Haley Ausbun

From the Reporter archive. Photo by Kayse Angel
                                Protesters stand outside in the freezing weather on Nov. 4, 2017 to protest the proposed asphalt plant on Maple Valley Highway.

Activist group sparked by grant

“Save the Cedar River” was awarded $20,000 to oppose planned asphalt plant

From the Reporter archive. Photo by Kayse Angel
                                Protesters stand outside in the freezing weather on Nov. 4, 2017 to protest the proposed asphalt plant on Maple Valley Highway.
PHOTO BY HALEY AUSBUN

Tommy the Turtle returns

Historic, interactive art placed at Kennydale Beach

PHOTO BY HALEY AUSBUN
Courtesy of city of Renton. A mudslide closed lanes the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 5. Expected to reopen later that evening.

Mudslide blocks lane on Maple Valley Highway

A mudslide in Renton has closed one lane and half of another along westbound Maple Valley Highway. The city of Renton and Renton Police Department… Continue reading

Courtesy of city of Renton. A mudslide closed lanes the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 5. Expected to reopen later that evening.

The first threat was fireworks, the second is voicemails

Police investigate Renton school threats

Photo courtesy of city of Renton
                                Angelina Benedetti was appointed by council to fill the vacant seat left by Mayor Armondo Pavone. Pictured: Her being interviewed by council during the Feb. 3 Committee of the Whole meeting.

Pavone’s seat filled

Angelina Benedetti is Renton’s newest leader

Photo courtesy of city of Renton
                                Angelina Benedetti was appointed by council to fill the vacant seat left by Mayor Armondo Pavone. Pictured: Her being interviewed by council during the Feb. 3 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The International Lion Dance & Martial Arts Team performed in honor of Lunar New Year at the event, Jan. 28 at Renton Technical College 2020 Celebrity Chef event. RTC President Kevin McCarthy and Advanced Sommelier Christopher Chan participated in the demonstration, offering heads of lettuce to the lions. The Lion Dance is meant to bring good luck.

A tasty Lunar New Year

Renton Technical College got a tasty start to the new year with the 2020 Celebrity Chef event, that featured a Lunar New Year performance of… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The International Lion Dance & Martial Arts Team performed in honor of Lunar New Year at the event, Jan. 28 at Renton Technical College 2020 Celebrity Chef event. RTC President Kevin McCarthy and Advanced Sommelier Christopher Chan participated in the demonstration, offering heads of lettuce to the lions. The Lion Dance is meant to bring good luck.
Photo courtesy of Coach Omar Parker. Liberty High School had a packed house in honor of Kobe Bryant and the Liberty High School basketball teams, Friday Jan. 31.

Liberty packs the house for Kobe

On Friday night, Jan. 31, the Liberty High School students rallied around the boys and girls basketball teams and banded together to set the all-time… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Coach Omar Parker. Liberty High School had a packed house in honor of Kobe Bryant and the Liberty High School basketball teams, Friday Jan. 31.
Photo courtesy of Triton Towers.

New owners to breathe life into Triton Towers

New owners have acquired Triton Towers, the three mid-rise office buildings along Southwest Grady Way and Interstate 405 (I-405), with plans to revamp the buildings… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Triton Towers.
Courtesy of Renton Chamber of Commerce Website. Diane Dobson appointed by board as new Renton Chamber CEO and President.

Dobson is the official Chamber of Commerce President

Long-time member is excited about the opportunity

Courtesy of Renton Chamber of Commerce Website. Diane Dobson appointed by board as new Renton Chamber CEO and President.
Courtesy of Renton Police Department.

Renton High School buses crash

Students were aboard the buses, but no one was injured

Courtesy of Renton Police Department.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Eli, a second grader, was working with the help of fellow students to complete an electrical circuit that was meant to turn on a light bulb. The students took several shots at the electrical engineering game, clearly sparking an interest in STEM.

Amazon donates $2 million for STEM education

Pacific Science Center, Washington STEM receive the donation in Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Eli, a second grader, was working with the help of fellow students to complete an electrical circuit that was meant to turn on a light bulb. The students took several shots at the electrical engineering game, clearly sparking an interest in STEM.
Casey Pearson, Natalie Schlappi and Oliver Taylor are Renton Rotary Club’s January 2020 Teachers of the Month.

