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Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. A photo of Christine and Ben Johnson, center, and their family.

Drink a beer, save a friend

Local brewery helps raise money for suicide prevention

Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. A photo of Christine and Ben Johnson, center, and their family.
Volunteers help paint and fix up apartments and shelters provided to domestic violence victims by DAWN during King County’s Day of Caring on Sept. 13, 2019. Photo courtesy of DAWN.

Gala to support programs for abuse survivors

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to help raise money for resources, shelters and other tools for victims, local nonprofit DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s… Continue reading

Volunteers help paint and fix up apartments and shelters provided to domestic violence victims by DAWN during King County’s Day of Caring on Sept. 13, 2019. Photo courtesy of DAWN.

Officer Soni resigns mid-investigation

Renton’s internal review of Soni shows violations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. RESP union members attended the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting to make their story heard as they continue to negotiate for a new contract with the district.

Union leader: ‘Give us what we deserve’

Update: Paraprofessionals and staff have reached a tentative agreement with the Renton School District

Photo by Haley Ausbun. RESP union members attended the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting to make their story heard as they continue to negotiate for a new contract with the district.

Possible code changes to affect RV dwellers

The city’s planning commission is looking to change codes regarding RVs and large vehicles

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                                RESP president Valisia Simpson addresses the school board.

A union win — RESP reaches deal with school district

The union voted to strike in October before the district created a tentative contract

From the Renton Reporter archives.
                                RESP president Valisia Simpson addresses the school board.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Faith-Maria, a third grader at St. Anthony Elementary School in Renton, asked Make-a-Wish to share her wish with her school, which resulted in two new smart boards. Faith-Maria with her family at the unveiling, Sept. 12.

A selfless wish for Renton schools

Faith-Maria Nguyen uses Make-A-Wish to provide school a smart board

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Faith-Maria, a third grader at St. Anthony Elementary School in Renton, asked Make-a-Wish to share her wish with her school, which resulted in two new smart boards. Faith-Maria with her family at the unveiling, Sept. 12.
Carol Ann Witschi

Witschi’s seat to stay vacant till election

Renton City Council has decided to leave councilmember Carol Ann Witschi’s seat vacant until a new official is elected in November. At the Sept. 16… Continue reading

Carol Ann Witschi
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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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Bring Fido and a can of food to support local animal shelters

“You Lucky Dog!” is more than an expression, it’s an event in Renton this weekend to support pets. At this free event, folks can bring… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Photo left to right: David Rodriguez, Tony Ventrella, Rachel Chronister, Marla Veliz, Reagan Dunn, and Gavin Hunt at the Sept. 10 ribbon cutting for the New Horizon School van, gifted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn through the retired van program.

County van to increase New Horizon’s inclusivity

A vehicle gifted to a school for students with learning disabilities will support outreach

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Photo left to right: David Rodriguez, Tony Ventrella, Rachel Chronister, Marla Veliz, Reagan Dunn, and Gavin Hunt at the Sept. 10 ribbon cutting for the New Horizon School van, gifted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn through the retired van program.
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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

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Renton Schools Foundation to host gala

To celebrate 10 years and welcome a new executive director, the Renton Schools Foundation is hosting a black tie birthday gala Saturday, Sept. 21. Since… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Tiffany Park Elementary School teachers and parents hold up signs before the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting, over the loss of a fourth grade classroom that reorganized the fourth and fifth graders at the school.

Teacher changes shake up parents’ confidence in Renton schools

A quick staffing change and classroom switch has parents questioning Renton School District

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Tiffany Park Elementary School teachers and parents hold up signs before the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting, over the loss of a fourth grade classroom that reorganized the fourth and fifth graders at the school.

Local Jewish cultural center celebrates Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year at the beginning of each fall, has a central symbol: the shofar. The item is a ram’s horn instrument… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified

The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight has released its annual 2018 report.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. A month left to see Renton History Museum’s Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons, which closes Oct. 16, 2019.

A feast for the imagination

Dungeons and Dragons exhibit continues at Renton Museum until October

Photo by Haley Ausbun. A month left to see Renton History Museum’s Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons, which closes Oct. 16, 2019.

Celebrate culture, help those in India at Rhythms event

A Seattle nonprofit is bringing the rhythm to Renton. Rhythms 2019 is a cultural celebration through performances, with proceeds going to the nonprofit Amrita-Seattle. Amrita-Seattle… Continue reading

From the Renton Reporter archives.

City strategizes on how to increase ADU applications

City staff, leaders discuss roadblocks to construction of attached dwelling units

From the Renton Reporter archives.

See Spot splash

Renton dogs enjoy a cool day at the pool