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Pills stolen, windows smashed | Auburn police blotter

Between June 27 and July 3, the Auburn Police Department responded to the following calls for service, among many others: June 27 Theft, 10:41 a.m.,… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Washington State Fair cancelled

COVID-19 outbreak claims another event

State regulators keep Puget Sound Energy rates steady

Rate adjustments ease economic impact during COVID-19 pandemic

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Auburn Jack in the Box owner fined nearly $70,000 for teen worker violations

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries says on 260 occasions the owner of the Auburn Jack in the Box, 524 A St. S.E.,… Continue reading

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Robert “Bob” Coleman

Obituary: Robert “Bob” Coleman

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Robert “Bob” Coleman

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Darold Francis Harmer

Obituary: Darold Francis Harmer

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Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

Governor doubles down on mask rules

Inslee: Starting July 7, businesses do not serve those who do not wear a mask

Nurse Sylvia Keller, pictured with Gov. Jay Inslee, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle in Yakima County. Courtesy photo

New building at former Denny’s site to house MOD Pizza and a dental office

KIMCO Reality is putting up a new 5,870 square-foot building on the site of the former Denny’s at 502 15th St. NE that will house… Continue reading

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous years. A recent analysis by INRIX found that the Seattle metro and Washington… Continue reading

Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.

The search for selfhood

What really matters is the desire to find.

Jayendrina Singha Ray is a PhD (ABD) in English, with a research focus on the works of the South African Nobel Laureate John Maxwell Coetzee. She teaches English Composition and Research Writing at Highline College, WA, and has previously taught English at colleges in India.

Woman bitten by puppy-shipping scam | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between June 18 and 26th: June 21 Thieves: Overnight, 12700 block of Southeast… Continue reading

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Crews rescue two people from river at Flaming Geyser Park | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 222 calls for service between June 22 and June 28, among them the following: June 22 Aid call:… Continue reading

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Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Sound Transit gets $100 million federal grant for Federal Way light rail extension

Portion of $790 million payment toward $3.1 billion project

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

Stay local with summer travel plans | State Department of Health

Officials want people to limit cross-state travel to help slow spread of COVID-19

Senior citizen tips over in motorized wheelchair | Fire blotter

Between June 15 and 21, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 253 calls for service, among them the following: June 15 Aid call: 10… Continue reading