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NobleRush – formerly Hinshaw’s Motorcycle – abruptly and without notice, closes its stores in Auburn

The man checked the website, confirmed the Auburn store’s hours and hit the road from his home in Spanaway. But when he reached NobleRush, formerly… Continue reading

Reykdal’s budget prioritizes safety, health, serving students with disabilities

State superintendent of public instruction releases legislative plan

  • Sep 26, 2019
Auburn Municipal Airport, which began in 1969, is one of the busiest of its kind in the state and region. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Cantwell announces $2.7M grant for runway extension at Auburn Municipal Airport

Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced that Auburn Municipal Airport in Auburn… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2019
Auburn Municipal Airport, which began in 1969, is one of the busiest of its kind in the state and region. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Bartell Drugs, at 3902 A St. SE, closes for good on Sept. 29. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Difficult times: Bartell Drugs closes its Auburn store

After 24 years in business at 3902 A St. SE, Bartell Drugs in Auburn closes for good on Sept. 29. Store employees, citing company policy,… Continue reading

Bartell Drugs, at 3902 A St. SE, closes for good on Sept. 29. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

In the pink

Rival schools join forces to raise money in the fight against cancer

  • Sep 25, 2019

Sprinkler system drowns apartment fire on Lea Hill, no one hurt | UPDATE

Valley Regional Fire Authority personnel responded to a small fire in one unit of the Cedar Ridge apartments on Lea Hill Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18,… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019
A resource fair was a part of LGBTQIA Week last year. The fair returns Oct. 10 for this year’s LGBTQIA Week at Highline College. COURTESY PHOTO

LGBTQIA Week at Highline College honors the resistance 50 years later

Free events scheduled for Oct. 7-11

  • Sep 23, 2019
A resource fair was a part of LGBTQIA Week last year. The fair returns Oct. 10 for this year’s LGBTQIA Week at Highline College. COURTESY PHOTO

Hops & Crops turns 10

Community supports farm at popular music and beer festival

  • Sep 23, 2019

Downtown Auburn welcomes Main Street Festival

Music and food, fun and games came to downtown Auburn for the Main Street Festival on Saturday. The festival, presented by the Auburn Downtown Association,… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2019

Main Street Festival to embrace downtown Auburn on Saturday

Music and food, fun and games come to downtown Auburn for the Main Street Festival on Saturday. The festival, presented by the Auburn Downtown Association,… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2019

Community grand opening of the new Olympic Middle School set for Oct. 15

The Auburn School District celebrates the new Olympic Middle School with a community grand opening at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. The new school is… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019
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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 20

Between Sept. 9 and 15, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 236 calls for service, among them the following: Sept. 9 Accident: 3:15 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019
Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

Pulling no punches

From chairman of the state Republican party to party pariah, Chris Vance explains why

Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

Auburn Police blotter | Sept. 20

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Sept. 10 and 15: Sept. 10 Corrupt currency: 11:15 a.m., 500 E.… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019

Missing Enumclaw man who worked as BNSF engineer in Auburn found dead in Oregon

The girlfriend of an Enumclaw man who’d been missing for 17 days told investigators Tuesday she had found his body on her property in Oregon.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2019

Sound Transit CEO provides updates on light rail link extensions at Good Eggs breakfast

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s September Good Eggs breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2019
Waste Management presents a $1,500 check to the Auburn Food Bank in the community’s fight against hunger on Thursday at City Hall. From left, Laura Moser, municipal & community relations manager at Waste Management; Debbie Christian, executive director of the Auburn Food Bank; and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus. COURTESY PHOTO, Waste Management

Mayor Backus kicks off food drive in partnership with Auburn Food Bank and Waste Management

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and Auburn Food Bank Director Debbie Christian on Thursday morning kicked off the 2019 Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2019
Waste Management presents a $1,500 check to the Auburn Food Bank in the community’s fight against hunger on Thursday at City Hall. From left, Laura Moser, municipal & community relations manager at Waste Management; Debbie Christian, executive director of the Auburn Food Bank; and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus. COURTESY PHOTO, Waste Management

National Preparedness Month – ‘Prepared, Not Scared’

September is National Preparedness Month, a time for families and communities to get ready for disasters and emergencies before they strike. The State Fire Marshal’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2019