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Renton School District employees hand out bagged lunches to families while schools remain shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Pictured: Campbell Hill Elementary School cook Annette Livingston. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

COVID-19 in Renton – What you need to know

Updates: Renton closes playgrounds, sports fields, restaurants and bars doing to-go orders and statewide moratorium on evictions

 

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                                Boon Boona Coffee in downtown Renton is well-known for its large cafe space, but owner Efrem Fesaha has found a creative way to keep people to to-go orders only, putting a table right at the door. The order from the Governor hasn’t been easy for small businesses in Renton, and many are just taking it day to day and hoping for financial relief from local and regional leaders.

Renton communities reach out during shut-in

Local organizations, volunteers and businesses try to make the best of quarantine

 

Renton and AARP team up for seniors

New fitness park to funded and will open late in the summer

 

renton city hall

Councilmember Văn proposes eviction moratorium

Renton City Council hosts first online only meeting during pandemic

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Courtesy of HLN. A screenshot from a preview of an episode of a new true crime show that highlights the Ingrid Lyne case, where a Renton mother was murdered.

Infamous Renton crime to make TV debut

It’s been over two years since a man was found guilty for murdering and dismembering Renton mother of three Ingrid Lyne, after the two met… Continue reading

Courtesy of HLN. A screenshot from a preview of an episode of a new true crime show that highlights the Ingrid Lyne case, where a Renton mother was murdered.

COVID-19 in Renton – What you need to know

Friday updates: All schools closed for six weeks, Valley Medical Center treats five positive COVID-19 cases

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                                Nine-year-old Ezra Lucien, creator of nonprofit BRAGG project.

Young volunteer wishes for AC

Local Nonprofit BRAGG project raising funds to fix delivery van

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                                Nine-year-old Ezra Lucien, creator of nonprofit BRAGG project.

Schindler’s legacy bounces along at Baden

CEO of Baden Sports died unexpectedly in February

Courtesy of Renton Schools. Risdon Middle School.

Teen arrested for threatening voicemails

Threats to Risdon Middle School lead to two teen suspects

Courtesy of Renton Schools. Risdon Middle School.

Police search for shooting suspect near Renton High School

The shooting victim was pronounced dead by police

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Hazen High School, one of the schools in the region closed due to a positive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Hazen student tests positive for COVID-19

School closed the rest of the week

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Hazen High School, one of the schools in the region closed due to a positive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Renton city administrators, Mayor Armondo Pavone, Renton City Council and other city staff attend the 2020 Council Retreat, Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 at Maplewood Golf Course.

Council discusses range of issues

Council retreat includes topics of street maintenance, taxes and outreach

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                                Renton city administrators, Mayor Armondo Pavone, Renton City Council and other city staff attend the 2020 Council Retreat, Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 at Maplewood Golf Course.
Photos courtesy of Linda Smith

Celebrating Black Excellence

Local organization honors Black History Month

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Renton closing community center over novel coronavirus concerns

The city states it’s unconfirmed but reported that a preschooler came into contact with one of the COVID-19 cases

Courtesy of Renton School District.

RSD budget survey still open

Parents and teachers are asked to give their opinion, ask questions

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Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.

More than 100 quarantine rooms are planned for King County COVID-19 response

Locations for the facilities will include Seattle and White Center.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An electrician inspects one of the four rooms in the first modular unit that will be ready for those under quarantine for COVID-19, coronavirus.
Courtesy of Renton Police Department. Photos of the suspect in Rylee Russell Mark’s death, 30-year-old Kelcey M. Gornowich.

Shooting suspect arrested in Tacoma

Kelsey Gornowich set on a $1 million bond

Courtesy of Renton Police Department. Photos of the suspect in Rylee Russell Mark’s death, 30-year-old Kelcey M. Gornowich.

Hazen closed Monday as student is tested for COVID-19

The district states the closure is out of an abundance of caution

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

Courtesy of Renton Technical College
                                President Kevin McCarthy

RTC president awarded fellowship

Renton Technical College (RTC) President is one of 25 in the nation taking place in a prestigious fellowship. Kevin McCarthy will be joining the 2020-21… Continue reading

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                                President Kevin McCarthy