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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Car review

There’s a reason Honda’s CR-V has been America’s top-selling crossover vehicle over the past 23 years. The 2020 CR-V AWD Touring Hybrid is the most… Continue reading

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Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Donald John Benson | Obituary

Donald “Don” John Benson, a long time resident of Auburn, left his fi nal mark on this earth on April 27, 2020 just 3 days… Continue reading

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Counterfeit money n’ more | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 8 and 9: July 8 Bogus bucks: 8 p.m., 1425 Outlet… Continue reading

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Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

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2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT | Car review

OK folks, buckle your seatbelts. This week’s tester is the 2020 Dodge Charge SRT Hellcat Widebody, the most powerful, and fastest mass-produced sedan in the… Continue reading

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BMW X3 xDrive 30e | Car review

With forces like BMW pushing, it’s only a matter of time before hybrid, then electric, technology replaces the gas combustion engine just like it replaced… Continue reading

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John W. Shape | Obituary

In Loving Memory of John W. Shape, 88, a longtime (46 years) Auburn, Wash., resident. John passed away peacefully in his sleep of natural causes… Continue reading

Ross Edward Elison | Obituary

On May 16th, 2020, Ross Edward Elison, 49, passed away peacefully from natural causes, next to his guitar that he cherished, having been playing music… Continue reading

Carol Baker | Obituary

Carol Baker passed away at her home in Auburn, WA on May 28, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 year, John… Continue reading

Ferguson vows to fight Trump administration’s rollbacks of nation’s environmental protections

‘Rules weaken environmental reviews on countless projects in Washington and across the nation’

New report shows schools reopening without preventative measures may lead to more COVID-19 cases

‘Reopening schools cannot be considered in isolation’

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Cigarette starts dumpster fire | Auburn fire blotter

Between July 6 and July 12, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 245 calls for service, among them the following: July 6 Aid call:… Continue reading

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Sound Transit seeks more federal funding to offset COVID-19 losses

Joins other transit agencies across nation to ask for relief package

Port of Seattle Commission to establish policing and civil rights task force

Group will lead a comprehensive assessment of Port of Seattle Police Department

Guests gather to view a photo of Pilchuck Julia during the naming ceremony of the Snohomish River boat landing named for her in August, 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file photo)

Editorial: What history is owed through our monuments

The decisions regarding whom we honor in our public squares require deliberation and consensus.

Guests gather to view a photo of Pilchuck Julia during the naming ceremony of the Snohomish River boat landing named for her in August, 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file photo)

Firefighters treat 3 in head-on collision | Fire blotter

Reporter staff Between June 29 and July 5, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 271 calls for service, among them the following: June 29… Continue reading

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Tribute to my first-grade teacher, Francelle Calkins

I believe 1946 was her first year of teaching at Washington Elementary Grade School in Auburn. She was young, beautiful, and helped make the transition… Continue reading

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Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

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