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Obituary: Michael Thomas McGinley

Obituary: Michael Thomas McGinley

Michael Thomas McGinley Michael Thomas McGinley, age 53, of Auburn, WA died April 25, 2020 after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. He is preceded in… Continue reading

Obituary: Michael Thomas McGinley
Obituary: Marcia Elizabeth Hoover

Obituary: Marcia Elizabeth Hoover

Marcia Elizabeth Hoover With sad hearts, we announce the death of our mother, Marcia Elizabeth Hoover at age 79. Marcia was born on January 10,… Continue reading

Obituary: Marcia Elizabeth Hoover
Obituary: William “Bill” Peloza

Obituary: William “Bill” Peloza

William (Bill) Peloza William (Bill) Peloza, 86, of Auburn, WA passed away April 29, 2020 peacefully at home with his loving wife, Joyce, and close… Continue reading

Obituary: William “Bill” Peloza
Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

When enjoying the great outdoors, continue to socially distance and be aware of how else COVID-19 has changed our world.

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial
Sen. Murray criticizes Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 crisis

Sen. Murray criticizes Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 crisis

Makes remarks at Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee meeting

Sen. Murray criticizes Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 crisis
Smoke from a wildfire. File photo

Wind, warm temperatures raise weekend wildfire risk

Temperatures could reach the mid-80s, with gusts of wind up to 25 mph.

Smoke from a wildfire. File photo
The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo

As Washington state slowly reopens, dark clouds hover over budget

A new report warns there may be billions of dollars less for programs and services in coming years.

The third phase of Washington’s reopening will allow recreational sports with five to 50 people, gatherings of fewer than 50 people, all non-essential travel and open facilities like public pools, libraries and museums. This 2019 file photo shows teenagers at the Enumclaw pool. Courtesy photo
Members of the National Guard pack food boxes last month at the Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent for distribution to food banks. COURTESY PHOTO, Northwest Harvest

Individual donors contribute more than $1M to address hunger in state

Bezos Family Foundation, other charities contribute additional $2.3M

Members of the National Guard pack food boxes last month at the Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent for distribution to food banks. COURTESY PHOTO, Northwest Harvest
Auburn Farmers Market to open June 7

Auburn Farmers Market to open June 7

City receives approval from Public Health - Seattle King County with certain guidelines

Auburn Farmers Market to open June 7
VRFA fire and rescue blotter

VRFA fire and rescue blotter

A sampling of calls April 27-May 3

VRFA fire and rescue blotter
Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo

Phased reopening in WA: Golf but no haircuts yet

Barber shops, hair salons and limited restaurant dining coming next month.

Pictured: Riverbend par 3 golf course in Kent. File photo
Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19

Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19

$12 million from U.S. Department of Labor to help unemployed workers

Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19
MultiCare rapidly expands virtual visit capabilities for patients

MultiCare rapidly expands virtual visit capabilities for patients

Up to 50 percent of appointments system-wide went virtual in March

MultiCare rapidly expands virtual visit capabilities for patients
Two reports show COVID-19 transmission has slowed in King County

Two reports show COVID-19 transmission has slowed in King County

Further confirmation that social distancing measures have reduced transmission

Two reports show COVID-19 transmission has slowed in King County
Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units

Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units

Nursing homes in Tacoma, Shoreline, Bellingham to handle patients from other locations

Long-term care facilities to begin opening dedicated COVID-19 units
State announces limited opening of parks for day use

State announces limited opening of parks for day use

Ocean beach and Columbia River Gorge parks to remain closed

State announces limited opening of parks for day use
Auburn Golf Course to reopen May 5

Auburn Golf Course to reopen May 5

City parks remain open for walking; play equipment, fields, courts still closed

Auburn Golf Course to reopen May 5
Obituary: Randall (Randy) Van Selus

Obituary: Randall (Randy) Van Selus

Randall (Randy) Van Selus 07-30-1950 – 04-27-2020 Randy was a talented artist and musician who was always willing to help others in need. He was… Continue reading

Obituary: Randall (Randy) Van Selus
COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

A new report by Kirkland-based INRIX examines the trend.

COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says
State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling

State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Consumers could get relief on the individual health insurance market

State health insurers due $106 million from U.S. Supreme Court ruling