Kentwood science teacher charged with two counts, remains in custody

The Renton man was reportedly communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.


King County Metro to briefly pause bus service Jan. 15 in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Metro will briefly pause all bus service at 4:04 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15.

  • Jan 14, 2018


SR 167 lane and ramp closures near I-405 interchange in Renton this weekend

Construction crews are taking advantage of the dry weather forecasted for this weekend to install striping on southbound SR 167.

  • Jan 13, 2018


80-year-old man with dementia reported missing | UPDATE

The man who was reportedly last seen driving to a Fred Meyer in Covington was found in Tacoma.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Renton South Plant pump replacement project earns major grant funding from PSE

The newly installed equipment’s efficiency will yield $4 million in energy cost savings over the next 20 years.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Sam’s Club locations in Renton, Auburn, Seattle abruptly close

The move comes after the company announced plans to increase worker pay and benefits.

City aims for more diverse workforce

Renton’s new hiring policy tries to eliminate bias.

Man gets nearly 28 years for murder of Renton woman

John Charlton pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne.

Re-elected Renton City Council members sworn in

Council members Randy Corman, Armondo Pavone and Ruth Perez took oath of the office at the Jan. 8 council meeting.

  • Jan 9, 2018

State AG sues Motel 6 for violating privacy of, discriminating against thousands

Motel 6 provided guests’ personal information to law enforcement without warrant

  • Jan 7, 2018

Inslee reacts to federal changes in marijuana guidelines

Seattle-based U.S. Attorney Hayes also issues statement .

  • Jan 7, 2018

Renton Reporter’s top stories of 2017

From City Council elections to new businesses to changes in the Renton School District, here’s a look back at the significant stories of 2017.

Renton Reporter’s most viewed online stories of 2017

While crime stories dominated the list, the most-read story was about a potential fast food joint.

Department of Revenue offers free tax workshop Jan. 9

Learn about excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives and sales tax collection.

  • Jan 4, 2018

Dog quarantined after attacking woman and her cat | BLOTTER

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

New sick leave rules went into effect Jan. 1

Under the new law, employees will earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.

  • Jan 3, 2018

Local churches partner to bring prom to those with special needs

New Life Church in Renton will host the Feb. 9 prom for anyone 14 years and older

Renton police identify man who reportedly groped kids in Renton, Federal Way

RPD is asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 911.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites public to winter solstice service

The service, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 21, will be centered around silence, music and poetry.