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Halloween decorations on display on D Street. Photo courtesy of D Street Lights.

Take a look at Auburn’s DIY Halloween exhibit:

D Street Lights was created for everyone to enjoy.

 

Do you need to pay for your COVID hospital stay?

Washington state law requires hospitals to provide free care for certain income brackets.

 

Valley Regional Fire Authority truck. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

VRFA loses seven firefighters over vaccine mandate

Services aren’t expected to be affected by the personnel loss.

 

An Axon body-worn police camera. Courtesy photo

Auburn approves contract for police body cameras and Tasers

The new equipment will cost over $2.2 million.

An Axon body-worn police camera. Courtesy photo
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Do you need to pay for your COVID hospital stay?

Washington state law requires hospitals to provide free care for certain income brackets.

MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. File photo
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Auburn Senior Activity Center has a lot to offer

The Auburn Senior Activity Center provides Auburn’s senior community with a variety of classes, activities and tours all year round. Here’s a look at what… Continue reading

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Outlet Collection of Seattle to hold fourth annual Candy Crawl

Kids can trick-or-treat in the mall on the afternoon of Halloween.

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Meet Auburn City Council candidate Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin is running against Wendee R. Odell in the Nov. 2 election for Position 2 on the Auburn City Council, currently held by Deputy… Continue reading

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Armed carjacking at Lea Hill Park leads to pursuit, arrest

Two vehicles were taken at gunpoint from Lea Hill Park at about 5:15 p.m. Oct. 11, according to the Auburn Police Department. When police arrived… Continue reading

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Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

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Man arrested for possesion of heroin, thousands of fentanyl pills

The following information is taken from the Auburn Police Department blotter from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6. All told there were 16 assaults, 18 vehicle… Continue reading

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From left, Sgt. Tyson Luce, former Chief Dan O’Neil, Chief Mark Caillier, and Cmdr. Todd Byers pose for a photo during the change of command ceremony on Oct. 4. Caillier was named the new chief after O’Neil stepped down.

Mayor appoints Mark Caillier as new Auburn police chief

Before stepping down, former Chief O’Neil promoted two officers to leadership positions.

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From left, Sgt. Tyson Luce, former Chief Dan O’Neil, Chief Mark Caillier, and Cmdr. Todd Byers pose for a photo during the change of command ceremony on Oct. 4. Caillier was named the new chief after O’Neil stepped down.
Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and Kent Mayor Dana Ralph in an intense staredown prior to their race Oct. 5 for Battle of the Badges at Grocery Outlet in Auburn. The food collected in the competition was donated to the Auburn Food Bank. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn and Kent officials battle for groceries

Police, firefighters and mayors race to see who could grab the most food to donate.

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and Kent Mayor Dana Ralph in an intense staredown prior to their race Oct. 5 for Battle of the Badges at Grocery Outlet in Auburn. The food collected in the competition was donated to the Auburn Food Bank. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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

Auburn School District is working to create a more equitable school system

Black students make up 8.2% of the student body, but represent 18.5% of suspensions and expulsions.

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Road rage leads to shooting on SR 18

The driver of a blue truck fired at the driver of a sedan, Washington State Patrol said.

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One of Return Home’s cells, filled entirely with organic material, demonstrates what the terramation cells look like. Return Home is one of the few terramation companies in the world. They transform people into soil.

Ashes to ashes, humans to soil

Auburn is home to the state’s largest human composting company.

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One of Return Home’s cells, filled entirely with organic material, demonstrates what the terramation cells look like. Return Home is one of the few terramation companies in the world. They transform people into soil.

Thrift shop furnishes homes for people exiting homelessness

Revitalized, a new Auburn-based thrift shop, just opened its doors in the Outlet Collection mall with a mission to help folks who are exiting homelessness.… Continue reading

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Utility shut-off moratorium ends, putting hundreds of thousands at risk

Payment plans and assistance are available.

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Gas thieves and burglaries | Auburn Police blotter

The following is a sample of the Auburn Police blotter from Sept. 20-28.

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