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Primary election 2020: Who will emerge as Inslee’s challenger?

Voting ends Tuesday in an election without big rallies and fund-raisers and face-to-face debates

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo

WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo

Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

The pandemic has revealed President Trump’s weaknesses like never before.

Wooden cutting board starts fire | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 274 calls for service between July 20 and 26, among them the following. July 20 Vehicle fire: 6:52… Continue reading

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Unidentified photographer at daycare? | Auburn police blotter

Between July 19 and July 26, the Auburn Police Department responded to the following calls for service, among many others. July 19 Strongarm robbery of… Continue reading

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Regional public sector employers extend teleworking until 2021

Three counties, six cities and two ports announce decision

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

State Department of Health launches CORONA survey

Asks for residents to answer questions online or by phone about COVID-19 impact

James (Jim) Nannery | Obituary

In the company of his family, James (Jim) Nannery died peacefully in his home on June 29, 2020. He was 70. Jim was born in… Continue reading

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Washington Education Association calls for school year to begin with distance learning

Group demands safety first in any plans to return to school this fall

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Boy falls from second-story window | Fire blotter

Between July 13 and 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 260 calls for service, among them the following: July 13 Aid call: 7:48… Continue reading

Man threatens Fred Meyer employee | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 10 and July 18: July 10 Vandalism: 6:10 a.m., 400 block… Continue reading

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COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Jose De Jesus Mora-Jimenez | Obituary

Jose De Jesus Mora-Jimenez was born March 11, 1942 to Tiburcio Mora-Luna and Hilaria Jimenez- Barboza in Cuautla Jalisco, Mexico. Chuy, as he was known… Continue reading

State school Superintendent Reykdal issues statement in response to online learning in the fall

‘Decisions are within the bounds of the reopening guidance that we provided in June’

Superintendent Alan Spicciati. FILE PHOTO, Auburn Reporter

Auburn schools will start with ‘full distance learning model’

Message from the superintendent

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2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat. Courtesy photo

2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew Lariat | Car review

Ford’s venerable compact Ranger pickup went away for a while. But it has returned as a mid-size truck, ready for adventure and packed with driver-assist… Continue reading

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