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Plants in pots, shrubs in tubs solve outdoor problems

Planting hardy, woody shrubs into large containers can help solve a tubful of landscape problems.

Prep trees for winter with the “Fall Five”

In autumn, trees demand attention with their tinted maroon, orange and bronze leaves. While their warm hues dazzle today, it’s Renton’s countless evergreens that will… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains venom

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

  • Nov 1, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

This book will help you talk about death with loved ones

There’s plenty of food for all. You can see that, and it smells delicious. Your dinner companions are strangers no more, especially since you’ve had… Continue reading

Halloween safety tips for a haunting good time

The following from the State Fire Marshal’s Office: Colorful costumes, scary decorations, and delicious treats make Halloween a fun and exciting time for all ages.… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Winter weather is unpredictable, but one thing is certain: Flooding in King County

King County leaders urge preparedness to ensure people and property remain safe during flood season

  • Oct 29, 2018

Top five ways to keep pets safe on Halloween

The following from BluePearl Veterinary Partners: It’s OK for Halloween to be scary, but no one wants the frightening experience of suddenly realizing your pet… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2018

Making it in America: movie review of “American Dreamer”

Recommendation: 3/5 Stars, STREAM Plot: “A down on his luck HAIL driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town, finds himself… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
                                Wanda “Noni” Capellaro reflects on 100 years in Renton, looking at photos of friends and family past.

Resident looks back at 100 years in Renton

Wanda Capellaro was born in Renton on Nov. 6, 1918, in a house next to the cows. “You could hear the cows moo! ‘Welcome Wanda,’… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
                                Wanda “Noni” Capellaro reflects on 100 years in Renton, looking at photos of friends and family past.

Birds will enjoy native plants more than a feeder full of seed

In winter kind-hearted gardeners purchase bird seed but plants do the trick and avoid cats and rats.

  • Oct 26, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains the funny bone

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

  • Oct 25, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Halloween-themed books to make your howl

It’s not the weather that keeps your eyes open these days. It’s not the paper skeletons that appear in your neighbor’s windows or the pumpkins… Continue reading

Foster homes needed in South King County

“Imagine that you’re at home one day, you’re in your bed asleep and you hear a knock at the door. When your mom opens the… Continue reading

Photos by Kayse Angel

Operation Warm: More than just a coat

Fire stations from around the area all come together to pass out jackets to kids in need of them.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains octopi hearts

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

  • Oct 18, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Time to start checking fall garden chores off the to-do list

Fertilize the lawn with a fall/winter food, plant spring bulbs, rake leaves and divide perennials.

‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for

Catch me, if you can! And the chase began, one of you the pursuer, the other pursued, racing through park or playground, across the yard,… Continue reading

Renton High School principal Giovanna San Martin speaks before Mead receives his diploma.

Veteran receives Renton High diploma 65 years later

Sixty-five years after leaving Renton High School, Frank Mead stands outside of the familiar structure to tie up an important loose end. As he returns,… Continue reading

Renton High School principal Giovanna San Martin speaks before Mead receives his diploma.
Photo courtesy Isabella Fredrickson.
                                Former Hazen cheerleaders joined current ones Sept. 28 during Hazen’s 50th anniversary celebration at the school’s homecoming game.

Highlanders celebrate 50th anniversary

From the Hazen Kilt for the Reporter

  • Oct 12, 2018
Photo courtesy Isabella Fredrickson.
                                Former Hazen cheerleaders joined current ones Sept. 28 during Hazen’s 50th anniversary celebration at the school’s homecoming game.

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”

Plot: “Everything changes for Todd when his evil twin from a parallel universe arrives to steal his girlfriend,” according to IMDB. Review: For my eighth… Continue reading