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Pacific councilmember to run again

Pacific Councilmember Katie Garberding recently announced that she will seek reelection to Position No. 1.

Auburn Adventist advances to state 2B tourney | Boys basketball

What a difference a year makes. At this time last year members of the Auburn Adventist boys basketball team were cleaning out their lockers and looking toward a long break after losing 76-58 to the Onalaska Loggers in a winner-to-state, loser-out 2B regional game.

Pacific Councilmember Katie Garberding to seek reelection

Pacific Councilmember Katie Garberding announced this week that she will seek reelection to the Position No. 1 seat she currently holds.

Auburn, Auburn Mountainview earn top-10 finishes at Mat Classic XXVII | Wrestling

Auburn and Auburn Mountainview battled to top-10 team finishes at this past weekend's Mat Classic XXVIII state 3A wrestling championships at the Tacoma Dome.

Pacific Councilman Putnam not running for reelection

Pacific voters decide in November who will be the city's mayor for the next four years and who will fill three City Council seats up for election.

Auburn grapplers snag sub-regional title

The Auburn Trojan wrestling squad continued its dominance of the South Puget Sound League 3A with a first-place finish at the sub-regional tourney Feb. 7 at Auburn High School.

Raven boys are setting winning traditions | Boys basketball

Mitch Wetmore is no stranger to seeing an Auburn Riverside basketball team succeed. Unfortunately for Wetmore, the Ravens' senior point guard and co-captain, until this year it wasn't the boys basketball squad.

Auburn Riverside beats Auburn 64-57 | Boys basketball

The Auburn Riverside boys wrapped up its regular season with a 64-57 South Puget Sound League 3A win against district rival Auburn at the Auburn Riverside gym. The Ravens (9-5 league, 12-8 overall) built on a 30-29 advantage at the intermission, outscoring the Trojans (6-8, 8-12) 16-10 in the third quarter to hold a 46-39 lead going into the final frame. In the fourth quarter Auburn Riverside held off Auburn to win the game 64-57.

Pacific City Council votes to ban all marijuana business in city

The Pacific City Council answered the question of what to do with marijuana business in the city this past week, voting to put the kibosh on recreational and medical pot stores, processors and producers.

Kent’s ShoWare hosts FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition

Inside, it's a nerd's paradise. Hundreds of students gather around scores of tables, all loaded with machine parts for the robots built to take home the coveted Washington FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) title at Kent's ShoWare Center. In the middle of the pits, a practice area allows the teams to finish fine-tuning the 18-inch-by-18-inch robots, preparing them to compete in Cascade Effect, this year's challenge.

Young minds test skills in robotics showdown at ShoWare

Inside, it’s a nerd’s paradise. Hundreds of students gather around scores of tables, all loaded with machine parts for the robots built to take home the coveted Washington FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) title at Kent’s ShoWare Center.

Auburn ponders changes to water shutoff notification rules

Too much work, and it eats up too much time. To be specific, going out and placing notices of approaching water service termination on doors of homes whose residents haven't paid their utility charges. These are among the reasons the City of Auburn cited Monday night for potential rule changes related to notifying property owners their water service is about to be turned off and placing liens on their property.

Seahawks aid transition from chaos to calm | Commentary

By the time Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson threw his fourth interception of the game, the 12th Man jersey had been in a heap on the floor for at least 10 minutes. On one end of the couch sat my 17-year-old son, Conner, eyes fastened to the screen, arms crossed, looking for all the world like he'd just lost his best friend. I suppose in a way it looked to him like that was about to happen.

Pacific Council will vote on future of marijuana biz in city Jan. 26

The Pacific City Council got an earful from speakers on both sides of the marijuana debate Tuesday at a hearing conducted to solicit input from the public before the council votes on the future of marijuana businesses inside the city.

Auburn big men Jacob Apodaca and Mario Luevano aim for postseason tourneys

Coming into this season, the Auburn Trojan wrestling squad was chock-full of talented wrestlers. Picked the second best 3A team in the state by's preseason ranking, the expectation for Troy wrestling is high.

Auburn Riverside girls lose two straight over weekend | Girls basketball

The Auburn Riverside girls basketball team's record fell to 11-3 on Monday morning with a 54-45 non-league loss to Juanita at the Matin Luther King Jr. Showcase at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Against the Rebels (5-10 overall) the Ravens (6-2 league, 12-3 overall) never seemed to find their rhythm, shooting just 26.9 percent from the field, or 18-of-67.

Pacific to host hearing on future of marijuana business in city

At a public hearing hosted by the Pacific City Council at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, city residents once again get to speak their minds on the future of marijuana businesses in the city.

Auburn Riverside girls tops in SPSL 3A

One question has been foremost on the minds of Auburn Riverside girls basketball fans this week.

Peninsula topples Auburn Mountainview 69-58 | Boys basketball

No. 10 Auburn Mountainview had no answer for Peninsula's JaQuori McLaughlin on Friday, with the Seahawks' shooting guard torching the Lions for 38 points on the way to a 69-58 boys basketball win in Gig Harbor.

Auburn Blast U12 girls win Washington Recreational Cup

The Auburn Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) Auburn Blast Girls U12 are the Washington Recreational Cup winners for 2014. The Blast, made up of players from Auburn, Covington, Bonney Lake and Puyallup, defeated the Sammamish Dynamite in penalty kicks, capping a 21-0-1 season. After battling to a 1-1 tie in regulation, the Blast overcame the Dynamite 3-1 in penalty kicks.