Mark Klaas

Ashley Gillaspy’s students are working on a campaign to replace the school’s 44-year-old reader board.

Students lead drive to replace school’s old reader board

Curtis Swanson and his classmates peered up at the sun-kissed sign outside their school.

Ashley Gillaspy’s students are working on a campaign to replace the school’s 44-year-old reader board.
Preview: Residents and business owners study one of two perspectives for the downtown commercial corridor during an open house in the City Hall lobby.

Urban designers pose options for downtown

Sidewalks and curbs, public open space and art, vegetation and lighting, bike lanes and seating.

Preview: Residents and business owners study one of two perspectives for the downtown commercial corridor during an open house in the City Hall lobby.
Auburn Mountainview's Gresch Jensen delivers a pass during the Lions' 42-30 win against Auburn on Friday night.

Lions turn back Trojans, retain Fugate Trophy | SPSL football

Gresch Jensen ran for three first-half touchdowns and later passed for a fourth as Auburn Mountainview defeated rival Auburn 42-30 in a South Puget Sound League 3A game Friday night at Auburn Memorial Stadium.

Auburn Mountainview's Gresch Jensen delivers a pass during the Lions' 42-30 win against Auburn on Friday night.
Denise Brown talks about her late sister

Community must pull together to stop domestic violence, Brown urges

In the shadows of her sister's death, Denise Brown has found light and purpose.

Denise Brown talks about her late sister
Denise Brown arranges purple lights around the freshly planted rhododendron in front of City Hall on Thursday. The purple rhody was planted in honor of Brown's late sister

Purple and Brown: A special visit and a gift for Nicole

City leaders and the Auburn Domestic Violence Task Force welcomed Denise Brown to the valley and joined her in planting a purple rhododendron in front of City Hall in honor of Brown's late sister, Nicole Brown Simpson.

Denise Brown arranges purple lights around the freshly planted rhododendron in front of City Hall on Thursday. The purple rhody was planted in honor of Brown's late sister
Auburn's Dillon O'Grady powers his way to the end zone in the first half against Auburn Riverside on Friday night.

Trojans grind out win over Ravens; Lions fall | SPSL football

Auburn's "jet" offense took flight by staying on the ground Friday night.

Auburn's Dillon O'Grady powers his way to the end zone in the first half against Auburn Riverside on Friday night.
Archaeologists dig the foundation for the Hori Furoba Bathhouse

Volunteers restoring bathhouse at mansion

A dig, a blessing and the rebirth of a storied bathhouse.

Archaeologists dig the foundation for the Hori Furoba Bathhouse
Siahna Im

Auburn teen advances on ‘The Voice’ | VIDEO

Performing on a big stage in front of many people is as natural as breathing to Siahna Im.

Siahna Im
Kim Wyman

Vigorous vote expected in campaign ‘16 | Klaas

Spirited. Engaging. Tight. It's what to expect in an election year as candidates pursue big, powerful seats in office.

Kim Wyman
Sing it loud: The Marshallese United Church of Christ Sunday School Choir performs during a celebration at Veterans Memorial Park last Saturday.

State food aid program restored for many in need

Gail Yamasaki smiled as children sang in the park on a sun-kissed afternoon.

Sing it loud: The Marshallese United Church of Christ Sunday School Choir performs during a celebration at Veterans Memorial Park last Saturday.
Festival goers tour the Mary Olson Farm’s iconic barn during the Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival.

Hops & Crops comes to the farm | SLIDESHOW

The Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival – featuring regional craft beer, live music and activities – embraced historic Mary Olson Farm last Saturday.

Festival goers tour the Mary Olson Farm’s iconic barn during the Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival.
Auburn quarterback Justin Ioimo finds little room to roam against Kent-Meridian during the Trojans’  41-36 loss to the rival Royals last Friday night.

Trojans look to overcome rough start | SPSL football

Two tough games, two difficult losses. But Auburn coach Gordon Elliott sees progress in his young football team as it steps into South Puget Sound League 3A play on Friday.

Auburn quarterback Justin Ioimo finds little room to roam against Kent-Meridian during the Trojans’  41-36 loss to the rival Royals last Friday night.
Coach Chris Leverenz shares a light moment with her players during practice in the Auburn Riverside High School gymnasium. Leverenz

Leverenz stays true to her approach in leading successful Ravens | Prep volleyball preview

Coaching volleyball is a careful balancing act. Chris Leverenz knows all about it.

Coach Chris Leverenz shares a light moment with her players during practice in the Auburn Riverside High School gymnasium. Leverenz
Festival goers can sample craft beer from one of 11 area breweries at this year’s Hops & Crop event.

Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival returns to Mary Olson Farm

Cold craft beers and ciders, soulful music, newly planted gardens and plenty of room to roam about in a beautiful setting.

Festival goers can sample craft beer from one of 11 area breweries at this year’s Hops & Crop event.
Senior Gresch Jensen

Deep, swift Lions ready to spread the wealth | Prep football kickoff ’15

Plenty of speed to burn, targets to choose from and a quick trigger to make it all go.

Senior Gresch Jensen
Caleta White was 18 years old when she went missing. The inset age progression photo shows what she would look like today.

Mom seeks public’s help in search for her daughter, who went missing 9 years ago

Rhonda White vows to find her long-lost daughter. And she’s asking for the public’s help.

Caleta White was 18 years old when she went missing. The inset age progression photo shows what she would look like today.
Friends forever: Members of Auburn High’s class of ‘49 gathered for their annual reunion last week.

’49ers: Auburn’s special class

Sixty-six years later, the Auburn High School class of 1949 remains a tight-knit bunch.

Friends forever: Members of Auburn High’s class of ‘49 gathered for their annual reunion last week.
Lysne Nolte’s business offers a variety of flip-flops

Lakeland Hills woman has sole to fit and help others

Lysne Nolte is a warm-hearted, generous woman, a fancier of flip-flops, a woman of sole.

Lysne Nolte’s business offers a variety of flip-flops
Son Do of Auburn performs a “skittlectomy” during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital last week. More than 100 students from high schools throughout the South Puget Sound got a close look at careers in nursing at MultiCare Health System’s 12th annual camp. Students practiced skills

Students learn skills, apply their touch at MultiCare Nurse Camp

Son Do wants to help people in the way others have helped his mother. A career in medicine might be just the way to do that.

Son Do of Auburn performs a “skittlectomy” during Nurse Camp at Tacoma General Hospital last week. More than 100 students from high schools throughout the South Puget Sound got a close look at careers in nursing at MultiCare Health System’s 12th annual camp. Students practiced skills

Troubling violence strikes close to home | Klaas

Our streets, sidewalks and trails have turned violent, bloody, even deadly in recent days and months.