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Tulips: A world of color in a bulb

Slip on your wooden shoes and start tilting at windmills because April is the month for tulips and this week I am honored to be in the land of windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. Acres and acres of tulips. Red tulips, yellow tulips, bi-colored tulips and striped tulips. Holland is hosting an international bulb symposium and journalists from all over the world are meeting to learn the latest dirt about tulips — and iris, daffodils, hyacinths and fields of other bulbs.

  • Apr 10, 2008

‘Steel Magnolias’ opens this weekend

The Renton Civic Theater production of “Steel Magnolias” opens Friday and runs through April 27.

  • Apr 9, 2008

Evergreen City Ballet presents story of true love, ‘Swan Lake’

The Evergreen City Ballet is presenting “Swan Lake” this weekend that should leave audiences saddened or uplifted over the fate of the two lovers at the heart of the ballet.

  • Apr 9, 2008

The basics of natural yard care

As project manager of the City of Renton’s Natural Yard Care program, solid waste program specialist Spencer Orman knows a lot about yard maintenance done green. Spring is upon us, which means it’s almost time to start improving the health of your lawn. Orman recommends waiting until May to start on your lawn, to ensure the soil has warmed up.

  • Apr 7, 2008

CALENDAR

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  • Apr 7, 2008

Youth, 17, charged in Fry’s shooting

A 17-year-old Seattle youth who prosecutors allege fired at two Fry’s Electronics loss-prevention officers in the store’s parking lot March 11 has been charged as an adult with first-degree robbery.

  • Apr 2, 2008

All-mail voting planned for school bond’s 2nd try

Seventy-eight votes. That’s how many more votes the $150 million construction bond for Renton School District needed to pass. The bond was approved by 59.4 percent of district voters in the March 11 election.

  • Mar 29, 2008

No such thing as ‘safe surfing’ for kids online No such thing as ‘safe surfing’ for kids online

Most children have heard their parents say “Don’t talk to strangers” a thousand times over. If an unknown adult approached them on the street, they’d know what to do: get away, and quick.

  • Mar 29, 2008

Reichert would have voted ‘yes’ to send troops into Iraq

Dave Reichert was King County sheriff in 2003 when Congress voted to authorize President George Bush to use military force in Iraq.

  • Mar 28, 2008

Boeing takes back apron, sealing jet-center’s demise

A recent request from Boeing for space at Renton Municipal Airport would give the aerospace company a little more room to grow and the airport a little less.

  • Mar 28, 2008

For this family, Way Back Inn home ‘blessing’

Bridgette Jones and her 13-year-old daughter Almesha first became homeless after Bridgette had her uterus removed last April. Stays with Bridgette’s sister-in-law and other friends didn’t work out, and Bridgette says the pair was left “crawling shelter to shelter.”

  • Mar 28, 2008

• This week crews with the Washington state Department of Transportation in Renton and Tukwila will continue road widening work on I-405 and SR 167 .

• This week crews with the Washington state Department of Transportation in Renton and Tukwila will continue road widening work on I-405 and SR 167 .

  • Mar 26, 2008