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Self-driving cars: Heaven or hell?

Depending on factors, traffic and environmental impacts could become better or worse.

City of Auburn photo
City of Auburn photo

Dieringer School Board selects Farmer as new superintendent

The Dieringer School District Board of Directors unanimously have chosen Michael Farmer as the new superintendent to replace Judy Neumeier-Martinson who is retiring in June.… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2019

Goats, Greenhouses, Gardening at free summit

King Conservation District, Highline College partner for urban ag event

  • May 20, 2019

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

‘Reely’ good day of fishin’

The city of Algona hosted its annual Kids Fishing Derby at Matchett Park on a sun-splashed Saturday. Children were treated to games, s’mores, hot chocolate… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2019

Public Health reports potential measles exposures in Auburn and Kent

Third King County measles case identified this month

  • May 20, 2019

Mid-spring splash

Auburn’s Game Farm Park makes way for fun and games, food and services for people and their four-legged pals

  • May 18, 2019

Center of attention: city project gets a big boost

Auburn receives $500,000 from the state to support transformation of old post office into Arts and Culture Center

Crow With Fries swoops into Auburn; sculpture’s Landing Celebration is May 31

Crow With Fries discovered Les Gove Park this week. Standing 12 feet tall and stretching 18 feet long, the crow is a public art piece,… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Auburn Police blotter | May 17

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between May 7 and 11: May 7 Narcan administered: 2:08 p.m., 41st Street… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | May 17

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 247 calls for service between May 6 and 12, among them the following: May 6 Bark fire: 6:53… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Valley Com hosts academy June 1; public invited

Agency awarded for budgeting practices

  • May 16, 2019

Rotarians honor Auburn Mountainview’s Kramer as Student of the Month

The Auburn Rotary Club honored Auburn Mountainview High School’s Lauren Kramer as its Student of the Month at a ceremony Wednesday. At the presentation were,… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2019

Auburn’s animal house: Petpalooza invades Game Farm Park on Saturday

Dog Trot to kick off day-long festival

Take a tour behind the scenes at Maintenance and Operations

Celebrate Public Works Week with a behind-the-scenes look at how the city’s Maintenance and Operations team keeps Auburn running. Tours begin at 9 a.m. Friday,… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2019

‘Time for someone else to step up’

Holman decides not to seek a third term on City Council

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Governor signs Das bill to help organizations provide affordable housing

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Monday that will help limit the costs of affordable housing by exempting self-help housing organizations, such as Habitat for… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2019