An iron worker installs the final steel beam in the new Lea Hill Elementary School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Final beam installed on Lea Hill Elementary in Auburn

The school is set to open in the fall of 2022.

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Ring stuck on woman’s finger | Fire blotter

Between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 339 calls for service, among them the… Continue reading

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Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn teachers and staff struggle during omicron wave

15% of staff has been out sick since schools re-opened in the new year.

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COVID testing centers shut down for lack of business license

Center for Covid Control announced Jan. 13 it would close all of its locations for a week.

During a news conference Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee explains the deployment of the National Guard to hospitals to assist with the coronavirus surge. (TVW) 20220113

Surgeries paused, National Guard deployed to assist hospitals

King County health officials say 1 in 7 ICU and acute-care hospital beds are occupied by a COVID patient.

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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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County auditor finds agencies fall short on emergency services

The auditor’s office recommends clarifying responsibilities and accountability for effective planning.

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

2022 will be a trial run for 2024 for conservatives | Roegner

Our democracy withstood an attempted coup last Jan. 6, but the planning hasn’t stopped — it is only moving a Continue reading...

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Good night, John Boy, from another generation | Whale

When I was growing up in the 1970s, like many others I enjoyed “The Waltons,” Earl Hamner Jr.’s televised account Continue reading...

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Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo

Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

 

 

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Auburn native Gwen Streeter is retiring after 10 years as a records specialist for Valley Regional 
Fire Authority Station 31, where her bubbly personality, ever-ready sense of humor, compassion and devotion to her duties earned her the high praise of her colleagues. Courtesy photo

Valley Regional Fire Authority’s Gwen Streeter retires

No statistics are available to tell us how common a bubbly personality, high intelligence, compassion and an inexhaustible sense of… Continue reading

 

2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

Car review: 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE

By Larry Lark, contributor Hatchbacks are all about versatility and fun. The 2021 Toyota Corolla XSE delivers on both counts.… Continue reading

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