Unwilling to let its traditional Santa parade go away without a fight, the Auburn community dazzled young and old alike instead with Jolly Holiday Lane, which took place Dec. 5, 2020, at Les Gove Park. Photo courtesy of City of Auburn

Here are five upcoming holiday happenings in Auburn

Auburn has a host of activities and events to do this holiday season.

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An Orion Industries mentor (center) supervises participants in one of the manufacturing processes at the Auburn factory on Nov. 16. Orion Industries is an aerospace manufacturing company that trains people with barriers to employment to enter the workforce.
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Jesse Sarey’s family wants people to know who the real Jesse was

He was killed by Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson in 2019.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

Recent Auburn senior center hiking group trip. Courtesy photo

Services at Auburn senior center slowly return to pre-pandemic levels

Senior centers throughout King County reopened this fall, and the services offered before the pandemic hit in March 2020 are… Continue reading

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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

It’s time to talk turkey about turkeys | Guest column

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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Not much changed from what we knew on election night | Roegner

This column was due before the election was certified. However, not much changed from what we knew on election night, Continue reading...

Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.

You aren’t the only one concerned about ending up in a nursing home | Senior Lifestyles

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Former operating room nurse Sarah Blum at the 12th Evacuation Hospital in Cu Chi Vietnam, 1967. Courtesy Sarah Blum

Former nurse recounts her experiences in Vietnam — and after

Auburn resident copes with wartime service PTSD through writing.

 

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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

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