Oak Harbor’s Bailey Benda, 5, give the thumbs-up before qualifying at Pacific Raceways. He joins his brother, O’Riley, in the Junior Dragster ranks this season and enjoys the sport. “It’s my favorite thing to do,” he said. “I wish the track went to infinity.” The Benda family frequently makes the trip to the Kent track to compete. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Renton youngsters get their turn in the fast lane

Boys, girls race responsibly through Junior Dragster program; teams come out to honor Mark Lyle, beloved NHRA chief starter

Students at Alisa Vinson’s kindergarten class at Cascade Elementary School grab breakfast in their classroom. The breakfast program at Cascade ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom. Photos by Leah Abraham

Cascade Elementary School wins national award for breakfast program

The program ensures every student in the school eats breakfast in their classroom.

Shifting SIFF

How the Seattle International Film Festival went from being yet another festival dominated by male directors to a place at the leading edge of parity in programming.

City initiative aims to spruce up downtown

The emphasis involves multiple city departments, businesses, Chamber of Commerce, Renton Downtown Partnership and others.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Can King County win its lawsuit against Big Oil?

Legal experts think past lawsuits against the tobacco industry increase the odds of a favorable outcome.

Governor and Secretary of State to fund statewide prepaid ballot postage

King County, however, won’t get any of that money.

Miny Tafesse, founder and owner of Abyssinia Hair & Beauty Clinic in Renton.

Renton entrepreneur shares both the spirit and substance of her success

How do you build a successful business? It all begins with passion!

Officer Thaddeus Kerkhoff, right, with his wife Shari, left, and daughter Harlem. Photo courtesy Renton School District

RHS school resource officer wins award for community service

Officer Thaddeus Kerkhoff received the Washington Association of School Administrators Community Service award.

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Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for May

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

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Not my problem | COMIC

Frank Shiers Jr.’s editorial comic, week of May 11, 2018.

Photo courtesy Renton Police Department

Renton police looking for robbery suspects

The two suspects were involved in a strong arm robbery in Walmart May 17.

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Photo courtesy Renton Police Department

Man steals jewelry worth $20,000 from Renton pawn shop

The suspect entered the store, smashed the ring display case with a hammer and took the jewelry May 17.

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RenCon produces new movie, set to premier at this year’s convention

This year’s con will be held in September at Hotel Interurban.


How do we fight super wildfires?

“It is no longer just a rural issue.”



Hazen drops two | Boys Soccer

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Charity flag football game pits cops against firefighters

The event is May 6 and aims to raise funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital.




Once you start “The Last Cowboys,” you won’t want to stop

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Top Komen Race for the Cure fundraisers Heidi May, left, and Laura Mendoza. Mendoza was the No. 1 overall fundraiser for 2017 and May was the No. 1 survivor fundraiser. Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

‘Pink Sisterhood’ unites to Race for the Cure

Walk, run, volunteer or donate to create life-saving change in the fight against breast cancer


Connect2Classes Tested: 7 Steps to Better Photography

Take the fear out of using those digital camera functions with Hudson’s Photo Workshops


In addition to being a key employer, Boeing also works to protect the environment, educate students, support veterans and military families, and more.

Boeing releases Community and Economic Benefits Report

Company’s wide-ranging influence includes employment, education, environment and charitable giving


Connect2Classes Tested: Michael Duarte-Pedrosa checks out the School of Visual Concepts

How to Write a Brilliant Creative Brief workshop lives up to its name