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Downtown ice rink to remain open until Jan. 21, with new hours

Auburn’s ice skating rink on Main Street Plaza will remain open through Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Operating hours have changed. The rink,… Continue reading

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Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes

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King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Monday.

Councilmember Trout-Manuel appointed to serve on NLC Human Development Committee

Auburn City Councilmember Yolanda Trout-Manuel has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Community and Economic Development (CED) federal advocacy committee. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

PSE working to restore power to area residents following fierce windstorm

Puget Sound Energy estimates its last customer in South King (south of I-90) and Pierce counties will be restored by 4 p.m. Wednesday. Wind and… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Kent Police officer involved in shooting incident; Auburn Police help in chase

Kent Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that killed a hit-and-run suspect early Monday morning. At about midnight, Kent Police responded to assist Auburn Police,… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2019

Pay ’em to play college ball

State Rep. Drew Stokesbary proposes legislation that would allow college athletes at Washington schools to be paid

  • Jan 7, 2019

City opens warming shelters for people without electricity

City opens warming centers for people without power

  • Jan 7, 2019
AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

A report released by UW last month highlights further dangers higher CO2 levels pose to coho salmon.

Mr. Yuk, Washington Poison Center offer poster contest to elementary students

Mr. Yuk and the Washington Poison Center have launched their 13th annual Poison Prevention Poster Contest. Sponsored by Swedish – with the theme: “Mr. Yuk… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2019

Dinosaurs invade Auburn

Jurassic Tour comes to the mall for weekend encounter with families, children

  • Jan 6, 2019
A view of 104th Avenue Southeast, included in the City’s Lea Hill Corridor Study. The corridor, between Harvey Road/M Street NE and 124th Avenue SE, is a critical east-west arterial providing connections to downtown Auburn, the Lea Hill neighborhood, Green River College, and State Route 18. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Auburn

Public open house on Lea Hill Corridor Study set for Jan. 16

To prepare for anticipated growth in the community, the City of Auburn has initiated a study of Lea Hill Road from Harvey Road/M Street NE… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2019
A view of 104th Avenue Southeast, included in the City’s Lea Hill Corridor Study. The corridor, between Harvey Road/M Street NE and 124th Avenue SE, is a critical east-west arterial providing connections to downtown Auburn, the Lea Hill neighborhood, Green River College, and State Route 18. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Auburn

Nexus Youth and Families postpones annual Valentine’s breakfast

Agency working on major projects; charitable fundraiser to resume soon

  • Jan 5, 2019

Water works

Girl Scout, school district install water bottle refilling stations at Auburn Mountainview High School.

  • Jan 5, 2019

Rep. Stokesbary named lead budget writer for House Republicans

State House Republicans have named Rep. Drew Stokesbary, of Auburn, as their new ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee. Stokesbary served as the assistant… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2019
Contestants swarm Whitney Van Vleet, wearing the coveted crown, right, after she won the Miss Auburn title at the Performing Arts Center last year. Olivia Thomas, with the tiara, left, earlier took Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen title. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Tickets are on sale for Miss Auburn & Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program

Tickets are on sale for the Miss Auburn & Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Performing… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019
Contestants swarm Whitney Van Vleet, wearing the coveted crown, right, after she won the Miss Auburn title at the Performing Arts Center last year. Olivia Thomas, with the tiara, left, earlier took Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen title. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Inaugural Auburn Adventure Film Festival announces lineup | Update

Effort takes unique approach to combining film themes with adventure packages; tickets, film passes on sale now

  • Jan 4, 2019

Auburn Police blotter | Jan. 4

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Dec. 23 and 28: Dec. 23 Trespassing: 8:17 a.m., 1531 Auburn Way… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

VRFA fire rescue blotter | Jan. 4

Between Dec. 24 and 30, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 216 calls for service, among them the following: Dec. 24 Aid call: 6:42… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019