Vanpools in the Puget Sound region

The case for expanding vanpool programs to move the most people for the least cost. This is the third report in a four-part series on vanpools in the Puget Sound region. You can find this report and the full series online at

  • Dec 7, 2009

Special, no-cost pesticides collection for farmers, small businesses preparing for floods

Flood season is here in western Washington, and it’s a good time to check storage sheds, garages, basements or warehouses for pesticides or other chemicals… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2009

Hours extended for state’s unemployment-claims call center

Washington’s unemployment-claims phone line is now open one hour earlier each day to receive benefit applications or questions from unemployed workers.Intake agents are now available… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2009

Dickens named chief operating officer at Auburn Regional

Robert Dickens joined the administration of Auburn Regional Medical Center as its chief operating officer.

  • Nov 25, 2009

Giving back

Dr. Marie Durflinger and the team at Auburn Family Dental were honored to give and personally deliver a festive Thanksgiving meal to a local family… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2009

State commission says PSE’s proposed rate increases too high

The state Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has rejected most of a proposed rate increase for Puget Sound Energy electric and natural-gas customers.PSE wants permission… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2009

Beware of unfair practices related to flood prep | Briefs

City officials urge residents to be aware that some unfair business practices have been reported relating to flood preparations. They recommend using a contractor who… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2009

DECA duo to host expo at Auburn Mountainview

Auburn Mountainview High School DECA students Heather Odell and Nichola Usher will host the inaugural Entrepreneurship Exposition from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2009

State unemployment rate up slightly in October

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in October, from a revised rate of 9.1 percent in September, according to the state Employment… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2009

AG McKenna: alcoholic energy drinks are a recipe for disaster

They have names like “Joose” and “Max Fury.” According to state attorneys general, these super-caffeinated alcoholic concoctions may not be safe. And worse, they’re being… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2009

Boeing Capital Corp. president-elect to address area small businesses

Mike Cave, president-elect of Boeing Capital Corp. and a senior vice president of The Boeing Company, will talk to Washington state small businesses about expanding… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2009

Brown Bear to honor military with free car washes on Veterans Day

As a way of saying thanks to the military, Brown Bear will be offering free "Bear Essential" car washes to current or former members of… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2009

Sub shop brings new taste to Auburn | Briefs

S & S Sub Shop, featuring quality sandwiches at reasonable prices, opened its doors to serve the Auburn area.Owners Steve Hu and Sherry Hirose, who… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2009

Leadership Institute announces class of 2010

The Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound announcecd the participants for the class of 2010. The Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound, a nine-month, 90-hour… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2009

Family store keeps the faith in tough market

It's a tough business, retail, but one close-knit Auburn family knows just how to keep going – even in the most trying of times.A downtown… Continue reading

We’re open

Quiznos, specializing in sub sandwiches, soups and salads, recently opened at 920 15th St. SW, Auburn. Attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 27 to celebrate the… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2009

U-Haul offers free storage to families with homes in flood zone

The U-Haul Company of Southern Washington is offering 30 days of free storage to residents whose homes may be affected by flooding in the Green… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2009

Unemployment recipients urged to get direct deposit before floods

With the threat of major flooding in the Green River Valley, the Employment Security Department is urging residents who receive unemployment insurance checks by mail… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2009