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Sen. Joe Fain. FILE PHOTO

Laws protecting active and veteran service members take effect

Two new laws sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, supporting active-duty military and disabled veterans go into effect Thursday, June 7. Fain sponsored the Senate… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2018
Sen. Joe Fain. FILE PHOTO

Rep. Stokesbary receives award for fire service advocacy

Washington Fire Chiefs laud his hard work, responsiveness, leadership and support

  • Jun 6, 2018

Fortunato recruits lawyers to file suit against Sound Transit

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, continues to lead a legal fight over the high cost of car-tab fees. Fortunato, who represents the 31st Legislative District,… Continue reading

See the whole, wide world

Local woman, husband are ready for their next adventure: the Mongol Rally

Bicyclist struck, killed in a south Auburn crosswalk

A motorist struck and killed a bicyclist in a crosswalk Saturday afternoon, according to Auburn Police. A car hit the Auburn cyclist as he was… Continue reading

Auburn traffic advisory: 15th Street NE/NW and Harvey Road – SR 167 to 8th Street NE

Starting Monday, June 11, through approximately Sept. 30, construction on 15th Street NE/NW and Harvey Road will require intermittent lane restrictions between State Route 167… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

City won’t have to pony up for project

State won’t ask Auburn for direct financial support to support future SR 167 connections to I-5

Courtesy photo, City of Auburn

Les Gove Spray Playground under repair; opening soon

Park making improvements; summer events on tap

  • Jun 3, 2018
Courtesy photo, City of Auburn

Complying with Real ID Act: new marking to be added to all standard-issue driver licenses and ID cards

Starting July 1, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will begin marking all standard driver licenses and ID cards with the language, “federal limits apply.” The… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2018

New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

The spike in the unsheltered population in the 2018 count is driven primarily by an increase of people living in cars, RVs, or vans.

A challenging game for the young mind

Knights and rooks, kings and queens clash in inaugural youth chess tournament at Auburn High School

Overnight lane, ramp closures set for the SR 167-I-405 interchange area during next two weeks

For the Reporter Late-night drivers who use northbound State Route 167 to access Rainier Avenue South and northbound Interstate 405 in Renton near the I-405/SR… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

New spot, new season for the farm-fresh market

Auburn International Farmers Market opens to changes with a move to the park

Auburn Police blotter | June 1

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between May 20 and and 27: May 20 Auto theft 2 a.m., 31000… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | June 1

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 260 requests for service between May 21 and 27, among them the following: May 21 Aid call: 8:15… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018
Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County wins sex ed funding case

Officials are “ecstatic” that the court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to withhold research funds.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

2018 property valuation notices are in the mail to Auburn

Values continue to rise throughout King County

  • May 31, 2018
John Mosby. COURTESY PHOTO

Highline College selects Mosby as new president

10-month search ends in unanimous vote by school trustees

  • May 31, 2018
John Mosby. COURTESY PHOTO

Traffic advisory: Night work on Auburn Way South and State Route 18

On Thursday night, May 31, through Friday morning June 1, construction by WSDOT contractor Tucci and Sons for the Auburn Way South (SR 18 to… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2018

Remembering the fallen, honoring those who serve in harm’s way

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to military men and women of today and yesterday at Tahoma National Cemetery