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U.S. Senate committee report calls unfair practices by tech companies a threat to local news

Report shows total newspaper revenue will have dropped by nearly 70% by end of 2020

 

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State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

 

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Editorial: Referendum 90 serves parents’ choice, kids’ health

It assures — at parents’ option — all K-12 students can get age-appropriate sexual health education.

 

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Fire caused by man running generator during power outage | Fire blotter

Between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 239 calls for service, among them the following: Oct. 12 Fuel spill:… Continue reading

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Inslee announces COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund now open for applications

$40 million in federal funds to be distributed

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U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran appoints election officer for the Western District of Washington

Assistant U.S. attorney will oversee complaints of election fraud

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Concern that climb in COVID-19 cases means ‘fall surge’ is starting

Experts say we must act now to reverse trend | State Department of Health

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State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

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Vehicle vs. pedestrian accident | Fire blotter

From the Valley Regional Fire Authority

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Auburn Police Blotter: Drunks, thieves and other misfits

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service between Oct. 6 and Oct. 10: Oct. 6 Felonious thievery of vehicle parts: Overnight, 5110 Frontage… Continue reading

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King County Council approves funding for affordable housing

Small increase in sales tax to support program

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Dumpster fire, thieves and other shenanigans | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5: Sept. 30 Commercial burglary: 4 a.m., 220… Continue reading

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Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
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Public school enrollment drops 2.8% across the state

One-third of decrease attributed to kindergarten-age children

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This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident. Courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Man in stolen SUV shot and killed by pursuing driver in Auburn

Someone in a vehicle that was chasing an SUV on an on-ramp to westbound Highway 18 opened fire early Tuesday morning (Oct. 6) and killed… Continue reading

This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident. Courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

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Inslee criticizes Trump’s comments about having COVID-19

‘More than 2,000 additional Americans have died and downplaying this danger is the best he can do?’

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