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Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

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Truth in government bill seeks to change state agency name

Taxpayer advocate and state Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has introduced truth-in-government legislation that accurately portrays the work of a state agency. Senate Bill 5925 would… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019
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I-405/SR 167 Interchange Direct Connector flyover ramp to open Thursday

Critical link to 40-mile express toll lanes corridor will improve traffic operations by eliminating weaving

  • Feb 20, 2019

Teens urged to enter museum’s My Hometown Writing Contest

Deadline to enter is March 17

  • Feb 20, 2019

Infield of main ballfield at Brannan Park to get synthetic turf

City Council OKs $611,268 project at the main ballpark; all-weather rug will cut down on game rain-outs

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Former two-term state Senator Joe Fain has a new job – president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce selects Fain as new president and CEO

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that it had selected former 47th Legislative District State Sen. Joe Fain to be its new president and… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019
Former two-term state Senator Joe Fain has a new job – president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Auburn Police arrest Kent man suspected in hit-and-run incident that seriously injured boy

Auburn Police have arrested a Kent man suspected of being the driver in a hit-and-run incident that left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured. The 26-year-old… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2019

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Successor to Heritage Building: 66 apartments, 6 stories high

Owner of lot where historic structure stood submits her plans for replacing it with ‘The Divine’

Auburn Police blotter | Feb. 15

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Feb. 2 and 10: Feb. 2 Extortion: 8 a.m., 1111 4th St.… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Feb. 15

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 297 calls for service between Feb. 4 and 10, among them the following: Feb. 4 Accident: 9:39 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Waste haulers resume full services in Auburn

Auburn’s waste haulers are back up and running after the winter storm. Waste Management and Republic Services customers should put their containers at the curb… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

What to do about the insanity of SR164

At a meeting last week, residents expressed their frustrations to WSDOT and Muckleshoot Tribe

New teen campaign, DREAM BIG, kicks off

Russell Wilson and Ciara unveil limited edition library cards featuring the duo

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Thawing in Auburn

Slushy street cleanup goes on; garbage pickup resumes; rain in the forecast | UPDATES

  • Feb 14, 2019

Measles outbreak prompts health officials to encourage vaccinations

By MultiCare Health System, for the Auburn Reporter Editor’s note: Measles is highly contagious. If you think you or your child has the measles, or… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019