Haley Ausbun

County begins to focus on Renton’s transit issues

Access to Transit study highlights needs for transportation, infrastructure

K-9 tracks stabbing suspect

Renton police used K-9 tracking to arrest someone for allegedly assaulting another resident with a knife Tuesday night, Oct. 8 at the Highlands Albertsons on… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Shooting Star Preschool and Childcare. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with tots in the Renton Highlands after being presented with a song and big welcome card.

Murray hosts roundtables in Renton

The senator heard from local veterans and parents about needs

Photo courtesy of Shooting Star Preschool and Childcare. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with tots in the Renton Highlands after being presented with a song and big welcome card.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Quendall Terminals site is fenced off and signage warns folks from approaching. But property owners and EPA want to clean it up and making it livable, shop-able, enjoyable Lake Washington waterfront property.

EPA to start cleanup on Quendall Terminals

Landowner cites concerns about clean up time

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The Quendall Terminals site is fenced off and signage warns folks from approaching. But property owners and EPA want to clean it up and making it livable, shop-able, enjoyable Lake Washington waterfront property.

A bond measure on Renton’s ballot

The school district is vying for the same bond which failed in February

Candidates face voters at forum

Mayor and council candidates debated Renton issues

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The wine walk was back in downtown Renton, Friday, Sept. 27, with 12 new wineries, an artisan market and live music. Attendees tried wines throughout local businesses, carrying a little souvenir bag and wine cups.

Wine, dine and walk in Renton

The wine walk was back in downtown Renton, Friday, Sept. 27, with 12 new wineries. The Renton Pavilion Events Center was outfitted with an artisan… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun. The wine walk was back in downtown Renton, Friday, Sept. 27, with 12 new wineries, an artisan market and live music. Attendees tried wines throughout local businesses, carrying a little souvenir bag and wine cups.
180215 Providence, RI Census. 2018 test for 2020 Census. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Renton readies for the Census

City leaders work to count everyone, help ease information fears

180215 Providence, RI Census. 2018 test for 2020 Census. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton students learned about the salmon habitat and helped protect it, as part of a World Water Monitoring Day event, Sept. 18 at Renton Community Center.

Renton’s little salmon scientists

Students work with nonprofit to learn about and protect Renton’s salmon

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton students learned about the salmon habitat and helped protect it, as part of a World Water Monitoring Day event, Sept. 18 at Renton Community Center.

A tool to reach the city in residents’ pockets

A new city-wide phone app will help generate nuisance reports

Renton church celebrates over new renovations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Celebration Foursquare Church in Renton had a “celebration” true to its name with a ribbon cutting and picnic, Sunday Sept. 22.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. A photo of Christine and Ben Johnson, center, and their family.

Drink a beer, save a friend

Local brewery helps raise money for suicide prevention

Photo courtesy of Ben Johnson. A photo of Christine and Ben Johnson, center, and their family.

Officer Soni resigns mid-investigation

Renton’s internal review of Soni shows violations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. RESP union members attended the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting to make their story heard as they continue to negotiate for a new contract with the district.

Union leader: ‘Give us what we deserve’

Update: Paraprofessionals and staff have reached a tentative agreement with the Renton School District

Photo by Haley Ausbun. RESP union members attended the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting to make their story heard as they continue to negotiate for a new contract with the district.
From the Renton Reporter archives.
                                RESP president Valisia Simpson addresses the school board.

A union win — RESP reaches deal with school district

The union voted to strike in October before the district created a tentative contract

From the Renton Reporter archives.
                                RESP president Valisia Simpson addresses the school board.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Faith-Maria, a third grader at St. Anthony Elementary School in Renton, asked Make-a-Wish to share her wish with her school, which resulted in two new smart boards. Faith-Maria with her family at the unveiling, Sept. 12.

A selfless wish for Renton schools

Faith-Maria Nguyen uses Make-A-Wish to provide school a smart board

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Faith-Maria, a third grader at St. Anthony Elementary School in Renton, asked Make-a-Wish to share her wish with her school, which resulted in two new smart boards. Faith-Maria with her family at the unveiling, Sept. 12.
Carol Ann Witschi

Witschi’s seat to stay vacant till election

Renton City Council has decided to leave councilmember Carol Ann Witschi’s seat vacant until a new official is elected in November. At the Sept. 16… Continue reading

Carol Ann Witschi
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Photo left to right: David Rodriguez, Tony Ventrella, Rachel Chronister, Marla Veliz, Reagan Dunn, and Gavin Hunt at the Sept. 10 ribbon cutting for the New Horizon School van, gifted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn through the retired van program.

County van to increase New Horizon’s inclusivity

A vehicle gifted to a school for students with learning disabilities will support outreach

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Photo left to right: David Rodriguez, Tony Ventrella, Rachel Chronister, Marla Veliz, Reagan Dunn, and Gavin Hunt at the Sept. 10 ribbon cutting for the New Horizon School van, gifted by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn through the retired van program.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Tiffany Park Elementary School teachers and parents hold up signs before the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting, over the loss of a fourth grade classroom that reorganized the fourth and fifth graders at the school.

Teacher changes shake up parents’ confidence in Renton schools

A quick staffing change and classroom switch has parents questioning Renton School District

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Tiffany Park Elementary School teachers and parents hold up signs before the Sept. 11 Renton School Board meeting, over the loss of a fourth grade classroom that reorganized the fourth and fifth graders at the school.
Photo by Haley Ausbun. A month left to see Renton History Museum’s Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons, which closes Oct. 16, 2019.

A feast for the imagination

Dungeons and Dragons exhibit continues at Renton Museum until October

Photo by Haley Ausbun. A month left to see Renton History Museum’s Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons, which closes Oct. 16, 2019.