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Developer of 8-story apartment building to break ground

Auburn Partners Development Associates expects to break ground on its Legacy Plaza Auburn Senior Living Apartments project immediately south of City Hall on Feb. 10.… Continue reading

The swollen Green River floods Isaac Evans Park. City officials are keeping watch on the rising waters. CITY OF AUBURN photo

Controlled dam releases push Green River to Phase 4 flood alert level – severe flooding

Flood Warning Center continues to monitor widespread river flooding in King County after a powerful rainstorm swept across the region earlier this week.

  • Feb 7, 2020
The swollen Green River floods Isaac Evans Park. City officials are keeping watch on the rising waters. CITY OF AUBURN photo

Auburn Police blotter | Feb. 7

Auburn Police responded to many calls for service between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2, among them the following: Jan. 28 Robbery by firearm: 9:01 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2020

VRFA fire and rescue botter | Feb. 7

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded t0 247 calls for service between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2, among them the following: Jan. 27 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2020

Pedestrian killed on State Route 164

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on west bound State Route 164 at 408th early Saturday morning, Feb. 1. The man, 30-year-old… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Army Corps running emergency operations, deploys spotters on Green, White rivers

Levels continue to rise with constant rain

  • Feb 6, 2020

South King County leaders meet with CHI Franciscan CEO

CHI Franciscan CEO Ketul Patel joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s February Good Eggs breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Federal Way. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Stokesbary seeks more transparency, accountability, affordability at state’s higher education institutions

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, has introduced a series of bills aimed at increasing transparency, accountability and affordability at the state’s higher education institutions. House Bill… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Auburn Police arrest Haggen grocery store burglar

Man hid in rafters, then after hours helped himself to items

Green River president selected for Aspen Institute’s New Presidents Fellowship for Community College Excellence

Green River College President Suzanne M. Johnson has been selected to join the inaugural class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship, a new initiative designed… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2020

King County 4Culture outreach event coming to Auburn

4Culture, the cultural funding agency for King County that works to ensure access to cultural experiences for all, hosts an outreach event on Tuesday Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

City closes on lease of site for one-stop resource center

Officials intend to find funding partners and potential tenants who can offset rental costs

Section 8 housing voucher waiting list lottery starts Feb. 12

Low-income households encouraged to apply; 2,500 to make list

  • Feb 3, 2020
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Fortunato’s $30 car tab legislation to receive public hearing

Before the 2020 legislative session, state Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, advocated for a special session to address the $30 car tab legal challenge placed the… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2020
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Horses are back: Thoroughbred training begins at Emerald Downs

More than 150 horses were on the grounds Monday as Thoroughbreds began training for the 2020 live racing season at Emerald Downs. A familiar white… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2020

Two Auburn High School students arrested for assault

A verbal dispute that began Thursday at Auburn High School carried over Friday with a physical assault of an Auburn High School administrator, Auburn Police… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2020

Recredentialed: Hundreds of WA doctors are stuck working survival jobs

Unable to find residency positions, many are driving Ubers, working warehouses or unemployed.

Hanson Dam protecting Green River Valley, Kent from flooding

No concerns so far with plenty of room in reservoir

  • Feb 1, 2020

City completes initial facility needs assessment

Maintenance & operations, police and parks maintenance in need of additional space

A stump left over from a previous timber cut on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Gold Bar, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lawmakers back timber industry to help reduce WA’s carbon emissions

8 million acres of private forests offset 12% of state’s carbon emissions, says forestry group.

  • Jan 31, 2020
A stump left over from a previous timber cut on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Gold Bar, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)