Halloween safety tips

Trick-or-treating is a time honored tradition each Oct. 31. But before you open your doors to the witches and superheroes that live on your block,… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2008

ANALYSIS: Taking a closer examination of I-1000

On Nov. 4, Washington voters will vote on Initiative 1000, Washington’s Death with Dignity initiative. Having followed the development of this initiative, as well as… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2008

Woman dies in car vs. pedestrian incident

A 73-year-old Auburn woman was struck and killed by a car as she walked in the 3100 block of Auburn Way South at about 12:50… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2008

Commentary: Ballots should be due on Election Day

Imagine the following scenario: It’s the day after the election and you open the morning paper to learn that the next governor won’t be known… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2008

Schmidt named Optimist president

Pamela Schmidt recently was named president of the Auburn Optimist Club.

  • Oct 24, 2008

Her choice

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  • Oct 24, 2008

Fire, rescue blotter

Between Oct. 14 and Oct. 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 159 calls for service, among them the following:

  • Oct 24, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between Oct. 22 and Oct. 19:

  • Oct 24, 2008

Council passes resolution opposing Initiative 985

The Auburn City Council this week approved Resolution No. 4405, opposing Initiative 985, a measure that will appear on the state ballot for Nov. 4 general election.

  • Oct 24, 2008

Auburn man charged with murder

A 20-year-old Auburn man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting last Sunday of a Tacoma man in a Fairwood apartment complex.The… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2008

Meeting set for city, Parkstone officials over proposed development

The Auburn City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 to consider a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2008

Donations surge helps restore food bank

The community responded.And now the Auburn Food Bank is in better shape to meet the growing needs of struggling individuals and families.On Monday, the food… Continue reading

Voters to weigh costs, benefits of transit measure

The mass transit ballot proposal Sound Transit will place before voters Nov. 4 would cost Puget Sound residents about $69 a year, about the price of a single tank of gas, collecting on a 5/10s of 1 percent sales tax increase a total of $17.8 billion for 2009 to 2023.

GRCC showing the way with IBEST program

Nearly 500,000 Washington state adults over 18 have not finished high school, and more than half of that number cannot speak or understand English well.Adults… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Boeing leaders, Machinists to resume talks

The Boeing Co. and the union representing its roughly 27,000 Machinists will return to the bargaining table Thursday in Washington, D.C., at the request of… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Regional A&E Calendar listings | Oct. 25

Special EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit annual Harvest Costume Ball: 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Fundraiser ball includes dinner,… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Auburn calendar of events | Oct. 25

Special EventsAuburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site: annual Howl and Prowl Adoptathon: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25-26.… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

Garden Calendar | Oct. 25

EventsGreen Elephant Plant Swap: 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 1. Rain or shine. Come exchange and share plants, seeds, ideas and enthusiasm with others. No sales; just… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2008

GOING GREEN: Green River Community College’s Continu

GOING GREEN: Green River Community College’s Continuing Education, in conjunction with the City of Auburn, will present “Going Green Northwest” on Thursday. The community service program will present a variety of resources in how to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprints. The event will offer resources and information through displays, exhibits, presenters and vendors on topics such as recycling, energy conservation, sustainability, natural yard care and composting, household hazardous waste, solar energy and building green. The event, which is free to the public, will be held at the Auburn’s main campus in the Lindbloom Student Center from 4:30 to 9 p.m., with specific top presentations from 6-8 p.m.

  • Oct 22, 2008