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Past council comes back to fill in vacant seat

Rich Zwicker will briefly return to city council this fall, filling councilmember Carol Ann Witschi’s vacant seat until a new official is elected in November.… Continue reading

Courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority. A fence alongside the coastline and emerald green fields of Cliffs of Moher in Ireland sits a Renton RFA patch, honoring a fallen firefighter who’s legacy inspired a local nonprofit.
Courtesy of Renton Regional Fire Authority. A fence alongside the coastline and emerald green fields of Cliffs of Moher in Ireland sits a Renton RFA patch, honoring a fallen firefighter who’s legacy inspired a local nonprofit.

Police investigating T-Bone crash, expect delays

Renton first responders asked drivers to avoid Northeast Fourth Street and Nile Avenue Northeast, where a T-bone crash has resulted in multiple patients on Monday,… Continue reading

Alcohol a factor in fatal motorcycle crash

Driver arrested for vehicular homicide in Renton

  • Aug 3, 2019
Courtesy of the city of Renton

A culture shift redirects the city

How Renton’s growth has forced it to open up more and change socially

Courtesy of the city of Renton
Courtesy of Boys & Girls Club King County 
                                Club members get kids summer movies for $1 at Regal at The Landing.

Boys and Girls Club members get discounted movies

Select childrens movies at Regal Cinema in the Landing will be just $1 for Boys & Girls Club members. As part of Regal’s Summer Movie… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019
Courtesy of Boys & Girls Club King County 
                                Club members get kids summer movies for $1 at Regal at The Landing.
Photo courtesy the city of Renton. 
                                Renton River Days 2019.

Floating through River Days

Did you catch the wave at this year’s Renton River Days? This year featured new attractions, a community mural behind Carco Theater and, as always,… Continue reading

Photo courtesy the city of Renton. 
                                Renton River Days 2019.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. From the Renton Reporter archives.

Here is what you’re voting for on Election Day

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6

Photo by Haley Ausbun. From the Renton Reporter archives.
Photo by David Nelson. Firefighters battle a two-alarm fire.

Smoke from Highlands fire seen for miles

A two-alarm fire in a two-story Highlands home is now out. A neighbor called in the fire, located off Whitman Avenue Northeast. Bellevue Eastside, Skyway… Continue reading

Photo by David Nelson. Firefighters battle a two-alarm fire.

Grocery store workers picket across King County

Union members are asking Kroger for living wages and more scheduling predictability.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

State awards millions for salmon recovery

Puget Sound counties received more than $45 million.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Growth is happening, how will Renton handle it?

Part one of a three-part series on the city’s transformation

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies block off access to the Kent Station parking garage after a deputy shot and killed a suspect in a reportedly stolen Honda Civic in 2018.

King County Sheriff’s Office develops I-940 training to reduce deadly force

Recruits hired after Dec. 7 will need additional training coming out of the academy.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies block off access to the Kent Station parking garage after a deputy shot and killed a suspect in a reportedly stolen Honda Civic in 2018.

Learning becomes pure fun in the summer

It may be summer, but some students in Renton Schools are still engaging with learning in fun ways, like traveling to the Seattle Amazon campus,… Continue reading

Local nurses cry ‘patients before profit’

Healthcare workers rally in Renton and Providence Headquarters

Photo courtesy of Kevin McPherson. The Wenatchee Youth Circus traveling truck.

She didn’t need to runaway to join the circus

High flying Renton teen performs at River Days

Photo courtesy of Kevin McPherson. The Wenatchee Youth Circus traveling truck.

Watch your mailbox for Primary Election ballots

Registered voters should receive their ballots by Monday, July 22, for the August 6 primary.

  • Jul 26, 2019

Boeing says shutting down Renton 737 line is an “alternative” to prepare for

Slow production of planes, and the grounding of the 737 Max, may result in job loss

Courtesy of Kennydale Lions Club.
                                Every year, Kennydale Lions Club select Hazen High School students, based on merit and academics, for a scholarship. This year’s winners are Rachel Dennis, Kristen Hing and Ahmet Ucar. Congratulations to the three scholars. The next years applications are due by spring break , and can contact their school counselor for more information, Lions Club Scott Oda stated in an email.

Kennydale honors Hazen scholars

Every year, Kennydale Lions Club select Hazen High School students, based on merit and academics, for a scholarship. This year’s winners are Rachel Dennis, Kristin… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019
Courtesy of Kennydale Lions Club.
                                Every year, Kennydale Lions Club select Hazen High School students, based on merit and academics, for a scholarship. This year’s winners are Rachel Dennis, Kristen Hing and Ahmet Ucar. Congratulations to the three scholars. The next years applications are due by spring break , and can contact their school counselor for more information, Lions Club Scott Oda stated in an email.

PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy rollout

Tiny pilot project in Glacier could eventually be expanded to Puget Sound region.