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Photo by Haley Ausbun. Captains Adelma Braga and Isaias Braga were appointed to lead the Renton Salvation Army in June 2019.

Salvation Army has a lot of programs, but needs volunteers

New leadership at the notable nonprofit hopes to increase program awareness

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Captains Adelma Braga and Isaias Braga were appointed to lead the Renton Salvation Army in June 2019.
Courtesy of Elisha Deo. Vanna Nguyen and James Le, pictured, have been identified as the missing persons whose boat was found Sep. 2 near Mercer Island.

Mercer Island police, U.S. Coast Guard are searching for missing boaters

Man and woman were determined missing after police found their boat near Mercer Island.

Courtesy of Elisha Deo. Vanna Nguyen and James Le, pictured, have been identified as the missing persons whose boat was found Sep. 2 near Mercer Island.

Rencon brings out the sci-fi and fantasy in Renton

Comic and game convention still seeks permanent home for yearly event

Photo courtesy Renton Police Department. A car rollover on Mill Avenue South led to a frightening sight— a fire hydrant went right through the driver’s side window. Despite the poor luck of landing on the hydrant, the driver did not sustain serious injuries.

A close call — Driver not seriously injured after impaling car

Photo courtesy Renton Police Department. A car rollover on Mill Avenue South led to a frightening sight— a fire hydrant went right through the driver’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019
Photo courtesy Renton Police Department. A car rollover on Mill Avenue South led to a frightening sight— a fire hydrant went right through the driver’s side window. Despite the poor luck of landing on the hydrant, the driver did not sustain serious injuries.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Pastor Amy Lubienski is taking on the task left by her father of updating the look and culture of Celebration Foursquare Church in the Renton Highlands.

Stepping into her father’s shoes

Local pastor takes over church and family legacy

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Pastor Amy Lubienski is taking on the task left by her father of updating the look and culture of Celebration Foursquare Church in the Renton Highlands.
Courtesy of Kirk Seese. An example of his debut sculpture, “The Feather” that may be seen in Sunset Park next year.

Renton invests in art more than before

Two new art projects will bring color, local history to the city

Courtesy of Kirk Seese. An example of his debut sculpture, “The Feather” that may be seen in Sunset Park next year.
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Former Seahawk Doug Baldwin talks about the Family First Community Center at Renton City Hall.

Seahawk puts empathy to practice

Doug Baldwin discusses his wishes for Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Former Seahawk Doug Baldwin talks about the Family First Community Center at Renton City Hall.

METRO increases services for Renton

City and county staff work to serve transit riders with longer hours, more routes

Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department. A car crashed into a house the morning of Sept. 5, at South 34th Street and Main Avenue South.

Vehicle crashes into Renton home

There are no injuries, according to Renton Police Department

  • Sep 5, 2019
Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department. A car crashed into a house the morning of Sept. 5, at South 34th Street and Main Avenue South.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The new murals at the Valley Medical Center Children’s Therapy facility.

A mural of Renton inspires smiles

Teacher, painter paints children’s waiting room for free

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The new murals at the Valley Medical Center Children’s Therapy facility.
A 20-year-old, starving horse was found near Cedar River Elementary School died a few days after being picked up by the county. King County investigators are looking for the horse’s owners. Photo courtesy of King County.

County searches for owners of horse who starved to death

The horse was found near Cedar River Elementary

  • Sep 4, 2019
A 20-year-old, starving horse was found near Cedar River Elementary School died a few days after being picked up by the county. King County investigators are looking for the horse’s owners. Photo courtesy of King County.
Photo courtesy of the FARF 5k Superhero Run. Photos by Mark Mandi.

Capes, masks and running shoes

Capes, masks and running shoes

Photo courtesy of the FARF 5k Superhero Run. Photos by Mark Mandi.

The TIP money is running low

City planners ask council for financial flexibility to complete road projects

Photo courtesy of Museum of Flight. The Question and Answer session after a screening of “Chesley Bonestell: a Brush with the Future” held Sunday. Aug. 25, 2019 at the Museum of Flight. Left to right: Museum of Flight public programs manager and moderator Cale Wilcox, documentary filmmaker Douglass Stewart Jr., film participant Benedict Heywood and co-editor, Renton-raised Kristina Hays.

Renton grad’s documentary features art, space

Kristina Hays premiers her first film in her hometown

Photo courtesy of Museum of Flight. The Question and Answer session after a screening of “Chesley Bonestell: a Brush with the Future” held Sunday. Aug. 25, 2019 at the Museum of Flight. Left to right: Museum of Flight public programs manager and moderator Cale Wilcox, documentary filmmaker Douglass Stewart Jr., film participant Benedict Heywood and co-editor, Renton-raised Kristina Hays.
Courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623 Facebook Page.

VFW shows its ‘All-American’ strengths

Local chapter honored nationally for local outreach

Courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1623 Facebook Page.
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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.