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Screenshot shows Mayor Nancy Backus leading a recent virtual Auburn City Council meeting.

City adjusts grant application for local park projects

Update on two projects in Auburn.

Screenshot shows Mayor Nancy Backus leading a recent virtual Auburn City Council meeting.
New Auburn bakery Pie Style captures magic of family tradition

New Auburn bakery Pie Style captures magic of family tradition

‘World still needs good food,’ says owner.

New Auburn bakery Pie Style captures magic of family tradition
Here is Sound Transit’s image of the second garage’s future site.

Sound Transit may pause construction of second parking garage in Auburn

The agency is also considering potential pauses to Sounder parking garage projects in Kent and Sumner.

Here is Sound Transit’s image of the second garage’s future site.
Deputy fatally shoots Auburn man

Deputy fatally shoots Auburn man

Man identified as Joshua Sarrett, 32.

Deputy fatally shoots Auburn man
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.

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

Kent Hay prods homeless from sleeping in Auburn parks

Outreach Program Administrator does not have any handouts to offer.

Kent Hay prods homeless from sleeping in Auburn parks
Auburn Arts Alley will feature lighting, seating, public art, space for temporary or “rotating” art and performances in addition to elements inspired by a local artist in collaboration with the Muckleshoot Tribe. Courtesy photo
Auburn Arts Alley will feature lighting, seating, public art, space for temporary or “rotating” art and performances in addition to elements inspired by a local artist in collaboration with the Muckleshoot Tribe. Courtesy photo
Former post office will become Auburn Arts and Culture Center

Former post office will become Auburn Arts and Culture Center

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

Former post office will become Auburn Arts and Culture Center
An unusual school year gets started in Auburn

An unusual school year gets started in Auburn

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

An unusual school year gets started in Auburn
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

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

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

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision
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

Protesters of fatal police shootings rally at Auburn Justice Center

Protesters of fatal police shootings rally at Auburn Justice Center
Families and friends of Jesse Sarey gather after arraignment of Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson
Families and friends of Jesse Sarey gather after arraignment of Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson
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

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

Algona transfer station to be subject of virtual public meeting