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State Parks offers two free days in January

Visitors won’t need a Discover Pass New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

  • Dec 26, 2018

Learn about favorite writers in ‘A Sidecar Named Desire’

The holiday season started with a cup of cheer. Then there was a sip of wassail, some mistletoe and wine, and rummy-tum-tum along the way.… Continue reading

Coffee shop sets opening date

With the final construction finishing up, downtown Boon Boona Coffee opens doors Jan. 7

Photo gallery: Santa dance party at the activity center

Photos by Haley Ausbun The holiday dance brought a crowd on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Renton Senior Activity Center. The busiest dance for special… Continue reading

Photos: shop with a cop at Target

Photos by Haley Ausbun Thirteen children nominated by Renton Communities in Schools bought their family Christmas gifts with the help of Renton officers, who partnered… Continue reading

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains our fingers and toes

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

  • Dec 20, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

You don’t have to like it, but you will

You don’t have to like it. That’s the way it is with parental decisions. You may not agree with Mom and Dad and you can… Continue reading

Now comes the time for a holiday rhyme

This Christmas garden poem was written for this column more than 25 years ago. It is still the most requested encore of any column I… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Jam Club takes to the stage

Maple Valley Youth Symphony’s program offers therapy music education to kids with special needs.

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains caffeine

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

  • Dec 13, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

It fell from a book | POINT OF REVIEW

Recommendation: 4/5 Stars, SHOWTIME Plot: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of… Continue reading

‘Tis the season for Christmas trees (and no spiders)

With the holiday season here, readers wonder about trees, insects and keeping things fresh.

Lights, laughter, latkes

Photos by Kayse Angel On the fourth day of Chanukah, Dec. 5, The Landing hosted a menorah lighting celebration. The celebration, which was presented by… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018

New rehabilitation health care facility celebrates opening in Renton

The facility is a short-term rehabilitation center and will now begin taking patients

Prepare to dive into the inner workings of a library

The possibilities seem endless. Row upon row of books awaits you, each representing a fact to learn, a crime to solve, a future to visit,… Continue reading

Gallery: Holiday cheer lights up the park

Despite rainy, cold weather Friday the city celebrated the first official lighting of Clam Lights at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Opening day of Clam… Continue reading

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Santa Arrives in a Tiger-Painted Airplane Dec. 15

Holiday celebrations begin with Santa’s arrival at 9:45 a.m., festivities all day

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Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains why owls rotate their head

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

  • Dec 6, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Garden gifts make the world a better place

Gardening is the only activity that fulfills all five senses, is good for your health (all that fresh air and exercise), your wealth (fresh produce… Continue reading

Love or love of power?

Cinephile No. 758 “The Favourite”