Our Renton Weekly
Our Renton Weekly
02/02/2021
Our Renton Weekly contains news and information about city events, activities, and initiatives. Subscribe.
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BloodworksNW Blood Drive
Blood Drives
01/27/2021
Appointments are now being accepted for the last 2 Valley Medical Center and Bloodworks Northwest pop-up blood drives in Renton this January.
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Shop Local This Holiday Season
12/03/2020
It’s more important than ever to shop locally during the holidays. Renton’s small businesses have stepped up with incentives starting with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28.
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Holiday Fun 2020
11/27/2020
Our Recreation and Neighborhoods Division proudly presents fun events designed for ages to entertain during the 2020 holiday season.
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Support Our Local Businesses
11/18/2020
We need the help of all Renton residents to support our local shops and services at this time. Buying local can indeed make a difference
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Mayor Armondo Pavone
Mayor Pavone's Statement on Boeing 737 MAX
11/18/2020
City of Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone has issued the following statement in response to The Boeing Company’s official statement on 737 MAX production.
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Unity in Hope Group
"Unity in Hope"
11/06/2020
"Unity in Hope” our virtual multicultural festival premieres on Channel 21 in Renton and our YouTube Channel on Nov. 7 and 8.
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COVID-19 News Graphic
O'Halloran Awarded Certificate of Municipal Leadership
10/30/2020
City Councilmember Valerie O’Halloran recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.
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Halloween Safety Tips
10/26/2020
The Washington State Department of Health has compiled a list of considerations designed to help protect individuals and communities this Halloween.
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Age Friendly Loog
Renton earns “Age-Friendly City” designation from AARP and WHO
10/21/2020
The City of Renton has been designated an “Age-Friendly City” by AARP and the World Health Organization (WHO). The designation recognizes Renton’s commitment to providing a livable community where all generations are valued, thrive and age with respect.
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Eastside Job Fair
Eastside Cities Virtual Job Fair is Oct. 29
10/21/2020
Renton is partnering with four other eastside cities in the Eastside Cities Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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News
Renton Accepting 2021 Tourism Promotion Grants Applications
10/20/2020
The city is now accepting applications for grants to fund 2021 tourism promotion. Deadline is 4:30 pm on Nov. 30.
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Ballot Box
2020 General Election Information
10/13/2020
2020 General Election Information from King County Elections
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Sustainable Renton
Renton Allocates over $900k in COVID-19 Human Services Funding
10/09/2020
Using CARES funding, we have allocated over $900,000 to assist with rent and utilities, plus support feeding programs.
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HealthPoint Doctor
HealthPoint Clinic comes to Sunset Neighborhood
10/09/2020
We're excited to welcome a new HealthPoint healthcare clinic to the Sunset area on Oct. 12.
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Purple Lights Outside City Hall
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/09/2020
We have proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Renton.
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Our Renton TV
Our Renton TV
10/09/2020
Our new television show, Our Renton TV, either on Channel 21 on on our website.
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REACH Celebrates 50 Years in Renton
REACH Celebrates 50 Years in Renton
09/30/2020
REACH Renton celebrates 50 years in Renton with October 13 virtual celebration; finds a new home
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Landfill Service Facility
County Proposes Landfill Service Facility in Renton
09/25/2020
Comment period on draft EIS for proposed county facility in the Highlands open until October 30
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Empty Dias
City Council Meetings Scheduled for August 24 Have Been Cancelled
08/21/2020
City Council Meetings Scheduled for August 24 Have Been Cancelled
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Information Systems Update
08/20/2020
Access to some of the city's information systems is currently limited as a result of a cybersecurity incident discovered on August 19..
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Holiday Bazaar Welcome Sign
City cancels annual Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar for 2020
08/18/2020
The city has decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the annual Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar scheduled for November 20 and 21.
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Police Want to Know
Renton Police Survey
08/03/2020
Renton Police Department want your input on a survey covering policies, practices and procedures.
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Beach Closed
Coulon Beach Closed Effective July 30
07/30/2020
Public Health – Seattle & King County has closed the swimming beach at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park be closed effective July 30 until further notice because of high bacteria levels in the water.
