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Effects of seasonal affective disorder can last up to six months

The disorder is generally more common in women and in those older than 20 years old, according to Dr. Shannon Markegard.

Covington Mayor earns advanced certificate of municipal leadership

Covington Mayor Jeff Wagner has earned the core Certificate of Municipal Leadership and the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

  • Feb 16, 2018

Scoff at that, child

My youngest is on the make again. She’s building another costume for the upcoming comicon and Sakura-con at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2018

Read the first two books before tackling ‘Banished’

Well, look at you. And you do — ten times a day, there in the mirror, brushing your teeth, doing makeup and hair. Look at… Continue reading

The dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

A family of five reported feeling sick after being exposed to carbon monoxide in their own home.

  • Feb 12, 2018

GriefShare gives people the tools to grieve a loved one

Losing a loved one is a hard obstacle to overcome, which is why a church in Maple Valley started grieving classes for anyone to join.… Continue reading

It may take time to sink into but ‘How to Stop Time’ is worth the read

The big hand is on the “12.” And the little hand is, well, you’ve known how to tell time since you were small. It’s something… Continue reading

He did have an opinion about my pot use

I feel as if my life is in constant flux and I honestly don’t know if it’s just my nature or if it really is… Continue reading

Covington City Hall Art Gallery – Call for artists

The city of Covington is currently accepting submissions from local and regional visual artists.

  • Feb 5, 2018
Rae Rankin wrote “Cowgirl Lessons” for her daughter when her favorite horse died. The story follows a little girl, fashioned after Rankin’s daughter, who spends the day taking care of her horse. LEAH ABRAHAM, RENTON REPORTER

‘Cowgirl Lessons’ explores the relationship between a girl and her horse

Rae Rankin wrote a book as an ode to daughter and trainer.

Rae Rankin wrote “Cowgirl Lessons” for her daughter when her favorite horse died. The story follows a little girl, fashioned after Rankin’s daughter, who spends the day taking care of her horse. LEAH ABRAHAM, RENTON REPORTER
Bea Mathewson, 102, accidentally sent an email to the wrong person, ended up with two pen pals and was featured in a Buzzfeed video. She has been living in Renton since 1939. Leah Abraham, The Reporter

How a 102-year-old woman sent a wrong email and ended up on Buzzfeed

Renton resident Bea Mathewson found two unlikely pen pals by accident.

Bea Mathewson, 102, accidentally sent an email to the wrong person, ended up with two pen pals and was featured in a Buzzfeed video. She has been living in Renton since 1939. Leah Abraham, The Reporter
The five-person team that created Better Finds talk amongst themselves. Submitted photo.

Maple Valley man creates app to help sell items and donate to charity

A Maple Valley man is changing the way people sell their unwanted stuff, while donating to charities at the same time.

The five-person team that created Better Finds talk amongst themselves. Submitted photo.

Freedom of the press, a review on “The Post”

The Plot A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle… Continue reading

With help from ‘The Grumpy Gardener,’ you can prepare for spring | The Bookworm

Normally, you’d never allow it. Holes in your yard? No way! Trenches near your garage? Nuh-uh, except in the spring, when you start thinking about… Continue reading

Playing Marco Polo at home to locate each other

“Marco!” My youngest daughter was looking for me in our home, of all places. I was looking for her, so I yelled back, “Polo!” The… Continue reading

Dylan Avila’s performed his one-man show, “My Turn at the Bat,” Jan. 6. COURTESY PHOTO

Comeback comedian swings back

After being hit on the head with a baseball bat, Dylan Avila returns to the stage.

Dylan Avila’s performed his one-man show, “My Turn at the Bat,” Jan. 6. COURTESY PHOTO

New Parks and Rec director returns home

The Maple Valley Parks and Recreation Department has a new director who has a lot of experience to keep the department going. Dave Johnson, a… Continue reading

This book will WOW you | Point of Review

Wow. Just… wow. Did you see that? Wasn’t it awesome? It was a once-in-a-lifetime sight and you almost missed it; now, you’ll never forget it.… Continue reading

Challenge complete

Back when my husband and I were single, which is what I fondly refer to the time after we were married but before we had… Continue reading

Maple Valley, Covington mayors look forward to next terms

Both Maple Valley and Covington mayors were voted back for another term.