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2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor Kia’s fourth-generation Sorrento sports utility vehicle is a game-changer. Since its debut in 2002, the Sorento is one of Kia’s best-known… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD. Courtesy photo
2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 GLB250 4MATIC is a brand-spanking new addition to the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup. Durable and practical with powerful yet compact… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
2021 Mercedes Benz GLB250 4MATIC. Courtesy photo
VRFA firefighter Neil Pedersen recently announced his retirement after 36 years with the service. Courtesy photo

VRFA Firefighter Neil Pedersen retires

In the 36 years, Neil Pedersen has been a firefighter, he has seen his fire department grow from one station to five, he has worked… Continue reading

VRFA firefighter Neil Pedersen recently announced his retirement after 36 years with the service. Courtesy photo
James Rodgers, Auburn’s poet laureate.

For the love of local poetry | Auburn’s poet laureate

By James Rodgers, Auburn Poet Laureate Hello Auburn! I hope all is well. It has been brought to our attention that one of the youth… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021
James Rodgers, Auburn’s poet laureate.
More than 350 people dedicated a large part of their day to sprucing up Auburn during the annual Clean Sweep event on April 24. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn.

350 lend elbow grease to Auburn’s Clean Sweep 2021

Auburn’s annual Clean Sweep drew nearly 350 people to the common cause of beautifying Auburn on April 24. Community groups, service clubs, businesses, faith-based organizations,… Continue reading

More than 350 people dedicated a large part of their day to sprucing up Auburn during the annual Clean Sweep event on April 24. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn.
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country. Courtesy photo

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor In the overcrowded SUV market niche, if you’re not getting better, you’re falling behind. And that’s true even for America’s best-selling… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2021
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country. Courtesy photo
The city of Auburn has named Pacific resident James Rodgers as its Honorary Poet Laureate for the years 2021 to 2023.

Auburn Youth Poetry Contest: A few of my favorites | James Rodgers

By James Rodgers, Auburn Poet Laureate As we near the end of April, with National Poetry Month coming to a close, I wanted to take… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2021
The city of Auburn has named Pacific resident James Rodgers as its Honorary Poet Laureate for the years 2021 to 2023.
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.

Kick the Can: It’s the American Way | Senior Lifestyles

If you’re a certain age, you probably played Kick the Can. Do you remember this game? Someone is designated as “it” and a tin can… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2021
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

By Larry Lark, contributor How do you top the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat? With the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, of course. Introduced last year,… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2021
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD

Car review: 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD

By Larry Lark, contributor If you want something truly special, get in line to buy the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD sports utility vehicle.… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2021
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat AWD
2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige

Car review: 2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige is a leader in design and luxury-focused technology. Starting with its oversized crest grill,… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T Prestige
2021 GR Supra 2.0

Car review: 2021 GR Supra 2.0

By Larry Lark, contributor Cars seem to be built for stages of life. I enjoyed a Mustang Fastback and Chevy Camaro in my younger years,… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
2021 GR Supra 2.0
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Something has just hopped in to fill the spring void in Auburn.

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Car review: 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Custom Trail Boss four-wheel drive pickup truck provides owners with lots of capability, lots… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

Car review: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

By Larry Lark, contributor Subaru has made a few tweaks to improve the 2020 Crosstrek Sport compact SUV. The biggest change is the addition of… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2021
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
Youngsters enjoy reading in Humanities for Washington’s Cabin Fever program. Courtesy photo

Humanities Washington compiles its readings for kids housebound by pandemic

When COVID-19 first struck, closing schools and workplaces and keeping so many people at home, Humanities Washington created Cabin Fever Kids, a digital project inspired… Continue reading

Youngsters enjoy reading in Humanities for Washington’s Cabin Fever program. Courtesy photo
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country

Car review: 2021 Chevy Tahoe 4WD High Country

By Larry Lark, contributor Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for short, in the big scheme of things, are a recent development. Chevrolet, on the other hand,… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country
2021 Lexus NX 300h

Car review: 2021 Lexus NX 300h

By Larry Lark, contributor The 2021 Lexus NX 300h luxury sports utility vehicle provides owners guilt-free mobility. The lower-case h is the key. This hybrid… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2021
2021 Lexus NX 300h
Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle. Courtesy photo

Car review: Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle

By Larry Lark, contributor Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle continues to be an underrated performer in this competitive category. The top-of-the-line Signature all-wheel… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021
Mazda’s 2021 CX-5 compact sports utility vehicle. Courtesy photo
Auburn travel author Steve Brock has written a new book about traveling that teaches people how to get the most out of their experiences. Courtesy photo, Steve Brock.

Auburn man pens a new species of travel book

Most travel books or guides describe destinations that matter to the bulk of travelers, like the Roman Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall, the… Continue reading

Auburn travel author Steve Brock has written a new book about traveling that teaches people how to get the most out of their experiences. Courtesy photo, Steve Brock.