Mark Klaas

Don Stevenson

Auburn’s Stevenson on pace in cross country benefit walk | UPDATE

Auburn's man of sole has reached the halfway point of his long-distance dedication on foot.

Don Stevenson
Auburn football standout Conner McArthur

Auburn teen to compete at elite national football camp

At 6-foot-3 and 315 pounds, Conner McArthur is an unmistakable, imposing man-child.

Auburn football standout Conner McArthur
Kimberly Andrade

After-school program makes an impact | SLIDESHOW

Like a neighborhood convenience store offering tasty treats, schools should be open at all hours to feed a growing child's appetite for learning.

Kimberly Andrade
Auburn’s Mark Joneschiet

Auburn’s Minister of Miles and his mission: Pastor runs to raise Alzheimer’s awareness

Running and religion keep Mark Joneschiet seen and heard and on the same path with the community he serves.

Auburn’s Mark Joneschiet
Lion leaders: Luke Lavine and Taylor Shirley excelled in and out of the classroom at Auburn Mountainview.

Reaching greater heights at Auburn Mountainview | Class of ’15

Luke Lavine and Taylor Shirley found their way at Auburn Mountainview High School.

Lion leaders: Luke Lavine and Taylor Shirley excelled in and out of the classroom at Auburn Mountainview.
Leaders and learners: Kyle Wuerch and Claire Kerbs challenged and got the best out of themselves at Auburn Riverside. ‘I enjoyed the culture of the school

Kerbs, Wuerch make it all possible at Auburn Riverside | Class of ’15

Robotics brings bright young minds together to learn, promote teamwork and answer the call for better technology for tomorrow.

Leaders and learners: Kyle Wuerch and Claire Kerbs challenged and got the best out of themselves at Auburn Riverside. ‘I enjoyed the culture of the school
Republican Bill Bryant

Bryant ready to put GOP back in the governor’s seat | Klaas

He has a common name, a busy agenda, and determination to end one of the country’s longest losing streaks in state government.

Republican Bill Bryant
The Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse talks to the audience during the Junior Achievement of Washington’s JA World 10-year anniversary celebration Friday.

Seahawks’ Kearse, others join JA World celebration

The Seattle Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse has made spectacular catches throughout his NFL career, but perhaps his greatest reception is captivating kids and helping families.

The Seahawks' Jermaine Kearse talks to the audience during the Junior Achievement of Washington’s JA World 10-year anniversary celebration Friday.
Don Stevenson

Stevenson officially begins benefit walk Tuesday

Don Stevenson, Auburn's man of sole, is about to launch his latest long-distance dedication.

Don Stevenson
Muckleshoot Tribal Council members

Sen. Murray, leaders celebrate tribe’s golden Head Start program

Wrapped in a warm blanket, a gift from the Muckleshoot Tribal Council, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) felt right at home Tuesday.

Muckleshoot Tribal Council members
Veterans Alfredo ‘Tito’ Medina

Local veterans extend a helping hand with resource fair

War beat up Scot Pondelick inside and out. From his ligament-torn ankles to his separated shoulders, he hurts all the time. He has degenerative disc disease, and walks gingerly with a cane.

Veterans Alfredo ‘Tito’ Medina
Heads-up: Auburn Riverside’s Adrian Correa

Ravens tame SPSL 3A, eye spot in state field

As far as Robyn Saarenas is concerned, this may be her best soccer team poised to play its finest hour.

Heads-up: Auburn Riverside’s Adrian Correa
Family-run store: Don Rottle

Auburn institution: Rottles to close after 75 years in business

Changing suppliers, demographics and shopping habits have created a perfect storm, and the opportunity to walk away.

Family-run store: Don Rottle
Auburn’s Shawn Murphy and other veterans last summer hiked the 3

Warrior Hike supports those transitioning from military service

Shawn Murphy was an angry, cynical man searching for peace. For most of his life, he had distrusted people and hated the world.

Auburn’s Shawn Murphy and other veterans last summer hiked the 3
Don Stevenson

Auburn’s ‘Pacing Parson’ plans another benefit walk across America

Auburn's man of sole isn't about to hang up his long-distance shoes.

Don Stevenson
Guiding light: Auburn’s Kaylynn Bartro

Teen finds support to build a better life | AYR benefit

Life got complicated, frustrating, and deeply depressing for Kaylynn Bartro.

Guiding light: Auburn’s Kaylynn Bartro
Pageant winner Morgan Warren receives the crown from 2014 Miss Auburn Jacque Guyette at the coronation Saturday night.

Warren comes away with Miss Auburn crown | SLIDESHOW

Faith, family and persistence have helped Morgan Warren reach greater heights. That and the ability to sing beautiful music from the heart.

Pageant winner Morgan Warren receives the crown from 2014 Miss Auburn Jacque Guyette at the coronation Saturday night.
Jacque Guyette

Miss Auburn Jacque Guyette reflects on her year of service

For Jacque Guyette, the crown fit. The reigning Miss Auburn welcomed the opportunity to work in the community she enjoys, being able to touch so many lives.

Jacque Guyette
Nancy Johnson is prepared to take on early-onset Alzheimer’s and stay active in the community.

Physical therapist retires after long career, copes with Alzheimer’s

For 30 years, Physical Therapist Nancy Johnson's cheerful disposition and big heart have brought comfort and relief to her patients.

Nancy Johnson is prepared to take on early-onset Alzheimer’s and stay active in the community.
Austin Dwyer’s oil painting

Maritime artist takes People’s Choice Award at juried show and sale

Austin Dwyer sees beauty and mystery through mist. It's a powerful technique, a method the award-winning maritime artist uses to lure people into his paintings.

Austin Dwyer’s oil painting