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Photo by Haley Ausbun. An annual event, Renton High School students showed off their culture, heritage and interests through the 2020 Renton Multicultural Show, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center. The student hosts of the event opened up by saying that Renton High School holds the event each year as a chance to get their one big family into the room together in “reunion.” Performances included the Multicultural Fashion Show, Black Student Union, Latinx Student Union, K-pop and J-pop performances, Filipino Club and many more.

Renton High shows off its culture

Photos by Haley Ausbun. An annual event, Renton High School students showed off their culture, heritage and interests through the 2020 Renton Multicultural Show, Feb.… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. An annual event, Renton High School students showed off their culture, heritage and interests through the 2020 Renton Multicultural Show, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center. The student hosts of the event opened up by saying that Renton High School holds the event each year as a chance to get their one big family into the room together in “reunion.” Performances included the Multicultural Fashion Show, Black Student Union, Latinx Student Union, K-pop and J-pop performances, Filipino Club and many more.
A screenshot of the Facebook post from Feb. 5 containing the video that allegedly showed roaches in the downtown Renton IHOP kitchen. The restaurant was inspected the next day at request of the owner and found to be clean and free of pests.

Inspection debunks fake viral cockroach video

A local IHOP restaurant received an “excellent” rating after complaints made

A screenshot of the Facebook post from Feb. 5 containing the video that allegedly showed roaches in the downtown Renton IHOP kitchen. The restaurant was inspected the next day at request of the owner and found to be clean and free of pests.
Photo courtesy of AIFF Local 864. Just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 a five-vehicle collision on Interstate 405 (I-405) North between Renton and Tukwila halted evening traffic and caused an involved semi truck to catch fire.

Residents hurt in two crashes over the weekend

Two severe accidents over the weekend in Renton destroyed vehicles and left passengers injured or in critical condition. Just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of AIFF Local 864. Just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 a five-vehicle collision on Interstate 405 (I-405) North between Renton and Tukwila halted evening traffic and caused an involved semi truck to catch fire.

Renton student victim of drive by shooting

The 16-year-old was shot in the back of a stolen car

Three die in Renton of Fentanyl overdose

Three fatal overdoses on the same day have prompted county officials to remind residents of the dangers of fentanyl and non-prescription pills. The three deaths… Continue reading

One dead in drive by shooting

Police are searching for information on the shooter

Courtesy of Armondo Pavone.

“I’m enjoying all of it”

Pavone speaks on his first weeks as mayor

Courtesy of Armondo Pavone.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Cedar River was high as several streets in and near Renton faced closures due to flooding, Thursday, Feb. 6.

Flooding closes several Renton roads, Maple Valley Highway

Thursday flooding of May Creek and Cedar River from rain closed streets in Renton and nearby unincorporated King County.

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Cedar River was high as several streets in and near Renton faced closures due to flooding, Thursday, Feb. 6.
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.