Teachers of the Month for January

As part of their commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in the Renton School District, each month members of Rotary Club of Renton selects… Continue reading

Casey Pearson, Natalie Schlappi and Oliver Taylor are Renton Rotary Club’s January 2020 Teachers of the Month.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. On Jan.22 about 60 St. Anthony’s students put together gift bags with school supplies for their sister school in Haiti, with the help of the WE and NFL Huddle for Good initiative. The schools connected after the devastating earthquake in Haiti killed a young missionary connected to the parish in Renton.

Students volunteer for sister school in Haiti

St. Anthony’s Parish works with WE, NFL for students

Photo by Haley Ausbun. On Jan.22 about 60 St. Anthony’s students put together gift bags with school supplies for their sister school in Haiti, with the help of the WE and NFL Huddle for Good initiative. The schools connected after the devastating earthquake in Haiti killed a young missionary connected to the parish in Renton.

City releases candidates for potential new councilmember

It all comes down to six. After reviewing 22 applications for the city council, each councilmember nominated a candidate to be interviewed at the next… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Kim Shepard (left) and Carolyn Ossorio (right) launched a new true crime podcast, recorded at a sleek studio in Coal Creek. Ossorio is a former Renton Reporter columnist and both hosts previously worked at KIRO radio.

They wanted to tell true-crime stories, so they started a podcast

“Scene of the Crime” begins its first season in Renton

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Kim Shepard (left) and Carolyn Ossorio (right) launched a new true crime podcast, recorded at a sleek studio in Coal Creek. Ossorio is a former Renton Reporter columnist and both hosts previously worked at KIRO radio.

Liberty High School student posts racist video

A video showed a female student doing a cheer spelling “KKK.”

Photo by Haley Ausbun. A cloudy day at Renton Municipal Airport.

Seaplane pilots, businesses say no to FAA plans

Local businesses and pilots ask Renton to reconsider airport master plan

Photo by Haley Ausbun. A cloudy day at Renton Municipal Airport.
Photo courtesy of city of Renton. Council President Ruth Pérez speaks at Centro Rendu de San Vicente de Paul for the Reyes Magos event.

Census campaign joins Reyes Magos celebration

Members of Renton’s Hispanic community gathered Jan. 10 at Centro Rendu de San Vicente de Paul in the Highlands for the annual Epiphany celebration. The… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of city of Renton. Council President Ruth Pérez speaks at Centro Rendu de San Vicente de Paul for the Reyes Magos event.
Courtesy of Rashaad Powell. Renton High School Senior and Boys Basketball player Keandre Young.

Renton boys basketball to be featured on ESPN

All boys from state picked for All American Game from Renton High

Courtesy of Rashaad Powell. Renton High School Senior and Boys Basketball player Keandre Young.
Photo courtesy of Omar Parker. Liberty Boys Basketball team brought home a championship trophy at the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational in California. The team, part of the “Gear to the Max” division championship game, took the tournament title after winning all four games. The Patriots competed against California teams from the cities of Stevenson, Calipatria, and Rancho Mirage, and a Canyon Springs, Nevada team. Players Tyler Anderson and Josh Chung were named for the all-tournament team and senior captain Jeff Yamada was named tournament MVP. Coach Omar Parker said this was due in large part to his defensive efforts during the games. Before this, the team has also won 10 of its last 11 games, including seven games in a row. Once back from the California tournament, the team went on to win against Lake Washington and Bellevue in tough away games, Parker said.

Liberty basketball takes home championship

Liberty Boys Basketball team brought home a championship trophy at the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational in California. The team, part of the “Gear to the… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Omar Parker. Liberty Boys Basketball team brought home a championship trophy at the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational in California. The team, part of the “Gear to the Max” division championship game, took the tournament title after winning all four games. The Patriots competed against California teams from the cities of Stevenson, Calipatria, and Rancho Mirage, and a Canyon Springs, Nevada team. Players Tyler Anderson and Josh Chung were named for the all-tournament team and senior captain Jeff Yamada was named tournament MVP. Coach Omar Parker said this was due in large part to his defensive efforts during the games. Before this, the team has also won 10 of its last 11 games, including seven games in a row. Once back from the California tournament, the team went on to win against Lake Washington and Bellevue in tough away games, Parker said.