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Kent City Council bans safe injection sites with 6-1 vote

The Kent City Council joined four other King County cities with a vote to ban safe injection sites. But Kent’s vote Tuesday night differed from… Continue reading

Auburn City Council lifts ban, adopts regulations on pot shops

Calling “complicated” the City of Auburn’s relationship to the legal sale and use of recreational marijuana inside its boundaries would be accurate. Ever since 2012,… Continue reading

New law cracks down on hand-held device use

A new state law toughens up existing distracted driving rules, which only prevented texting and holding a phone to the ear, goes into effect July… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Five years later, District Court in Auburn working as intended

The City of Auburn replaced its long-standing municipal court with a King County-run District Court in 2012. As Rob Roscoe, Auburn’s director of Human Resources… Continue reading

Gang prevention funding included in new state budget

With a rise in violent gang activity in South King County over the last year, state lawmakers sought and secured funding in the new state… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

UW reports King County drug deaths in 2016 set record with 332

Drug use caused the deaths of 332 King County residents in 2016, a new record, with opioid-involved overdoses accounting for more than two-thirds of those… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Auburn tackles its health, food insecurities

Report: Many have challenges in affording, accessing healthy food

‘Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers and streams

Native salmon – sockeye, chinook, coho and chum, kokanee and pink – have begun their journey from the open ocean to their birthplaces in the… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Cold case: Auburn Police arrest Arizona man whose wife disappeared 30 years ago

Thirty years after Donna Mae Jokumsen’s disappearance in Chandler, Ariz., Auburn Police on Aug 28 arrested her husband on suspicion of second-degree murder. Police later… Continue reading

Chamber-supported mayoral debate is on for Sept. 20 at the PAC

Wanna know where the two candidates for Auburn mayor stand on the things that matter to you, like utility costs, homelessness or the drivability of… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Candidates converge at forum as Nov. 7 election looms

Mayoral, council and senate seats to be determined

Numbers are in: Auburn is fastest growing school district in King County

The 2017 enrollment numbers are in and the Auburn School District is the fastest growing district in King County, with an increase in enrollment of… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Auburn man sentenced to 65 years for abusing, killing autistic youth

Five months of “horrific abuse” inflicted upon a minor. Those are the blunt words King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Mary Barbosa told a court two… Continue reading

Increase of juvenile violence brings police chiefs to Good Eggs breakfast meeting

Police chiefs from Auburn, Kent and Federal Way discussed methods to address growing juvenile gang and gun violence in their communities at the recent Good… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Appreciative, proud Mary will always call ‘the Y’ home

“The Y” has always been a second home to Mary Schiechl. A member since 1984, the Auburn woman has embraced the Y’s many programs, becoming… Continue reading

‘All Things Medicare’ event coming to senior center on Dec. 2

The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) presents a free “All Things Medicare” event on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Auburn Senior Center, 808 Ninth… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Auburn making a concentrated push to get healthy

Volunteer-powered Blue Ribbon Committee triggers programs to improve health, quality-of-life issues

Winter’s early visit

Winter paid autumn a visit over the weekend, bringing a blowing of snow, sleet and rain to Auburn’s hills and valley. Temperatures stayed above or… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Man hit, killed by train in Auburn

Video shows the 37-year-old Enumclaw man stumbling off the platform at the Auburn Sounder Station then onto the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks to his death… Continue reading

Switch from municipal to King County District Court rings up savings for Auburn

There is a difference between what it would have cost the City to have kept its Municipal Court and not contracted with King County in… Continue reading