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COVID-19 News
City makes almost $1.4 million available to Renton small businesses
07/25/2020
July 30 is the deadline to apply for CARES Act relief funds available to Renton small businesses affected by COVID-19.
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ADA Wheelchair
Barrier Free Mobility Plan
07/25/2020
The City of Renton is working towards barrier-free mobility in the city and you can help us.
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Trivia Tuesday
City to present Tuesday Trivia
07/14/2020
July 14 is night 2 of Tuesday Trivia. It's "Disney Trivia" starting at 6:30.
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Farmers Market 2020
2020 Renton Farmers Market
07/14/2020
The 2020 Renton Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at the corner of South Third Street and Logan Avenue South in downtown.
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Updated Fourth of July Holiday Information
07/04/2020
The city wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. As we combat the effects of COVID-19, we’d like to provide updated information for the coming holiday and remind you of a few “do’s and don’ts.”
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Fireworks Ban
Fireworks Prohibited Within City Limits
07/04/2020
A reminder that the sale and use of fireworks is prohibited within Renton city limits
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COVID-19 Mask
City to distribute 20,000 masks free to residents
07/01/2020
The city will start distributing 20,000 masks free to residents starting Thursday, July 2 to help combat the spread of COVID-19
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Red Lion Inn
Renton Issues Finding of Code Violations to King County
06/30/2020
The City of Renton today sent a Finding of Violation to King County and others who operate and manage the de-intensification shelter at the Red Lion Inn.
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Parks and Trails News Feed
City Reopens Sports Courts and Play Areas
06/29/2020
The city re-opened basketball and volleyball courts for recreational play last Friday.
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Juneteenth
Juneteenth 2020
06/17/2020
Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, when the last remaining slaves were set free in Texas. In Renton, we have celebrated this event with community gatherings, workshops and music.
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COVID-19 Testing Site on June 13
06/09/2020
Somali Health Board is co-sponsoring a free COVID-19 Testing Event in Renton on Saturday, June 13.
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Mayor Armond Pavone
Mayor Pavone's Statement on Protests
06/07/2020
"George Floyd did not deserve to die and racism is never an answer to anything and must stop."
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Farmers Market Postponed
Renton Farmers Market Postpones June 2 Opening
06/01/2020
The city and farmers market organizers have postponed Tuesday’s opening day in an overabundance of caution.
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Farmers Market
2020 Renton Farmers Market opens June 2
05/27/2020
The 19th annual Renton Farmers Market will open on Tuesday, June 2 at 3 p.m. in Gateway Park.
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City Hall
Martin Pastucha named public works administrator
05/13/2020
Mayor Armondo Pavone’s has appointed Martin Pastucha as the city’s new public works administrator.
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Chalk Your Walk
Chalk Your Walk
04/30/2020
The city invites sidewalk chalk artists of all ages and abilities to take part in the first “Chalk Your Walk” on May 4-10
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Recreation areas closed
City Closes Outdoor Recreational Facilities
03/25/2020
In response to Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order, the city has closed outdoor recreation facilities
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Renton Municipal Courtroom
Municipal Court continues all non-essential hearings
03/13/2020
Renton Municipal Court has continued all non-essential hearings from March 16 through April 3
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City Council
City Council to conduct March meetings via teleconference
03/11/2020
The Renton City Council will hold their regular council meetings in March via teleconference to help prevent the spread of coronoavirus
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Cedar River Trail Closed
City Closes Portion of Cedar River Trail
02/14/2020
The City of Renton has closed a portion of the Cedar River Trail between Cedar River Dog Park and Riverview Park as a precaution due to damage from the recent rain storms.
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Mayor Pavone and Police Chief Ed VanValey
Our Renton
02/04/2020
The February edition features high tech police training, Black History Month activities, money & environmental tips and more.
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Angelina Benedetti
Council chooses Benedetti to fill vacant seat
02/04/2020
The Renton City Council has unanimously chosen Angelina Benedetti to fill vacant seat #2 on the council.
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Renton City Council
Council chooses six to interview for vacant seat
01/29/2020
The City Council has chosen six Renton residents to interview on Feb. 3 to fill vacant seat #2 on the council
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Community Marketing Campaign RFP
01/23/2020
The Renton Community Marketing Campaign partners are seeking a professional consultant to help develop a refreshed strategy to market the city.
