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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.

A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants in Washington state to complete a safety course. File photo

Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers

Republican senator calls proposal ‘unconstitutional.’

  • Jan 22, 2020
A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants in Washington state to complete a safety course. File photo

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China.

  • Jan 22, 2020

Nexus, YMCA present 28th annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast on Feb. 14

The 28th annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast – presented by Nexus Youth and Families and the YMCA of Greater Seattle – returns to Grace Community Church… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2020

Wilson bill would address critical needs of early learners

Early learners would get the assistance and support they need to avoid falling behind their peers in kindergarten and throughout life, under legislation heard today… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2020
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, which expelled Rep. Matt Shea from the Republican Caucus. Marshall announced his candidacy for the 2nd District seat held by House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Criticism levied at Matt Shea investigation, Republican leadership.

  • Jan 20, 2020
Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, which expelled Rep. Matt Shea from the Republican Caucus. Marshall announced his candidacy for the 2nd District seat held by House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (center) announced a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in a press conference Jan. 2. Debbie Warfield of Everett (left) lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki (right) lost her son to an overdose of OxyContin in 2017. They are joined by Rep. Lauren Davis of Shoreline (second from right), founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance. (TVW screenshot)

AG Bob Ferguson talks lawsuits, gun control

Washington state Attorney General stopped by Sound Publishing’s Kirkland office.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (center) announced a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in a press conference Jan. 2. Debbie Warfield of Everett (left) lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki (right) lost her son to an overdose of OxyContin in 2017. They are joined by Rep. Lauren Davis of Shoreline (second from right), founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance. (TVW screenshot)

MLK Jr. Week kicks off at Highline College

Community Invited to Attend Free Events

  • Jan 19, 2020

Police looking for in-store thief

Auburn Police have been called to Haggen Lake Tapps on five occasions since Christmas Day, looking for a man suspected in stealing thousands of dollars’… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2020
Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell)

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout

Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags, place 8-cent fee on reusable plastic bags.

  • Jan 17, 2020
Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell)

Auburn Police Blotter | Jan. 17

The Auburn Police Department responded to numerous calls for service between Jan. 6 and Jan. 11, among them the following: Jan. 7 Assault: 8:07 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Jan. 17

Between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 233 calls for service, among them the following: Jan. 6 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020