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PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy rollout

Tiny pilot project in Glacier could eventually be expanded to Puget Sound region.

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Fire strikes Auburn home; 4 adults displaced, dog perishes

Firefighters quickly attacked and doused a house fire early Wednesday morning that displaced four adults, the Valley Regional Fire Authority reported in a series of… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019
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Auburn’s United Natural Foods/Supervalu to close, laying off 116 workers

Auburn’s United Natural Foods/Supervalu is closing, laying off 116 workers, according to the state’s Employment Security Department, which received a worker adjustment and retraining notification… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019

King County jail lost water 16 times since 2018

The building has been plagued with water failures stemming from Aquatherm pipes.

Auburn Valley Humane Society receives grant from Grey Muzzle to help senior dogs

Diagnostic testing, veterinary and dental care will be provided for the animals

  • Jul 24, 2019
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King County jail data ‘breach’ blessing in disguise, says Fortunato

Sen. Phil Fortunato is taking issue with demands from advocates of illegal immigration for a plan to ensure compliance with King County and state “sanctuary”… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019
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Register now: Auburn Days Parade set for Aug. 10

Parade is part of the AuburnFest celebration

  • Jul 22, 2019

Police arrest woman on suspicion of arson, court says evidence lacking to charge her

The King County Prosecutor for now has declined to proceed with a case against a woman suspected of starting a fire in a garage on… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2019

Muckleshoot Casino expansion project reaches milestone

Project scheduled for completion in early 2021 and includes an 18-story, 400-room luxury hotel

  • Jul 22, 2019
Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute

Economic growth continues for King County

Warning signs on horizon as housing and rent prices cool down compared to previous years.

Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute
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City to hire racial equity consultant

Council agrees to ‘workable’ resolution

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City to hire racial equity consultant

Council agrees to ‘workable’ resolution

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 19

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 291 calls for service between July 8 and 14, among them the following: July 8 Vehicle fire: 6… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Auburn Police blotter | July 19

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 9 and 15: July 9 Property theft: 4:30 a.m., 6300 block… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

From rockets to rovers, helping man reach the moon

Boeing aerospace workers in the valley contributed greatly to the Apollo program

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County Elections mails ballots for Aug. 6 primary

City Council races, fire measure in Kent

  • Jul 18, 2019

Friends, family, supporters gather to remember man lost in police shooting

Friends, family and sympathizers gathered in front of the Sunshine Grocery at 1402 Auburn Way N, on July 12 to honor a fallen son, a… Continue reading

Passing it on

Polynesian Dance Troupe Instructor Kalei’Okalani Matsui shows Edelweiss Ding, 4, how to play the drums during the Rock the Lot: Poly Fest at The Outlet… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2019
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Classic chrome and mighty machines return

Solid Rock Cruisers host Summer Cruise-in Thursday, July 18 at former Big Daddy’s site

  • Jul 18, 2019
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