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Beachgoers still flocked to Gene Coulon Memorial Park Aug. 22 despite the unhealthy air quality rating the city of Renton saw most of last week. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Smoky weather put a damper on outdoor activities

Unhealthy air quality in Renton last week posed health hazards, closing or moving events indoors.

Beachgoers still flocked to Gene Coulon Memorial Park Aug. 22 despite the unhealthy air quality rating the city of Renton saw most of last week. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

If you love thrillers, you’ll want to dive into ‘Desolation Mountain’

The dream is one you’ll never forget. It’s dark, and scary, and it wakes you with pounding heart and dry mouth, a scream on your… Continue reading

City of Renton celebrates national day of service

Renton’s day of volunteer mobilization is Sept. 8

  • Aug 28, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe tells us if land affects weather

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

  • Aug 27, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
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A Fantastic Beasts Celebration on Sept. 1

The following from the King County Library System: In anticipation of the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” film sequel and as a tribute to the enduring popularity… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2018
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Measles case in King County resident returning from travel

Officials have confirmed measles in a King County man who may have exposed others while contagious.

  • Aug 27, 2018
Photos by Haley Ausbun

Cruzin’ through downtown

The second annual Cruz the Loop event had nearly 1,000 spectators and honored a now-vintage pastime.

Photos by Haley Ausbun
Headliner for Polynesian Festival Bruddah Waltah, who traveled from Hawaii to perform, plays while his wife of 43 years, Thailiana, dances on Saturday Aug. 18.

Festival showcases Hawaiian culture

Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, with headliner Bruddah Waltah

Headliner for Polynesian Festival Bruddah Waltah, who traveled from Hawaii to perform, plays while his wife of 43 years, Thailiana, dances on Saturday Aug. 18.

Celebrate your harvest by sharing with others

Enjoy the tomatoes, cucumbers, beans and squash that are ready for the table.

Lane reductions and ramp closures for I-405/SR 167 interchange cancelled this weekend

The construction meant to take place Aug. 24 to Aug. 27 has been postponed.

  • Aug 24, 2018

8-year-old Marcos is named Chief for a Day

Marcos and Renton Police Department attended the Chief for a Day ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Air quality improving across the Puget Sound region

Stage 1 burn ban lifted for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

  • Aug 23, 2018

World-wide myths, legends meet teen-friendly narrative

Your favorite superhero was 10 feet tall. Larger than life. Super-sized, right there on the movie screen and that’s just how you like it. There’s… Continue reading

Vote now for Renton’s cutest pet

Voting ends Sept. 6

  • Aug 20, 2018
Wildfire smoke fills the sky Aug. 15 while temperatures remain in the high 80s to low 90s. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

Air quality alert for Puget Sound region due to wildfire smoke

Poor air quality is expected through Wednesday, Aug. 22.

  • Aug 20, 2018
Wildfire smoke fills the sky Aug. 15 while temperatures remain in the high 80s to low 90s. Photo by Sarah Brenden.

King County’s South Treatment Plant celebrates prestigious environmental awards

The Renton plant earned a coveted award for perfect compliance with strict environmental permitting.

  • Aug 20, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe tells us if dinosaurs roared

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

  • Aug 20, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department
                                Officers and Firefighters learning the dance moves for the video.

The time of their lives

Renton police and fire in sync in viral video challenge

Photo courtesy of Renton Police Department
                                Officers and Firefighters learning the dance moves for the video.

Closing night Charlie Brown this Saturday

There will also be alternate parking for “Cruz the Loop” road closures.

  • Aug 17, 2018

Trim hanging baskets, get a bounty of blooms

Petunias, verbenas and begonias, oh my! Time to trim these plants; the reward a bounty of new blooms