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                                The Green River Queen is the star of Black Diamond’s Labor Days parade, and is expected to once again make an appearance.

Don’t miss Black Diamond’s Labor Day

Labor Day isn’t just the starting bell for the school year — it’s also when Black Diamond throws its biggest festival of the year. Black… Continue reading

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                                The Green River Queen is the star of Black Diamond’s Labor Days parade, and is expected to once again make an appearance.
Courtesy of Renton Technical College. Stephanie Delaney is the new Vice President for Instruction.

RTC announces new VP of Instruction

A local, seasoned community college administrator has made her way to Renton Technical College’s vacant position of Vice President for Instruction. Stephanie Delaney started on… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2019
Courtesy of Renton Technical College. Stephanie Delaney is the new Vice President for Instruction.
A new, temporary “Pop-up Park” gave Renton residents visiting the local farmers market a place to rest, or play, for a short-time.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

This small Renton park didn’t pop-up out of nowhere

UW graduate helps Renton utilize unused space downtown

A new, temporary “Pop-up Park” gave Renton residents visiting the local farmers market a place to rest, or play, for a short-time.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.
In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

Renton officer pleads not guilty in assault case

Soni’s defense attorney calls allegations “salacious”

Death near homeless camp ruled a homicide

Local law enforcement is looking for information about the victim

  • Aug 29, 2019
The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County set to bring in tax-free housing funding

It’s set to reap $100 million over the next 20 years from state coffers.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Man found dead near homeless camp

Police said he was the lone victim in a fire that appeared to be at a homeless camp

  • Aug 28, 2019
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Defunct Renton company involved in national medical investigation

Physicians involved agree to pay back $1.1 million from illegal kickbacks

  • Aug 27, 2019
Courtesy of Pexels. Photo by Martin Lopez.
Sartori Elementary School has a new “Serenity Room” thanks to a $500 mini-grant from Kaiser Permanente meant to create solutions for educator stress. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kaiser Permanente helps Sartori teachers relax

A new feature at the school helps educators perform better through stress relief

Sartori Elementary School has a new “Serenity Room” thanks to a $500 mini-grant from Kaiser Permanente meant to create solutions for educator stress. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Courtesy of Google Maps. A photo of one placement of a cell-on-wheels (COW) that helps boost data for phone providers in Renton. They’ve started showing up in the city in recent years due to high data usage from traffic in Renton.

More COWs in the field? Temporary cell towers spur city ordinance

Phone providers cite heavy traffic on increase in Renton data usage

Courtesy of Google Maps. A photo of one placement of a cell-on-wheels (COW) that helps boost data for phone providers in Renton. They’ve started showing up in the city in recent years due to high data usage from traffic in Renton.
Melissa Glenn, hired in April 2019, is building the new social worker program at King County libraries “from the ground up.” Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Meeting those in-need where they congregate, the library

New library social worker is making swift, positive changes to lingering residents in need

Melissa Glenn, hired in April 2019, is building the new social worker program at King County libraries “from the ground up.” Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Celebrate culture with music, food and dance

The 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival was held Saturday Aug. 17, and celebrated Polynesian cultures with food, performances and contests.… Continue reading

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Free grocery store to combat food waste

A small Renton nonprofit hopes to help homeless and keep food from the landfill

Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
From the Renton Reporter archives. The city has been sitting on the old Kaynan hangars, waiting to determine whether they’ll be demolished and reconstructed after the Airport Master Plan.

Councilmember sees loss of airport grant as a opportunity

Tricky airport planning is taking longer than expected, risking a $100K grant

From the Renton Reporter archives. The city has been sitting on the old Kaynan hangars, waiting to determine whether they’ll be demolished and reconstructed after the Airport Master Plan.

Staff, council scrap city-wide 20 mph plan

Neighborhoods can still request lower limits

Buses moving out of downtown

A new transit center may spur affordable home construction

Local church group reenacts families’ pilgrimage

This summer, over 90 youth, ages 14-18 from the Renton area re-enacted the experiences of some of their pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains using… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2019
Renderings of the redevelopement of 200 Mill Avenue South, taken from the new contract. Courtesy of city of Renton.

Downtown plaza promises a hotel, apartments and a park

The plans for the old City Hall location have been cemented by Cosmos and city leaders

Renderings of the redevelopement of 200 Mill Avenue South, taken from the new contract. Courtesy of city of Renton.