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Photos courtesy of Pacific Ballroom Dance
                                The Youth Premier Formation team performing the ballroom medley “Strength and Honor.”

Pacific Ballroom Dance to hold virtual concert June 20

“Mosaic,” a live-streamed ballroom concert, will be presented free through the Vimeo platform.

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                                The Youth Premier Formation team performing the ballroom medley “Strength and Honor.”
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City and Auburn police officer sued in federal court; APD refutes claims on Facebook page

The Auburn Police Department and one of its police officers are defendants in a lawsuit that was filed Monday in federal court in Seattle over… Continue reading

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City, school district reach deal on intersection upgrades

A traffic impact analysis related to construction of the Auburn School District’s 16th elementary school recently determined it would create problems for the intersection of… Continue reading

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Auburn woman finds her calling in military aviation

Abigail Gooch is now on standby duty with the Washington National Guard.

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                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.

Hundreds gather at Auburn City Hall to protest death of George Floyd

On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people gathered on the Auburn City Hall Plaza to protest loudly — here and there obscenely, but in the end… Continue reading

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                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.
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                                In this image from the 2019 Auburn Farmers Market, Ballesteros Produce displays its goods.

Auburn Farmers Market opens June 7

In early May, the city of Auburn announced it had received approval from Public Health — Seattle & King County to open and operate the… Continue reading

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                                In this image from the 2019 Auburn Farmers Market, Ballesteros Produce displays its goods.
Screenshot from a YouTube video posted Monday by the City of Auburn with a message from Mayor Nancy Backus and other city officials.

Looting hits Auburn mall and nearby stores; mayor imposes 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew

Auburn is among the King County cities seeing protests over the death of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Vandals and… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube video posted Monday by the City of Auburn with a message from Mayor Nancy Backus and other city officials.

North-end apartments sprouting

Inland Group LLC is humming along with its redevelopment of the former Valley 6 Drive-In Theaters site, as this photo of one of 14-apartment-buildings-to-be on… Continue reading

Pandemic stressing small shops, bars, restaurants on Main Street

Auburn’s business owners fret closures, hope to be here when they lift

VRFA ready to move personnel should COVID-19 wreak havoc

Chief: ’We’re going to do our duty. I have 100 percent confidence in my people’

City leaders give fireworks code revision a unanimous ‘go’

City leaders recently gave a unanimous yes to a major overhaul of Auburn’s fireworks ordinance. And with its approval of that step in late March,… Continue reading

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City Council ratifies state of emergency, suspends some of its own meeting rules

Actions come from the growing public health impacts of the pandemic; city venues to remain closed

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Auburn schools to close March 16 to April 24, per governor’s 3-county order

Superintendent Spicciati: ‘We understand that this plan will create hardship for many families and we appreciate your patience and cooperation’

As virus spreads, seniors and the disadvantaged suffer in many ways

Activity center closes indefinitely; food bank short on volunteers

To ward off COVID-19, Auburn School District cancels community and parent activities, school events

Superintendent: ‘I believe the governor will order schools to close, potentially for several weeks. We encourage you to be prepared’

Boeing settles suit, will aid Lones levee setback project

Once King County removes the 60-year old Lones levee setback on the Green River just east of Auburn, the Green will rejoin its historic floodplain.… Continue reading

Local leaders hold confab on community’s response to coronavirus

City, hospital officials keeping a close eye on the situation; school district will follow advice, direction of the health department regarding any closures

Area crews extinguish abandoned house fire

Firefighters from Valley Regional, South King Fire and Puget Sound Fire and King County Medic One were on scene of a abandoned house fire at… Continue reading

Coronavirus concerns: Auburn won’t close schools for cleaning, but situation is fluid

District will continue to follow the advice and direction of the health department regarding any closures

More room for city’s airport runway

Extension needed for greater capacity, safety and other enhancements