Leah Abraham

Leah posted 285 stories to Renton Reporter.
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Renton History Museum opens exhibits about race

Sorting Out Race uses popular culture with racial and ethnic imagery to open a conversation about identity and race. The exhibit opens March 20.

  • Mar 30th, 2017 8:00am

Current levy cliff for school districts extended until 2019

The new law saves an estimated $358 for districts statewide and nearly $11 million for Renton.

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Shawn Daly bids adieu to senior center after 36 years | SENIOR LIVING

After heading the Renton Senior Activity Center since 1981, Daly will retire next month.

  • Mar 27th, 2017 8:00am

More spring showers this weekend |WEEKEND WEATHER

Saturday is going to be rainy with high of 53 and low of 40.

  • Mar 25th, 2017 8:00am

Case of the stolen fanny pack | POLICE BLOTTER

A woman had her fanny pack stolen on Feb. 22 at the…

  • Mar 25th, 2017 8:00am

Random shooting injures one woman on Wednesday

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and is now in stable condition.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017 12:16pm

Partial closure at Main Avenue South intersection passes

City Council passed a resolution for a partial closure, rather than a full closure, at the intersection.

  • Mar 24th, 2017 8:00am

RHS Multicultural Show 2017 | GALLERY

Renton shows of its talent and diversity at the annual Multicultural Show on March 17.

  • Mar 20th, 2017 1:49pm

Rainy Saturday, mostly sunny Sunday | WEEKEND WEATHER

Saturday is going to be rainy, with high near 48 and low around 37.

  • Mar 18th, 2017 8:00am

Dog attacks 87-year-old man | POLICE BLOTTER

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department’s incident reports. An…

  • Mar 17th, 2017 12:24pm

Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes celebrates 10 years

The dream of the shop started in a prayer closet over a decade ago.

  • Mar 17th, 2017 12:22pm

Main Avenue South project raises concern

The plan to change Main Avenue South to a two-way street might take a detour and businesses might be affected.

  • Mar 16th, 2017 8:00am

Rainy weekend ahead | WEEKEND WEATHER

Saturday is going to be rainy with high of 50 and low of 45.

  • Mar 11th, 2017 1:55pm

Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas and FBI special agent release latest information on alleged hate crime | Press Conference Video

Police offering $6,000 reward to find suspect in shooting of man who is a member of Sikh religion.

  • Mar 9th, 2017 8:17pm

Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas and FBI special agent release latest information on alleged hate crime | Press Conference Video

Police offering $6,000 reward to find suspect in shooting of man who is a member of Sikh religion.

  • Mar 9th, 2017 7:31pm


This week’s blotter includes an unfortunate visit at Cascade Park, a bad tip to a waiter and more.

  • Mar 8th, 2017 3:18pm

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to host interfaith dialogue series

Sally Carlson, a deacon at St. Luke’s Episcopal church, says she’s in…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017 12:42pm

Renton is ‘inclusive’ but not yet a sanctuary city

Members of ‘Renton Resist’ asked City Council on Monday to adopt the label of sanctuary city.

  • Mar 1st, 2017 3:24pm

Don’t block the intersection | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s police blotter includes a driver under the influence, a stolen laptop bag and more.

  • Feb 23rd, 2017 4:52pm

Homestead receives $500,000 grant for Sunset revitalization

The grant from JPMorgan Chase will be used to create 12 units of affordable housing.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 3:02pm

Maple Valley Highway closed due to landslide | UPDATED: One westbound lane open

Westbound traffic is shut down at 140th Way Southeast and and Maple Valley Highway.

  • Feb 16th, 2017 5:21pm

Homeless students in Renton schools increased last year

According an OSPI report, there were 506 homeless students during the 2015-2016 year.

  • Feb 15th, 2017 3:30pm

Dads and daughters celebrate an early Valentine’s Day at dance | GALLERY

The annual Daddy Daughter Dance took place on Feb. 10 at Renton Community Center.

  • Feb 15th, 2017 3:34pm

Police arrest man attempting an early morning burglary

Suspect tried to enter SoundEnd Auto Wrecking on Wednesday morning.

  • Feb 10th, 2017 12:16pm

RTC hosts forum following Trump’s immigration ban

The dialogue series is an opportunity to talk about “very important and under discussed” issues.

  • Feb 9th, 2017 2:19pm

Detective plunges to raise awareness for Special Olympics

LeAnn Whitney is participating in the Seattle Polar Plunge for the fourth time this year.

  • Feb 7th, 2017 10:06am

Sound Transit gives update at Renton council meeting

Sound Transit is moving ahead with their plans to purchase former Sound Ford site.

  • Feb 2nd, 2017 5:25pm

Mayor, RTC president respond to Trump executive orders

In a statement, Law said city employees and police do not check the immigration status of residents.

  • Feb 1st, 2017 3:52pm

8 year old gets wish of a lifetime

Zach Cezar, who underwent surgery for optic glioma, was surprised with a trip the NHL All-Star game.

  • Jan 30th, 2017 12:06pm

Lindbergh girls bowling beat Renton Tuesday

Renton and Lindbergh faced off Tuesday for the final regular season match.…

  • Jan 19th, 2017 3:33pm

Renton High School student is collecting stuffed animals for local police departments

Toys aren’t just for play. They’re also a useful tool for law…

  • Jan 19th, 2017 2:48pm

Relay for Life kicks off next week, Pima Medical hosts open house and other community news this week

Relay for Life Renton kickoff is Jan. 25 The American Cancer Society…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 3:31pm

Going green has become second nature at 1630

Beauty is pain, but it can also be green. One Renton salon…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 3:28pm

Renton students celebrate MLK Day | GALLERY

Students across RSD commemorated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. last week.

  • Jan 17th, 2017 12:08pm

Talbot Hill students elect new leaders | GALLERY

Talbot Hill Elementary MicroSociety inaugurated its newest set of student leaders last week.

  • Jan 16th, 2017 11:10am

RPD seeks assistance in identifying armed robbery suspects

Two male suspects stole gold and diamonds on Jan. 7 from Gold and Silver Traders.

  • Jan 10th, 2017 12:38pm

Renton Police Department responds to drive-by shootings

Renton Police Department had their hands full right before New Year’s Day as reports came in about a drive-by shooting and car chase that turned into an accident.

  • Jan 5th, 2017 3:26pm

Metro bus shooting and $20,000 felony warrant | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s blotter includes a suspect who shoots a gun inside a Metro bus and an AM PM robbery.

  • Dec 31st, 2016 12:50pm

Bloody nose and a false statement | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s blotter includes fraudulent money at a casino, a purse snatch and an armed robbery.

  • Dec 26th, 2016 10:00am

Boundary adjustment at Renton School District

RSD found a “gray area” in the proposed boundary that affected 19 families for the next school year.

  • Dec 23rd, 2016 11:15am