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Person arrested for reckless burning at Fulmer Park | Auburn police blotter

Car thefts and assaults were among the most common crimes committed.

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The King County Council appointed Tamer Abouzeid as the new director of King County’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight during its meeting on July 27. Courtesy photo

KC Council appoints new director of Office of Law Enforcement Oversight

Abouzeid is currently a civil rights attorney in Chicago

The King County Council appointed Tamer Abouzeid as the new director of King County’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight during its meeting on July 27. Courtesy photo
Flames burst out of the roof of Max House Apartments on July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Downtown Auburn fire causes millions in damage

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

Flames burst out of the roof of Max House Apartments on July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Valley Regional Fire Authority.
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Armed car theft lead to pursuit and search for suspects in Auburn

The suspects, armed with guns, stole a vehicle before fleeing on foot and evading arrest.

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An Axon body-worn police camera. Photo courtesy of Axon.

Auburn police officers will get body cameras

The ordinance is supposed to create a more transparent, accountable police force.

An Axon body-worn police camera. Photo courtesy of Axon.
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King County Council District 7 primary results

District serves Federal Way and Auburn areas.

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King County ballot dropbox. Courtesy photo

Auburn City Council Position 4 primary results

The primary election results are in for Auburn City Council Position 4. According to the King County Elections website, Auburn City Council Position 4 incumbent… Continue reading

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Man found dead in Green River identified

A dead body was reported in the Green River in Auburn on July 29.

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Janis Campbell-Aikens Puget Sound Educational Service District employee of the year. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Educational Service District.

Auburn schools nutrition director named employee of the year

Janis Campbell-Aikens, director of child nutrition at Auburn Public Schools, was recently named employee of the year by the Puget Sound Educational Service District. This… Continue reading

Janis Campbell-Aikens Puget Sound Educational Service District employee of the year. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Educational Service District.
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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are rising in Washington

Data suggests the vaccine is effective in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19

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Father threatens daughter with samurai sword | Auburn police blotter

The following incidents are from Auburn’s police blotter from July 22-27. All told, there were 12 burglaries, two catalytic converter thefts and 12 car thefts… Continue reading

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Six shots fired near Auburn police officers

The incident occurred yesterday

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Depiction of Auburn’s spending during the first quarter of 2021. Data from Auburn fiscal report. Graph by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

How did Auburn spend your taxes?

The largest expense during the first quarter was the Auburn Police Department.

Depiction of Auburn’s spending during the first quarter of 2021. Data from Auburn fiscal report. Graph by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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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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An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon

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.