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Keeping the Evergreen State green

Keeping the Evergreen State green

By Jennifer Lennox For the Reporter In 1890 Washington state was coined the Evergreen State. The nickname appropriately given as the forests were full of… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2019
Keeping the Evergreen State green
Lisa Rosenblum KCLS Director

Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs

Key measures of a healthy economy include, among other things, new businesses that create jobs and attract skilled workers. And while community leaders count on… Continue reading

Lisa Rosenblum KCLS Director
The art of writing

The art of writing

The process of writing is a mystery to most people. People dream of becoming writers — but they want to have written — not to… Continue reading

The art of writing
Youth leaders reclaim ‘lost urban creeks’ in Renton

Youth leaders reclaim ‘lost urban creeks’ in Renton

As a culmination of the first year of a paid internship project, youth leaders from Unleash the Brilliance planted 250 native trees and shrubs on… Continue reading

Youth leaders reclaim ‘lost urban creeks’ in Renton
Pull or smother shot weeds to save time

Pull or smother shot weeds to save time

The second week of March is time to fertilize the lawn, plant perennials and hardy annuals like pansies, sow seeds of lettuce and chard in… Continue reading

Pull or smother shot weeds to save time
Local artists add flair to fire hydrants

Local artists add flair to fire hydrants

South Renton Connection is adding some flair to its neighborhood in unsuspecting spots. The project calls for artists to paint fire hydrants. And the first… Continue reading

Local artists add flair to fire hydrants
Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for March

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for March

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for March
Seahawk KJ Wright surprises students

Seahawk KJ Wright surprises students

Wright visited St. Anthony’s School in downtown Renton Monday, March 4.

Seahawk KJ Wright surprises students
Renton Rotary selects Teachers of the Month for February

Renton Rotary selects Teachers of the Month for February

Kim Browne, Sara Jerger and Donelle Tyler were selected as teachers of the month.

  • Mar 1, 2019
Renton Rotary selects Teachers of the Month for February
Smart ways to keep homes warm

Smart ways to keep homes warm

Q&A with Johns Manville: DIY Insulation tips for maximizing home energy efficiency

  • Feb 28, 2019
Smart ways to keep homes warm
Courtesy of Cal Poly.                                Jacob Winter, second from the left in the back row on the steps of the California state Capitol in Sacramento.

Liberty High grad honored by California lawmakers with art

Courtesy of California Polytechnic State University: Eighteen California Polytech students were recognized for their awards and other accomplishments by state lawmakers on the floors of… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019
Courtesy of Cal Poly.                                Jacob Winter, second from the left in the back row on the steps of the California state Capitol in Sacramento.
Now is the time to venture outside, start planting

Now is the time to venture outside, start planting

The end of February is time to dig in and get planting. This is the season to save money and score better yardage by buying… Continue reading

Now is the time to venture outside, start planting
Heard of Papa Simms grocery store? Lecture reflects on Renton’s black history

Heard of Papa Simms grocery store? Lecture reflects on Renton’s black history

Two virtual lectures will be held at area libraries to celebrate Black History Month.

Heard of Papa Simms grocery store? Lecture reflects on Renton’s black history
For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight

For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight

Growing older is a very good thing. First of all, there’s a secret to it: aging isn’t as important as are the perks of aging.… Continue reading

For whodunit lovers, this short story is a gleefully-dark delight
Third times a charm? New restaurant set to open on MV highway

Third times a charm? New restaurant set to open on MV highway

Weather permitting, Mezcal Fresh Mexican Grill opens Thursday, Feb. 7

Third times a charm? New restaurant set to open on MV highway
See Binetti host Container Wars daily at show

See Binetti host Container Wars daily at show

Time to take a trip around the world — just by making a trip to Seattle. This year the Northwest Flower and Garden show runs… Continue reading

See Binetti host Container Wars daily at show
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe tells us how many bones dinosaurs have

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Feb 15, 2019
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.

What to know about pet licensing

Licensing your pet is one of the best ways to ensure lost pets make it back home. Renton Animal Control and RASKC are important resources for pet owners in and out of Renton.

Polo and Tugs got out of Monica Sauerwein’s house on Jan. 27. They were later found thatafternoon. Thanks to someone, Tugs was found and taken to a vet to see if he was chipped. Polo returned home on his own not long after. Submitted photo from Monica Saurerwein.
Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’

Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’

You felt like such a loser. It was a feeling that didn’t last long, only long enough to ruin your day until you realized that… Continue reading

Search no more, you’ll want to read ‘Hero Dogs’
Photo gallery: Renton readers’ snow day

Photo gallery: Renton readers’ snow day

For these Renton residents, it was a Febrary winter wonderland

Photo gallery: Renton readers’ snow day