Haley Ausbun

A client searches for clothing at the Kiwanis Clothing Bank location in 2016. Leah Abraham/File photo

Kiwanis Clothing Bank will shutter unless it can find a new home

The clothing bank has been supporting Renton for over 50 years, but has had trouble finding a new home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

In the LaCrosse neighborhood in upper Kennydale, the process to get a 20 mph speed limit is almost complete. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo.

Renton neighborhood closing in on long-awaited 20 mph speed limit

The LaCrosse neighborhood’s request for a lower speed limit has faced delays due to COVID-19

 

The Quendall Terminals site is fenced off and signage warns folks from approaching. But property owners and EPA want to clean it up and making it livable, shopable, enjoyable Lake Washington waterfront property. Staff photo 2019/Haley Ausbun

EPA takes big step towards Quendall Terminals cleanup

The contaminated site is one of the largest undeveloped portions of Lake Washington waterfront

 

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Two shot near Renton KFC

One has non-life threatening injuries, the other is in critical but stable condition

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Renton moms turn to YouTube during pandemic

Renton Kreations also uses the platform for kids to present book reviews

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Lawsuit alleges doctor treated patients at local nursing home after positive COVID-19 test

The nursing home has had nine COVID-19 related deaths

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Two Renton School District students doing in-home learning, outside last spring. Courtesy photo/ Renton Schools Facebook page.

Renton School District will start fall with in-home learning

Increasing cases in young people and guidance from public health officials has been the primary cause in the change from a hybrid learning model.

Two Renton School District students doing in-home learning, outside last spring. Courtesy photo/ Renton Schools Facebook page.
The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
Down the block at Williams Avenue South, trees were also removed, Monday, June 15. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Tree in front of Common Ground Cupcakes removed

The city was not able to preserve the 48-year-old tree during utility upgrades. Staff also say the tree was nearing the end of its healthy lifespan.

Down the block at Williams Avenue South, trees were also removed, Monday, June 15. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton church offers online funeral services

As a result of COVID-19 closures, the church decided to find a way for people to gather and mourn loved ones

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Renton finds code violation, issues Aug. 9 removal of Red Lion Hotel temporary shelter

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Photo courtesy of Urban Family.

Local groups pull together to support 12,000 families during pandemic

Renton Innovation Zone Partnership hit the ground running, working with several organizations to help vulnerable Skyway and Highlands families with food, masks and more.

Photo courtesy of Urban Family.
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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop

19-year-old killed in Seattle shooting was former Renton student

The shooting in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 20, has received attention nationwide for occurring in a protester-occupied space in Seattle known as CHOP or CHAZ.

A GoFundMe page has been started for Lorenzo Anderson. The page can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/f/for-the-family-of-the-man-who-was-shot-at-chop
Photo from March 2019, when the Hi-Lands Shopping center first stood vacant. A developer wants to move forward with demolition but states it can’t due to a city moratorium. File photo/Haley Ausbun

Hi-Lands Shopping Center purchased, but project, demolition on hold

The city placed an emergency moratorium on land use applications in Sunset neighborhood until October 2020. The new developer for Solera has appealed the decision and spoke out against it.

Photo from March 2019, when the Hi-Lands Shopping center first stood vacant. A developer wants to move forward with demolition but states it can’t due to a city moratorium. File photo/Haley Ausbun
Founder and co-owner of Red Tea Room Donna Wong puts the finishing touch on their most popular dessert— Lemon Meringue Glacée. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton catering company pivots during pandemic

The Red Tea Room Catering’s move to takeout helped keep the company going— and get closer to neighbors

Founder and co-owner of Red Tea Room Donna Wong puts the finishing touch on their most popular dessert— Lemon Meringue Glacée. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Common Ground Cupcakes tree removal now on hold

Update: Contractors are no longer removing tree on Tuesday, allowing time for city to hear public concerns

On Monday afternoon, the newer trees around Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes were already removed but the at-least 13 year old Maple tree remained at an intersection that is being improved for the Wells and Williams two-way conversion project. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Police investigate suspicious device at Kennydale gas station

Police state the mysterious device from Tuesday, June 9, turned out to be two large black tubes willed with concrete.

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Despite budget troubles, Metro will move forward with Renton-Kent-Auburn plan

King County Metro releases Fall 2020 service plans, 50 routes to be suspended

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Michelle Hankinson stands in front of the Renton Area Youth Services office in downtown Renton. While RAYS is merging with two other nonprofits, much of it remains the same. Courtesy photo RAYS.

Local RAYS joins nonprofit Childhaven

Renton Area Youth Services has been working with local families for 50 years.

Michelle Hankinson stands in front of the Renton Area Youth Services office in downtown Renton. While RAYS is merging with two other nonprofits, much of it remains the same. Courtesy photo RAYS.