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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

VRFA Fire Captain retires this month after 32 years with the fire service. Courtesy of VRFA

VRFA Fire Captain Dave Berg retires

A career in the fire service means dedicating yourself to helping others. Not only did Valley Regional Fire Authority Captain… Continue reading

Downtown Auburn. Courtesy photo

Auburn restaurants may get sidewalk permit fees waived

In 2020, the city of Auburn adopted an ordinance to provide a temporary waiver of its ordinary right-of-way use-permit fees… Continue reading

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Construction lift catches fire with lift operator stuck at the top | Fire blotter

Between June 7 and June 13, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 242 calls for service, among them the… Continue reading

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Auburn resident Lukas Holloman was able to pursue his dream of being an aviator as a high school student. Courtesy photo

Auburn student soars toward aviation career

Lukas Holloman has already flown over 75 hours in the sky.

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

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Reckless driver loses control of vehicle and strikes four others | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service among many others between June 12 and June 15. June 12… Continue reading

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Between Saturday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, every air quality monitor in Washington state recorded levels of particulate pollution above the federal 24-hour standard. (Source: Department of Ecology)

Wildfire smoke: A burning health issue is getting worse

Health experts are urging Washingtonians to prepare for more of what they suffered through last September — what the Department Continue reading...

A scene from the Auburn Farmers Market’s opening day June 6. Photo courtesy of Julie Krueger

Auburn Farmers Market is open for 2021 season

The Auburn Farmers Market opened June 6 for the season at Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way S. The market Continue reading...

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Thoughts and prayers just aren’t enough | Roegner

The violence must stop. And our elected officials have the ability to stop it.

Entrance to the Tukwila Library branch of the King County Library System. File photo Tags

King County libraries move to Phase 4 this month

Libraries across King County will advance to Phase 4 on June 30, and all remaining library buildings will be open Continue reading...

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Downtown Auburn. Courtesy photo

Auburn restaurants may get sidewalk permit fees waived

In 2020, the city of Auburn adopted an ordinance to provide a temporary waiver of its ordinary right-of-way use-permit fees Continue reading...

 

Sports
Snoqualmie Casino unveiled the first immersive Seahawks-branded table game experience Sept. 18, 2020, in a ribbon cutting dedication with Snoqualmie Tribe Council members and Snoqualmie Casino executives. Courtesy photo

Gambling Commission OKs pacts with tribes for sports betting

Agreements with 15 tribes await approval by the governor and the feds.

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Life
2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport

Car review: 2021 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor When it comes to manufacturing compact luxury sports sedans, the folks at Lexus know what they’re… Continue reading

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2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

Car review: 2021 Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan

By Larry Lark, contributor The latest incarnation of the Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan exemplifies textbook German engineering. This 2021… Continue reading

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Opinion
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Thoughts and prayers just aren’t enough | Roegner

The violence must stop. And our elected officials have the ability to stop it.