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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 12

Between Oct. 1 and 7, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 241 calls for service, among them the following: Oct. 1 Aid call: 11:53… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

City to tackle sexism in its dated code

Take a gander at Auburn’s City Code. and you’re sure to see them: pesky pronouns that refer, almost without exception – to male personages. Since… Continue reading

Annual flood protection work along White River begins Oct. 15 in Pacific

Temporary barriers increase protection for the city and require seasonal closure of Pacific Park

  • Oct 11, 2018

‘Operation Triple Beam Jet City’ results in arrest of 149 gang members in three counties

Auburn Police among participating agencies in U.S. Marshals-led task force

Utility work to require lane closures at Auburn Way North and 30th Street NE on Oct. 15

CenturyLink Communications’ utility work on Monday, Oct. 15 at the intersection of Auburn Way North and 30th Street NE will require single-lane closures from 9… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2018

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

Garbage collection disrupted Thursday in Auburn; here’s what to do

Due to a natural gas pipeline rupture in British Columbia, solid waste collection is canceled Thursday for Waste Management customers. The explosion on Tuesday, Waste… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2018

Swearingen is the new VRFA fire chief and administrator

Board appoints deputy chief of operations to lead role, effective Jan. 1

Wetland is promised land for possible development

City: PAPÉ Industries, an exclusive distributor for Kenworth, interested in buying commercially-zoned property

Tedgy Wright. KCSO photos

Police looking for additional victims of man who is in custody

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for additional victims of sexual assaults by 25-year-old Tedgy Wright, who is in custody at King County Jail.… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018
Tedgy Wright. KCSO photos

Blessing of the Animals

People bring household pets to Holy Family Catholic Church for popular celebration in honor of St. Francis

  • Oct 10, 2018

Two schools, one cause

Auburn and Auburn Mountainview team up for Pink Out fundraiser

  • Oct 10, 2018

King County seeks applicants to fill six openings on WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee

The King County WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee – a 13-member, volunteer advisory group appointed by the King County Executive and confirmed by King County Council… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise

‘I wanted the dog to turn on me’

As Yorkie recovers from attack by pit bull, police look for aggressive dog. ‘This dog needs to be off the street,’ pet owner says

UW awarded $40 million in GEAR UP grants in partnership with Auburn schools

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has been awarded $40 million in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2018

Leadership program awards Auburn City Councilman DaCorsi

Auburn City Councilmember Claude DaCorsi recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2018

VRFA administrator decides to retire

Robertson spent 35 years in public service; he led the formation of the state’s first regional fire authority

Auburn Police blotter | Oct. 5

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Sept. 27 and Oct. 1: Sept. 27 Theft: 7 p.m., 1002 12th… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 2

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 249 calls for service between Sept. 24 and 30, among them the following: Sept. 24 Aid Call: 9:05… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018