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New transfer station site irks West Hill residents

Duane and Susan Hatch have merely to step out onto their back porch on Auburn’s West Hill above the city of Algona to see where… Continue reading

King County Metro, Lions Club help others to see with eyewear donation

Some day or night in the last four months, on his way to somewhere now forgotten, the owner of one particular pair of wire-rimmed prescription… Continue reading

City looks to get tougher on vehicle prowlers

If you enter a fenced area or a building without permission in the City of Auburn, and police catch you at it, they can bust… Continue reading

Angry Auburn man threatens Mexican neighbor, chases her with knife

When a neighbor told Travis Spike Senner she was from Mexico, King County prosecutors say, he threatened to blow her up with a smoke detector… Continue reading

Auburn man gets jail time for using a fake name in $114K workers’ comp scam

An Auburn man will spend 60 days in jail for stealing workers’ compensation benefits. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on April 5 sentenced… Continue reading

Brown throws hat in City Council ring

Auburn, like other city governments, is struggling to provide many necessary services to residents. Longtime Auburn resident Larry Brown said he has a lot to… Continue reading

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | April 7

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 241 calls for service between March 27 and April 3, among them the following: March 27 Accident: 2:05… Continue reading

Auburn Police arrest man in road-rage shooting

Auburn Police arrested a 37-year-old man early Thursday morning March 30 on the heels of a road-rage collision and shooting near the 1700 block of… Continue reading

Museum discovery: Open spaces for new inurnments at Auburn’s Pioneer Cemetery

Using ground-penetrating radar and research, the White River Valley Museum has determined there are open spaces for new inurnments at Auburn’s Pioneer Cemetery. Just how… Continue reading

Man sentenced to 50 years in Auburn DUI crash that killed 4

The insults done to the bodies of the five victims in the alcohol-fueled, 100-mph crash of Oct. 25, 2014, off Auburn Way South shocked and… Continue reading

Blue-light phones to boost safety at city parks

For more than a year, City officials have pondered ways to enhance safety at Les Gove and other Auburn parks by lighting pathways, adding separate… Continue reading

City wants tired slogan to fade away

Let it die. Though the order’s not yet official, such appears to be the consensus of the City Council as to the fate of the… Continue reading

Trout-Manuel to run for a second term on Auburn City Council

Yolanda Trout-Manuel this week announced her candidacy for a second term on the Auburn City Council. Trout-Manuel, who has lived in Auburn for nine years,… Continue reading

Honoring beloved Bob Jones | PHOTOS

Community celebrates the life of longtime Auburn coach who lost his battle to cancer

Auburn Way North on the road to an upgrade

Auburn Way North is about to get a makeover. A project calls for the replacement and overlay of pavement and accessibility improvements on nearly 20… Continue reading

Auburn supports new psychiatric hospital

Numbers can jolt. Here’s a cold one: the state of Washington ranks 48th in the United States in terms of providing access to in-patient psychiatric… Continue reading

Murder trial ends in a hung jury; case to be retried

The nearly two-month-long trial of the man whom King County Prosecutors say shot and killed two people during a melee in the parking lot outside… Continue reading

DaCorsi to run for a second term on Auburn City Council

Claude DaCorsi was first elected to the Auburn City Council in 2013. And he hopes to win re-election this fall. “There’s a lot of work… Continue reading

More of Auburn to get broadband Internet access

Many call it “crossing the digital divide,” though by now, the phrase has demorphed into a fairly hackneyed, bloodless thing. “Digital parity,” now, there’s a… Continue reading

Leaders imagining a new City slogan, or none at all?

Auburn: More than you Imagined. So goes the City’s slogan. But maybe for not much longer. City leaders on Monday night talked about replacing or… Continue reading