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City OKs new contract with litter picker upper, leaves leaf pickup out of it

The Auburn City Council on Monday evening authorized Mayor Nancy Backus to execute with Recology Cleanscapes a new contract that called for an increase in… Continue reading

Making way for a new Olympic

Crews ready to begin replacing dilapidated, 60-year-old middle school

IT director unveils two proposals for Auburn broadband expansion

The first comments about the program were aired at a retreat two years ago, when Auburn City Council members set themselves the goal of increasing… Continue reading

What’s a potentially dangerous or dangerous dog?

Police address duties of dog owners

Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Inslee talks clean-energy economy, climate

Governor vows to fight, and win, those battles for the state

Gov. Jay Inslee. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Potty talk: City prepares to flush Les Gove bathroom, build afresh

There’ll be no ceremony to mark the auspicious occasion, no grand pooh-bah to pontificate from the throne. More apropos for the occasion, perhaps, would be… Continue reading

City hands police new tool to stifle illegal drug activity

As of Monday night, Auburn Police have a new weapon to employ in the fight against illegal drug activity. A “Stay Out of Designated Area,”… Continue reading

Prosecutor charges suspect in officer-involved shooting

Auburn Police say 26-year-old Cesar Javier-Parra Sanchez crashed a stolen car last Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to get away from police pursuing him on… Continue reading

Tears flow as staff, customers say ‘so long’ to Andie’s

Auburn restaurant served patrons for more than 40 years

City objects to imposition of utility fees, mulls annexation

The King County Council passed an ordinance on Nov. 8, 2016 that imposes an annual fee on utilities like water, sewer and storm that pass… Continue reading

Auburn man charged with rape for alleged beating of homeless woman

King County Sheriff’s deputies say Edgar Lee Raney raped a 28-year-old homeless woman, beat her with a crow bar and dropped a car jack on… Continue reading

Valley Cities and Catholic Community Services open overnight shelter

Sheltering and expanding sheltering for homeless people in Auburn was the top action item to come out of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness when… Continue reading

City searches for its next poet laureate

The City of Auburn has been looking since October for a poetical someone, a wordsmith extraordinaire, to step forward and be its 2018-20 poet laureate… Continue reading

Driven to ease road worries

Auburn’s Traffic Calming Program offers speed bumps and the like to salve the nerves of rattled residents

Leaving his legacy

Retiring Rich Wagner has been Auburn’s resourceful servant for 30 years on the City Council

VRFA seeks adjustments to its fee schedule, the first since 2007

Ever since the cities of Auburn, Algona and Pacific established the Valley Regional Fire Authority in 2007, the agency’s fees have not changed, and everyone… Continue reading

Sound Transit’s second parking garage to feature improvements

Today it is the 1st Street Northwest and B Street Northwest parking lot, just northwest of City Hall. But by 2023, if all goes according… Continue reading

Backus wins re-election, handily, as mayor, admits ‘this is my last campaign’

If Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus had any stubborn nervousness about the weatherability of her commanding, election-night lead over Deputy Mayor Largo Wales in the Auburn… Continue reading

Man gets 40 years for killing two men in tavern shooting

Prosecutors said Cleanthony Jimerson stood above 23-year-old Lorenzo Duncan and 24-year-old Nicholas Lindsay as they lay helpless on the ground during a melee outside the… Continue reading

First arrested for fatal shooting, Auburn man now charged with illegal possession of a weapon and assault

The King County Prosecutor says Kevin Hauenstein acted in self-defense when he shot 27-year-old Eric Joseph Juarez-Peltier while the two were arguing on the second… Continue reading