with new program

Renton police department’s new voluntary registration system shows them where your cameras are

Coffee shop sets opening date

With the final construction finishing up, downtown Boon Boona Coffee opens doors Jan. 7

Photo gallery: Santa dance party at the activity center

Photos by Haley Ausbun The holiday dance brought a crowd on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Renton Senior Activity Center. The busiest dance for special… Continue reading

Photos: shop with a cop at Target

Photos by Haley Ausbun Thirteen children nominated by Renton Communities in Schools bought their family Christmas gifts with the help of Renton officers, who partnered… Continue reading

False alarms will result in monetary fine

City council approved the alarm ordinance from August with slight changes

Dual language could be added to curriculum

The program may come to a local elementary school as early as the 2020-2021 school year.

Mother shoots daughter as she was calling 911

Information from Renton Police Department. This story will be updated as more information becomes available: A 52-year-old mother reportedly shot and killed her 14-year-old daughter… Continue reading

Woman killed in Renton hit-and-run

A 46-year-old woman was hit and killed Tuesday morning by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene. The pedestrian was crossing at the 84th Avenue… Continue reading

Answers sought in investigation of man’s death

Brian Gatewood’s lawsuit against city of Renton was dismissed, but he’s still seeking justice.

From the city of Renton website.
                                With the new trails and bicycle master plan, more low stress lanes and paths for cyclists and pedestrians will be added to the city.

City tables bikeshare program, for now

The city also plans for more miles of trails and stress-free bike lanes in Renton

From the city of Renton website.
                                With the new trails and bicycle master plan, more low stress lanes and paths for cyclists and pedestrians will be added to the city.
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Police take down marijuana grow houses in Renton and Newcastle

More than 1,200 plants and 14 pounds of marijuana were found.

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Photo by Haley Ausbun

Choice for airport adjustment on hold till new year

City admin, considering downtown plan efforts and property aquisition, didn’t reccomend RAAC choice

Photo by Haley Ausbun

New rehabilitation health care facility celebrates opening in Renton

The facility is a short-term rehabilitation center and will now begin taking patients

Investigation of shooting Friday remains ongoing

Update: Suspect identified as 20-year-old who is now in custody

Courtesy photo.

Santa Arrives in a Tiger-Painted Airplane Dec. 15

Holiday celebrations begin with Santa’s arrival at 9:45 a.m., festivities all day

Courtesy photo.
Garland Jewelers has sat in the main stretch of downtown over 60 years. As it closes this month, big yellow banners indicate the end of an era. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Garland Jewelers will soon close its doors

The store has been in downtown Renton over 60 years

Garland Jewelers has sat in the main stretch of downtown over 60 years. As it closes this month, big yellow banners indicate the end of an era. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

District looks at workforce diversity

The school district recently looked at its annual snapshot of workforce diversity. Renton School Board reviewed the annual report of its Affirmative Action plan 2018… Continue reading