Haley Ausbun

Three die in Renton of Fentanyl overdose

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

Three die in Renton of Fentanyl overdose
One dead in drive by shooting

One dead in drive by shooting

Police are searching for information on the shooter

One dead in drive by shooting
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

The first threat was fireworks, the second is voicemails

Police investigate Renton school threats

The first threat was fireworks, the second is voicemails
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

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

City releases candidates for potential new councilmember
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

Liberty High School student posts racist video

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

Liberty High School student posts racist video