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Council Group
City looks to fill vacant Council position
01/10/2020
The City of Renton is seeking applicants to fill the vacant position 2 on the City Council.
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Renton City Hall
City Council Meets Monday
01/01/2020
The Renton City Council meets the first four Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 7th floor of City Hall.
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Severe Weather Update
01/01/2020
Updates on city facilities and services during severe weather.
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Severe Weather Shelter
City to open severe weather shelter
12/29/2019
The city and Catholic Community Services will open the city’s severe weather shelter on Thursday, Jan. 16.
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Polar Bear Plunge 2019
Polar Bear Plunge
12/17/2019
Celebrate the new year with an exhilarating plunge into Lake Washington with family and friends from the beach at Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
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Valerie O'Halloran Swearing in ceremony
O'Halloran Takes Council Oath
12/06/2019
Valerie O'Halloran was sworn in on Dec. 2 to fill a vacancy on the Renton City Council.
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Mayor Denis Law
Mayor's Weekly Newsletter
11/27/2019
Mayor Denis Law looks back at 12 years in office in his last weekly newsletter.
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Clam Lights
Clam Lights 2019
11/25/2019
Start the holiday season in Renton with the annual Clam Lights presented by Ivar’s Restaurants, featuring a spectacular holiday lighting display and free entertainment for the entire family.
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Downtown Tree Lighting and Small Business Saturday
Downtown Tree Lighting and Small Business Saturday
11/18/2019
The city will host the 28th annual “Hassle Free” Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 22 and 23
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Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar
City hosts 28th annual “Hassle Free” Holiday Bazaar
11/13/2019
The city will host the 28th annual “Hassle Free” Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 22 and 23
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King County Approves Flood Control Funding
11/07/2019
The King County Flood Control District approved over $3.5 million in funding for flood mitigation projects in the City of Renton
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Family First Community Center
Family First Ribbon Cutting
10/31/2019
City of Renton and partners cut ceremonial ribbon to move forward on construction of Family First Community Center
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Construction Project
New Permitting Site Debuts Oct. 21
10/18/2019
The City of Renton will phase in a new streamlined permit application site on Oct. 21.
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Community Resources Event
Community Resources Event
10/16/2019
Mayor Law: "Homelessness is a major challenge facing our entire region but we are actually doing something about it and seeing results."
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Storm Drain Cleaning
Clean Storm Drains
10/10/2019
The city is asking residents to check storm drain and remove any debris that might be blocking.
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Pool at Senior Center
Senior 50 Plus Expo
10/03/2019
Senior Resource Expo will feature programs and services available to Renton residents 50 and older
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City Event
2020 Tourism Promotion Grants
09/30/2019
The City of Renton is accepting applications for 2020 tourism promotion grants. Deadline is October 25.
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Park Playground
Park Plan Open House
09/24/2019
Renton residents are invited to help determine the priorities of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan update on October 3 at 6 p.m.
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Pacific Northwest Diversity Career Fair
Pacific Northwest Diversity Career Fair
08/20/2019
The second annual Pacific Northwest Diversity Career Fair will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Renton Pavilion Event Center. Job-seekers are asked to pre-register
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Mayor's Statement on Weekend Shootings
08/05/2019
Renton Mayor Denis Law and Latino Community Leader Ted Rodriguez shared their response to the shootings this past weekend in Texas and Ohio:
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City Hall
South Seventh Street Commuter Project
07/31/2019
The city has submitted a grant application to King County to fund the S 7th St. Corridor Improvement Project. Feedback from the community is vital in order to secure the funding.
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Renton River Days 2019
07/24/2019
Renton's annual community festival is July 26-28 in downtown Renton.
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Carol Ann Witschi
Carol Ann Witschi To Vacate Council Seat
07/16/2019
City of Renton councilmember Carol Ann Witschi has announced she is vacating her council seat effective September 1, 2019.
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Cruz the Loop Traffic Impact Map
Downtown Street Closures on July 6 & 7
07/05/2019
Downtown traffic will be affect on July 6 & 7 with Cruz the Loop and the Return to Renton Benefit Car Show.
