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COVID testing centers shut down for lack of business license

Center for Covid Control announced Jan. 13 it would close all of its locations for a week.

 

Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn teachers and staff struggle during omicron wave

15% of staff has been out sick since schools re-opened in the new year.

 

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Man shoots, kills would-be robber on Auburn Way South

A man was shot and killed in Auburn on Tuesday, Jan. 11, after he allegedly attempted to rob a man in the 200 block of… Continue reading

 

Auburn Avenue Theater. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Shows canceled at Auburn Avenue Theater

The City of Auburn posted an update on the status of the Auburn Avenue Theater after it was condemned earlier this month due to safety… Continue reading

Auburn Avenue Theater. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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State Sen. Phil Fortunato defies COVID-19 rules, gets kicked out

Lawmaker, who represents 31st District, was escorted out of the legislative building on Jan. 10, 2022.

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Washington Democrats introduce bills clarifying police reforms

One deals with mental health response and the other deals with less-lethal weapons.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus tour the Clarion Hotel in Auburn on July 20, 2021. The hotel will be used to house approximately 100 people experiencing homelessness in the area as part of the county’s Health Through Housing program. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Here’s what’s coming to Auburn in 2022

From Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s trial to opening Auburn’s Health Through Housing location, a lot is happening.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus tour the Clarion Hotel in Auburn on July 20, 2021. The hotel will be used to house approximately 100 people experiencing homelessness in the area as part of the county’s Health Through Housing program. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Health care leaders declare statewide crisis, request action

The letter written to Gov. Inslee requests deployment of National Guard.

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The Auburn Avenue Theater sits vacant and boarded up on Jan. 3, 2022, after being condemned due to safety concerns stemming from the demolition of the Max House Apartment complex next door. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn Avenue Theater gets ‘red-tagged’

Due to nearby demolition, facility must be evaluated for safety by structural engineers.

The Auburn Avenue Theater sits vacant and boarded up on Jan. 3, 2022, after being condemned due to safety concerns stemming from the demolition of the Max House Apartment complex next door. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Three killed in apparent murder-suicide in Auburn

One child was able to escape the shooting.

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The exterior of the Clarion Hotel located on B Street behind the municipal airport in Auburn. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

King County opens isolation center at Auburn Clarion Hotel

To limit the spread of COVID-19, King County opened the Clarion Hotel in Auburn as a quarantine and isolation center while omicron cases surge throughout… Continue reading

The exterior of the Clarion Hotel located on B Street behind the municipal airport in Auburn. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Vaccine theft, hit and run | Auburn police blotter

The following reports are taken from the Auburn Police Department’s daily blotter from Dec. 20 through Dec. 29. Dec. 20 Trifecta: A man was arrested… Continue reading

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King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus stand in front of the Clarion Hotel in Auburn on July 20, 2021. The hotel will be used to house approximately 100 people experiencing homelessness in the area as part of the county's Health Through Housing program. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Year in review: Top Auburn stories from 2021

It’s been quite a year for news in Auburn, from elections to vaccine roll-outs to fires that devastated two apartment complexes. At the Auburn Reporter,… Continue reading

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus stand in front of the Clarion Hotel in Auburn on July 20, 2021. The hotel will be used to house approximately 100 people experiencing homelessness in the area as part of the county's Health Through Housing program. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County

King County scientists work to save chinook salmon

They conducted a study to determine how the salmon use the Green River as a habitat.

Chris Gregersen injects a young chinook salmon with a small transponder used for tracking the migration of the fish. Photo courtesy of King County
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COVID-19 cases surge over Christmas weekend in King County

Projections suggest things will get worse before they get better.

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Heavy snow causes road closures; shelters open

Around five inches of snow accumulated in Auburn over the weekend.

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Excavators demolish the Max House Apartments complex in downtown Auburn on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Demolition of the Max House Apartments has begun

The building was damaged by a fire in July 2021.

Excavators demolish the Max House Apartments complex in downtown Auburn on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
(Left to right) Data analyst Noah Chang, Deputy Chief Rick Olson, Fire Chief Brad Thompson, Deputy Chief Dave Larberg and Captain Tyler Eliason pose for a photo after receiving accreditation on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Valley Regional Fire Authority receives international accreditation

Accreditation is a testament to the quality of service the agency provides.

(Left to right) Data analyst Noah Chang, Deputy Chief Rick Olson, Fire Chief Brad Thompson, Deputy Chief Dave Larberg and Captain Tyler Eliason pose for a photo after receiving accreditation on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority.
Melissa Laramie holds up her right hand as she is sworn into the Auburn School Board by King County Superior Court Judge Matthew Williams on Dec. 13, 2021. Photo Courtesy of the Auburn School District

Melissa Laramie officially joins Auburn School Board

Laramie is the executive director of communications at the Kent School District.

Melissa Laramie holds up her right hand as she is sworn into the Auburn School Board by King County Superior Court Judge Matthew Williams on Dec. 13, 2021. Photo Courtesy of the Auburn School District
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Auburn man charged with murder in flare gun death

A modified flare gun was used to shoot and kill another man on Dec. 15.

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