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Foster homes needed in South King County

“Imagine that you’re at home one day, you’re in your bed asleep and you hear a knock at the door. When your mom opens the… Continue reading

Photos by Kayse Angel

Operation Warm: More than just a coat

Fire stations from around the area all come together to pass out jackets to kids in need of them.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains octopi hearts

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Oct 18, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Time to start checking fall garden chores off the to-do list

Fertilize the lawn with a fall/winter food, plant spring bulbs, rake leaves and divide perennials.

‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for

Catch me, if you can! And the chase began, one of you the pursuer, the other pursued, racing through park or playground, across the yard,… Continue reading

Renton High School principal Giovanna San Martin speaks before Mead receives his diploma.

Veteran receives Renton High diploma 65 years later

Sixty-five years after leaving Renton High School, Frank Mead stands outside of the familiar structure to tie up an important loose end. As he returns,… Continue reading

Renton High School principal Giovanna San Martin speaks before Mead receives his diploma.
Photo courtesy Isabella Fredrickson.
                                Former Hazen cheerleaders joined current ones Sept. 28 during Hazen’s 50th anniversary celebration at the school’s homecoming game.

Highlanders celebrate 50th anniversary

From the Hazen Kilt for the Reporter

  • Oct 12, 2018
Photo courtesy Isabella Fredrickson.
                                Former Hazen cheerleaders joined current ones Sept. 28 during Hazen’s 50th anniversary celebration at the school’s homecoming game.

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”

Plot: “Everything changes for Todd when his evil twin from a parallel universe arrives to steal his girlfriend,” according to IMDB. Review: For my eighth… Continue reading

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains why we have eyelashes

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Here’s the scoop on raising healthy, happy hydrangeas

Harvesting hydrangea blooms and cutting back perennials is the exception to “no fall pruning” rule.

‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf

Your pup is a pretty respectable watch dog. If anyone merely considers walking by your house, it doesn’t go unnoticed. And if someone actually dares… Continue reading

Photos: Sartori celebrates its grand opening

The new elementary school had an official ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Betty McLain poses with a copy of her book she published in 2010. Courtesy photo.

Dancing with joy

The Creative Side

  • Oct 5, 2018
Betty McLain poses with a copy of her book she published in 2010. Courtesy photo.

Voter registration deadline Oct. 8 for general election

From the King County elections office: Citizens who want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election have until Monday, Oct. 8 to register to… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018

Plant bulbs now, dream of a blooming spring

Our climate is perfect for growing spring-flowering bulbs requiring a cool winter before bloom.

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains why french fries taste so good

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Oct 4, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Column: Join us for event honoring healthcare industry in Renton

Every minute first responders are there ready to assist us in an emergency. On average, an American visits the doctor four times a year. Every… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

Sweet story conceals nail biting thriller

A kid’s gotta do what a kid’s gotta do. If it’s your responsibility — real or perceived — you need to make things happen. You… Continue reading

Farmers Market Staff enjoy sunny skies on its last day of the season, Tuesday, Sept. 25. Top: Meri England, Lacey Mansanarez and David Brazier. Bottom: Lindsey Austin and Carrie Olson. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Farmers Market winds down on a successful year

As the market begins to wind down, Renton Farmers Market Coordinator Carrie Olson starts to look around on those Tuesday afternoons and think of ways… Continue reading

Farmers Market Staff enjoy sunny skies on its last day of the season, Tuesday, Sept. 25. Top: Meri England, Lacey Mansanarez and David Brazier. Bottom: Lindsey Austin and Carrie Olson. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

A change of season brings a new crop of garden questions

Check trees, shrubs for tent caterpillars, pick up apples to prevent pests, keep harvesting veggies.