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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.

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                                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.

KCSARC launches campaign to end sexual violence

Renton and other South King County cities recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Renton starts campaign to reduce plastic bag use

The “Bring Your Own Bag” campaign encourages residents to use reusable bags when shopping.

Council to switch to new business license, tax portal system

FileLocal, a multi-city sponsored system, is considered a one-stop shop, customizable portal.

Mayor Denis Law gives the annual State of the City address Wednesday. Photo by Leah Abraham

Renton in ‘very good’ condition, mayor says at State of the City address

Law addressed economic growth, infrastructure improvements and awarded outgoing city administrative officer with Key to the City.

Mayor Denis Law gives the annual State of the City address Wednesday. Photo by Leah Abraham
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Younger students feel power of Girls on the Run

The program encourages students to be active and gain confidence.

Photo by Leah Abraham

Puget Sound Training Center celebrates 20 years

The center provides skills training and employment services to immigrants, refugees and low-income residents.

Jackie Thomas poses for a photo with her grandchildren. Thomas, who has worked as a police service specialist for 23 years, was diagnosed with stage four cancer last year. (Photo courtesy Renton Police Department)

Renton Police Guild raises money for member’s medical bills

Jackie Thomas, a Renton Police Department employee, was diagnosed with cancer last year.

Jackie Thomas poses for a photo with her grandchildren. Thomas, who has worked as a police service specialist for 23 years, was diagnosed with stage four cancer last year. (Photo courtesy Renton Police Department)
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Suspects who attempted to flee from Renton officers arrested

Officers were dispatched to a bank on the 300 block of Southwest Seventh Street to reports of a fraud in progress.

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Cascade/Benson Hill area community center gets $1.5M donation from state

Family First Community Center was dreamed up by Seahawk Doug Baldwin and the city.

Celebrating the 10,000th 737

Boeing reached a significant milestone — it produced its 10,000th 737 jetliner. Hundreds of Boeing employees gathered at the 737 plant in Renton on the… Continue reading

Two-time “American Ninja Warrior” contestant LaTaunya Witherspoon has opened a gym in Renton. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

‘American Ninja Warrior’ contestant opens gym in Renton

LaTaunya Witherspoon is the owner of the new gym SpoonFed Training located at 2000 Benson Road South.

Two-time “American Ninja Warrior” contestant LaTaunya Witherspoon has opened a gym in Renton. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

City plans for Safe and Healthy Housing Program

The proposed program would license rental housing like other businesses and certify that rental units meet property maintenance and related health and safety code.

Driver unhooks wood chipboard onto police officer’s windshield

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports.

Council to expand Income Source Discrimination law

Renton City Council is taking steps to expand the protections of the Income Source Discrimination law. City officials are working to include other housing subsidy… Continue reading

Teaching the art of human connection through technology

Renton Prep integrates technology and learning to develop compassion and empathy.

Donate tissue, save 150 lives

LifeNet Health is a full-service tissue bank that recovers, prepares and distributes tissue for transplantation, and research.