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A card was left this week at an Auburn homeless encampment by Kent Hay, the city’s Outreach Program Administrator. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Auburn strips misdemeanor penalty from overnight camping law

City council passes ordinance with 4-3 vote.

 

Kent Hay prods homeless from sleeping in Auburn parks

Outreach Program Administrator does not have any handouts to offer.

 

Former post office will become Auburn Arts and Culture Center

8,000-square-foot center is expected to attract more energy to downtown.

An unusual school year gets started in Auburn

Rainier Middle School teacher leads her students in distance learning and more.

For a dog to be declared dangerous, or potentially dangerous in Auburn, it must have attacked, bitten, endangered, or injured a person or a domestic animal, without provocation. File photo

New rules for ‘dangerous dogs’ in Auburn

City council revises ordinance.

For a dog to be declared dangerous, or potentially dangerous in Auburn, it must have attacked, bitten, endangered, or injured a person or a domestic animal, without provocation. File photo
Auburn police in riot gear during a June 2, 2020, protest in the city’s downtown. Photo by Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Auburn forms a Police Advisory Committee

Police looking for residents keen to serve on committee

Auburn police in riot gear during a June 2, 2020, protest in the city’s downtown. Photo by Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
A Lakeland Hills Elementary teacher riding in the district’s car and bus parade last week signals her eagerness to welcome students to school on opening day Sept. 9. Courtesy photo

A school year like no other opens Sept. 9 in Auburn

Auburn School District’s 17,000 students will do things differently this fall.

A Lakeland Hills Elementary teacher riding in the district’s car and bus parade last week signals her eagerness to welcome students to school on opening day Sept. 9. Courtesy photo
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Auburn city leaders ponder 2nd version of eviction ordinance

The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association wanted landlords to be able to levy additional, reasonable security deposits for damage based on pet wear and tear should… Continue reading

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Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Council debates second draft of ordinance aimed at homeless camping in Auburn parks

Here’s what the suggested revisions would do.

Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

“Decision to close the National Archives in Seattle has far-reaching impacts across the Northwest.”

Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson. Courtesy photo

Auburn settles lawsuit over Isaiah Obet’s death for $1.25 million

Family calls for inquest into 2017 shooting by Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson.

Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson. Courtesy photo

Protesters of fatal police shootings rally at Auburn Justice Center

Protesters of fatal police shootings rally at Auburn Justice Center

Jesse Sarey. Courtesy photo

Auburn Police Officer pleads not guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault in fatal shooting of Jesse Sarey in 2019

On Aug. 24 in a courtroom at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent, Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson pleaded not guilty to felony… Continue reading

Jesse Sarey. Courtesy photo

Algona transfer station to be subject of virtual public meeting

King County’s future Algona Transfer Station should begin operation in 2023 at 35101 W. Valley Highway S., replacing the 53-year-old transfer station on West Valley… Continue reading

City Attorney Kendra Comeau made it clear: Auburn is not outlawing panhandling. “We have all these mechanisms already available, and we just want to make sure it’s clear that we are not citing or enforcing something where a vulnerable individual is just asking for money,” said Comeau. “We are not going to take them to jail because they’re panhandling.” File photo

Auburn can handle aggressive begging without ordinance

For several years, Auburn has had a specific chapter of its code that makes aggressive begging a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and jail time.… Continue reading

City Attorney Kendra Comeau made it clear: Auburn is not outlawing panhandling. “We have all these mechanisms already available, and we just want to make sure it’s clear that we are not citing or enforcing something where a vulnerable individual is just asking for money,” said Comeau. “We are not going to take them to jail because they’re panhandling.” File photo
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Auburn businesses plug along in teeth of pandemic

You see an empty store front, an empty warehouse. A COVID-19 closure, you wonder? Maybe, maybe not. Fact is, it’s hard to pin down the… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main
City Attorney Kendra Comeau made it clear: Auburn is not outlawing panhandling. “We have all these mechanisms already available, and we just want to make sure it’s clear that we are not citing or enforcing something where a vulnerable individual is just asking for money,” said Comeau. “We are not going to take them to jail because they’re panhandling.” File photo

Auburn may change aggressive begging code because rest of code handles the problem

Guys walks onto a street, gums up traffic and yells at or threatens motorists to get them to hand over money. Could be he’s out… Continue reading

City Attorney Kendra Comeau made it clear: Auburn is not outlawing panhandling. “We have all these mechanisms already available, and we just want to make sure it’s clear that we are not citing or enforcing something where a vulnerable individual is just asking for money,” said Comeau. “We are not going to take them to jail because they’re panhandling.” File photo

Auburn School District contracts with developer to build new Pioneer Elementary School

The Auburn School District has signed a contract with the Seattle-based construction and development firm Skanska USA to build the new Pioneer Elementary School, which… Continue reading