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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

Already abundant Auburn considers its water supplier options

Between 2012 and today, the City of Auburn bought two blocks of water from the Cascade Water Alliance in Tacoma for about $15 million. And… Continue reading

Planners working out details on new arts and culture center

In 2016 the City of Auburn bought the old Public Health Building on Auburn Avenue from King County. As City leaders said, to turn it… Continue reading

Transportation board tables car tab fee

As of late, Auburn residents have been sending email and other messages to members of the Auburn Transportation Benefit District Board, composed of every member… Continue reading

Paving company weathers long rezoning process

Jon Cheetham described what it took to shepherd his request for the rezoning of four parcels from its starting point more than a year ago… Continue reading

Man found guilty of vehicular homicide for crash that killed four

A King County jury last Friday returned a verdict finding a Des Moines man guilty on four counts of vehicular homicide (DUI), one count of… Continue reading

Fed’s tough stance on marijuana grabs City’s attention

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in early February that reversing course on marijuana enforcement would put the Trump administration “on the wrong side of history.”… Continue reading

Capturing more than just a photo

Craft is ‘an affair of the heart’ for artist

Backus: more challenges to tackle | State of the City

Many things have been accomplished, mayor says, but many more issues remain

Big things happening in small town Algona | Mayors’ State of the Cities

Hemmed in on three sides by the cities of Auburn and Pacific, and on the fourth by the steep hillside on its western flank, Algona… Continue reading

Sound Transit looking to add parking at right spot

Peering at an aerial of Sound Transit’s present parking garage at 23 A St. SE., one Auburn native made up his mind where the future… Continue reading

City to add more downtown parking

The City of Auburn expects to add 62 more downtown permit parking spaces on March 1. “The interest here is in response to continued inquiries… Continue reading

Pete’s Pool? City chooses to name lake after former mayor

City leaders on Monday answered the big question: what feature of Auburn’s landscape should they name after former Mayor Pete Lewis. By unanimous vote, they… Continue reading

Auburn City Council reviewing travel costs, policy

Homelessness, affordable housing and domestic violence are topics of public concern and of personal interest to members of the Auburn City Council. But with some… Continue reading

Trial underway for tavern killings

The Sports Page Tavern closed in 2015. But the trial for the man whom King County Prosecutors say shot and killed two people during a… Continue reading

Lake Lewis? Auburn City Council considers a spot to name after former mayor

City leaders on Monday once more took up the question of what feature in Auburn’s landscape they should name after former Mayor Pete Lewis. By… Continue reading

‘Inclusive,’ not a ‘sanctuary’

City: not our job to enforce federal immigration laws

Long-neglected property leads to $12,570.71 cleanup

Sometimes code enforcement officers’ calls to all-too-often-absent owners who have let their property go to smash are ignored. Typically, it doesn’t cost that much to… Continue reading