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Photos from the viral video of two Renton women surprising their stepfather with changing their last names to his on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16.

They wanted to honor their step-dad, then it went viral

Video of a Renton family on Father’s Day has been seen by over 10 million viewers

Photos from the viral video of two Renton women surprising their stepfather with changing their last names to his on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16.
Courtesy of City of Renton. Reverend James Barnett of Still Waters Ministries and The Reverend Dr. Linda Smith of SKY Urban Empowerment Center accept the Juneteenth proclamation at the June 17, 2019, Renton City Council Meeting.

Moving foward by looking to the past

Renton recognizes Juneteenth for the second year

Courtesy of City of Renton. Reverend James Barnett of Still Waters Ministries and The Reverend Dr. Linda Smith of SKY Urban Empowerment Center accept the Juneteenth proclamation at the June 17, 2019, Renton City Council Meeting.

Budget troubles on the horizon for Renton schools

Shortfalls could mean future changes to staff and district spending

Photo courtesy of United Christian Church in Renton, groups came together to fix the damage Monday, only to have another attack on the doors two days later.

They tried to knock them down, but the doors remain

Update: A second round of damage is now being investigated as possible arson/explosion.

Photo courtesy of United Christian Church in Renton, groups came together to fix the damage Monday, only to have another attack on the doors two days later.
A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

On the West Coast, Washington is most prone to sea level rise damage

Report by the Center for Climate Integrity shows multibillion-dollar cost of battling back the sea.

A high tide at Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Grays Harbor County, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
Photo Provided by Naomi Parkman Sansome Facebook Page

Buckle up for another smoky summer

Wildfires in Washington will likely roar back this year and into the future.

Photo Provided by Naomi Parkman Sansome Facebook Page

Stabbing at Cheers Bar & Grill motive unknown

The Renton Police Department released its preliminary findings on the case, where an officer shot and killed the stabbing suspect.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The fence now has woven with colorful privacy tape, plaques containing six languages and over 100 symbols that were created by students and residents in the Sunset neighborhood.

“A fence that unites” – City dedicates new Sunset Boulevard art

Tape weaving in a fence on Sunset Boulevard finished over the weekend

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The fence now has woven with colorful privacy tape, plaques containing six languages and over 100 symbols that were created by students and residents in the Sunset neighborhood.
Left to right, Ken Beckman, Aaron Beckman, Grant Beckman, Howard Elliot Neely and Jane Neely Beckman. Howard was the then-93-year-old grandson of Aaron Neely, Sr., who built the house. Photo by Karen Meador

Neely Mansion celebrates its 125th

Make sure to visit the nationally-recognized historical home on June 22.

Left to right, Ken Beckman, Aaron Beckman, Grant Beckman, Howard Elliot Neely and Jane Neely Beckman. Howard was the then-93-year-old grandson of Aaron Neely, Sr., who built the house. Photo by Karen Meador

Teen suspect in Renton rape may be charged as an adult

Charging documents outline how police investigated and arrested the suspect

Let’s hear it for the graduates

The Renton Reporter wants to wish all of the 2019 graduates from Renton and beyond good luck and congratulations! We are excited to see what… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2019

Stabbing at Cheers Bar & Grill results in officer shots fired, one deceased.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

Renton center to host gala to support local addiction rehab center

Seattle Metro Campus, in Renton creates faith-based recovery programs for drug and alcohol addiction.

Renton elementary music teacher charged with child porn possession

Chris Newcombe, 35, has also taught in Federal Way and other schools throughout Puget Sound.

Elizabeth Selberg holding her award she received from the 17th Annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards.
                                Photo courtesy of Emma Austin.

A rising star from Renton – Student earns 5th Ave award

Renton High School’s Elizabeth Selberg earns special honors for performance

  • Jun 15, 2019
Elizabeth Selberg holding her award she received from the 17th Annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards.
                                Photo courtesy of Emma Austin.

Renton man says shooting was “a dominance thing”

Wendell Wilson faces murder charges after shooting his daughter during an argument

Taking Renton’s students to new heights

Free pilot’s license classes helps students gain confidence

Renton has Pride, finally

After many years of little events, the city and local groups create Pride events

Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.
                                 Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.
                                 Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.

Honoring heritage and achievement

Native American seniors from Renton were celebrated in a special ceremony

  • Jun 13, 2019
Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.
                                 Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.
                                 Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Pilot program would benefit wineries, breweries and distilleries. Several farmers are concerned.