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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
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Cindy Kraayeveld and her husband, Dave Kraayeveld, with their two dogs. Dave survived cardiac arrest thanks to first responders and a brave post office manager.

Post office delivers CPR to resident

Local man alive for the holidays thanks to manager, firefighters

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Cindy Kraayeveld and her husband, Dave Kraayeveld, with their two dogs. Dave survived cardiac arrest thanks to first responders and a brave post office manager.
Dennis Muilenburg, who was ousted as CEO of Boeing Dec. 23, in a September video from the company where he shared safety improvements.

Boeing CEO is out

After recently announcing the temporary shutdown of the Renton Boeing plant, Dennis Muilenburg is replaced by board of directors.

Dennis Muilenburg, who was ousted as CEO of Boeing Dec. 23, in a September video from the company where he shared safety improvements.
Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department. A car was stuck early Friday, Dec. 20 on Hardie Avenue Southwest below the railway bridge, as flooding closed a few city streets.

City, residents work to relieve flooding in streets

Heavy rains from Thursday, Dec. 19, led to tough commutes through Renton Friday morning. For some drivers, they found themselves driving deep into standing water.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department. A car was stuck early Friday, Dec. 20 on Hardie Avenue Southwest below the railway bridge, as flooding closed a few city streets.
Photo courtesy of Handsome Devil Ink. Owners Maggie and Ryan Hammond with Bad Santa (center) at their annual Bad Santa Food Drive.

Bad Santa’s good charity

Local tattoo shop collects 800 pounds of food

Photo courtesy of Handsome Devil Ink. Owners Maggie and Ryan Hammond with Bad Santa (center) at their annual Bad Santa Food Drive.
Photo courtesy of Marcie Palmer. REACH Center of Hope Donation Coordinator Pattie Holt with the last delivery from the 2019 Kennydale Neighborhood Association food drive, the day before Thanksgiving.

REACH for the homeless this holiday

Local nonprofits help shelter, feed those going without

Photo courtesy of Marcie Palmer. REACH Center of Hope Donation Coordinator Pattie Holt with the last delivery from the 2019 Kennydale Neighborhood Association food drive, the day before Thanksgiving.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, 15 students were paired with Renton Police Department officers who volunteered their mornings to each kid’s family wish list at 2019 Shop with a Cop.

Renton kids get to holiday shop thanks to local police

The large police presence at The Landing Target was no crime response, but in fact officers and school students shopping for nail polish, silverware, socks,… Continue reading

On Saturday, Dec. 14, 15 students were paired with Renton Police Department officers who volunteered their mornings to each kid’s family wish list at 2019 Shop with a Cop.

Wanted – Renton’s new councilmember

City Council sets appointment guidelines

Renton lights up for the holidays

Renton lights up for the holidays

A guided map to some of the best holiday lights in the city

Renton lights up for the holidays
Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production
Photo courtesy Brennan Bunn. King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove speaking at the Transit Town Hall, Dec. 4, at Renton Senior Activity Center.

Sound Transit, Metro talk commuting in Renton

Residents get a chance to ask about bathrooms, routes and parking

Photo courtesy Brennan Bunn. King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove speaking at the Transit Town Hall, Dec. 4, at Renton Senior Activity Center.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Evergreen City Ballet dancers rehearsing at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue, Dec. 4.

From Evergreen’s Cavalier to Broadway and back home again

Artistic Director Bennyroyce Royon introduces himself with “The Nutcracker”

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Evergreen City Ballet dancers rehearsing at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue, Dec. 4.
Luck be Renton’s lady

Luck be Renton’s lady

Chamber of commerce ends the year in style

Luck be Renton’s lady
Spe-shell holiday lights featured in Renton

Spe-shell holiday lights featured in Renton

Strolling through Clam Lights is a holiday favorite in Renton, and it’s back again this year until Jan. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. each… Continue reading

Spe-shell holiday lights featured in Renton