Haley Ausbun

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.
Up in the air, these two rescue dogs did just fine as they made their way from La Paz, Mexico, to Renton, Washington. Photo courtesy of Pilots N Paws

Dog rescuers overcome pandemic’s limitations to bring a puppy to Renton

Labrador Retriever-Beagle mix makes 2,100-mile journey from Mexico.

Up in the air, these two rescue dogs did just fine as they made their way from La Paz, Mexico, to Renton, Washington. Photo courtesy of Pilots N Paws
Renton High School seniors came to the Renton protest still in their cap and gown from the drive-thru graduation ceremony, Monday, June 1. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton youth rally at protest in front of city hall

Rentonites joined protesters around the nation to say “Black lives matter”

Renton High School seniors came to the Renton protest still in their cap and gown from the drive-thru graduation ceremony, Monday, June 1. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Photo courtesy of Gyros House Mediterranean Grill.

Gyros House Mediterranean Grill closes Friday

The restaurant, which like many has been hit hard by the impacts of the closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, is now moving to catering-only after 26 years.

Photo courtesy of Gyros House Mediterranean Grill.
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How has COVID-19 affected Renton?

City has one of the highest rates of total cases in King County.

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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

Report outlines impact of homeless shelter at Renton hotel

City and county still at odds over use of Red Lion during pandemic.

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 City Hall. File photo

Renton cuts costs, furloughs staff due to COVID-19

City is trying to recover some of the nearly $22.5 million it will lose in revenue from shutdown.

Renton City Hall. File photo
Photo courtesy of Consejo Counseling and Referral Service. The behavioral health facility, headquartered in Renton, has 10 other locations, including this office, pictured, in Columbia City.

Local behavioral health facility gets $2 million grant to serve youth

The recipient, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, will now be able to serve 1,000 youth per year

Photo courtesy of Consejo Counseling and Referral Service. The behavioral health facility, headquartered in Renton, has 10 other locations, including this office, pictured, in Columbia City.

Candidates file for Renton legislative seats

A glimpse at the August primary for Districts 11, 37, 41, 47 and 5.

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

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.
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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

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                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 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.