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City Hall
Doug Kyes Passes
07/03/2019
The city mourns the loss of community artist and volunteer Doug Kyes.
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Fireworks Safety Videos
July 4 Safety Videos
07/02/2019
Renton Police and Renton Regional Fire team up to make you 4th of July safe in a series of videos.
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Fireworks Ban
Fireworks Prohibited Within City Limits
07/02/2019
A reminder that the sale and use of fireworks is prohibited within Renton city limits
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So. Grady Way Partial Closure on June 22
06/20/2019
The positioning of a large construction crane will close a portion of South Grady Way all day on Saturday, June 22
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Secure Your Load
City Observes National Secure Your Load Day on June 6
06/06/2019
Renton will observe National Secure Your Load Day on June 6; Renton PD will be supporting the day by conducting on-going special emphasis stops throughout the month.
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Secure Your Load
Kennydale Reservoir Groundbreaking
06/06/2019
Groundbreaking for the water reservoir behind Fire Station 15 in the Kennydale neighborhood on June 19.
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Farmers Market
2019 Farmers Market Opens June 4
06/04/2019
The 18th annual Renton Farmers Market opens on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 3 p.m.
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Sunset Boulevard Fence Project Dedication
Sunset Boulevard Fence Project Dedication
05/28/2019
A dedication ceremony will be held on June 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Sunset Community Church
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Memorial Day 2018
Memorial Day Celebration
05/21/2019
City of Renton’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is May 27, at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
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PRNA Plan
Parks, Recreation and Natural Areas Plan Open House
05/21/2019
Come give your thoughts as we prepare priorities for Renton's parks, recreational, and natural areas.
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City Hall
Coulon Park Construction Concludes
05/17/2019
The eight month construction project to upgrade eight areas at Coulon Park is complete.
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Black History Month
Renton Reveals: Sybil McIntyre
05/09/2019
RENTON REVEALS profiles Renton hydrant artist Sybil McIntyre.
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City Hall
Three Bridges to Get Weight Restrictions
05/07/2019
Three City of Renton bridges will get weight restrictions on May 16
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Alarm Key Pad
False Alarm Reduction Program
05/01/2019
Renton police have initiated a new program designed to reduce false alarms and better allocate police resources.
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Black History Month
Black History Month Review
05/01/2019
Re-celebrate Black History Month 2019 in Renton with “Living the Dream” on Channel 21 or on our YouTube Channel
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George the Conductor
George the Conductor
04/25/2019
Get a closer look at “George the Conductor,” meet his designer and watch his installation.
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TRACK Trail opens May 4
04/18/2019
Renton’s Cedar River Trail will include the first TRACK Trail in the state of Washington.
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2019 Multicultural Festival
Call for Multicultural Festival Performers
04/16/2019
Renton presents the fourth annual Renton Multicultural Festival in September and is looking for interested performers.
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Let's Go Renton
Let's Go Renton
04/14/2019
Renton residents will be receiving a new city recreation guide “Let’s Go Renton!” in the mail the week of April 15-20.
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Roofttop Dragon
Rooftop Dragon Unveiled
04/10/2019
The latest piece of city artwork, a dragon atop the Old Western Hotel building, will be unveiled on Saturday, April 13.
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City Hall Cherry Blossoms
City Hall Cherry Blossoms
04/04/2019
The Cherry trees outside city hall are in full bloom and they are spectacular!
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City Hall
Tourism Promotional Grants
04/04/2019
The city is accepting applications for a second round of 2019 tourism promotion grants. Deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.
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City Hall
Renton Career Fair
04/04/2019
The city is accepting applications for a second round of 2019 tourism promotion grants. Deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.
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Multicultural Festival
City Wins Award for Multicultural Festival
04/03/2019
The City of Renton has won a PRSA Totem Award for Multicultural Festival
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Airport Sign
Airport Response Drill
04/01/2019
Renton Municipal Airport to host Emergency Response Drill April 2 to 4.
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S&P Global Ratings
City Receives AAA Rating from S&P Global Ratings
03/12/2019
The City of Renton has been given a AAA rating for general obligation bonds by S&P Global, the highest financial rating a city can achieve.
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