Leah Abraham

Street names in North Renton change

North Park Drive was changed to North Southport Drive, and Northeast Park Drive to Northeast Sunset Boulevard.

 

Author Debbie Macomber poses with the cast of “The Inn at Rose Harbor.” Photo courtesy Renton School District

Writer watches story unfold on stage

Author Debbie Macomber watched the play adaptation of her book at Hazen High School last week.

 

Financial forecast opens city’s budgeting season

Early projections reflect the $3 million loss in sales tax from the Cascade/Benson Hill annexation.

 

Students at Alisa Vinson’s kindergarten class at Cascade Elementary School grab breakfast in their classroom. The breakfast program at Cascade ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom. Photos by Leah Abraham

Cascade Elementary School wins national award for breakfast program

The program ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom.

Students at Alisa Vinson’s kindergarten class at Cascade Elementary School grab breakfast in their classroom. The breakfast program at Cascade ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom. Photos by Leah Abraham

City initiative aims to spruce up downtown

The emphasis involves multiple city departments, businesses, Chamber of Commerce, Renton Downtown Partnership and others.

Map of street closures Renton Police Department proposed to reduce illegal street racing. Courtesy image

Making Renton inhospitable to street racing

RPD will close popular street racing roads on Fridays and Saturdays.

Map of street closures Renton Police Department proposed to reduce illegal street racing. Courtesy image
Mick Flynn sits underneath his “Blues Greats” acrylic series at Liberty Cafe. Photo by Leah Abraham

Sharing the love of rock ‘n’ roll through art

Mick Flynn’s art exhibit is displayed at Liberty Cafe.

Mick Flynn sits underneath his “Blues Greats” acrylic series at Liberty Cafe. Photo by Leah Abraham

RenCon produces new movie, set to premier at this year’s convention

This year’s con will be held in September at Hotel Interurban.

Artist rendering of VIA 405 Apartments. Photo courtesy city of Renton

New apartments to be built on Roxy Cinema site

The developer is asking the city to amend code to include City Center in the multi-family property tax exemption area.

Artist rendering of VIA 405 Apartments. Photo courtesy city of Renton

Cooking up recipe for more food trucks

A food truck spot near Four Generals Brewing was inaugurated April 28.

Maddie Jones, second from right, is part of the committee for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk. Courtesy photo

Walking to fight brain cancer

For these Renton residents, the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk is personal.

Maddie Jones, second from right, is part of the committee for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk. Courtesy photo
Ron Minter poses inside Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse Nursery before it closed in 2015. File photo

Earlington Hill landmark razed

Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse & Nursery closed shop in 2015. The buildin

Ron Minter poses inside Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse Nursery before it closed in 2015. File photo
Photo courtesy Renton Regional Fire Authority

Two dead, multiple injured after shooting in Skyway

The shooting was first reported at 4:05 a.m., April 29 at the “Family Motorcycle Club.”

Photo courtesy Renton Regional Fire Authority
From left, Renton High School senior and Dimmitt graduate Brandon Heu, eight-grader Jocelyn Perez, Community in Schools Renton student liaison Rashad Medley and a seventh-grader Stephanie Soronio. Courtesy photo

Inspiring change through filmmaking

Dimmitt students part of the program “Agents of Change” produced a film to stop bullying.

From left, Renton High School senior and Dimmitt graduate Brandon Heu, eight-grader Jocelyn Perez, Community in Schools Renton student liaison Rashad Medley and a seventh-grader Stephanie Soronio. Courtesy photo

Renton police ask help to identify purse snatcher

The suspect stole an elderly woman’s purse on April 20 at the downtown Safeway.

Charity flag football game pits cops against firefighters

The event is May 6 and aims to raise funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

House bill causes Renton Council to reconsider Source of Income Discrimination ordinance draft

HB 2578 is similar to Renton’s ordinance, but has a few key differences.

Owners encouraged to license and microchip pets

More than 60 percent of lost pets found by Renton Animal Control are not licensed.

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                                A man crashed into a gate at Boeing’s Renton plant.

Boeing employee injured after suspect crashes into Renton plant | UPDATED

The suspect reportedly assaulted a Renton city employee before crashing into Boeing’s gate.

Renton Police Department 
                                A man crashed into a gate at Boeing’s Renton plant.
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                                The HealthPoint clinic includes space for primary and preventive care, behavioral health consultations and nutrition counseling.

Renton High School health clinic serves nearly 1,000 students

The clinic is funded by King County’s Best Starts for Kids initiative.

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                                The HealthPoint clinic includes space for primary and preventive care, behavioral health consultations and nutrition counseling.