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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 19

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 291 calls for service between July 8 and 14, among them the following: July 8 Vehicle fire: 6… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

 

Auburn Police blotter | July 19

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 9 and 15: July 9 Property theft: 4:30 a.m., 6300 block… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

 

Police arrest woman on suspicion of arson for fire in northeast Auburn Thursday morning

Auburn Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of arson for starting a fire in a garage that spread to a nearby apartment complex on… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

 

Roadway closure notice: Pavement work to affect section of Peasley Canyon Road South

On Friday night, July 19, to Saturday morning, July 20 and on Monday night, July 22, to Tuesday morning, July 23, construction work by ICON… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

From rockets to rovers, helping man reach the moon

Boeing aerospace workers in the valley contributed greatly to the Apollo program

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County Elections mails ballots for Aug. 6 primary

City Council races, fire measure in Kent

  • Jul 18, 2019

Friends, family, supporters gather to remember man lost in police shooting

Friends, family and sympathizers gathered in front of the Sunshine Grocery at 1402 Auburn Way N, on July 12 to honor a fallen son, a… Continue reading

Passing it on

Polynesian Dance Troupe Instructor Kalei’Okalani Matsui shows Edelweiss Ding, 4, how to play the drums during the Rock the Lot: Poly Fest at The Outlet… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2019
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Classic chrome and mighty machines return

Solid Rock Cruisers host Summer Cruise-in Thursday, July 18 at former Big Daddy’s site

  • Jul 18, 2019
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King County Metro ‘van-niversary’ celebrates 40 years of commuter vans

Publicly-owned and operated commuter van program leads the nation for having the most public vanpools

  • Jul 18, 2019

Seattle Police find missing Pacific boy

Seattle Police on Wednesday found a Pacific boy who had been missing since early Sunday morning, Pacific Police said. Rockyfeller Bannister, 17, who goes by… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019
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City to hire racial equity consultant

On Monday the Auburn City Council decided by a vote of 6 to 1 to contract with the Racing to Equity consulting group to provide… Continue reading

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Authorities still putting together pieces of fatal gunfight at Lakeland Hills

Given the backlog at the Washington State Crime Lab, months may pass before authorities can say exactly what happened during the gunfight that killed 20-year-old… Continue reading

King County Assessor releases Taxpayer Transparency Tool for August election

King County Assessor John Wilson has released his August 2019 Taxpayer Transparency Tool, a website which provides each King County taxpayer an individualized accounting of… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Washington Nurse of the Year set for Nov. 15; nominations close Aug. 2

March of Dimes of Washington state is preparing to honor nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. Fifteen health… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Two paddle boards, one life preserver proved fatal for volunteer firefighter from Auburn

Firefighters with Mountainview Fire and Rescue 94 say 33-year-old Peter Phan had put his life preserver on his companion and tied her ankle to her… Continue reading

Countywide birthday party sparks hope for girls aging out of foster care

Celebrate 18! was held by nonprofit Eileen & Callie’s Place on Saturday.

Neely Mansion Vintage Market coming July 27

Neely Mansion – Auburn’s historic landmark – hosts its Vintage Market on Saturday, July 27. A variety of vendors will offer vintage clothing, home decor,… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019
VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

WA’s new voting system concerns county elections officials

VoteWA has run into some problems in recent months as the Aug. 6 primary election draws closer.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image