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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

Next State Parks ‘free day’ is Aug. 25

Special day celebrates the National Park System’s 102nd birthday

  • Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Universe tells us how trees survive wildfires

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

  • Aug 13, 2018

Hazen High senior looks to make most of apprenticeship

An apprenticeship in machinery, an industry desperate for skilled workers, offers an early start.

King County Library System’s New eCard is Now Available

The following a press release: A new online access opportunity for King County Library patrons is now available. The King County Library System is unveiling… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2018

City of Renton wins two state planning awards

Awards recognize work by city staff to create a high quality community

  • Aug 12, 2018

School district retreat kicks off new year

While students enjoy the last weeks of summer as a chance to sleep in late, enjoy the sunshine and soak up a fleeting summer break,… Continue reading

Sartori Elementary honored at City Council meeting

The city of Renton was presented with the Department of Commerce Governor’s Smart Communities Award for Sartori Elementary School, and the project’s work for achieving… Continue reading

Concierge Care Advisors promotes social connections for seniors with Seattle Mariners ticket giveaway

The contest awards free tickets for seniors at local care facilities for an upcoming baseball game

  • Aug 9, 2018

In search of brilliant blooms without a lot of water

Plants that survive without daily water can include most trees, shrubs and many perennials.

Dive into the story of the average gig-employee

Your allowance was never enough, as a kid. Oh, sure, it bought you what you needed but what you wanted, well, you had to figure… Continue reading

Wildflower Season at Mount Rainier

A Rainier wildflower guide

  • Aug 7, 2018