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WSP arrests Auburn woman, 25, for vehicular homicide DUI

The Washington State Patrol says an Auburn woman was driving under the influence when she hit another vehicle and killed a 67-year-old Lakewood woman on… Continue reading

 

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

King County and Port of Seattle to collaborate on waste-to-fuel study

The study is aimed at identifying logistics of developing aviation fuel out of municipal garbage.

 

Unwilling to let its traditional Santa parade go away without a fight, the Auburn community dazzled young and old alike instead with Jolly Holiday Lane, which took place Dec. 5, 2020, at Les Gove Park. Photo courtesy of City of Auburn

Here are five upcoming holiday happenings in Auburn

Auburn has a host of activities and events to do this holiday season.

 

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Jesse Sarey’s family wants people to know who the real Jesse was

He was killed by Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson in 2019.

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

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Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Pierce County Deputies arrest Auburn woman, 25, for suspected drug dealing in Pierce County

The Special Investigations Unit of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 25-year old Auburn woman on Thursday, Nov. 18 for allegedly dealing Fentanyl and… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2021
Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

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Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
Recent Auburn senior center hiking group trip. Courtesy photo

Services at Auburn senior center slowly return to pre-pandemic levels

Senior centers throughout King County reopened this fall, and the services offered before the pandemic hit in March 2020 are operating about like they did.… Continue reading

Recent Auburn senior center hiking group trip. Courtesy photo

City Council approves increase in 2022 budget

The increase will go to previously approved programs as well as new employees.

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Cat dies from smoke inhalation | Fire blotter

Between Nov. 8 and Nov. 14, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 325 calls for service, among them the following. Nov. 8 Accident: 6:49… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Flames burst out of the roof of Max House Apartments on July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Valley Regional Fire Authority

Demolition coming next for former Max House Apartments in Auburn

Built in 1927, the 94-year-old, two story, brick Max House Apartments at 101 East Main Street in downtown Auburn has been home to a lot… Continue reading

Flames burst out of the roof of Max House Apartments on July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Valley Regional Fire Authority
Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Totem Middle School is located at 26630 40th Ave. South in Kent. Photo courtesy of the Totem Middle School Facebook page

Federal Way school board votes to rename local middle school

District must remove “inappropriate” Native American symbolism from two more middle school mascots per state law.

Totem Middle School is located at 26630 40th Ave. South in Kent. Photo courtesy of the Totem Middle School Facebook page
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

  • Nov 17, 2021
The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Damage to the Riverfront Apartment complex as seen from 8th Street Northeast on Monday, Nov. 8. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Riverfront fire caused millions in damage

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been created to support the residents of the Riverfront Apartment complex.

Damage to the Riverfront Apartment complex as seen from 8th Street Northeast on Monday, Nov. 8. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Pastor Gordon Banks accepts the Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service presented by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer on Nov. 16, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn pastor receives Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service

Pastor Gordon Banks of the Overcomer Covenant Church accepted the award on Nov. 16.

Pastor Gordon Banks accepts the Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service presented by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer on Nov. 16, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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