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Crews will soon clean up the mess that the demolition of the Heritage Building left behind. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Cleanup of Heritage Building site to begin in new year

For months, a thin strip of canvas on the fence around what remains of the Heritage Building in downtown Auburn post-demolition shielded the lot from… Continue reading

Crews will soon clean up the mess that the demolition of the Heritage Building left behind. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Way North: 7th Street NE to 9th Street NE

On Thursday, Jan. 3, utility work by Cannon Construction for Comcast will require a single-lane closure in the southbound direction of Auburn Way North from… Continue reading

Auburn Police blotter | Dec. 21

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Dec. 11 and 18: Dec. 11 Burglary: 5:54 a.m., 1509 O St.… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Dec. 21

Between Dec. 10 and 16, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 258 calls for service, among them the following: Dec. 10 Accident: 2 p.m.,… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018
Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.
COURTESY PHOTO, King County

King County launches 9-1-1 texting service; ‘Call if you can, text if you can’t’ is the primary message to residents

Starting today, 9-1-1 call centers in all King County cities and unincorporated areas can accept texts from those who are unable to call during an… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018
COURTESY PHOTO, King County

AG Ferguson’s initiative to end no-poach clauses nationwide continues with seven additional chains

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, seven additional chains committed to eliminate no-poach practices nationwide, removing… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Look of the past for Auburn’s new arts and culture center

Restoration efforts to begin on 81-year-old, red brick building

Blade runner

Christina Robertson and her daughter, Maggie, 11, with a friendly polar bear companion, take to the ice at the Auburn Downtown Association’s skating rink last… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Baggett to run for second term on City Council in 2019

Deputy Mayor Bob Baggett took to Facebook on Tuesday evening to announce his intention to run for a second term on the Auburn City Council.… Continue reading

Town hall talk: Resident urge lawmakers, leaders to tackle wide range of issues

Voters in Legislative District 47 have a lot they want their representatives in Olympia to tackle. And if the 50-plus who came to an evening… Continue reading

The flood-prone Green River. FILE PHOTO

County to evaluate alternatives for flood hazard management in Lower Green River corridor

The King County Flood Control District is preparing a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) to evaluate alternatives for the Lower Green River Corridor Flood Hazard… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2018
The flood-prone Green River. FILE PHOTO

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

City studies possible annexation of ‘islands’

Klump and Totem areas would bring increased taxes, fees and capital costs for property owners

The Christmas Store

Northwest Family Church, partners provide gifts to Auburn families, kids

  • Dec 19, 2018

Vivid art comes to life

Students of Green River College’s first-ever animation class proudly show their works

Stabbing victim won’t cooperate with police; prosecutor declines to move case forward | Update

On Dec. 13, a young man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after sustaining multiple, life-threatening stab wounds in a late-morning confrontation with… Continue reading

Police investigating death of Auburn man whose body they found in the trunk of his car | UPDATE

Victim identified; detectives work the scene; public’s help sought

Special tribute to the fallen

U.S. Army veterans Chriss Moen and Debi Lovelace, a Navy mother, salute after laying a wreath for departed World War II Navy veteran Donald Hanson… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018