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City sets Nov. 6 public hearing to examine Business Improvement Area

Formed in 1988, Auburn’s downtown Business Improvement Area was designed to help kick up economic activity there by providing lighting and security for public spaces… Continue reading

Findings: Green River College failed to follow federal guidelines for reporting on campus security

Between 2009 and 2013, Green River College failed to meet its obligations both under a federal consumer protection law that mandates the reporting of campus… Continue reading

City looks at where to put Transit’s second garage

Sound Transit’s Auburn Station Access Improvement Project will not only build a second parking garage in Auburn, it’s going to install non-motorized improvements like shared… Continue reading

Protecting lives and property: Flood district celebrates completion of Countyline project

District’s largest project moves levee, reconnects floodplain along the White River

Bringing comfort amid the chaos

Off-duty firefighter Dean McAuley, who happened to be attending the musical festival, helps save a young woman, treats others struck by gunfire during horrific Las Vegas shooting

City sets Oct. 16 public hearing to study BIA

The Auburn City Council on Monday set a public hearing for Oct. 16 to examine an ordinance that governs the Business Improvement Area (BIA). Formed… Continue reading

City officials consider rezoning Environmental Park area

With high hopes of enticing private-sector green businesses to invest there and bring hundreds of high-paying jobs with them, on Aug. 7, 2006, the Auburn… Continue reading

Teenager pleads guilty to murder

Alexander Joachin, 17, pleaded guilty Sept. 19 to second-degree murder for shooting to death Erick J. Valdez-Herrera while Valdez-Herrera was sitting, unarmed, in his own… Continue reading

Auburn’s mayoral race takes center stage

Incumbent Backus and challenger Wales address jobs, the homeless problem and other key issues at Chamber debate

Auburn community embraces new homeless shelter

Most of us carry a driver’s license in our wallets, unmindful of what it means to have that bit of plastic beyond allowing us to… Continue reading

City Council approves master plan for cemetery-park

The people who put together the master plan for Auburn’s Pioneer Cemetery understood early on that the treasured local landmark not only had to be… Continue reading

Council, mayor allow flood protection easement to King County

The Auburn City Council on Monday authorized Mayor Nancy Backus to execute an easement for King County on a part of 41.5 acres of property… Continue reading

Coach at heart, a leader of kids

Gardner ready to show the way as Auburn High’s new principal

City taking a look at modular housing

Helping homeless people get off the street. That’s the idea behind a pilot program that has paired the King County Assessor’s Office and Valley Cities… Continue reading

Popular Hops and Crops Music and Beer Festival returns to the farm Saturday

Visit the chickens and cows, stroll the farmhouse and barn, take in the scenery. Yep, a visit to Auburn’s historic Mary Olson Farm on Green… Continue reading

‘Ray of Hope’: City, partners open homeless shelter

Providing more shelter for homeless people in Auburn was the top action item to come out of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness when it… Continue reading

Police shoot man after he barricades himself in home

A 26-year-old man who’d holed up in an Auburn home for several hours and fired at police officers ended up in Harborview Medical Center on… Continue reading

Back to school: Best friends come full circle to teach in their hometown

Ever since they met 18 years ago, as little girls tumbling, cartwheeling and leaping for Auburn Gymnastics, Jaymie Baunach and Katie Burkhauser have been best… Continue reading

Teen pleads guilty to arson, murder

One of the two defendants charged with the murder of 19-year-old Jerry “Mike” Clayton on July 6, 2016 and setting the mobile home he shared… Continue reading

Proposed $20 car tab fee all but kicked to the curb

It’s not dead yet. But-at-a-soon-to-be-and-as-yet-unscheduled meeting of the same Transportation Benefit District that approved the measure late last year, the proposed $20 car tab fee… Continue reading