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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Joyce Peloza after the unveiling of a bench in honor of Bill Peloza. (Photo courtesy of city of Auburn)

Bench honors late Auburn advocate and councilmember Bill Peloza

Former Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza has been honored with a park bench in his name — a bench that overlooks the Auburn Farmers Market… Continue reading

Joyce Peloza after the unveiling of a bench in honor of Bill Peloza. (Photo courtesy of city of Auburn)
Noroviruses belong to the genus norovirus and the family caliciviridae. Charles D. Humphrey, USCDCP/ Pixnio.com

Norovirus-like illness reportedly linked to Auburn’s Mazatlan Restaurant

13 people have been reported to experience symptoms consistent with Norovirus.

Noroviruses belong to the genus norovirus and the family caliciviridae. Charles D. Humphrey, USCDCP/ Pixnio.com
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Auburn police complete state mandated crisis intervention training

The training is inteneded to teach better tools and techniques for dealing with those in crisis.

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Auburn seeks tree lovers to join Urban Tree Board

The City of Auburn is looking for three new members from the community to add to the Urban Tree Board. The Urban Tree Board is… Continue reading

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Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo

Auburn cop’s murder trial scheduled for February 2022

Jeffrey Nelson is still a city employee and is on administrative leave.

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Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)

Eye of the bee-holder: Urban beekeeping buzzes in the Pacific Northwest

How a young man on-track to become a doctor found his calling in an ancient trade.

Pedro Miola inspects the panel to ensure the bees are healthy. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard)
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Report: One-third of Auburn renters are ‘cost-burdened’

Report estimates that a household in Auburn must make about $36/hour to afford the average rent.

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Small unincorporated neighborhood of Stuck, also known as Totem (screenshot of Google Maps)

Resident feels ‘Stuck’ in unincorporated King County

Totem ‘island’ man struggles with complications that annexation into Auburn could solve.

Small unincorporated neighborhood of Stuck, also known as Totem (screenshot of Google Maps)
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Auburn Farmers Market opens June 6

Market will be held every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm at Les Gove Park.

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Auburn Food Bank to host “Empty Bowls” fundraiser

Those who donate will receive their pick of many different artisan crafted bowls.

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Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

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Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces new concert season

They expect to return to in-person shows beginning in October.

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Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)

Facebook page promotes minority-owned restaurants across Puget Sound region

Miya Nazzaro used to be a member of Facebook pages that were intended for people to promote and support restaurants around the Seattle area by… Continue reading

Images of dishes from Issaquah’s Umi Cafe posted on the SMORS page. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Ho)
Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)

She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)
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As rates of stoned drivers increase, law enforcement face challenges

WSP trooper said a THC breathalyzer would be a “game changer” for law enforcement and courts.

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The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

King County fire marshals offer regulatory relief to food trucks

39 fire authorities have reportedly agreed to standardize fire codes and inspections.

The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo
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Vaccination appointments available for South King County residents

Two sites at Auburn Outlet Mall and Kent ShoWare Center are taking appointments through April 26.

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King County prosecutor, council member propose hate crimes task force

County leaders say the proposal will give better resouces to prosecute and investigate hate crimes.