Life

‘Born to Fish’ will hook you in

It was not your typical romance. She fell for the first line you fed her and she played hard-to-get, but she was a beauty and… Continue reading

‘13 Reasons Why’ season two did not disappoint

“The main character killed herself, what would this second season be about? What more was there to tell? Boy, was I wrong.”

Weather whiplash and protecting newly-planted trees

“Spring is the perfect time to give all trees the extra TLC they need.”

  • May 30, 2018

‘West Like Lightning’ will get your stamp of approval

Click. No stamps. And: email sent. You didn’t have to hunt an envelope down, and no trip to the mailbox; within a minute or so,… Continue reading

It’s time to mow, plant and prune — then mow some more

It is a good week to plant geraniums, petunias and other annuals.

She can do it all: Family, city and triathlon

Maple Valley is trying to partner with Renton to bring the Ironman competition to Washington.

Author Debbie Macomber poses with the cast of “The Inn at Rose Harbor.” Photo courtesy Renton School District

Writer watches story unfold on stage

Author Debbie Macomber watched the play adaptation of her book at Hazen High School last week.

Author Debbie Macomber poses with the cast of “The Inn at Rose Harbor.” Photo courtesy Renton School District

This political biography is unlike any others

Sometimes, it’s good to take account. You’ll know where you stand when you do. You’ll see achievements clearly, and re-hash disappointments. You can plan the… Continue reading

Once you start “The Last Cowboys,” you won’t want to stop

You can’t take it with you. People have tried for millennia to keep all their toys but eventually, there comes a time to step aside… Continue reading

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for May

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

  • May 15, 2018
Mick Flynn sits underneath his “Blues Greats” acrylic series at Liberty Cafe. Photo by Leah Abraham

Sharing the love of rock ‘n’ roll through art

Mick Flynn’s art exhibit is displayed at Liberty Cafe.

Mick Flynn sits underneath his “Blues Greats” acrylic series at Liberty Cafe. Photo by Leah Abraham

Spend Mother’s Day with mom reading stories from ‘Tough Mothers’

Your mom is tough as nails. The minute you were placed in her arms, she became your personal warrior, cheerleader, and banker. She remembers the… Continue reading

Lindbergh senior signs letter of intent at the Museum of Flight

Shayla Nguyen plans to study biology at University of Washington.

Renton man to hike PCT, raising funds for Alzheimer’s Association

He has received $6,726 of his $26,500 goal to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Free smoke alarm installation event in Renton

The campaign to Sound the Alarm against home fires continues this weekend in Washington.

  • May 3, 2018
Maddie Jones, second from right, is part of the committee for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk. Courtesy photo

Walking to fight brain cancer

For these Renton residents, the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk is personal.

Maddie Jones, second from right, is part of the committee for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk. Courtesy photo

You can’t hide from reality, we aren’t immortal

We all gotta go sometime. For most of us, that time is later: eight, nine decades of wringing out every last drop of life, if… Continue reading

Fuchsias can go outside, but hang on to heat-loving plants

“You can also plant cold-tolerant bedding plants like lobelia, pansies and dusty Miller.”

  • May 1, 2018

Renton High senior receives Gates Scholarship

Dulce Ventura is one of only 300 high school students nationwide to win the award.

  • May 1, 2018
Ron Minter poses inside Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse Nursery before it closed in 2015. File photo

Earlington Hill landmark razed

Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse & Nursery closed shop in 2015. The buildin

Ron Minter poses inside Minter’s Earlington Greenhouse Nursery before it closed in 2015. File photo