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Sartori Elementary School has a new “Serenity Room” thanks to a $500 mini-grant from Kaiser Permanente meant to create solutions for educator stress. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Kaiser Permanente helps Sartori teachers relax

A new feature at the school helps educators perform better through stress relief

Sartori Elementary School has a new “Serenity Room” thanks to a $500 mini-grant from Kaiser Permanente meant to create solutions for educator stress. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Courtesy of Google Maps. A photo of one placement of a cell-on-wheels (COW) that helps boost data for phone providers in Renton. They’ve started showing up in the city in recent years due to high data usage from traffic in Renton.

More COWs in the field? Temporary cell towers spur city ordinance

Phone providers cite heavy traffic on increase in Renton data usage

Courtesy of Google Maps. A photo of one placement of a cell-on-wheels (COW) that helps boost data for phone providers in Renton. They’ve started showing up in the city in recent years due to high data usage from traffic in Renton.
Melissa Glenn, hired in April 2019, is building the new social worker program at King County libraries “from the ground up.” Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Meeting those in-need where they congregate, the library

New library social worker is making swift, positive changes to lingering residents in need

Melissa Glenn, hired in April 2019, is building the new social worker program at King County libraries “from the ground up.” Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Celebrate culture with music, food and dance

The 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival was held Saturday Aug. 17, and celebrated Polynesian cultures with food, performances and contests.… Continue reading

Halau Hula Ka Lei Mokihana I Ka Ua Noe perform at the 10th annual Uwajimaya Renton Polynesian Festival, Saturday Aug. 17. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Free grocery store to combat food waste

A small Renton nonprofit hopes to help homeless and keep food from the landfill

Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
From the Renton Reporter archives. The city has been sitting on the old Kaynan hangars, waiting to determine whether they’ll be demolished and reconstructed after the Airport Master Plan.

Councilmember sees loss of airport grant as a opportunity

Tricky airport planning is taking longer than expected, risking a $100K grant

From the Renton Reporter archives. The city has been sitting on the old Kaynan hangars, waiting to determine whether they’ll be demolished and reconstructed after the Airport Master Plan.

Staff, council scrap city-wide 20 mph plan

Neighborhoods can still request lower limits

Buses moving out of downtown

A new transit center may spur affordable home construction

Local church group reenacts families’ pilgrimage

This summer, over 90 youth, ages 14-18 from the Renton area re-enacted the experiences of some of their pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains using… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2019
Renderings of the redevelopement of 200 Mill Avenue South, taken from the new contract. Courtesy of city of Renton.

Downtown plaza promises a hotel, apartments and a park

The plans for the old City Hall location have been cemented by Cosmos and city leaders

Renderings of the redevelopement of 200 Mill Avenue South, taken from the new contract. Courtesy of city of Renton.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

No age cap to fly

On Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday Aug. 12 seniors from Burien, Mercer Island and Issaquah with interest or experience in flying were able to take… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Seniors in nearby care facilities took flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane at Renton Municipal Airport, offered by Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.
Courtesy of Mary’s Place. Volunteers from KeyBank’s Hispanic-Latino Impact Networking Group and Key Women’s Network gave a formerly homeless family “everything they would need to start fresh in a new apartment” through the Make-a-Home program.

Volunteers needed to help displaced families

A mother and her children found a home in Renton thanks to Mary’s Place nonprofit

Courtesy of Mary’s Place. Volunteers from KeyBank’s Hispanic-Latino Impact Networking Group and Key Women’s Network gave a formerly homeless family “everything they would need to start fresh in a new apartment” through the Make-a-Home program.

Clear winners in a tight Renton primary

Pavone and Maxwell qualify with a six vote difference

Possible suspect in shooting, courtesy of Renton police.
Possible suspect in shooting, courtesy of Renton police.

Suspect uses a Lime rental car to steal packages

Renton Police are searching for information on a thief who destroyed a doorbell camera

  • Aug 15, 2019
Courtesy of Renton Police Department.

Renton PD search for white truck involved in hit and run

The Renton Police Department traffic unit is asking for the public’s help in locating a white truck involved in a hit and run. The hit… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019
Courtesy of Renton Police Department.
Renton Police Officer Tanuj Soni has been charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and abuse of office. Photo courtesy of City of Renton

Court documents reveal details of alleged assault by a Renton police officer

Deputy Chief says RPD is performing an internal investigation

Renton Police Officer Tanuj Soni has been charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and abuse of office. Photo courtesy of City of Renton

Renton officer arrested in Des Moines

The arrest was related to an “encounter with a woman” according to Renton Police Department

Courts reveal probable cause against Renton Police officer

King County Prosecutor’s office charged Tanuj Soni with second degree assault

Photo by Haley Ausbun. President of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association sped around in his car, named “Mr. Bean,” to show off an electric vehicle’s torque at Renton Technical College, July 30.

Renton shown the power behind electric cars

PSE holds event to showcase how electric vehicles are paving the future of transportation

Photo by Haley Ausbun. President of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association sped around in his car, named “Mr. Bean,” to show off an electric vehicle’s torque at Renton Technical College, July 30.