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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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

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

  • Sep 21, 2020
A COVID-19 test kit

Local COVID-19 research study now available in Spanish, seeking volunteers

The study is for adults with high risk of exposure to COVID-19

  • Sep 15, 2020
A COVID-19 test kit
Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.

Getting crayons to kids runs in the family

Eastside nonprofit Mighty Crayon is relaunched by younger sister of founder, repurposing used restaurant crayons

Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.
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Event: Candidate forum coming for District 11 candidates

The virtual forum will be the district’s most accessible yet, according to 11th Legislative District Democrats

  • Sep 4, 2020
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Three drive-in films set for Kent’s ShoWare Center Aug. 12-16

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Gremlins’

  • Aug 6, 2020
RTC student Rose Milianta, left, delivering a birthday cake to Birthday Dreams Volunteer Coordinator Tiffaney Jones to give to a child in need. Courtesy photo/Renton Technical College

Local college students bake for Birthday Dreams

The nonprofit delivers birthday cakes and more to children who are homeless, and the new partnership with RTC helps students, too.

  • Jul 31, 2020
RTC student Rose Milianta, left, delivering a birthday cake to Birthday Dreams Volunteer Coordinator Tiffaney Jones to give to a child in need. Courtesy photo/Renton Technical College

Renton moms turn to YouTube during pandemic

Renton Kreations also uses the platform for kids to present book reviews

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat | Car review

Ford’s venerable compact Ranger pickup went away for a while. But it has returned as a mid-size truck, ready for adventure and packed with driver-assist… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Car review

There’s a reason Honda’s CR-V has been America’s top-selling crossover vehicle over the past 23 years. The 2020 CR-V AWD Touring Hybrid is the most… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2020
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Courtesy photo

Renton church offers online funeral services

As a result of COVID-19 closures, the church decided to find a way for people to gather and mourn loved ones

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

  • Jul 8, 2020
Founder and co-owner of Red Tea Room Donna Wong puts the finishing touch on their most popular dessert— Lemon Meringue Glacée. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Renton catering company pivots during pandemic

The Red Tea Room Catering’s move to takeout helped keep the company going— and get closer to neighbors

Founder and co-owner of Red Tea Room Donna Wong puts the finishing touch on their most popular dessert— Lemon Meringue Glacée. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Courtesy of Lindbergh High School.

Congrats to the Class of 2020— virtual ceremony June 15

Students were also celebrated using walk-up ceremonies at Renton High School, Lindbergh High School, Hazen High School and Talley Sr. High School

  • Jun 11, 2020
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TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.

Local production company seeking film, TV pitches from young minority creatives

The Big Pitch competition, put on by TLG Motion Pictures (“Hoarders”), started about six months ago.

TLG Motion Pictures CEO Erik Bernard and TLG founder Courtney LeMarco on a set. Photo courtesy TLG Motion Pictures.
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                A woman checks out jars of honey and jam at the Renton Farmers Market in 2018. This year social distancing guidelines are changing the look of the market.

Renton Farmers Market is back June 9

The 19th season of the market will look a little different due to social distancing guidelines

  • Jun 1, 2020
Photo by Haley Ausbun
                                A woman checks out jars of honey and jam at the Renton Farmers Market in 2018. This year social distancing guidelines are changing the look of the market.

Relay for Life of South King County moves online

American Cancer Society donations to be taken during May 30 virtual gathering

  • May 29, 2020