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    Why Renton City Comic Con left Renton this year

    Renton City Comic Con won't be in Renton in 2018. It will be in Tukwila. The reason why has a lot to do with money, local politics, and the plot of the movie "Footloose."
  • Safeco Field expects 40K people to see 94-year-old speak from second base | Op-Ed

    On Saturday, the Mariners will be 1,000 miles away from Safeco Field playing a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels. Yet the stadium will be bursting with an expected crowd of 40,000.
  • Washington’s smoky past isn’t reassuring

    All last week I heard in the KIRO newsroom, "Cliff Mass said there were fires like this 100 years ago," apparently in an effort to disprove climate change. Is this supposed to make us feel better?
  • youth sports

    MLB All-Star: Stop pushing too hard on youth sports

    Fall sports practices are up and running for youth sports. Former MLB All-Star says parents should stop pushing their kids so hard in one sport.
  • Clippy

    Love him, hate him – just don’t blame the Bellevue artist who created Clippy

    Clippy was an animated paperclip ready to help users of Microsoft Office in the early years of personal computers. He was perhaps mocked as much as he was helpful. But that doesn't change the love its creator has for the character.
  • alice in chains

    Alice in Chains to play atop remodeled Space Needle

    Alice in Chains will play atop Seattle's Space Needle on August 21.
  • Sounder train

    Why Sound Transit is anti-parent

    If you want more people to take transit, you have to meet them where they are. And Sound Transit is failing to do that with its Sounder Train.
  • Skagit County

    Skagit County offers up pretty straight-forward fire prevention advice

    Drivers in Skagit County apparently don't understand that throwing burning items out of their vehicles can cause problems. The county is now being more blunt when telling people to cut it out.
  • Jimi Hendrix Park

    Effort underway to rename post office after Jimi Hendrix

    All Washington state's Congress members are supporting legislation that will rename a Northwest post office in honor of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix.
  • coast guard

    Adrift paddleboards, kayaks wasting the Coast Guard’s time, money

    A true sign of summer; the Coast Guard is basically tired of retrieving your stray paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. Solution: Label your paddlecraft with your name and number.