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Here’s the scoop on raising healthy, happy hydrangeas

Harvesting hydrangea blooms and cutting back perennials is the exception to “no fall pruning” rule.

‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf

Your pup is a pretty respectable watch dog. If anyone merely considers walking by your house, it doesn’t go unnoticed. And if someone actually dares… Continue reading

Photos: Sartori celebrates its grand opening

The new elementary school had an official ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Betty McLain poses with a copy of her book she published in 2010. Courtesy photo.

Dancing with joy

The Creative Side

  • Oct 5, 2018
Betty McLain poses with a copy of her book she published in 2010. Courtesy photo.

Voter registration deadline Oct. 8 for general election

From the King County elections office: Citizens who want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election have until Monday, Oct. 8 to register to… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018

Plant bulbs now, dream of a blooming spring

Our climate is perfect for growing spring-flowering bulbs requiring a cool winter before bloom.

Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains why french fries taste so good

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

  • Oct 4, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Column: Join us for event honoring healthcare industry in Renton

Every minute first responders are there ready to assist us in an emergency. On average, an American visits the doctor four times a year. Every… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

Sweet story conceals nail biting thriller

A kid’s gotta do what a kid’s gotta do. If it’s your responsibility — real or perceived — you need to make things happen. You… Continue reading

Farmers Market Staff enjoy sunny skies on its last day of the season, Tuesday, Sept. 25. Top: Meri England, Lacey Mansanarez and David Brazier. Bottom: Lindsey Austin and Carrie Olson. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Farmers Market winds down on a successful year

As the market begins to wind down, Renton Farmers Market Coordinator Carrie Olson starts to look around on those Tuesday afternoons and think of ways… Continue reading

Farmers Market Staff enjoy sunny skies on its last day of the season, Tuesday, Sept. 25. Top: Meri England, Lacey Mansanarez and David Brazier. Bottom: Lindsey Austin and Carrie Olson. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

A change of season brings a new crop of garden questions

Check trees, shrubs for tent caterpillars, pick up apples to prevent pests, keep harvesting veggies.

Photo gallery: Pooches have a splashin’ good time

Photos by Kayse Angel and Haley Ausbun of Pooch Plunge and Bark in the Park.

  • Sep 28, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe answers if rain helps us sleep

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

  • Sep 27, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
Evergreen cannabis educator Elan Gratix shows Connie some topical cannabis alternatives from smoking. Photos by Haley Ausbun.

Residents get a behind-the-scenes look at marijuana

Retirement community members talk medical marijuana with Evergreen Market education staff.

Evergreen cannabis educator Elan Gratix shows Connie some topical cannabis alternatives from smoking. Photos by Haley Ausbun.

This creepy tale will keep you turning the pages

Your future was laid out before. It’s all set. You have plans, and a method to execute them. Each step of your journey will progress… Continue reading

The Rainer Room on the 19th floor of Hotel Interurban features more artists and gaming companies.

RenCon explores new territory, holds third convention in Tukwila

A hometown event boldly went where it had never gone before this year as a new city found itself home to Renton City Comic Convention.… Continue reading

The Rainer Room on the 19th floor of Hotel Interurban features more artists and gaming companies.

GiveSmart for Hurricane Florence victims: Your guide to helping wisely

The following from the office of Washington’s Secretary of State: The 2018 hurricane season has brought a devastating blow to residents of North and South… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Washington State Patrol focuses on distracted driving this weekend.

The following release from Washington State Patrol: Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving from Friday, September 21 through… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018
Zambuko Marimba Ensemble.

Photo gallery: Multicultural Festival’s Saturday events

The event brought in diverse vendors, performers and attendees on it’s third year.

Zambuko Marimba Ensemble.
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe tells us why cats like lasers

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

  • Sep 20, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan