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A man was shot and killed in Auburn

A fight turned deadly on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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Photo of a truck at Valley Buick GMC full of goods donated to the Auburn Public Schools Foundation. Photo courtesy of Auburn Public Schools Foundation

Auburn Public Schools Foundation seeks donations to help students

The foundation is collecting donations for their basic need drive.

Photo of a truck at Valley Buick GMC full of goods donated to the Auburn Public Schools Foundation. Photo courtesy of Auburn Public Schools Foundation
James Jeyaraj. Photo from the City of Auburn website.

James Jeyaraj will become Auburn’s next deputy mayor

Deputy Mayor Claude DaCorsi is retiring on Dec. 31.

James Jeyaraj. Photo from the City of Auburn website.
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Head-on collision in Auburn sends five people to Harborview

Four were injured in the crash on state Route 167.

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Gun left behind in hit and run | Auburn Police Blotter

Two dozen cars were stolen between Dec. 1 and Dec. 9.

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Sneak peak at holiday events this weekend in Auburn

Shop from local vendors at an ugly sweater bazaar and see Santa’s reindeer at Coastal.

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Auburn Police Department appoints new assistant chief

Commander Sam Betz was promoted during a ceremony on Dec. 6

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Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

King County unemployment is down after COVID-fueled recession

Economy shows signs of recovery.

Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges recently with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Gingerbread houses built by youth in Auburn are on display at the Auburn Community and Event Center. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn’s gingerbread house contest is open to the public

Vote for your favorite gingerbread house at the Auburn Community and Events Center.

Gingerbread houses built by youth in Auburn are on display at the Auburn Community and Event Center. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Black drivers disproportionately pulled over by WSP in King, Pierce counties

A study by WSU researchers examined over 3 million traffic stops performed by WSP officers.

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This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

King County woman among first in state to test positive for Omicron

Omicron appears to be more transmissible than the Delta variant.

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.
Native plants recently planted by the King Conservation District in the backyard of Don and Janet Crawley's house in Auburn. The native plants replaced invasive species to provide better habitat and erosion prevention on the west bank of the Green River. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn homeowners help to restore the Green River

Janet and Don Crawley replaced invasive species with native plants.

Native plants recently planted by the King Conservation District in the backyard of Don and Janet Crawley's house in Auburn. The native plants replaced invasive species to provide better habitat and erosion prevention on the west bank of the Green River. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Airhouse Adventure Park is opening its doors to the public on Jan. 7, 2022, at 1101 Outlet Collection Way. Photo courtesy of Airhouse Adventure Park.

Multi-activity adventure park to open in Auburn

Airhouse Adventure Park will offer laser tag, trampolines and dodgeball among other activities

Airhouse Adventure Park is opening its doors to the public on Jan. 7, 2022, at 1101 Outlet Collection Way. Photo courtesy of Airhouse Adventure Park.
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Washington health officials discuss response to new COVID variant

Things will be handled with Omicron variant similar to the Delta variant.

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Portrait of Bobby Vogel for the Auburn High School basketball team. Photo courtesy of Auburn High School

Auburn High School to celebrate Bobby Vogel during basketball game

Bobby Vogel served as the school’s basketball team manager for nearly two decades.

Portrait of Bobby Vogel for the Auburn High School basketball team. Photo courtesy of Auburn High School
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.

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
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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.

Orion Industries is breaking down barriers to employment in Auburn

Factory offers paid job training and more.

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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.

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
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.

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City Council approves increase in 2022 budget

The increase will go to previously approved programs as well as new employees.