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Blast from the past: Foreigner, Kid Rock jolt Amphitheatre | Slideshow

Multi-platinum heavyweights Kid Rock and Foreigner descended upon Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre this past Saturday as the last stop on the Cheap Date tour.


Jones to step down from Pacific City Council seat

Pacific City Councilman John Jones will resign his Position 2 seat at Monday's City Council meeting.


Classic cars sparkle at Terry Home Show and Shine | SLIDESHOW

Sunshine was elusive at the 23rd annual Terry Home Show and Shine benefit car show last Saturday, but plenty of automotive beauty gleamed for spectators.


Foreigner joins Kid Rock at White River Amphitheatre Sept. 5

If you have listened to FM radio at any time during the past 30 years, you know who Foreigner is.

Mawing, Stryker Phd set to defend Mile title

When Stryker Phd takes to the track on Sunday to defend his Longacres Mile title, he'll have more than jockey Leslie Mawing on board.

Local rugby players make noise at national level

When people find out what Winter Lily O'Bryan does when she isn't rousing Trojan spirit as a member of the Auburn High School cheerleading squad, most are surprised.

Records fall, women rule at NHRA Northwest Nationals

Although Jack "Fast Jack" Beckman made a splash on Friday by becoming the first Funny Car driver to break the four-second barrier on the 1,000-foot drag strip at Pacific Raceways, it was the ladies of Top Alcohol who made the most noise at last weekend's NHRA Northwest Nationals.

Fit For A King swing into White River Amphitheatre with Vans Warped Tour

Setting your band apart from the more than 110 acts at this year’s rendition of the Vans Warped Tour, which wraps up it’s summer run Saturday, Aug. 8 at the White River Amphitheater, can be a challenge.

Auburn’s Gary Ermish looks to continue dominance at NHRA Northwest Nationals, Aug. 7-9

For more than 30 of his 67 years, Gary Ermish has been laying down serious rubber at Pacific Raceways in Kent. But he's never had a year like this one. This season Ermish and his 1968 Chevy Camaro, loaded with a big block 496, have been cruising down the strip in record times, landing the Auburn driver in first place in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) District 6 National Ope Series Super Street Point Standings.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa plays White River Amphitheatre | Slideshow

Rapper Wiz Khalifa and the Sounds of Zummer tour rolled into the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn on Aug. 2

Former Algona Police officer charged with first-degree theft and abuse of office

King County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former Algona police officer with first-degree theft and abuse of office for allegedly stealing from a multi-city Police Explorer program for youth. According to charging papers issued by the King County Superior Court, former Lt. Lee Gaskill will be arraigned Aug. 17 at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Hoops heaven: NBC Camps continue to build better players, shape character

They call it Intensity Night. Judging from the players' faces at the NBC Basketball Camps at Auburn Adventist Academy, they are feeling it.

Auburn Mountainview girls help club water polo team advance to Junior Olympic Nationals

This Wednesday three girls water polo teams from the Puget Sound Aquatics club begin play in the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics at local high schools in Orange County, Calif.

City of Pacific settles for $10,000 in public records lawsuit

The City of Pacific will pay $10,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against the City by the notorious open government activist Arthur West. The Pacific City Council discussed and decided to head off potential litigation by settling with West for $10,000, Mayor Leanne Guier said. The decision came in a special meeting executive session following Monday's workshop.

Heat can’t beat Auburn Valley Y’s Touch a Truck and Car Show | SLIDESHOW

Temperatures creeping into the low 90s didn't keep away spectators at the Auburn Valley Y's Touch a Truck and Car Show in Auburn last Saturday.

Wicked Fabrication hot rods on display at Goodguys Pacific NW Natonals

When the 28th annual Wesco Autobody Supply Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals roll into the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup this weekend, the city of Auburn will be well represented with more than 20 cars pre-registered for the event. A good chunk of these will appear courtesy local hot rod and custom car fabricator Wicked Fabrications, run by Auburn native Craig Wick.

Auburn boasts own distillery in Blackfish

In 2008, the Washington state Legislature passed a bill allowing small craft distilleries – hard liquor versions of micro-breweries that can produce up to 60,000 gallons of hard alcohol a year – to launch businesses.

Lamb of God coming to White River Amphitheatre Aug. 23

Lamb of God is alive and well. With a new album, "VII: Sturm und Drang", set to drop on July 24, and a co-headlining summer tour with metal juggernauts Slipknot coming into Auburn's White River Amphitheatre on July 23, things have never looked better for the band.

Pacific Days returns this weekend

Pacific Days celebration returns this weekend, kicking off with a kids' parade on Friday and ending with the Pooch Pageant on Sunday. Festivities at Pacific City Park, 600 Third Ave. SE, get under way at 4 p.m. Friday. A kids' parade, featuring decorated bicycles, begins at 6:15 p.m. It will wind its way from the Pacific-Algona Senior Center, at 100 Third Ave. SE, to the park.

Van Halen rocks White River Amphitheatre | SLIDESHOW

The White River Amphitheatre in Auburn played host to the return of the mighty Van Halen, which opened its 2015 North American tour at the outdoor venue this past Sunday. One of the biggest bands in the world at one time, Van Halen proved it hasn't lost a step in it's first full-fledged show since 2013, running through a two-hour, 25-song set list that inlcuded deep tracks such as "Drop Dead Legs" off the "1984" album and "Dirty Movies" from 1981's "Fair Warning".