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Mayor to negotiate leases for land at Auburn airport

City has long-term goal of attracting private development to the airport.

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Firefighters on Tuesday donated $1,000 to Athens Pizza and Pasta to help the restaurant continue to pay its employees until it can reopen after effecting necessary repairs following the December fire. Photo courtesy city of Auburn.

Firefighters step up for Athens Pizza

Union donates $1,000 to help owners pay employees while repairing restaurant.

Firefighters on Tuesday donated $1,000 to Athens Pizza and Pasta to help the restaurant continue to pay its employees until it can reopen after effecting necessary repairs following the December fire. Photo courtesy city of Auburn.
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City to close part of 15th Street Southwest this weekend to prevent illegal street racing

Street racers don’t burn rubber on the same strip of asphalt every weekend, they move around from place to place, and from city to city,… Continue reading

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King County District Court, South Division, Auburn Courthouse is located in the City of Auburn at 340 E. Main St. in the Auburn Justice Center. This facility provides court services for the cities of Auburn and Covington. File photo

Auburn council to vote on agreement with King County District Court

Think of it: 4,302 traffic infractions, 109 non-traffic infractions, 200 driving-under-the-influence-and-physical-control offenses, 793 traffic misdemeanors, 2,075 non-traffic misdemeanors, and 3,697 parking infractions. All 11,176 of… Continue reading

King County District Court, South Division, Auburn Courthouse is located in the City of Auburn at 340 E. Main St. in the Auburn Justice Center. This facility provides court services for the cities of Auburn and Covington. File photo
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Hangar expansion and more ahead for Auburn airport

If approved, private development would bring tax revenue to the city.

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Prosecutor charges man found in Auburn with stolen Subaru

Auburn Police say that on the morning of Jan. 6, they found 23-year-old Paul Nelson of Issaquah in the driver’s seat of a stolen Subaru… Continue reading

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Auburn school superintendent optimistic about hybrid learning starting in February

The Auburn School District and its teachers have risen to the challenges of COVID-19, such as virtual classrooms, but look forward to the day when… Continue reading

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Thanks to a state grant, the city expects to begin work on the rehabilitation of 4th Street Southeast from Auburn Way South to L Street. as shown here. Map courtesy City of Auburn.

4th Street Northeast will finally see fixes and repairs

In and out of season, former Auburn Deputy Mayor Bill Peloza seldom failed to mention the woeful condition of 4th Street Southeast and to urge,… Continue reading

Thanks to a state grant, the city expects to begin work on the rehabilitation of 4th Street Southeast from Auburn Way South to L Street. as shown here. Map courtesy City of Auburn.
Auburn City Councilmember Chris Stearns

Auburn City Council member gets COVID vaccine

Stearns among first groups in King County to receive COVID-19 vaccination.

Auburn City Councilmember Chris Stearns
Protesters confront Auburn police on June 2, 2020, in downtown Auburn. Photo by Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Auburn Reporter’s top stories of 2020

From COVID-19 to the filing of murder charges against an Auburn police officer, from street demonstrations to a December fire that scorched an East Main… Continue reading

Protesters confront Auburn police on June 2, 2020, in downtown Auburn. Photo by Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
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Pavement projects press forward in Auburn

Here’s a sampling of what Auburn has squeezed out of a $32 million investment of taxpayer dollars.

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Council weighs updates for Auburn’s aging facilities

Cramped. Perhaps that the kindest thing one could say about Auburn’s public works maintenance and operations facility on C Street Southwest and, across town, its… Continue reading

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This bronze skull is one of the fascinating items for sale at Antique Marketplace at the site of the former Joanne’s Fabrics on Howard Road. Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter

Antique store opens its doors in Auburn

Owner Carly Willis wants it to be a fun place.

This bronze skull is one of the fascinating items for sale at Antique Marketplace at the site of the former Joanne’s Fabrics on Howard Road. Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
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Members of Olympic Middle School’s Latino Club are preparing Christmas boxes for members of Auburn’s Latino community.

Christmas boxes feed local Latino families in need

Every year, the Auburn community gives away turkeys for Thanksgiving. Now, that’s a good thing. But it turns out that many Latino families who are… Continue reading

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Members of Olympic Middle School’s Latino Club are preparing Christmas boxes for members of Auburn’s Latino community.
The city of Auburn has named Pacific resident James Rodgers as its Honorary Poet Laureate for the years 2021 to 2023.

Auburn names next honorary Poet Laureate

James Rodgers will serve in the role from 2021-2023.

The city of Auburn has named Pacific resident James Rodgers as its Honorary Poet Laureate for the years 2021 to 2023.
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Auburn man arrested for possession of homemade firearm

When Seattle Police officers recovered a stolen vehicle in the Chinatown-International District on Saturday, they also arrested an Auburn man with an illegally manufactured firearm.… Continue reading

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The body of Sebastian Chase was found under a Tacoma bridge on Dec. 4. Renee Cruickshank, Courtesy photo.

Missing homeless man, 32, found dead

Dec. 4 edition of the Auburn Reporter detailed the frustration of family and friends.

The body of Sebastian Chase was found under a Tacoma bridge on Dec. 4. Renee Cruickshank, Courtesy photo.
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Fire threatens East Main business complex in Auburn

Site is home to Athens Pizza, Nail Master Too, Cascade Chiropractic and Salon Focus.

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Unwilling to let its traditional Santa parade go away without a fight, the Auburn community dazzled young and old alike instead with Jolly Holiday Lane, which took place Dec. 5 at Les Gove Park. Photo courtesy of City of Auburn

A jolly alternative to traditional Santa parade

COVID-related restrictions on large gatherings this season put the kibosh on Auburn’s traditional Santa Parade. But to that, nearly a dozen community members and businesses… Continue reading

Unwilling to let its traditional Santa parade go away without a fight, the Auburn community dazzled young and old alike instead with Jolly Holiday Lane, which took place Dec. 5 at Les Gove Park. Photo courtesy of City of Auburn
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Auburn to consider adopting first B&O tax

Among Auburn’s business community, B&O is the buzz. That is, the city of Auburn’s proposal to enact a Business and Occupation tax starting in 2022.… Continue reading

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