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City council decides to slow its roll on 20 mph changes

City considers pilot programs, or other methods, than a large rollout

Renton schools awarded for improvements

In an effort to be more equitable, Washington state offered three Renton schools a chance to shine. Bryn Mawr Elementary School, Campbell Hill Elementary School… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2019

They could have met Mickey, but chose to help others

Hazen High School students spend time volunteering over fun at Disney World

Police report homicide in Renton

A woman in her 40s was killed in a domestic violence situation in Renton on Monday, June 10, Renton Police say. Police responded to a… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Police beat firefighters, but local nonprofit is the winner

First Responders Bowl raises money for I Am Lionhardt

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Angela Sheffey-Bogan

Renton educator honored by alma mater

Angela Sheffey-Bogan is being recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Alumna for Highline College.

Angela Sheffey-Bogan

Teen arrested in “brutal” rape case from Renton

Teen turned himself into police a day after photos were shared

  • Jun 8, 2019
2016 volunteer Carol Abrahamson helps sort food at the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food bank. From the Renton Reporter archives.

Salvation Army calls on residents to volunteer

Bodies needed to make sure regular free dinners go smoothly

2016 volunteer Carol Abrahamson helps sort food at the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food bank. From the Renton Reporter archives.
Photo by Evyson Beasley. Jodi Novotny, Renton Technical College (RTC) dean of College and Career Pathways; Mayor Denis Law, and RTC President Kevin McCarthy officially launch the downtown RTC center.

Technical college cuts the ribbon on a new center

Downtown extension will offer classes and faculty space

  • Jun 6, 2019
Photo by Evyson Beasley. Jodi Novotny, Renton Technical College (RTC) dean of College and Career Pathways; Mayor Denis Law, and RTC President Kevin McCarthy officially launch the downtown RTC center.

Engineers try to get ahead of construction smell in Renton

Large wastewater treatment pipe project underway, could cause an odor

Man attempts to rob teen with a boxcutter

Teen was accosted in his driveway, received injuries

From the city of Renton website. The child had a suspicious injury after spending time on Memorial Day at Riverview Park.

Update: Renton child shot on Memorial Day with air gun pellet

Police seek more information from public. The child is now at home expected to make a full recovery.

From the city of Renton website. The child had a suspicious injury after spending time on Memorial Day at Riverview Park.

Sunny days for the Renton Farmers Market

The Renton Farmers Market opened for the 2019 season Tuesday, June 4 at Piazza Park. This year the market expands with a larger food truck… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department. Footage of two persons suspected in a suspicious fire from May 20.

Police search for toilet paper arson suspects

Public asked to help identify two men in video footage

Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department. Footage of two persons suspected in a suspicious fire from May 20.

Small plane crashes at Renton airport

Firefighters on scene, pilot and passenger safe

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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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From Renton Police Department. Photos of the alleged suspect in the rape and assault of a 31-year-old women at the 200 block of Mill Avenue Renton.

Woman assaulted, raped near Liberty Park in Renton

Suspects turned themselves in after multiple public tips to police

  • Jun 4, 2019
From Renton Police Department. Photos of the alleged suspect in the rape and assault of a 31-year-old women at the 200 block of Mill Avenue Renton.
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                                A piston aircraft takes off at Renton Airport.

How much lead is falling in Renton’s yards? One resident aims to find out

The Renton airport has planes that still use leaded fuel, which could cause issues for residents

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                                A piston aircraft takes off at Renton Airport.
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Housing for Renton, Kent educators just became more accessible

Doug Baldwin helps district partner with Landed

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Encouraging bananas

School employee brings cheer during test week