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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.
Courtesy of the Landed website.

Housing for Renton, Kent educators just became more accessible

Doug Baldwin helps district partner with Landed

Courtesy of the Landed website.

Encouraging bananas

School employee brings cheer during test week

Courtesy of the Renton City Retro Facebook page.

Gaming expo sees continued success

Renton City Retro Expo celebrates its sixth year

Courtesy of the Renton City Retro Facebook page.

Renton Farmers Market opens on June 4

The market features fresh local produce and fruits, as well as entertainment and demonstrations

  • May 31, 2019

No Renton teachers to be cut in 2019-20 budget

Unanticipated revenue savings from this year is keeping the Renton School District from making cuts to staff after a rough legislative session for schools. The… Continue reading

Renton child “possibly” shot on Memorial Day

Police seek more information from public

The city of Renton honored its fallen veterans on Monday, May 27 at Veterans Park.
                                The event included an invocation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion Chaplain Bruce Feltmann, presentation of the colors from Renton Police Department Color Guard, councilmember Carol Ann Witschi performing the “National Anthem” and “God Bless America,” as well as speakers Mayor Denis Law, veteran Darrell Pilat and army veteran David Waggoner.
                                Several veterans presented wreaths, courtesy of Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton.
                                Photos courtesy of city of Renton.

Renton honors their fallen and missing

Memorial Day events hosted at local park

The city of Renton honored its fallen veterans on Monday, May 27 at Veterans Park.
                                The event included an invocation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion Chaplain Bruce Feltmann, presentation of the colors from Renton Police Department Color Guard, councilmember Carol Ann Witschi performing the “National Anthem” and “God Bless America,” as well as speakers Mayor Denis Law, veteran Darrell Pilat and army veteran David Waggoner.
                                Several veterans presented wreaths, courtesy of Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton.
                                Photos courtesy of city of Renton.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.

Local travels from Renton, to Japan and the rest of the world

Navy member speaks on exploring through service