Community to tackle gang issue City, leaders to conduct seminar to address problem

Gang graffiti splashed on school bathrooms and on buildings and fences; toughs and wanna-be toughs flashing gang signs; kids wearing the colors; heads crowned with dew rags.

Ultra-walker returns home to cap his benefit trek across America

Don Stevenson came home Friday to finish what he had started. Auburn's 72-year-old ultra-walker completed the final five-mile leg of his 13,000-mile awareness and fundraising walk for Huntington's disease, a progressively degenerative brain disorder.

Vehicle collision in south Auburn sends 2 to hospital

Two vehicles collided at 1902 A Street Southeast in Auburn on Monday afternoon, sending two of the occupants to the hospital. Fortunately, neither appeared to… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2008

Haugen Foundation sets benefit night to help fight autism

The Greg Haugen Foundation will present Rock or Walk 2008, a benefit to fight autism. The fundraiser will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday at the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2008

Auburn’s Nelson chosen as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

Rebecca Nelson, a senior at Auburn High School, was selected as a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.

  • Oct 4, 2008

Costume ball

The White River Valley Museum 10th Annual Harvest Costume Ball returns to Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. to midnight at the Muckleshoot Casino.

  • Oct 3, 2008


Top Food & Drug stores in King, Pierce and Thurston counties will be conducting food drives Oct. 13-19. There are two locations in Auburn – 1702 Auburn Way N., and 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway E. Food banks are seeking canned protein, canned fruit and any other non-perishable food items. Donors also may purchase pre-stuffed bags of groceries that include rice, pasta and soup for $5 apiece at Top Food stores. All of the donated food will be distributed by a food bank in each store’s community.

  • Oct 3, 2008

Auburn native leads open house, railroad lecture

The White River Valley Museum celebrates the railroads that caused the growth of many Pacific Northwest towns with a museum open house, railroad lecture and slide show today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., led by Auburn native “Ramblin’ Jack” Christensen.

  • Oct 3, 2008

Royals rout Ravens

Auburn Riverside volleyball coach Chris Leverenz has been with the team since the school opened its doors in 1995.

  • Oct 3, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1:

  • Oct 3, 2008

Parade deadline set for Oct. 10

The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department currently is accepting parade applications for the Veterans Day Parade.

  • Oct 3, 2008


The Auburn Senior Activity Center, located at 808 Ninth St. SE, will have flu and pneumonia shots available on Oct. 9 and 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages over 18 are welcome. HMO members (except Secure Horizons, Aetna, Pacificare, and Premera) must go to their HMO providers to have their shots covered by Medicare; however, those wishing to pay cash for the convenience of avoiding a trip to their doctors’ office may do so. Other Medicare clients must bring their cards in order to have the cost covered by Medicare. The fee for those people under age or HMO members is $30 for flu shot, $40 for pneumonia shot.

  • Oct 3, 2008

Land transfer could boost historic farm

King County owns the 5.18 acre chunk of land on Green River Road, and the City of Auburn wants it to add to the Mary Olson Farm to the immediate south.

This time, Haugen is waging bigger fight with autism

Camacho, Whitaker and Pazienza weren’t this difficult to corner.

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  • Oct 3, 2008

Tempers grow as Teamsters’ strike against Oak Harbor Freight Lines continues

Frustration and emotions run high in the Teamsters' ongoing strike with Oak Harbor Freight Lines.Auburn police intervened as picketers paced and circled in front of… Continue reading

Traffic advisory: Work to be done on SE 304th Street

Sewer main installation will begin Monday, Oct. 6, at Southeast 304th Street between 112th Avenue Southeast and 116th Avenue Southeast between 9 a.m. until 7… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2008