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Werden captures Miss Auburn crown; Lindsay takes teen tiara

Partisans shouted, whooped and hollered, waved signs and shook fat, lighted letters to urge their favorites onto greatness. A poltical convention? Nope. The waning moments… Continue reading

Sarah Abdullah is a pharmacist who left Iraq as a refugee. She joined the Welcome Back Center at Highline College and is now only two tests away from gaining Washington state certification to practice her trade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Recredentialed: Barriers face Washington’s immigrant, refugee professionals

Even with degrees from abroad, it can be difficult for many to get certified in the state.

Sarah Abdullah is a pharmacist who left Iraq as a refugee. She joined the Welcome Back Center at Highline College and is now only two tests away from gaining Washington state certification to practice her trade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Pot shops group up in unincorporated King County

A report found the retailers are not distributing around the county.

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Washington state lawmakers will consider a system that would charge drivers fees based on how many miles they travel. File photo

Lawmakers hear pitch to replace gas tax with per-mile fees

Transportation officials recommend 10-year transition.

  • Jan 29, 2020
Washington state lawmakers will consider a system that would charge drivers fees based on how many miles they travel. File photo

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus reelected to Sound Cities Association Board of Directors

Mayor Nancy Backus of Auburn was reelected to represent the South Caucus on the Board of Directors of the Sound Cities Association (SCA), which represents… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020

House passes Entenman bill to give students with unpaid fines relief

Students with unpaid fines and fees may soon be getting some relief thanks to a bill sponsored by Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, District 47. HB… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, on the Senate floor. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Sen. Fortunato proposal ices Seattle winter eviction ban

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 6651, to preempt efforts by local jurisdictions that undo the state’s carefully crafted landlord tenant… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, on the Senate floor. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

It’s Bowman Creek Elementary; Auburn School Board names new school

The Auburn School District’s 15th elementary has a name – Bowman Creek Elementary. The district’s board of directors selected the name at Monday night’s board… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

King County Republican Party announces pooled precinct caucuses

The King County Republican Party presents pooled caucuses at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at various locations throughout the county. Attendees are asked to arrive… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2020

Cleaning up: How a light rail extension keeps Midway Landfill site on track in Kent

State Ecology describes impact of transportation projects coming to area

  • Jan 27, 2020

Auburn School District replacement levies placed on Feb. 11 ballot

The Auburn School District board of directors have unanimously approved placing a four-year Educational Program and Operations Replacement Levy and a six-year Technology Replacement Levy… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2020

Stokesbary introduces bill to reenact local income tax ban

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, has introduced legislation to reenact a decades-old ban on local income taxes. The ban, approved 94-1 in the House and 43-5… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2020

House bill provides condo owners with drought friendly landscaping options

Orwall sponsors measure for Kent resident

  • Jan 27, 2020

Rep. Stokesbary revives effort to allow college athletes to receive fair compensation

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, is reviving his effort to allow college athletes to receive fair compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2020

How to get 4Culture funding for your creative project

Project grant deadlines are March 4

  • Jan 26, 2020

Scam alert: Frauds care claiming to be the Medical Commission

The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) has been alerted that scam artists are calling clinics, doctor offices and pharmacies posing as the WMC or medical board.… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2020

Sound Transit seeks feedback on Sounder South expansion

Longer trains, adding trips under consideration on Seattle to Lakewood route

  • Jan 24, 2020

Unleash the Brilliance Parent Summit comes to Auburn High School on Feb. 8

The Unleash the Brilliance (UTB) program – committed to closing the achievement gap for students at risk of academic failure – presents a Parent Summit… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Youth and Amateur Sports Grant program open to applications

King County’s 2020 Youth & Amateur Sports Grant program is now accepting letters of interest. These grants make substantial investments in youth sports in communities.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020