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Auburn School Board recognizes outstanding staff member

The Auburn School District Board of Directors recognizes Kym Hales, teacher at Auburn High School, for being an outstanding staff member at 7 p.m. Monday… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)
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VRFA invites scouts to attend annual Scout Night at the Fire Station

The Valley Regional Fire Authority hosts its annual Scout Night at the Fire Station on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Scouting and adventure groups from the Algona,… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
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Auburn City Council race, Position 3: Jeyaraj vs. Pearson

Ken Pearson, a political newcomer, faces James Jeyaraj, an advocate of partnership building, in a bid for Auburn City Council, Position 3. The candidates recently… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019

Auburn City Council race, Position 5: Burnett vs. Mulenga

Two challengers. One spot. The contest for Position 5 on the Auburn City Council, pits Ryan Burnett, a seasoned restaurant manager, against Robyn Mulenga, a… Continue reading

More King County roads to be plowed during major winter storms

The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a Road Services Division plan to remove snow and ice from more county roads this winter. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
The 93-year-old Auburn Avenue Theater remains a popular place for entertainment, with 250 seats in the house. COURTESY PHOTO

City to buy historic Auburn Avenue Theater

Purchase is for $570,000, the appraised value, plus $80,000, one of the two years left on the lease

The 93-year-old Auburn Avenue Theater remains a popular place for entertainment, with 250 seats in the house. COURTESY PHOTO

16 indicted for trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in Seattle area

Ten locations searched; 17 people arrested – 2 from Auburn, another from Pacific – following year-long investigation

  • Oct 23, 2019

Expect lane closures, disruptions to both directions of traffic on Auburn Way South | UPDATES

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Wednesday, Nov. 6, construction work by Oceanside Construction, Inc. for the 2019 storm repair and replacement project will require lane… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Auburn Vietnam Memorial to receive $2,000 in funding | UPDATE

The Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) has selected the American-Vietnamese War Memorial Alliance for the Auburn Vietnam Memorial at Les Gove Park to receive… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Help for Pacific, Algona: County directs $300,000 for Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project

The King County Flood Control Executive Committee has passed a budget proposal that directs $300,000 to be included for the Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project.… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

State officials remind public Tobacco and Vapor 21 begins Jan. 1

The Washington State Department of Health is reminding the public that Engrossed House Bill 1074 goes into effect on January 1, 2020, when it will… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

City council approves changes to street, other projects in its Transportation Improvement Plan

City leaders have set their eyes on building a new, $1.65 million, westbound right-turn pocket at the 15th Street Northwest and State Route 167 northbound… Continue reading

King County Metro has been working to develop a proposal for future transit options to better connect Renton, Kent, Auburn and surrounding areas; and identifying potential sites for a new bus base, which will house and maintain 250 all-electric buses by 2030. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Metro

Better transit service and a new bus base: Auburn residents have a say

Residents invited to have a say on Metro’s upcoming investments in South King County

  • Oct 22, 2019
King County Metro has been working to develop a proposal for future transit options to better connect Renton, Kent, Auburn and surrounding areas; and identifying potential sites for a new bus base, which will house and maintain 250 all-electric buses by 2030. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Metro

Serving it up for 41 years

Starting Gate waitress treats people with efficiency, grace and a smile

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Customers asked to recycle plastic bags, wrap separately from curbside recycling materials

Changes are coming next year to how materials are collected for recycling in Seattle and King County. Beginning Jan. 1, garbage and recycling collection programs… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

KCLS boycotts Macmillan Publishers’ eBook embargo

The King County Library System (KCLS) will no longer purchase newly-released eBooks from Macmillan Publishers, one of five major publishers in the U.S., effective Nov.… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019
Honorary Chair Pete von Reichbauer and MSC President Robin Corak present former Orion Industries President and CEO John Theisen the first MSC Help, Hope, Change Award. COURTESY PHOTO

Former Orion CEO Theisen receives inaugural MSC Help, Hope, Change Award

John Theisen, former president and CEO of Auburn-based Orion Industries, was presented the inaugural South King County Multi-Service Center’s (MSC) Help, Hope, Change Award by… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019
Honorary Chair Pete von Reichbauer and MSC President Robin Corak present former Orion Industries President and CEO John Theisen the first MSC Help, Hope, Change Award. COURTESY PHOTO
Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno. COURTESY PHOTO, city of Kent

Monstrous Halloween food drive planned to scare hunger in Auburn

Effort made in honor of late Kent Police officer, Auburn resident

  • Oct 18, 2019
Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno. COURTESY PHOTO, city of Kent