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School board member Lynn Desmarais announced she will leave her position after this term, leaving an open school board seat this election season. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.

Long-time school board director ready to hang up hat after December

Lynn Desmarais reflects on 18 years of school advocacy

School board member Lynn Desmarais announced she will leave her position after this term, leaving an open school board seat this election season. Photo courtesy of the Renton School District.
The Williams Avenue bridge is one of the local bridges facing new weight restrictions for heavy trucks and emergency response vehicles, including fire ladder trucks.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

New bridge restrictions limit Renton firetrucks

City considers alternatives for emergency vehicles near North Renton

The Williams Avenue bridge is one of the local bridges facing new weight restrictions for heavy trucks and emergency response vehicles, including fire ladder trucks.
                                Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton dog dies after being attacked by another aggressive dog

Renton Police reminds residents of local pet laws

Robotics whiz kid from Renton ranks among world’s best

Team from Maplewood Heights Elementary meets every Sunday.

Renton requires registration for all monitored alarm systems

False alarms cost the city $350,000 a year in police staff time.

Photos by Haley Ausbun
                                Semilla Flamenca in Redmond had their spring recital Friday, April 26 at the Carco Theatre in Renton. Nearly 60 flamenco dancers, from 2 year olds to adults, were able to show off their skills in ten performances, concluding with a group dance of the Macarena. All proceeds for the recital went to a 6-year-old dancer who has been fighting leukemia for three years and is now in remission with monthly check-ups, flamenco teacher Paulina Chalita-White said.

Semilla Flamenca dance in Renton for good cause

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                                Semilla Flamenca in Redmond had their spring recital Friday, April 26 at the Carco Theatre in Renton. Nearly 60 flamenco dancers, from 2 year olds to adults, were able to show off their skills in ten performances, concluding with a group dance of the Macarena. All proceeds for the recital went to a 6-year-old dancer who has been fighting leukemia for three years and is now in remission with monthly check-ups, flamenco teacher Paulina Chalita-White said.
From preliminary plans for the new Topgolf location in Renton, courtesy of the city.

Topgolf to bring high-tech driving range to Renton

Construction is expected to be complete in 2021, according to the land-use notice.

From preliminary plans for the new Topgolf location in Renton, courtesy of the city.

Hazen wins All City Track and Field Meet

Competition held at Renton Memorial Stadium.

Renton police investigate dog attack

Pit bull named Sweetie had terrorized neighborhood two years earlier.

Public market proposed for Renton Pavilion Event Center

City wants to create downtown community hub.

Cedar River Trail rewards little hikers

Program helps foster connection between youth and parks.

Photo By Haley Ausbun. About 20 Hazen High School students walked out of classes Friday, April 26, and marched to Renton City Hall. The students sat on the steps with their signs, and also went into the building to ask for a sit-down meeting with administrators.

Students demand a sustainable Renton

About 20 Hazen students march to City Hall over climate change issues.

Photo By Haley Ausbun. About 20 Hazen High School students walked out of classes Friday, April 26, and marched to Renton City Hall. The students sat on the steps with their signs, and also went into the building to ask for a sit-down meeting with administrators.

A look back at Black River

Renton History Museum hosts event with Seattle writer and natural history expert David Williams.

Renton man charged with murder in Tukwila shooting

The suspect’s bail is set at $2 million.

The Renton Library.

Advisory library board dissolves

“It just felt like we were stretching to find out what the purpose really was,” Board Chair Kim Unti said.

The Renton Library.
USPS district manager Darrell Stoke, Janie Hendrix and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) unveil the plaque honorarily naming the Renton Highlands Post Office as the “James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office” on Friday, April 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun

Highlands Post Office honors Jimi Hendrix

Postal Service connected Hendrix to family during his Army service.

USPS district manager Darrell Stoke, Janie Hendrix and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) unveil the plaque honorarily naming the Renton Highlands Post Office as the “James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office” on Friday, April 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun

King County Council approves landfill extension

The council voted 5-2 approving the Solid Waste plan, with two councilmembers absent.

USPS district manager Darrell Stoke, Janie Hendrix and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) unveil the plaque honorarily naming the Renton Highlands Post Office as the “James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office” on Friday, April 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun

Highlands Post Office honors Jimi Hendrix

Postal Service connected Hendrix to family during his Army service.

USPS district manager Darrell Stoke, Janie Hendrix and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) unveil the plaque honorarily naming the Renton Highlands Post Office as the “James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office” on Friday, April 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun

RHS Students gear up for Bubblin Brown Sugar dance competition

The competition is April 27 at Garfield High School.

Budget adjustment includes $103.9M more in spending

Majority of the spending is leftover expenses from 2018. A city fee schedule change will also impact park shelter costs and building permit costs.