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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

 

2021 Lexus RX 350L. Courtesy photo

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

 

Building mural in Renton (Photo credit: Marsha Rollinger)

Renton’s art community resilient after turbulent year

Renton Municipal Arts Commission chairwoman says she is thankful for city’s support of artsy.

 

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
2021 Mercedes E-350 luxury sedan. Courtesy photo
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo

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
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum. Courtesy photo
A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin

Season’s tweetings: Christmas Bird Count returns

Rainier Audubon Society encompasses the South King County areas of Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines, Redondo, Renton and more while also extending out toward Mount Rainier.

A Dark-eyed Junco. Photo courtesy of RAS President Jay Galvin
Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.

Kayaking kid conquers raging rapids

“Between Two Swims” captures family’s brave adventures on film.

Eleanor Knight, 14, and her younger brother, Ivan, then, 9, horse around while waiting to surf a wave on the Class III Wenatchee River. Courtesy photo.
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Construction workers can now earn Central Washington University degree at Renton Technical College

Apprentice-level workers can develop project management skills and use work hours toward degree completion

  • Dec 18, 2020
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Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.

Local fundraisers take on new meaning during pandemic

With these hardships have come stories of the power of community crowdfunding in our own backyards.

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.
A Sartori Elementary School student attending class on a Zoom call. Courtesy photo/Renton School District.

Donation brings more internet to Renton students

A $100,000 donation from Amazon will support students as they continue learning from home

  • Dec 4, 2020
A Sartori Elementary School student attending class on a Zoom call. Courtesy photo/Renton School District.
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Renton “Loop” with futuristic style on display

Another sculpture project from Western Neon now illuminates downtown

  • Dec 1, 2020
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Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo
The Landing’s Holiday laser show was a little different this year, with a drive thru holiday event Saturday, Nov. 21. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo

The Landing still on for the holidays with drive-thru light show

Cars waited patiently Saturday Nov. 21 to cruise through gingerbread men, nutcrackers, and holiday lasers.

The Landing’s Holiday laser show was a little different this year, with a drive thru holiday event Saturday, Nov. 21. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo
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Artists Sunday, following Black Friday, puts out call for participants before Nov. 29

The movement has a website that offers a free directory of artists and art organizations that participate

  • Nov 5, 2020
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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” crew showed up at the Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, October 2019. Haley Ausbun/File photo

Olde Fashioned Halloween Scavenger Hunt kicks off this weekend

Follow the map around downtown to find clues and claim your free goodie bag on Halloween day

  • Oct 22, 2020
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” crew showed up at the Olde Fashioned Halloween Party, October 2019. Haley Ausbun/File photo
Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.

Despite COVID-19, King County libraries still put on a show

Guest column from Lisa Rosenblum.

Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.
Oct. 16, the Skyway community celebrated the Skyway Resource Center as a designation for a new HUD Envision Center. Courtesy photo/RIZP

New Skyway Resource Center receives national designation

The center was established with support of Renton Innovation Zone Partnership and the Renton School District

  • Oct 19, 2020
Oct. 16, the Skyway community celebrated the Skyway Resource Center as a designation for a new HUD Envision Center. Courtesy photo/RIZP
Author Vasudha Sharma. Courtesy photo.

Author uses experiences as a Renton resident in new book

“Why She Must Lead” advocates for women of color in leadership positions

Author Vasudha Sharma. Courtesy photo.
Boeing announces $700,000 in grants for West Coast wildfire relief

Boeing announces $700,000 in grants for West Coast wildfire relief

Washington’s Northwest Harvest food bank will receive $100,000

  • Sep 21, 2020
Boeing announces $700,000 in grants for West Coast wildfire relief