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Auburn catcher Kyle Buchanan


The sweat is already beading up in the palms of Stephen Foster with equal parts excitement and nerves.

Auburn catcher Kyle Buchanan

Free education?

GRCC offers program to low-income students

Bailey Bernstine
Bailey Bernstine

The deadline is today for prospective developers

So far, only 3 groups have submitted ideas for downtown parcels


Construction in the area of 112th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 284th Street in Auburn began Monday. Project should last


Applications are now being accepted for Food Booths, Arts & Crafts Booths and Community Booths at the annual Fourth of July Festival, a fun-filled event for the whole family. Application deadline for the event is May 30. The fee to operate a food booth is $35 for non-profit organizations, $200 for for-profit food vendors. Community booths are reserved for non-profit and community service organizations at a $10 fee. Space is limited, so please submit your application soon. For additional information, go to www.auburnwa.gov or call 253-931-3043.

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between March 24 and March 20:

Heart of a Lion: Partridge, local efforts keep those in need within their sights

John Partridge, a member of the Auburn Noon Lions, talks below about one of the club’s most important events of the year, White Cane Days. Between 1997 and 2004, Partridge served the city as its fire and police chaplain. Today, he manages the Partridge Insurance Agency in Federal Way.

Liza Coch
Liza Coch

Auburn City Council to get itself out of land use decisions

In the future Auburn’s contract hearing examiner, not the Auburn City Council, will hear land-use issues and render land-use decisions.

Family Day on tap for WRVM

Join the White River Valley Museum from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for Railroad Adventures Family Day. Enjoy games, crafts and special guests. It’s free with regular museum admission of $2 for adults,

Auburn Valley YMCA to hold full lineup at Healthy Kids Day

The Auburn Valley YMCA invites kids and families from the community to participate in Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, a national event to promote youth health and wellness.

Police blotter

Auburn police responded

C-SPAN Campaign Bus to visit Auburn, South King County today

Auburn-area and South King County residents can tour C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus today at three

Gregoire kicks off re-election campaign in Auburn

Gov. Chris Gregoire launched her re-election campaign tour where it all started for the state’s leading lady – in hometown Auburn.

Ignoring the posted speed limit

Revving up

Under gray skies and between periodic showers, the area’s sportsmen drag racing season

Ignoring the posted speed limit
Gov. Christine Gregoire greets people upon her arrival at the Rainbow Café in Auburn on Monday.

Coming home to friends Gov. Gregoire returns to her roots, kicks off re-election campaign

Gov. Christine Gregoire launched her reelection campaign Monday in Auburn’s Rainbow Café, a few feet from where she once sat after school while her single mother cooked flapjacks and flipped burgers.

Gov. Christine Gregoire greets people upon her arrival at the Rainbow Café in Auburn on Monday.

Man honored for helping at fatality

Wayne Howard was in the Imaginetics building on A Street Southeast at about 12:15 p.m. on March 25 when he heard screeching tires and the shock of metal on metal behind him.