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King County Library System selects new director

Well-regarded librarian brings decades of innovation in diverse communities to King County

  • Nov 30, 2017

Auburn traffic advisory: SE 304th Street – 108th Avenue SE to 112th Avenue SE

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, roadway restoration work will require alternating traffic for both east and west bound traffic on SE 304th Street from 108th Avenue… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

Police chase ends in officer-involved shooting in Auburn

An Auburn Police detective shot a gun-wielding man after he crashed a stolen car, fled the scene and threatened others Wednesday afternoon. Officers arriving at… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

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

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s presidential search

Public invited to sessions througout South King County

  • Nov 28, 2017

Leaving his legacy

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

Auburn traffic advisory: West Valley Highway and South 287th Street

From Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Wednesday, Dec. 6, construction of the North Auburn Logistics Development Project by Santana Trucking will continue to require alternating traffic… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

State’s multimodal 4-year program of transportation projects available for review

WSDOT seeks public input on the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, now through Dec. 20

  • Nov 26, 2017

Suspicious Substance Investigated at Police Station

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The Hazardous Materials Response Team from Puget Sound Fire was dispatched at… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

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

Auburn Police blotter for Nov. 24

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Nov. 11 and 16: Nov. 11 Fraud: 11:59 p.m., 2402 Auburn Way… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

Auburn resident goes from WW II to Stealth Bomber

By Brent Rawls/Wesley Homes Fred Gangl, a World War II veteran and five-year resident of Wesley Homes Lea Hill, is credited with helping to develop… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Nov. 24

Between Nov. 13 and 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 246 requests for service, among them the following: Nov. 13 Aid call: 12:57… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

King County closes Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels

Rain diminishes and river levels – including the Green and White – subside

  • Nov 24, 2017

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

Bloodworks Northwest extends hours to brace for big drop in holiday blood donations

Bloodworks Northwest has issued a special appeal asking people to schedule a blood donation during the next 10 days. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

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