Life

This book is loaded with both controversy and solutions

First shift begins in early morning. You hit work then, and run all day for that weekly paycheck. Second shift starts the minute you pick… Continue reading

Shop With A Cop took place at the Covington Walmart where more than 600 children participated in the event and about 135 law enforcement personnel volunteered their time. Photo courtesy of Angela Van Liew

Over 600 children participate in Shop With A Cop

The King County Sheriff’s Office hosted Shop With A Cop, and children from all over King County were able to participate.

Shop With A Cop took place at the Covington Walmart where more than 600 children participated in the event and about 135 law enforcement personnel volunteered their time. Photo courtesy of Angela Van Liew

Lunchbox brings memories

About 15 years ago, Diane Lawrence was on a summer road trip near Boise, Idaho. She saw an old-school garage sale on the side of… Continue reading

The return, a review of ‘Ben is Back’

Recommendation: 4/5 Stars, SHOWTIME Plot: “A drug-addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve,” according to IMBD. Review: Lucas Hedges… Continue reading

Bella, Luna head the list of King County’s top pet names

From the King County council:

  • Dec 28, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains earthquakes

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

  • Dec 27, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Let’s clear the air: resolve to grow more house plants

Indoor plants will give off oxygen and reduce CO2, effectively cleaning the air your family breaths.

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