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State health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in multiple counties

The Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in multiple counties in people who are living homeless or who… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Informational pickets called for grocery stores in Auburn, region

After four months of contract negotiations that cover nearly 30,000 grocery store workers, informational pickets have been called for 32 Kroger (Fred Meyer and QFC)… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019
Firefighters sift through the ruins of a Pacific home fire Monday. COURTESY PHOTO, VRFA

VRFA tackles serious house fire in Pacific; family of five displaced

A house fire in the city of Pacific early Monday afternoon displaced a family of five. According to the Valley Regional Fire Authority, firefighters hustled… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019
Firefighters sift through the ruins of a Pacific home fire Monday. COURTESY PHOTO, VRFA

Sound Transit puts two Auburn projects on short list for grant funding, garners comments online

The city of Auburn is on Sound Transit’s short list for grants that would help cover the costs of two big projects of direct benefit… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2019

Emergency blood shortage: $5 Amazon gift card for those who help

To help address the current emergency blood shortage, all who come to give blood or platelets with the American Red Cross July 29 through Aug.… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2019

Dog day afternoon

Canines come out to compete for pride and prizes at the park | PHOTOS

  • Jul 29, 2019

One giant leap for Kent

City earns historic landmark designation for the lunar rover, part of Boeing’s Apollo legacy

Free MMR vaccine now available for child care workers

The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC and with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to offer free… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

VFW Post 1741, commander earn national honors

For the only the third time in its history, VFW White River Valley Post 1741 in Auburn achieved the national award of All-American Post. VFW… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Auburn Police blotter | July 26

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 18 and 24: July 18 Monkey sees, Monkey says, “git”: 5:58… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 26

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 273 calls for service between July 15 and 21, among them the following: July 15 Aid call: 8:27… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Classic musical with a teen twist: ‘Pippin’ comes to Ave stage

Auburn Community Players’ youth cast to perform show

MultiCare Nurse Camp gives high schoolers a glimpse into health care

Students perform ‘Skittlectomies’ on mannequins, try out other medical devices, tour hospitals

  • Jul 26, 2019

U.S. Postal Inspection Service wants the public to help it catch 3 mail thieves

The Seattle Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service wants to catch three people who have been making a practice since June of breaking into… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2019

King County deploys extra patrols to mark 2-year anniversary of distracted driving law

Law enforcement agencies in King County are deploying high visibility enforcement (HVE) patrols from July 22 to Aug. 2 to look out for drivers who… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2019

City awards contract for Auburn Way South sidewalk construction

Anybody who has ever walked on the north side of the Auburn Way South corridor between 17th Street Southeast to Muckleshoot Casino could tell you… Continue reading

City to vote on theater site proposal

Panel recommends City Council approve changes to old development agreement for outdoor theater property

Alert: White River Amphitheatre concerts, other events to impact roadways

The city of Auburn Traffic Division, Police Department and Streets Division will work in the coming days and weeks to accommodate the extra activities, festivals… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

King County Council recognizes 125th anniversary of Neely Mansion

The King County Council on Wednesday recognized the 125th anniversary of the construction of Auburn’s Neely Mansion. Built by pioneer and prominent landowner Aaron Neely,… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

Auburn to dedicate, celebrate historic Pioneer Cemetery on Aug. 22

Cemetery honors early pioneers and Japanese-American families

  • Jul 24, 2019