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Photo courtesy of Patrick Dodd
                                Patrick Dodd and his father, Stan Dodd, at Hannegan Pass, Cooper Lake Trail. After Stan Dodd died in 2019, Patrick decided to dedicate 2020 to hiking and raising money to Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

He lost his dad, now he hikes for him

Local man turns to nature, blogging to fund cancer research

Photo courtesy of Patrick Dodd
                                Patrick Dodd and his father, Stan Dodd, at Hannegan Pass, Cooper Lake Trail. After Stan Dodd died in 2019, Patrick decided to dedicate 2020 to hiking and raising money to Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

January’s Rotary Youth of the Month

Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month as Youth of the Month. After being selected by counselors at each of… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2020
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.

Our top clicked stories of 2019

What were readers interested in most last year?

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

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

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

Don Persson retires long Renton career

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.
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.

Jewish students learn how to make menorahs

Home Depot partners with Renton Jewish Center for holiday projects

  • Dec 22, 2019

Renton lights up for the holidays

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

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

Chamber of commerce ends the year in style

Firefighters ring the bell for donations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton Regional Fire Authority Firefighters volunteered to ring the Salvation Army Bell for the classic holiday red kettle at the downtown… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.

Grateful for 100 years well lived

Three Renton centurions look back on life this holiday

Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.
Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs

Meet Joe and his pet crow T-Rex | Video

Renton resident makes fast friends with a crow he rescued last spring.

Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs
Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey rescue: No bird on Thanksgiving menu at this King County sanctuary

“There’s a huge need for roosters. They often end up neglected and abused.”

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

It’s more than bagging groceries — it’s changing hearts

Local cashier ‘Bev’ McQueen is a concrete part of Renton’s community

Passport Day tomorrow, Oct. 5 | King County

Go to Renton to apply or renew your passport.

  • Oct 4, 2019