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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

Miss Auburn, Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen tiaras up for grabs Saturday

Seven contestants compete for the crown of Miss Auburn, and 13 vie for Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen title at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday.… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

VRFA blotter | Jan. 24

Between Jan 13 and 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 251 calls for service, among them the following: Jan. 13 Aid call: 8:38… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Auburn Police blotter | Jan. 24

Between Jan 12 and 19, Auburn Police responded to numerous calls for service, among them the following: Jan. 12 Thievery: 12:44 p.m., 6100 block of… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Volunteers making the Green River more salmon-friendly at Fenster Park

Green River Coalition student intern: ‘It’s about leaving a legacy, something to show the kids 20 years from now. Any day in the soil is a good day for me’

If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. File photo

Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry

Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use.

  • Jan 23, 2020
If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. File photo

Case of 2019 novel coronavirus confirmed in Washington state resident | UPDATE

Man in his 30s is the first person known to be infected; he arrived in Snohomish County after traveling from China

  • Jan 23, 2020

Irwin introduces legislation to create database system relating to concussion rates in high school sports

Rep. Morgan Irwin has introduced legislation to create a centralized database system through the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) for data relating to concussion rates… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2020

Senate passes Wilson’s comprehensive sexual health education bill

The teaching of science-based, age-appropriate sexual health education would be expanded to more school districts and grade levels, under legislation passed Wednesday by the Senate.… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2020

Former Todd Beamer High School nurse charged with child rape, sexual misconduct of 3 students

51-year-old Mark David Glenn, of Auburn, posted bail and was released from jail.