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Vehicles prowled, businesses burgled | Auburn police blotter

The following information is taken from the Auburn Police Department blotter from Sept. 2-8. All told there were 19 assaults, 10 burglaries and 17 vehicle… Continue reading

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This is a screenshot that shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on Interstate 5 in King County.

VIDEO: Auburn police let suspected vehicle thief go, citing new laws

State laws passed earlier this spring require police to have probable cause to engage in a pursuit.

This is a screenshot that shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on Interstate 5 in King County.
Homelessness Outreach Program Coordinator Kent Hay delivering mail to a resident of the camp on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Meet the man who’s working to end homelessness in Auburn

Kent Hay is a one-person department who does anything necessary to house people.

Homelessness Outreach Program Coordinator Kent Hay delivering mail to a resident of the camp on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Dirt bike stolen from shed | Auburn police blotter

The following incidents are taken from the Auburn Police Department blotter. All told there were 16 assaults, 16 vehicle thefts and nine burglaries reported in… Continue reading

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Flyer by Downtown Auburn Cooperative.

End of summer block party to be held in downtown Auburn

The party will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 2.

Flyer by Downtown Auburn Cooperative.
This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo
Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.

Auburn middle school student athlete chosen for Mariners fellowship

Thirteen-year-old Imani Brown plays baseball and attends Rainier Middle School in Auburn.

Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.
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
Photo courtesy of Auburn Animal Control

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