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Soos Creek Botanical Garden. Courtesy Auburn Symphony

Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents Family Concert in the Garden

Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents Family Concert in the Garden, a live summer concert for the whole family at Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center… Continue reading

 

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Auburn scout earns Eagle Scout rank

Mason Raab, a graduate of Holy Family School and O’Dea High School, recently earned the honored Eagle Scout rank, which less than 5 percent of… Continue reading

 

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Auburn student wins grand prize at Kumon of Federal Way annual spelling bee

Six additional students named gold winners at the May event.

 

Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during Saturday's graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.

Auburn’s class of 2021 reaches the finish line

The Auburn School District graduated more than 1,100 seniors on Saturday, June 19, for in-person graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021. Auburn Mountainview, Auburn… Continue reading

Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during Saturday's graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.
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 Dave Berg embody this ideal,… Continue reading

VRFA Fire Captain retires this month after 32 years with the fire service. Courtesy of VRFA
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 runs from 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

A scene from the Auburn Farmers Market’s opening day June 6. Photo courtesy of Julie Krueger
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Why we celebrate Memorial Day

It’s the Memorial Day weekend – and you know what that means. No, not the start of summer, backyard barbecues or three-day sales at stores… Continue reading

Tahoma National Cemetery. 	FILE PHOTO
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Roundup of local Auburn candidates for 2021 elections

For the first time since she sought and won the office of Auburn mayor in 2013, Nancy Backus will run unopposed, this time for a… Continue reading

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VRFA firefighter Neil Pedersen recently announced his retirement after 36 years with the service. Courtesy photo

VRFA Firefighter Neil Pedersen retires

In the 36 years, Neil Pedersen has been a firefighter, he has seen his fire department grow from one station to five, he has worked… Continue reading

VRFA firefighter Neil Pedersen recently announced his retirement after 36 years with the service. Courtesy photo
Ryan Mason, 19, was reported missing by a family member on April 26. Photo, Auburn Police Department

Family looking for missing local man

Ryan Mason, 19, is missing, and his family is anxious to find him. A family member reported Mason, who is homeless, as a missing person… Continue reading

Ryan Mason, 19, was reported missing by a family member on April 26. Photo, Auburn Police Department
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King County moves its Auburn community testing site

King County moved its Auburn community testing site from the GSA Complex to Boeing’s Auburn facility at 2400 Perimeter Road effective April 26. This move… Continue reading

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Lydia Assefa-Dawson

Federal Way Councilmember Lydia Assefa-Dawson announces run for King County Council District 7

Assefa-Dawson pledges to bring leadership and perspectives as a housing advocate, person with disabilities, immigrant, and mom to a seat held by 28-year incumbent.

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Carlinna L. Mayberry, 17. Courtesy photo

Auburn police search for missing teen

Carlinna L. Mayberry, 17, was last seen leaving the area of 2 Auburn Way North on at 6:55 a.m. April 5, according to the Auburn… Continue reading

Carlinna L. Mayberry, 17. Courtesy photo
US 8th Congressional District Representative Kim Schrier (D) chats with Tamesha Marquis, school nurse at Bowman Creek Elementary, during her Tuesday morning visit to learn about the school’s rapid-testing site. Photo Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter

Rep. Schrier visits Auburn school’s rapid testing pilot site

Washington Congresswoman Kim Schrier (District 8) and Auburn Schools Superintendent Dr. Alan Spicciati visited the rapid testing pilot program site March 30 at Bowman Creek… Continue reading

US 8th Congressional District Representative Kim Schrier (D) chats with Tamesha Marquis, school nurse at Bowman Creek Elementary, during her Tuesday morning visit to learn about the school’s rapid-testing site. Photo Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
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Auburn vaccination site relocated to provide expanded access in South King County

King County moved its Auburn community vaccination site March 29 from the General Services Administration Complex to the Outlet Collection shopping center in Auburn, according… Continue reading

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Auburn City Councilmember Larry Brown running for 2nd term

Auburn City Councilman Larry Brown is running for re-election, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Brown, who began his first term on Jan… Continue reading

Jennifer Whitaker atop 2020 Horse of the Meeting Dutton at the opening of training March 5 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs

Training begins at Emerald Downs for 2021 season

210 horses at Auburn track

Jennifer Whitaker atop 2020 Horse of the Meeting Dutton at the opening of training March 5 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs
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Auburn residents reappointed to Lake Geneva Management District Advisory Board

On March 9, the King County Council confirmed the reappointments of Auburn residents Larry Gross and Dave Saunders to the Lake Geneva Management District Advisory… Continue reading

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City launches first in series of Town Halls March 11

Public safety, police behavior, business recruitment, fixing bumpy roads, emergency preparation. The city of Auburn is keen to hear what its residents would like it… Continue reading

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Youngsters enjoy reading in Humanities for Washington’s Cabin Fever program. Courtesy photo

Humanities Washington compiles its readings for kids housebound by pandemic

When COVID-19 first struck, closing schools and workplaces and keeping so many people at home, Humanities Washington created Cabin Fever Kids, a digital project inspired… Continue reading

Youngsters enjoy reading in Humanities for Washington’s Cabin Fever program. Courtesy photo