Haley Ausbun

Screenshot of b-roll of the Meggit Training System FATS 300LE, a five-screen simulator for police training that the Renton Police Department is considering for purchase. Courtesy of Meggitt.

Virtual training for Renton police possible in near future

The police presented their preferred choice of a five-screen training simulator at Committee of the Whole, March 11 with 300-degree display. It could be purchased some time this year, pending budget adjustment and council approval.

Screenshot of b-roll of the Meggit Training System FATS 300LE, a five-screen simulator for police training that the Renton Police Department is considering for purchase. Courtesy of Meggitt.
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Three of the snow make-up days waived by the state

Renton schools posted on Tuesday that the three snow make-up days previously unscheduled are waived for students. Staff will still need to determine how to add those days.

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Moyaak Chuol, senior at Lindbergh High School, holds up his first place trophy with teacher Creed Nelson on Feb. 23. Chuol starts a job at Boeing after graduation. Courtesy of Creed Nelson.

Lindbergh senior wins competition, snags job

Moyaak Chuol won an aerospace manufacturing competition against more than 50 other high school students

Moyaak Chuol, senior at Lindbergh High School, holds up his first place trophy with teacher Creed Nelson on Feb. 23. Chuol starts a job at Boeing after graduation. Courtesy of Creed Nelson.

Valley Medical Center is updating cardiac and vascular services with new labs, technology

Renton patients will no longer need to travel to Seattle or Tacoma for a stroke, arrhythmia diagnosis or advanced imaging of vascular problems

US is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9, Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not impact Renton production lines.

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

Hazen soccer team reunites lost puppy with foster mom

Merry had been rescued from an overcrowded shelter in South Korea

Youth leaders reclaim ‘lost urban creeks’ in Renton

As a culmination of the first year of a paid internship project, youth leaders from Unleash the Brilliance planted 250 native trees and shrubs on… Continue reading

Renton joins fight for affordable housing in King County

About 40 percent of Renton households are ‘cost burdened’ and pay more than 30 percent of income on housing

Local artists add flair to fire hydrants

South Renton Connection is adding some flair to its neighborhood in unsuspecting spots. The project calls for artists to paint fire hydrants. And the first… Continue reading

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for March

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

Seahawk KJ Wright surprises students

Wright visited St. Anthony’s School in downtown Renton Monday, March 4.

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Make-up schedule for February snow storm announced

Renton schools posted on Monday that they need to make up five snow days, extending current trimester.

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Mayor emphasizes inclusion in 2019 State of the City

State of the City focuses on inclusion as a success story, references Neil Diamond song. Downtown and Sunset neighborhoods will become destination locations, Mayor Denis Law says.

Renton High Schools boys basketball team finished third in the state this season. Photo courtesy of Renton School District

Renton boys basketball places 3rd in state

Indians defeat Pullman Greyhounds 61-42 at tournament

Renton High Schools boys basketball team finished third in the state this season. Photo courtesy of Renton School District

Search still on for suspects in armed home invasion

One injured in home invasion in unincorporated Renton, Monday, March 4.

The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Snow storm reveals more shelter needs for Renton

City staff are talking of possibly using other city buildings in the events of severe weather, similar to Seattle.

The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.
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Former First Financial Northwest Bank CEO pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

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

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The Heaven Sent location in downtown Renton closed its doors after eight years. Photo by Haley Ausbun

Heaven Sent leaves Renton

Heaven Sent Fried Chicken closed its doors Feb. 23. Owner says he’s focusing on Everett store and a gluten-free menu

The Heaven Sent location in downtown Renton closed its doors after eight years. Photo by Haley Ausbun
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City removes landlord fee, moves ahead rental inspection program

The city will use the first year telling Renton tenants and landlords about the program

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