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Day of honor

Auburn celebrates, remembers veterans past and present with a grand parade | PHOTOS

  • Nov 9, 2019
Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Sen. Fortunato: Return to $30 car tabs creates path for transportation-funding plan

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, said voter approval of Initiative 976 will clear a path for his legislation to meet the state’s transportation-infrastructure needs without… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

MultiCare Auburn Medical Center to administer free flu shots to the first 200 adults Saturday

Free flu vaccinations will be given to the first 200 adults– or until they run out – in the lobby at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center,… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Auburn Police blotter | Nov. 8

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 3: Oct. 31 Assault with injury: 10:43 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Nov. 8

Between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 254 calls for service, among them the following: Oct. 28 Overdose: 10:01… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019

Showing the way

Auburn man, fellow sailors navigated war’s waterways for U.S. fleet in WWII, Korea

Muckleshoot Tribe bans fruit-flavored vaping products, restricts vaping and tobacco sales to people 21 and up

Much has been said lately about vaping’s link to dire health problems, hospitalizations, even deaths. Especially troubling to the Muckleshoot Tribal Council has been the… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2019
MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

American-Vietnamese War Memorial Alliance to fly colors, distribute pins to veterans

The American-Vietnamese War Memorial Alliance will put up allied flags at the Auburn Vietnam Memorial in Les Gove Park early Saturday morning in honor of… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2019
MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter
The Auburn Veterans Parade is one of the largest of its kind in the country. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Parade, events fill Saturday to honor veterans

For the Reporter Nearly 6,000 participants, 200 entries and 25 marching bands will proceed down Auburn’s Main Street from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2019
The Auburn Veterans Parade is one of the largest of its kind in the country. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

State Housing Finance Commission paves way for 500 new apartments in north Auburn

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has approved bonds and housing tax credits that will build 500 affordable apartments for individuals, families, persons with disabilities,… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2019

TBA on TBD? Council to hold public hearing on transportation benefit districts

Auburn’s leaders are weighing a 2015 change in state law that allows cities with transportation benefit districts to assume their powers, rights and functions as… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2019

Auburn snuffs out smoking, vaping, tobacco use in parks

Ordinance aligns with city’s Blue Ribbon Committee goals

U.S. Eighth Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier listens closely as Dr. Arun Matthews explains advances MultiCare Auburn Medical Center has made in recent years. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Rep. Schrier tours Auburn hospital, hears about improvements

Congresswoman feels at home at remodeled medical center

U.S. Eighth Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier listens closely as Dr. Arun Matthews explains advances MultiCare Auburn Medical Center has made in recent years. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
The flood-prone White River along the banks of Pacific. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

County approves $300,000 for Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project

The King County Flood Control Board on Wednesday passed a budget that includes $300,000 for the Butte Avenue Flood Mitigation Project. The project will reduce… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019
The flood-prone White River along the banks of Pacific. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Burnett leads Mulenga in tightest Auburn City Council race; Baggett and Jeyaraj confident

With the numbers bound to change after each new count, what can be said in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s general election in Auburn is… Continue reading

Loria Yeadon, CEO and president of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, high-fives a child who was with his family during the mid-September grand opening of the new YMCA on Kent’s East Hill. COURTESY PHOTO, Brandon Patoc (patoc.co)

YMCA to acquire Nexus Youth and Families to tackle youth homelessness, mental illness

The YMCA of Greater Seattle voted to acquire Nexus Youth and Families, a nonprofit organization that has provided youth homelessness and behavioral health services in… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019
Loria Yeadon, CEO and president of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, high-fives a child who was with his family during the mid-September grand opening of the new YMCA on Kent’s East Hill. COURTESY PHOTO, Brandon Patoc (patoc.co)

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.