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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.

Renton residents take the plunge

Photos courtesy of City of Renton To celebrate the new year right, it’s Renton tradition to brave the chilly January waters at Gene Coulon Memorial… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2020
Courtesy of city of Renton.
                                Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (seated center) is surrounded by members of the Renton City Council at Monday’s swearing in ceremony. Council President Ruth Pérez and President pro tem Randy Corman flank Mayor Pavone. Standing are councilmembers Kim-Khánh Vǎn, Ed Prince, Ryan McIrvin and Valerie O’Halloran.

Renton’s new leaders swear-in

Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (seated center) is surrounded by members of the Renton City Council at Monday’s swearing in ceremony. Council President Ruth Pérez and… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2020
Courtesy of city of Renton.
                                Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone (seated center) is surrounded by members of the Renton City Council at Monday’s swearing in ceremony. Council President Ruth Pérez and President pro tem Randy Corman flank Mayor Pavone. Standing are councilmembers Kim-Khánh Vǎn, Ed Prince, Ryan McIrvin and Valerie O’Halloran.

King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020

Renton receives more HUD vouchers for veterans

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has added more vouchers to Renton folks in need, this time for our local veterans. The department… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2020

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

Possible code changes to affect RV dwellers

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

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.
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month

With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

Swedish nurse strike still possible following Dec. 30 negotiations

Not enough progress was made, nurses unions say.

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 PD sweep homeless camps

Number of encampments lowers over the years

Start 2020 green by recycling holiday lights and trees

King County, local businesses offer ways to clean up after the New Year

  • Dec 30, 2019

Renton honors Deputy Dyson

Flags lowered to half-staff during memorial for officer in Tacoma

  • Dec 30, 2019
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.

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

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.