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King County Flood District accepting applications for flood reduction grant program

The King County Flood Control District has more than $3.6 million in grant funding available in 2019 for projects that target flood-risk reduction along rivers,… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe awarded DOJ grant to improve services for victims of crime

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has been awarded a $650,000 Department of Justice grant to expand their victim services with additional trained staff for crisis counseling… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Celebration of the Crow

Artist reception for exhibit is Wednesday, May 1; event is part of landmark sculpture project at Les Gove Park

  • Apr 30, 2019

Rep. Stokesbary issues statement on passage of state operating budget

Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, and ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding the 2019-21 operating budget passed by the Legislature… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2019
Luke Lebhart, 7, makes an art tractor with his mom, Summer, during the Ladies and Lil’ Gents event Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Ladies and Lil’ Gents enjoy some work and play

Moms and their little boys come dressed for the job

  • Apr 28, 2019
Luke Lebhart, 7, makes an art tractor with his mom, Summer, during the Ladies and Lil’ Gents event Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Fortunato urges veto of economically damaging legislation

With the Legislature’s approval of Senate Bill 5116, Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan for Washington to commit to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045, state Sen.… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2019
Sen. Fortunato with Senate Pages Matthew (front), Daniel (right), and their mother, Ning. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Auburn twins serve as pages for Sen. Fortunato

Daniel and Matthew Cegielski of Auburn, eighth-graders at Mt. Baker Middle School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019
Sen. Fortunato with Senate Pages Matthew (front), Daniel (right), and their mother, Ning. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Green River College’s pioneering radio station celebrates 30 years of ‘Today’s Rock’

Format has kept listeners in tune to campus’ 89.9 KGRG-FM

  • Apr 26, 2019

New player pursues property on Auburn’s north end

Old Valley 6 Drive-In Theaters site attracts buyer with a development proposal – and a big ask of the city

Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.

Modular housing in King County moves ahead

Small, portable housing units are being explored by the county to address homelessness.

Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.
King County works with the city of Pacific to remove HESCOs at Pacific City Park when the threat of severe seasonal flooding has passed and replaces them each fall in advance of flood season. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Pacific City Park along White River open for public use

HESCO seasonal flood barrier removal restores access to popular riverside park

  • Apr 25, 2019
King County works with the city of Pacific to remove HESCOs at Pacific City Park when the threat of severe seasonal flooding has passed and replaces them each fall in advance of flood season. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Wilson urges students to apply for youth advisory council

With applications open for the 2019-2021 cycle of the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC), Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Auburn, is encouraging students from the… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019
Lake Tapps on a late summer day. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Lake Tapps Reservoir to rise to maximum level around May 1

Cascade Water Alliance will raise the Lake Tapps Reservoir to approximately elevation 543 feet, the maximum allowable level at which Cascade can operate, the agency… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019
Lake Tapps on a late summer day. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hits and misses from Legislature’s 2019 session

New laws target vaccines, sex crimes and daylight savings; losers include sex ed and dwarf tossing bills.

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019

Northbound SR 167 ramp to I-405 to be closed for 14 hours Saturday night

Get ready for a 14-hour closure this Saturday night, April 27 at the State Route 167/Interstate 405 interchange in Renton. Weather pending, the northbound SR… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Lawmakers approve ‘nursing bill’ for mandatory meal and rest breaks

Nurses show up in Olympia to support bill, protest Sen. Walsh’s remarks.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

James Jeyaraj launches his campaign for Auburn City Council

Local community leader James Jeyaraj launched his campaign on Wednesday to serve on the Auburn City Council. Jeyaraj has an extensive history as a community… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019