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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.

Who owns King County forestlands?

It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.

Council gives Persson long, duly earned goodbye

Don Persson retires long Renton career

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

Left to right: Jaymie Bodle, Faith Klatt and Marti Robinson for Renton Rotary Club December 2019 Teachers of the Month.

Rotary honors Renton’s educators

As part of its commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in the Renton School District, each month Rotary Club of Renton selects a few… Continue reading

  • Dec 25, 2019
Left to right: Jaymie Bodle, Faith Klatt and Marti Robinson for Renton Rotary Club December 2019 Teachers of the Month.
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.

Wanted – Renton’s new councilmember

City Council sets appointment guidelines

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

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Renton Boeing employee tests positive for TB

Six other employees are being tested for the infection

  • Dec 18, 2019

Grants to fund clean water in Renton

King County Council allocates over $200,000 to local projects and schools

  • Dec 18, 2019

Regional homelessness authority approved by King County, Seattle

The authority will consolidate crisis response and services into one entity.