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City lights fuse to potential fireworks ban

Among possible actions under consideration as Auburn confronts problems on July 4

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 6

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 259 calls for service between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, among them the following: Aug. 26 Accident: 11:42… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Auburn Police blotter | Sept. 6

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Aug. 26 and Sept. 2: Aug. 26 Theft: 6 a.m., 5100 block… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Police detail fireworks numbers

From the Auburn Police Department’s Annual Fireworks Report, as delivered to the Auburn City Council on Aug. 26: • The Auburn Police Department’s 2019 fireworks… Continue reading

Local teens clean up roadside litter

Crews in the Youth Corps program help protect the environment during month-long job opportunity

New school, new year

Wednesday morning was back to school for most of the Auburn School District’s projected 17,200 students, among them these sixth-graders breaking in the new Olympic… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Nearly 9 in 10 kindergarteners in Washington are fully immunized for school

Student immunization coverage has held steady, according to data released Wednesday by the Washington State Department of Health. As of November of last year, just… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

City moves ahead on one-stop shop for human services

Auburn to negotiate terms of a lease of the former tavern space to support proposed ‘hub’

City’s IT Department uses artificial intelligence to frustrate cyber attacks

Two weeks ago, simultaneous ransom ware attacks launched by what authorities suspect was a single criminal snared the computer networks of 22 Texas counties and… Continue reading

Local teens clean up roadside litter

Crews in the Youth Corps program help protect the environment during month-long job opportunity

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Motorist passes, crunches VRFA engine truck; no one injured

A passing vehicle struck a Valley Regional Fire Authority engine truck that was protecting the scene of a previous motor vehicle accident along southbound State… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2019
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Made for middle school

First-year teacher in Mt. Baker’s Room 607 jazzed to impart crucial life skills to kids

Auburn Police blotter | Aug. 30

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Aug. 19 and 25: Aug. 19 Property theft: 11:05 a.m., 1406 Lake… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Cascade’s incoming principal avid to push students to new academic heights

It can be tough to fill the big shoes of the man or woman who came before you. But Cascade Middle School’s incoming principal, Meg… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 30

Between Aug. 19 and 25, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 232 calls for service, among them the following: Aug. 19 Bark fire: 11:13… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019
In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County allocates $318 million for education

Money will go toward early education and postsecondary support.

In this January 2019 photo, Gov. Jay Inslee visited the new Children’s Home Society of Washington Highline Early Learning Center in Des Moines to applaud the benefits of early education programs and promote his funding proposal to continue to fund programs like it. Sound Publishing file photo

King County pushes back report on for-hire driver trafficking training

The report was originally due in October but has been extended until next spring.

Community celebrates Filipino Heritage Day at Neely Mansion | PHOTOS

Filipino-American arts, culture and people honored

  • Aug 29, 2019

‘All-hands-on-deck effort’

City close to realizing its long-cherished dream of a one-stop, human services center

Preserving the tradition of Higher Taste Blueberry Farm

U-pick blueberry farm celebrates 65th anniversary season serving Auburn and Federal Way communities