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Condo prices in South King County surge during pandemic

The value of condominiums in King County increased during the pandemic, with the largest increase in value in South King County, according to a press… Continue reading

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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

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

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
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Catalytic converter theft ended in shooting in Auburn

Auburn police are investigating the theft of a catalytic converter that ended in a shooting around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. The incident began at… 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 Tuesday July 20. 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.

King County purchases Auburn hotel to house homeless

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus announced the purchase of the Clarion Hotel in Auburn, which will house homeless people as… Continue reading

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus stand in front of the Clarion Hotel in Auburn on Tuesday July 20. 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.
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New state police reforms change policing in Auburn

The Washington Legislature recently passed several bills governing law enforcement. During the July 12 city council study session, Auburn’s city attorney and police chief updated… Continue reading

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Council discusses body-worn cameras for Auburn police

Taser company pitches package for cameras and virtual reality training.

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Judge Matthew York and Auburn Police Department’s Officer Burgess are shown in this 2020 photo. “Our society has gone back and forth between punishment, deferral and rehabilitation,” said York, who presides over Auburn’s Community Court. Courtesy of Auburn Police Department.

Auburn Community Court has prevention in mind

It also saves taxpayers money in the long term by reducing recidivism rates.

Judge Matthew York and Auburn Police Department’s Officer Burgess are shown in this 2020 photo. “Our society has gone back and forth between punishment, deferral and rehabilitation,” said York, who presides over Auburn’s Community Court. Courtesy of Auburn Police Department.
Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during the 2021 graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.

Hundreds embrace Auburn School District’s late classes

District has also created a permanent online school.

Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during the 2021 graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.
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Spray playground re-opens at Les Gove Park

The city of Auburn announced on July 9, that the spray playground at Les Gove Park is up and running again after it was shut… Continue reading

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Crime in Auburn increased slightly in 2020

Crime in Auburn rose in 2020, but police cleared fewer cases, according to the Crime in Washington report released by the Washington Association of Sheriffs… Continue reading

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The Christ Community Free Clinic is set to re-open from 5:30-8 p.m. July 20. The clinic is located at 1 A street NW in Auburn. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Auburn free clinic to re-open

Clinic will be open by appointment only every Tuesday starting July 20.

The Christ Community Free Clinic is set to re-open from 5:30-8 p.m. July 20. The clinic is located at 1 A street NW in Auburn. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Calls for fire service increased over holiday weekend

Firefighters responded to several fires and injuries.

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Entrance to the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, photo taken on July 1, 2021.

White River Valley Museum reopens with ‘Closets of Curiosity’ exhibit

The White River Valley Museum opened its newest exhibit “Closets of Curiosity” to the public on July 7. The exhibit consists of about a dozen… Continue reading

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Entrance to the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, photo taken on July 1, 2021.
Auburn’s first parklet outside Rail Hop’n Brewery, photo shot July 2. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood.

Parklets bring more outdoor seating to downtown Auburn

More permanent outdoor seating will become available as Auburn builds new “parklets” in the downtown area. Parklets are small public spaces that usually extend from… Continue reading

Auburn’s first parklet outside Rail Hop’n Brewery, photo shot July 2. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood.
The boardwalk over wetlands at Lewis Lake Park in Auburn on June 24, 2021. The boardwalk was constructed by the Auburn Noon Lions Club. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Check out Auburn’s newest park: Lewis Lake Park

Auburn unveiled Lewis Lake Park in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The park, named after former mayor Peter B. Lewis, covers 9.25 acres of land,… Continue reading

The boardwalk over wetlands at Lewis Lake Park in Auburn on June 24, 2021. The boardwalk was constructed by the Auburn Noon Lions Club. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
Artist in residence Neely Goniodsky poses for a photo outside of the barn she is working out of at Mary Olson Farm on Friday, June 25, 2021. The farm is located at 28728 Green River Road. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Meet Neely Goniodsky, artist in residence at Mary Olson Farm

She is creating a film about the farm’s history.

Artist in residence Neely Goniodsky poses for a photo outside of the barn she is working out of at Mary Olson Farm on Friday, June 25, 2021. The farm is located at 28728 Green River Road. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Auburn’s Summer Programs Return

Auburn won’t be holding its normal Fourth of July Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are plenty of programs to look forward to… Continue reading

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King County Council passes tenant protections

Tenants in unincorporated King County won new rights after the King County Council voted to pass ordinance 2021-0131 during its meeting June 29. Under the… Continue reading

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Auburn says no to fireworks show this year

The City of Auburn has cancelled its annual Fourth of July Festival due to COVID-19. If you’re thinking about holding your own fireworks show, you… Continue reading

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King County lifts mask mandate as 70% of residents are fully vaccinated

King County’s public health department announced June 29 that the mask mandate has been lifted as 70% of King County residents are fully vaccinated from… Continue reading

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