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Smart ways to keep homes warm

Q&A with Johns Manville: DIY Insulation tips for maximizing home energy efficiency

  • Feb 28, 2019
Courtesy of Cal Poly.
                                Jacob Winter, second from the left in the back row on the steps of the California state Capitol in Sacramento.

Liberty High grad honored by California lawmakers with art

Courtesy of California Polytechnic State University: Eighteen California Polytech students were recognized for their awards and other accomplishments by state lawmakers on the floors of… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019
Courtesy of Cal Poly.
                                Jacob Winter, second from the left in the back row on the steps of the California state Capitol in Sacramento.

Now is the time to venture outside, start planting

The end of February is time to dig in and get planting. This is the season to save money and score better yardage by buying… Continue reading

Heard of Papa Simms grocery store? Lecture reflects on Renton’s black history

Two virtual lectures will be held at area libraries to celebrate Black History Month.

For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight

Growing older is a very good thing. First of all, there’s a secret to it: aging isn’t as important as are the perks of aging.… Continue reading

Third times a charm? New restaurant set to open on MV highway

Weather permitting, Mezcal Fresh Mexican Grill opens Thursday, Feb. 7

See Binetti host Container Wars daily at show

Time to take a trip around the world — just by making a trip to Seattle. This year the Northwest Flower and Garden show runs… Continue reading

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe tells us how many bones dinosaurs have

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

  • Feb 15, 2019
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

What to know about pet licensing

Licensing your pet is one of the best ways to ensure lost pets make it back home. Renton Animal Control and RASKC are important resources for pet owners in and out of Renton.

Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’

You felt like such a loser. It was a feeling that didn’t last long, only long enough to ruin your day until you realized that… Continue reading

Photo gallery: Renton readers’ snow day

For these Renton residents, it was a Febrary winter wonderland

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ could cancel if snow becomes unsafe

The Renton Civic Theatre performance is scheduled for both Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains how volcanoes erupt

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

  • Feb 7, 2019
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Readers are antsy to start planting, get out in the garden

The second week of February has some gardeners confused. Is it spring or winter? Can I mow the lawn? Plant some vegetables? Prune my rhododendrons?… Continue reading

Whether you like mystery or humor, this book has it for you

You didn’t recognize the number. So you didn’t answer the phone. That’s how you operate these days: accept calls you know and keep your money… Continue reading

Photo from the GoFundMe of some of the fallen trees

SHADOW Lake Nature Reserve wants your help

During the windstorm in early January, the boardwalk trail at the Shadow Lake Bog was damaged. The trail is closed indefinitely, and cleanup will require… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2019
Photo from the GoFundMe of some of the fallen trees

Candy Cane Lane receives surprise donations

Folks gave $1,250 to go to a shed that will hold all the decorations

Urban Sprouts owner launches book Saturday

“The Inspired Houseplant” is meant to guide beginners through indoor plant life.

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains molecules

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

  • Jan 31, 2019
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Four ways to celebrate spring in the winter

The beginning of February starts the gardening season – once you see daffodils pushing up from the ground you know you have survived another winter… Continue reading