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The former Highlands Library property is now surplus property, as voted by Renton City Council. (Courtesy photo)

Old Highlands library deemed surplus property

Renton Housing Authority showed interest in converting the property into a multiservice center.

The former Highlands Library property is now surplus property, as voted by Renton City Council. (Courtesy photo)
Hazen grad appointed to RSD board

Hazen grad appointed to RSD board

Avanti Bergquist will fill the vacant District No. 2 seat starting July 1.

Hazen grad appointed to RSD board
Vera Risdon: The name behind the school, the voice behind the music

Vera Risdon: The name behind the school, the voice behind the music

The longtime Renton educator is hosting an instrument drive for the upcoming Risdon Middle School.

Vera Risdon: The name behind the school, the voice behind the music
From left, John Whitmore, Diego Santiago, Justin Thompson and Tyanna Cole of Zone 3 Explorers strike a pose. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

Zone 3 Explorers gear up for regional competition

Zone 3 Explorers is a program for young adults and is designed to train them to work in the fire service.

From left, John Whitmore, Diego Santiago, Justin Thompson and Tyanna Cole of Zone 3 Explorers strike a pose. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)
Renton Farmers Market opens for the season | GALLERY

Renton Farmers Market opens for the season | GALLERY

The market is open every Tuesday until Sept. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Renton Farmers Market opens for the season | GALLERY
Sweet slumber at Safeway | POLICE BLOTTER

Sweet slumber at Safeway | POLICE BLOTTER

This week’s blotter includes a sleeping Safeway suspect, a pepper spraying incident, and more.

Sweet slumber at Safeway | POLICE BLOTTER
School district budget hangs on Legislature

School district budget hangs on Legislature

School board passes a resolution allowing for a $5 million loan to ensure June payroll.

School district budget hangs on Legislature
Energize Eastside releases second EIS draft

Energize Eastside releases second EIS draft

The 45-day public comment period ends June 21.

Energize Eastside releases second EIS draft
Rose Kelly, left, and Chelsea Davatos are heading to Washington D.C. to compete in the National History Day competition

McKnight students raise funds to compete in D.C.

Rose Kelly and Chelsea Davatos won the statewide National History Day competition, and are now heading to the compete in the national stage.

Rose Kelly, left, and Chelsea Davatos are heading to Washington D.C. to compete in the National History Day competition
Renton Downtown Partnership organizes inaugural Wine Walk

Renton Downtown Partnership organizes inaugural Wine Walk

The event, scheduled for June 9, will highlight 11 regional wines and wineries.

Renton Downtown Partnership organizes inaugural Wine Walk
(From left) Maggie Breen, Aneelah Afzali and Cinthia Vasquez were few of the panelists present at the town hall on May 16 at Luther’s Table. Photo by Leah Abraham

City leaders discuss immigration issues at town hall

The topic that took the spotlight was the importance of a sanctuary city status.

(From left) Maggie Breen, Aneelah Afzali and Cinthia Vasquez were few of the panelists present at the town hall on May 16 at Luther’s Table. Photo by Leah Abraham
Renton police gear up for Teen Peace Fest

Renton police gear up for Teen Peace Fest

The event, scheduled for June 3, aims to “bridge the gap between the community and our police department.”

Renton police gear up for Teen Peace Fest
Two teenagers stabbed during an altercation

Two teenagers stabbed during an altercation

A 16-year-old male and 19-year-old female were transported to the hospital on May 9.

Two teenagers stabbed during an altercation
La Hacienda reopens after potential norovirus outbreak

La Hacienda reopens after potential norovirus outbreak

The restaurant was temporarily closed on April 27 after reports of people becoming ill.

La Hacienda reopens after potential norovirus outbreak
Council authorizes $4 million for new community center

Council authorizes $4 million for new community center

Family First Community Center was proposed by Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin and city of Renton.

Council authorizes $4 million for new community center
German exchange program builds relationships

German exchange program builds relationships

The toughest part of teaching a high school language arts class is getting students to be interested and get their work done. While this could… Continue reading

German exchange program builds relationships
Angry neighbor with machete | Renton Police Blotter

Angry neighbor with machete | Renton Police Blotter

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department incident reports. On March 27, a man was driving near Southeast 180th Street when he stopped… Continue reading

Angry neighbor with machete | Renton Police Blotter
Billing system causes concern with property owners and tenants

Billing system causes concern with property owners and tenants

Solid waste bills are now sent to property owners, not the tenants.

Billing system causes concern with property owners and tenants
Police seeks information about armed robbery at Subway

Police seeks information about armed robbery at Subway

Renton Police Department released a video and is seeking public assistance to identify the suspects.

Police seeks information about armed robbery at Subway
Police turn to social media as form of communication

Police turn to social media as form of communication

Renton Police Department has started to better utilize Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor to reach residents.

Police turn to social media as form of communication