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Police responded to a lot of calls in 2018 but generated no serious outside allegations

Any internal investigation the Auburn Police Department launches stems from a serious allegation, for instance, a policy violation, a use-of-force complaint, a serious bias complaint.… Continue reading

Bird watch

Spring weather emerges as cloudy skies open to periodic sunshine

  • Apr 1, 2019

School district rings in bell schedule changes for 2019-20

The bell schedules for most schools will be slightly adjusted for the 2019-20 academic year, the Auburn School District announced last week. Changes were made… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2019

Senate Democrats roll out budget and accompanying ‘fix our tax code’ plan

By Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau The Senate Democrats introduced their operating budget proposal on Friday totaling $52.2 billion – an increase of $7.5… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2019

Celebration of the Crow: artist reception for exhibit is May 1

Event is part of landmark sculpture project at Les Gove Park

  • Mar 30, 2019

Rep. Stokesbary on passage of House Democrat operating budget: ‘no need to consider additional taxes’

The House Republican budget lead, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, released the following statement Friday regarding the passage of the House Democrats’ 2019-21 operating budget proposal:… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2019

State smoking age rising to 21 in 2020

Legislature approves change

Auburn Police blotter | March 29

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between March 19 and 25: March 19 Vehicle theft: 8:47 a.m., 401 37th… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | March 29

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to calls for service between March 18 and 24, among them the following: March 18 Aid call: 4:31 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Feed the need: Empty Bowls returns April 26 at Grace Community Church

Purchase a bowl of your choice then enjoy a soup lunch

  • Mar 29, 2019
A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Auburn School Board recognizes outstanding staff member

The Auburn School District Board of Directors recognized Marla King, a second-grade teacher at Lakeland Hills Elementary, as the outstanding staff member of the month… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2019

Auburn’s Pritchard earns Eagle Scout rank

Wyatt Pritchard, a student at Auburn High School, received the rank of Eagle Scout during an officially recognized court of honor on March 24. Wyatt,… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2019

City to start work this year on West Hill Park named for Pete Lewis

The park on Auburn’s West Hill that is to carry former Mayor Pete Lewis’ name is budgeted for city clearing and grubbing, trail construction and… Continue reading

Snow-make-up days put summer on ice for Auburn students

When February’s snowfalls closed Auburn schools for days, the kids must have known there’d be a price to pay for the fun they were having.… Continue reading

Volunteer for Clean Sweep; register now

Community-wide volunteer effort on April 20 focuses on major cleanup

  • Mar 27, 2019

State smoking age rising to 21 in 2020

Legislature approves change

  • Mar 27, 2019

After 21 years on the Auburn School Board, Vefik will not run for reelection

When the Auburn School Board convenes for its first meeting in 2020, one long-serving member will not be there to say “here” to the roll… Continue reading

Work planned for C Street SW, from 1st Street SW to 8th Street SW | UPDATES

On Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3, construction work by KS Construction for the Holiday Inn Express Project will require lane closures and disruptions… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019

State House proposes to invest $26 million to widen section of Highway 18

The House of Representatives’ Transportation Budget proposal, introduced by House Democrats on Monday, makes major investments in transportation infrastructure in east and south King County.… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019