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Photos courtesy of Gary Palmer.

Local chambers celebrate business community — luau style | Photo Gallery

Three local chambers of commerce — Renton, Kent and Southside Seattle — came together Thursday evening for an After Hours Luau celebration at the Red… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2018
Photos courtesy of Gary Palmer.

As hot, dry weather grips region, King County has landscaping tips to reduce wildfire risk

Learn how rural homeowners can develop plans for simple maintenance work to reduce risk of wildfire.

  • Jul 27, 2018

Make your home happier with hydrangeas

The last week of July means you can continue to harvest fruits and vegetables, deadhead faded blooms from perennials and annuals and pay close attention… Continue reading

Renton seeks candidate for Renton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

Applications for the position are due by Aug. 31 at 5 p.m.

  • Jul 26, 2018
Courtesy of City of Renton

Photo recap of Renton’s Summerfest

Summerfest, last weekend July 21, was put on to celebrate community spirit and pride. The event involved music, vendors, food trucks and a viewing of… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018
Courtesy of City of Renton

City of Renton offers ideas to stay safe and beat the heat

From the City of Renton: As the temperature rises, families might decide to open a window or take a last minute trip to enjoy a… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

You won’t be disappointed when diving into “The Sinners”

The appointment is on the books. It was made a long time ago, and you couldn’t get out of it if you wanted to. Cancellation… Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Incredibles 2’

Seeing Incredibles 2, as an adult…

Skyway VFW Post 9430 auxiliary president Emma Hassebroek presents a $1,000 check to Rachael Reed, awarded for the Patriot’s Pen essay contest.

Skyway VFW celebrates essay contest winner

Rachael Reed, 14, received $1,000 for her Patriot’s Pen essay submission.

Skyway VFW Post 9430 auxiliary president Emma Hassebroek presents a $1,000 check to Rachael Reed, awarded for the Patriot’s Pen essay contest.

Renton remains Washington’s eighth largest city

Renton has been the eighth largest city since at least 2010

State Parks Boating Program launches Paddle Safe Week

From July 20 through July 28

  • Jul 19, 2018

The Northwest becoming obsessed with hydrangeas

The third week of July belongs to hydrangeas. These long-blooming, shade-tolerant shrubs are my personal favorites. I don’t just have hydrangeas in pots, hydrangeas in… Continue reading

Representatives from Walker’s Renton Subaru, Valley’s Cancer Services Team and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Photo by Haley Ausbun

Valley cancer patients receive gift of warm blankets

Walker’s Renton Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma society made a special delivery.

Representatives from Walker’s Renton Subaru, Valley’s Cancer Services Team and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Photo by Haley Ausbun

You’ll be up on your feet after reading ‘And Then We Danced’

You can’t stop your feet. They need to move, to tap-tap-tap, to side step, and do-si-do. The music’s on and you gotta move. You can’t… Continue reading

Photo submitted from previous Fair

Animals, Rides, Food and Technology

The King County Fair starts July 19.

  • Jul 17, 2018
Photo submitted from previous Fair

Immoral choices: a Review of ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’

The Plot: The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the… Continue reading

Sound Transit to host open houses about Bus Rapid Transit on the I-405 corridor

Members of the public are invited to learn about, and offer input, on the Bus Rapid Transit project.

  • Jul 16, 2018

Prepare now for wildfire smoke, unhealthy air quality

King County also issued a Phase 1 Burn Ban effective Saturday, July 14.

  • Jul 14, 2018
Photos by Haley Ausbun

Sonic Drive-In now open in Renton

The Sonic opened Friday, July 13.

Photos by Haley Ausbun

Questions, answers for summertime gardening

The second week of July is the time to renew groundcovers by shearing them back and applying a mulch. Trim azaleas that have finished blooming… Continue reading