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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.
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.
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
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.
Three drive-in films set for Kent’s ShoWare Center Aug. 12-16

Three drive-in films set for Kent’s ShoWare Center Aug. 12-16

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

  • Aug 6, 2020
Three drive-in films set for Kent’s ShoWare Center Aug. 12-16
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
Washington State Fair cancelled

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

  • Jul 8, 2020
Washington State Fair cancelled
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.
Relay for Life of South King County moves online

Relay for Life of South King County moves online

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

  • May 29, 2020
Relay for Life of South King County moves online
Zan Fiskum, 22, of Maple Valley, is one of nine finalists on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ Her father John Fiskum works for the city of Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Local singer Zan Fiskum advances to final 9 on ‘The Voice’

Maple Valley singer has ties to Kent

Zan Fiskum, 22, of Maple Valley, is one of nine finalists on NBC’s ‘The Voice.’ Her father John Fiskum works for the city of Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces 2020-21 season

Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces 2020-21 season

Begins with Summer Series scheduled to start June 21

  • Apr 27, 2020
Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces 2020-21 season
Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

  • Apr 24, 2020
Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses
‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’
Auburn dance studio finds creative solutions to keep going during COVID-19

Auburn dance studio finds creative solutions to keep going during COVID-19

Pacific Ballroom Dance moves to online classes; group returned home early from national competition

  • Apr 2, 2020
Auburn dance studio finds creative solutions to keep going during COVID-19

Tahoma artist creates creatures

Local student to show award winning sculptures at Black Diamond Art show

Replica of Vietnam Memorial making Enumclaw stop

Replica of Vietnam Memorial making Enumclaw stop

A local vet has spent six years trying to secure this opportunity.

Replica of Vietnam Memorial making Enumclaw stop
Debra Stevens, left, hugs Laura Mitchell, right, during the Covington City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, where Mitchell was being honored for performing CPR and saving Stevens life on Dec. 19, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

Debra collapsed at Safeway, but Laura knew CPR

Covington resident lauded by city for life saving efforts in December

Debra Stevens, left, hugs Laura Mitchell, right, during the Covington City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, where Mitchell was being honored for performing CPR and saving Stevens life on Dec. 19, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.
One mission — serve veterans through volunteer work

One mission — serve veterans through volunteer work

QMissions searches for new funding models after fireworks ban in Covington

One mission — serve veterans through volunteer work