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Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn School District prepares for students’ return

District is following Department of Health guidelines.

Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Outlet Collection and Muckleshoot Casino are hot spots for crime

Ten percent of crime over a two-week period in August occurred at the two locations.

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Auburn Station's existing parking garage. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

$113 million in improvements coming to Sound Transit’s Auburn Station

New parking garage on tap for the station.

Auburn Station's existing parking garage. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Gun stolen from vehicle | Auburn police blotter

The following reports are taken from the Auburn Police Department blotter from Aug. 19-24. Aug. 19 Assault: An assault with a knife occurred around 4:30… Continue reading

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

Auburn firefighters union opposes vaccine mandate

Firefighters not vaccinated by Oct. 18 risk termination.

Valley Regional Fire Authority truck. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
A Porsche does laps around the track during the Pacific Raceways groundbreaking event on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Pacific Raceways breaks ground on $200 million expansion project

The new buildings will be a hub for innovating racing technology.

A Porsche does laps around the track during the Pacific Raceways groundbreaking event on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Domestic rabbits run wild in Auburn

Lea Hill neighborhood has biggest population of feral domestic rabbits, says animal control officer.

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GSA building, as seen from 15th Street Southwest in Auburn on Aug. 13, 2021. The building and 129 acres of property will be sold at auction with a starting bid of $80 million. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

GSA to sell 129 acres of property in Auburn

The bidding will start at $80 million.

GSA building, as seen from 15th Street Southwest in Auburn on Aug. 13, 2021. The building and 129 acres of property will be sold at auction with a starting bid of $80 million. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
Carolynn Bernard, owner and operator of Bless Ewe Sheep Company pets one of the sheep on her farm in Enumclaw on Aug. 17, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID, droughts put local sheep sanctuary in jeopardy

Owner Carolynn Bernard took to GoFundMe in hopes of raising money to make it through the winter.

Carolynn Bernard, owner and operator of Bless Ewe Sheep Company pets one of the sheep on her farm in Enumclaw on Aug. 17, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Harrison Maurus. Courtesy of Team USA.

Auburn’s Harrison Maurus takes fourth place in Olympics

Weightlifter places the highest of any American man in 30 years.

Harrison Maurus. Courtesy of Team USA.
Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

Some people qualify for third shot of vaccine, says health department

New guidance comes as cases skyrocket in Washington and nation.

Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
Northwest Center’s IMPACT program is working to create more inclusive pre-kindergarten education across King County. Courtesy photo

IMPACT works to promote inclusive preschooling in King County

Their goal is to reduce pre-K expulsions.

Northwest Center’s IMPACT program is working to create more inclusive pre-kindergarten education across King County. Courtesy photo
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Suspected car prowler arrested | Auburn police blotter

The following reports are taken from the Auburn Police Department blotter between Aug. 4 and Aug. 10. There was a total of 19 assaults, 12… Continue reading

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The Senior Activity Center is at 808 9th St. SE in Les Gove Park. Courtesy photo

Cooling centers in Auburn: Where to escape the heat this week

With temperatures expected to be in the 90s through Saturday, the city of Auburn will be operating a cooling center at the Senior Activity Center.… Continue reading

The Senior Activity Center is at 808 9th St. SE in Les Gove Park. Courtesy photo
Renee Davis. Courtesy photo

King County to pay family of pregnant mother killed by sheriff deputies

Renee Davis was a 23-year-old mother of three and pregnant when she was killed.

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Chief Brent Swearingen hands new VRFA Chief Brad Thompson his badges during the change of command ceremony on Aug. 5. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Valley Regional Fire Authority appoints new chief

Brad Thompson is the new VRFA chief.

Chief Brent Swearingen hands new VRFA Chief Brad Thompson his badges during the change of command ceremony on Aug. 5. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Another summer heat wave is coming to King County

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s for the second time this summer.

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Amy Freedheim gives a speech to county employees and supporters during a march for women's safety at work in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. The march was scheduled after a woman was attacked in a bathroom at the King County Courthouse. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

County employees and supporters march for safer working conditions

Rally was scheduled in light of a recent attack at King County Courthouse.

Amy Freedheim gives a speech to county employees and supporters during a march for women's safety at work in Seattle on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. The march was scheduled after a woman was attacked in a bathroom at the King County Courthouse. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Lorie and Joe Belvins are pictured in front of the donation bins in the back of their Grocery Outlet store in Auburn. The Belvins are accepting donations for people who were affected by the apartment fire in Auburn on July 23. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Local business owners help out people displaced by Auburn apartment fire

People who lived in the apartment building can receive donations at the Grocery Outlet

Lorie and Joe Belvins are pictured in front of the donation bins in the back of their Grocery Outlet store in Auburn. The Belvins are accepting donations for people who were affected by the apartment fire in Auburn on July 23. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing