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Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.

Kayaking kid conquers raging rapids

“Between Two Swims” captures family’s brave adventures on film.

 

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Renton city council sets time limit on Red Lion shelter in 5-2 vote

The city is adding more pressure in the fight over the COVID-19 homelessness shelter at the Red Lion Hotel

 

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Renton councilmember running for county seat

Kim-Khánh Van announced she will challenge longtime councilmember Reagan Dunn

 

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.

Local fundraisers take on new meaning during pandemic

With these hardships have come stories of the power of community crowdfunding in our own backyards.

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.
Police Chief Ed VanValey gives a speech at his swearing in. Photo by Ava Van, City of Renton.

Renton police chief to take over as interim city CAO

Ed VanValey became police chief in 2018 after serving since 1998. Now he will take one of the highest administrative roles within the city, and the deputy chief will take over the police department.

Police Chief Ed VanValey gives a speech at his swearing in. Photo by Ava Van, City of Renton.
Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis

Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
Opening night of Clam Lights, Dec. 6, 2019 at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. File photo/Haley Ausbun

No Clam Lights as city plans smaller lighting displays at Coulon, downtown

The city was facing both COVID-19 health concerns and financial restraints, but will still be able to provide some holiday lighting cheer

Opening night of Clam Lights, Dec. 6, 2019 at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. File photo/Haley Ausbun
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Renton proposes six month deadline to remove hundreds staying at Red Lion Inn COVID-19 shelter

As a result of the fight over the county’s de-intensification shelter, which provides housing for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic and caused an increase in public safety services in the spring, Renton is introducing code to create stricter guidelines for all homeless shelters

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The Landing’s Holiday laser show was a little different this year, with a drive thru holiday event Saturday, Nov. 21. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo

The Landing still on for the holidays with drive-thru light show

Cars waited patiently Saturday Nov. 21 to cruise through gingerbread men, nutcrackers, and holiday lasers.

The Landing’s Holiday laser show was a little different this year, with a drive thru holiday event Saturday, Nov. 21. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo
Photo by Haley Ausbun. August 2018, when several district unions, including Renton Education Association, bargained for new salaries in response to the McCleary decision.

Renton teachers union files labor complaint against district

The REA claims district is failing to address health and safety guidelines; district says it continues to work with unions to provide safe and healthy environment

Photo by Haley Ausbun. August 2018, when several district unions, including Renton Education Association, bargained for new salaries in response to the McCleary decision.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Boeing employees check on some of the parked MAX planes at the Renton plant where they are assembled, Spring 2019.

FAA rescinds grounding of Renton-made 737 MAX

The news is good for Renton, as possible job losses continue to loom over the local Boeing factory as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Boeing employees check on some of the parked MAX planes at the Renton plant where they are assembled, Spring 2019.
The house purchased by Kvashuk, according to King County parcel records.

Man convicted of defrauding Microsoft of $10 million sentenced to nine years in prison

Volodymyr Kvashuk, a Ukrainian citizen living in Renton, used the money to purchase a 1.6 million Lake Washington home and a Tesla

The house purchased by Kvashuk, according to King County parcel records.
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Election Day results in for 11th Legislative District

Hackney and Bergquist lead in early results for 11th Legislative District

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Fire Chief Rick Marshall holds signs of support during an April first responder’s “Thank You” parade for Valley Medical staff. Photo courtesy of RRFA.

Renton Fire Chief retires after 36 years of service

Rick Marshall was fire chief for four years and led the transition to a regional fire authority

Fire Chief Rick Marshall holds signs of support during an April first responder’s “Thank You” parade for Valley Medical staff. Photo courtesy of RRFA.
A photo of the new Sunset Community Center. Courtesy photo/Renton Housing Authority

New health and services center open to Sunset neighborhood

The center stands at the former Highlands library building

A photo of the new Sunset Community Center. Courtesy photo/Renton Housing Authority
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Salvation Army is asking for support for upcoming holiday season, as service needs increase in Renton

The Renton Salvation Army predicts a 155% increase in service needs in Renton this year

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The mural in progress about the Cascade Benson community, that led to a Fairwood man aiming a firearm at the artists. Courtesy photo/Facebook

Fairwood man arrested for harassing Cascade/Benson Hill mural artists

The man pointed a gun at the artists while saying ‘All lives matter.’

The mural in progress about the Cascade Benson community, that led to a Fairwood man aiming a firearm at the artists. Courtesy photo/Facebook
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Mayor presents proposed 2021-22 budget

The city council will make its first vote on Nov. 2, after the final public hearing

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City council votes to increase city sales tax for affordable housing

King County missed a deadline, so the city council fast-tracked a vote to take a state-authorized increase for itself

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Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.

Black Lives Matter art walk displayed throughout downtown Renton

The virtual event offers both powerful messages from Black artists and ways to support local art

Art displayed at Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts in downtown Renton, as part of the BLM Art Walk. Haley Ausbun/Renton Reporter.