Suspicious Substance Investigated at Police Station

The following is a press release from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The Hazardous Materials Response Team from Puget Sound Fire was dispatched at… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017


VRFA seeks adjustments to its fee schedule, the first since 2007

Ever since the cities of Auburn, Algona and Pacific established the Valley Regional Fire Authority in 2007, the agency’s fees have not changed, and everyone… Continue reading


Auburn Police blotter for Nov. 24

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Nov. 11 and 16: Nov. 11 Fraud: 11:59 p.m., 2402 Auburn Way… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017


Auburn resident goes from WW II to Stealth Bomber

By Brent Rawls/Wesley Homes Fred Gangl, a World War II veteran and five-year resident of Wesley Homes Lea Hill, is credited with helping to develop… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Nov. 24

Between Nov. 13 and 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 246 requests for service, among them the following: Nov. 13 Aid call: 12:57… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

King County closes Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels

Rain diminishes and river levels – including the Green and White – subside

  • Nov 24, 2017

Sound Transit’s second parking garage to feature improvements

Today it is the 1st Street Northwest and B Street Northwest parking lot, just northwest of City Hall. But by 2023, if all goes according… Continue reading

Dancing with heart and soul: Auburn studio strives to bring out the best in youth

Bright, nimble and athletic, Emily Miles exudes a confidence and grace seldom found in most 17-year-old girls. Precision ballroom dancing and the influential teachings that… Continue reading

Leaving his legacy

Retiring Rich Wagner has been Auburn’s resourceful servant for 30 years on the City Council

Bloodworks Northwest extends hours to brace for big drop in holiday blood donations

Bloodworks Northwest has issued a special appeal asking people to schedule a blood donation during the next 10 days. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Backus wins re-election, handily, as mayor, admits ‘this is my last campaign’

If Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus had any stubborn nervousness about the weatherability of her commanding, election-night lead over Deputy Mayor Largo Wales in the Auburn… Continue reading

Bermingham named president emeritus

Recently retired Highline College president lauded for distinguished service

  • Nov 21, 2017

Youth ridership surged on buses, light rail and streetcars last summer during ORCA pilot project

The number of young people who rode Metro and Sound Transit buses, trains, and streetcars surged this past summer during a reduced-fare program launched by… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Man gets 40 years for killing two men in tavern shooting

Prosecutors said Cleanthony Jimerson stood above 23-year-old Lorenzo Duncan and 24-year-old Nicholas Lindsay as they lay helpless on the ground during a melee outside the… Continue reading

Tree of Giving Toy Drive begins for the holidays

The Auburn Toy Drive is in full swing for the holiday season. Residents are asked to share the spirit of the holidays with a child… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Local firefighters have a new regional asset

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Ecology, firefighters in South King County now have a new tool to help them combat alcohol and… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Three adults rescued on the Green River in Auburn

Valley Regional Fire Authority crews rescued three adults who were stranded on a small island on the Green River in Auburn early Tuesday morning. At… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

New home, new start | PHOTOS

Subaru dealership offers Share the Love Adoption Event

  • Nov 20, 2017

Lifelong friends combine efforts to help families

Lisa Acevedo and Tammy Heydon have been friends since junior high. Acevedo lives in the south end and Heydon lives on Mercer Island. Acevedo is… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017

White River Chinook runs rising through collaborative efforts, operational changes

The White River’s 2016 Chinook salmon run numbers were the best seen in 71 years until 2017’s run. Runs consistently averaged 1,565 in the early… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017