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Inconvenient truth about batteries

Each year Americans throw away more than three billion batteries constituting 180,000 tons of hazardous material and the situation is likely to get much worse… Continue reading

 

Oil companies betting on electric technology

Across the pond, London-based BP and Netherlands-headquartered Shell are looking to invest in innovative electric technology which is very good news. The two international oil… Continue reading

 

Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)

Former Seahawks player Cassius Marsh cashes in on trading cards

Marsh and his friend open physical and online trading card store as collectibles boom amid pandemic.

 

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First large-scale, human composting facility in the world will open in Auburn

“It’s what nature meant us to do. We just do it faster.”

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Variety of dishes offered at Rice N Curry (photo credit: Rice N Curry)

Rice N Curry officially opens after pandemic causes more than a year’s delay

Restaurant owner says her recipes are authentic, healthy and “unmatched,” in flavor.

Variety of dishes offered at Rice N Curry (photo credit: Rice N Curry)
Co-owners of 8-bit Arcade, left: Scott Fjelstad, center: Terrance Vaccaro, right: Pete Olive (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Save your quarters: Renton’s 8-bit Arcade to reopen in April

The arcade’s owners say they will reopen with safety protocols after a year of closure.

Co-owners of 8-bit Arcade, left: Scott Fjelstad, center: Terrance Vaccaro, right: Pete Olive (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
Food from the Salty Blue menu (photo credit: Salty Blue)

Renton’s Salty Blue brings Aussie-style fish and chips to Puget Sound’s culinary landscape

Restaurant owner said he is the region’s sole importer of traditional Australian fish.

Food from the Salty Blue menu (photo credit: Salty Blue)
Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)

King County considers grocery store worker hazard pay for those in unincorporated areas

The King County Metropolitan Council will vote during its next meeting on whether to grant hazard pay to grocery store workers employed by large stores… Continue reading

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Best of Renton 2021 winners will be announced this week.

Best of Renton 2021 set to reveal finalists and winners

Community members can register to watch a virtual unveiling of the winners.

  • Feb 24, 2021
Best of Renton 2021 winners will be announced this week.
Photo credit: Renton Downtown Partnership

‘Coffee Crawl,” to support Renton businesses sells out ahead of next weekends events

Event organizers and business owners say both pandemic and downtown construction has hurt business.

Photo credit: Renton Downtown Partnership
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WA Democrats consider new tax on billionaires

Plan could raise $5 billion from fewer than 100 taxpayers. Detractors fear it could drive Washington’s wealthiest out of state.

  • Feb 4, 2021
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Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership

Restaurant reprieve: State to relax some indoor restrictions

On Monday, area restaurants and certain entertainment venues may resume indoor service, the governor said.

Last summer, people took advantage of the outdoor dining along First Avenue between Gowe and Titus streets in downtown Kent. In Phase 2 of the governor’s reopening plan, which was announced Jan. 28, restaurants can reopen at a maximum 25% capacity and a limit of six people per table. Photo courtesy of Kent Downtown Partnership
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State Senate passes $1.7 billion in unemployment insurance tax relief

Targets relief to the most affected businesses; helps low-wage workers by raising their benefits

  • Jan 28, 2021
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2021 Chevrolet Blazer. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to certain car models they seem to come, and go, and come again. That’s certainly the case with… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
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Car review: 2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a good day when a Lexus lands in my driveway. The latest example was the 2021 RX 350L crossover… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
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Dubtown Brewing owner, Jason Griggs stands in the outdoor drinking area created in-compliance with the state’s restrictions on indoor service. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Renton Reporter

People come to Dubtown Brewing for the beer, stay for the community

Owner Jason Griggs cannot wait to fill his taproom with thirsty guests after a pandemic year.

Dubtown Brewing owner, Jason Griggs stands in the outdoor drinking area created in-compliance with the state’s restrictions on indoor service. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Renton Reporter
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State to receive $2.36 million federal grant for Shared Work Program

U.S. Department of Labor announces funding

  • Jan 8, 2021
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The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2020 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury

By Larry Lark, contributor With apologies to Oldsmobile, “the 2020 CT4 Premium Luxury sports sedan is not your father’s Cadillac.” Smallish in size, the CT4… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Cadillac CT4 is designed to appeal to a new generation of Cadillac buyers with its athletic design and astute driving dynamics. Courtesy photo
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor Mercedes-Benz occupies rarified air in the automobile pantheon. And the E-Class series is rarer still. With more than 14 million units… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Car review: 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s always a call to action when a Ford F-150 light duty pickup truck lands in my driveway. The latest iteration,… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2021
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