Hendrix post office passed senate, and more community news

Legislation passes to honor Jimi Hendrix

In mid-December 2018, Congressman Adam Smith’s legislation designating the post office at 430 NE 4th St. in Renton as the James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix Post Office passed the Senate.

The legislation passed by unanimous consent following its passage in the House of Representatives, according to a media release.

Both Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell supported this legislation.

The bill now heads to the President’s desk for signature, the release added.

“I am honored to join in paying tribute to rock and roll icon and Seattle native Jimi Hendrix with the renaming of the Renton Highlands Post Office as the James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office Building. This designation will further celebrate Hendrix’s deep connection to the Puget Sound region and help ensure that his creative legacy will be remembered by our community and inspire future generations,” said Smith in the release.

Ribbon cutting scheduled at new clinic

The Madrona Natural Medicine clinic is holding a ribbon cutting with Kent Mayor Dana Ralph from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

The clinic is located at 19201 108th Ave. SE., Suite 101 in Renton.

According to a media release, the clinic will bring primary care with a natural approach to the area.

The community is invited to stop by, see the clinic, meet the doctors and learn more about Naturpathic medicine.

Film screening coming to Renton Library

The Renton Library will be hosting a screening of Ying (Shadow).

The movie is set in China’s Three Kingdom’s era (AD 220-280). It tells the story of a King and his people who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.

The screening will run from 2 to 3:56 p.m. Seating begins at 1 to 2 p.m.

This event is free and open the public. Seating is first come, first serve.

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Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.
                                 Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.
                                 Native American story teller and musician Paul Cheokten Wagner music & art provided music and stories at Renton School’s celebration of Native American graduates. Photo courtesy of Renton Schools.
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