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Photo by Haley Ausbun. Opponent of the Energize Eastside project, Coalition of Eastside Neighborhoods for Sustainable Energy (CENSE) president Don Marsh presents to the Renton Hearing Examiner during a public hearing, Jan. 8, for the project.

Contention over Energize Eastside

PSE, the public and opponents discuss issues for 5 hours

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Opponent of the Energize Eastside project, Coalition of Eastside Neighborhoods for Sustainable Energy (CENSE) president Don Marsh presents to the Renton Hearing Examiner during a public hearing, Jan. 8, for the project.
REA board voted out

REA board voted out

Union members use their power to remove leaders from office

REA board voted out
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Have you visited the Highlands new brewhouse? The new Bickersons Brewhouse opened on Nov. 9. Two months later, Jan. 9, business leaders and the Renton Chamber of Commerce celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting, featuring owners Frank Castro and Shaunn Siekawitch. Go bicker with the “Bickersons” at 4710 NE Fourth St., Renton.

Ribbon cut for new Renton brewhouse

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Have you visited the Highlands new brewhouse? The new Bickersons Brewhouse opened on Nov. 9. Two months later, Jan. 9, business… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Have you visited the Highlands new brewhouse? The new Bickersons Brewhouse opened on Nov. 9. Two months later, Jan. 9, business leaders and the Renton Chamber of Commerce celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting, featuring owners Frank Castro and Shaunn Siekawitch. Go bicker with the “Bickersons” at 4710 NE Fourth St., Renton.
Help Wanted — New Renton Councilmember

Help Wanted — New Renton Councilmember

Applications open to fill Pavone’s emptied council seat

Help Wanted — New Renton Councilmember
Prince to represent Renton’s transit needs

Prince to represent Renton’s transit needs

Councilmember appointed the Sound Transit’s board of Directors

Prince to represent Renton’s transit needs
Photo courtesy of Brewmaster’s Taproom. Dan and Kathie Clark.

Craft beer and crafting blankets for a cause

Local taproom memorializes regular through knitting circle event

Photo courtesy of Brewmaster’s Taproom. Dan and Kathie Clark.
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New RV code goes into effect

Residents limited on number of vehicles allowed on a property

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Posters posted by a known hate group, Patriot Front, were found by local activists around Renton.                                Courtesy of the Renton LGTBQIA Community Facebook page.

Known hate group posts in Renton

Patriot Front fliers, stickers posted throughout town

Posters posted by a known hate group, Patriot Front, were found by local activists around Renton.                                Courtesy of the Renton LGTBQIA Community Facebook page.
Our top clicked stories of 2019

Our top clicked stories of 2019

What were readers interested in most last year?

Our top clicked stories of 2019
Rentonites and other residents hold impeachment rallies

Rentonites and other residents hold impeachment rallies

Photos courtesy of Chad Cashman-Crane. Several King County cities had “impeach and remove” rallies on the night that the U.S. House of Representatives voted on… Continue reading

Rentonites and other residents hold impeachment rallies
Possible code changes to affect RV dwellers

Possible code changes to affect RV dwellers

The city’s planning commission is looking to change codes regarding RVs and large vehicles

Possible code changes to affect RV dwellers
Photo by Haley Ausbun. August 2018, when several district unions, including Renton Education Association, bargained for new salaries in response to the McCleary decision.

REA leadership scrutinized by national union investigation

The National Education Association highlights financial, electoral vulnerabilities in REA’s policies

Photo by Haley Ausbun. August 2018, when several district unions, including Renton Education Association, bargained for new salaries in response to the McCleary decision.
Photo courtesy of city of Renton. Future Mayor Armondo Pavone talks to Mayor Denis Law during his final council meeting, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.

Law looks back on legendary career

Local leaders express warm wishes for Mayor’s retirement

Photo courtesy of city of Renton. Future Mayor Armondo Pavone talks to Mayor Denis Law during his final council meeting, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
Renton’s biggest stories of 2019

Renton’s biggest stories of 2019

Election 2019 This year Renton said goodbye to longtime community leaders, as three-term Mayor Denis Law, 20 year councilmember Don Persson and 18-year Renton School… Continue reading

Renton’s biggest stories of 2019
Renton PD sweep homeless camps

Renton PD sweep homeless camps

Number of encampments lowers over the years

Renton PD sweep homeless camps
The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

REACH searches for permanent shelter location

Renton leaders look for emergency weather shelter plans

The city’s severe weather shelter is the old Chamber of Commerce building next to Renton Municipal Airport. It had 433 guests from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13 during the snow event. On Thursday, Feb. 28, someone in Renton was continuing to seek shelter as they slept outside of the building. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

AIM Aerospace changes name, ownership

The Renton business hopes recent acquisition will bring stability

Photo courtesy of BRAGG Project                                REACH Center of Hope Volunteer Coordinator Kinza Shafir and BRAGG Founder Ezra Lucien, 9.

For this local kid, Christmas is like running a nonprofit

Nine-year-old Ezra Lucien runs BRAGG project to help other children

Photo courtesy of BRAGG Project                                REACH Center of Hope Volunteer Coordinator Kinza Shafir and BRAGG Founder Ezra Lucien, 9.
Council gives Persson long, duly earned goodbye

Council gives Persson long, duly earned goodbye

Don Persson retires long Renton career

Council gives Persson long, duly earned goodbye
Desmarais says goodbye to Renton SD

Desmarais says goodbye to Renton SD

Dec. 11 marked the final school board meeting for 18-year Board Director Lynn Desmarais. Desmarais has been active in Renton Schools since before her time… Continue reading

Desmarais says goodbye to Renton SD