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Alvin Sweet is a resident of Martin Court in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Martin Court is a former motel which was transformed into a supportive housing complex two decades ago. New funding from King County’s Health through Housing ordinance could expand this type of program across the county.

King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

 

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King County domestic violence homicides reach 16 so far this year

Previous two years had seven each as COVID-19 impacts incidents

 

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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.

 

Exterior building and signage view from 9th Avenue of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. File photo

Auburn City Council supports Harborview ballot measure

On Oct. 19, the Auburn City Council threw its unanimous support behind King County Proposition 1. Proposition 1 authorizes King County to issue up to… Continue reading

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This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident.

Medical examiner identifies man who was killed on Hwy 18

Victim was driving a stolen SUV, according to Washington State Patrol.

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This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident.
Auburn School District Superintendent Dr. Alan Spicciati. Courtesy photo

Students back in Auburn schools? ‘We are not there yet’

Auburn School District Superintendent Alan Spicciati wrote parent a letter.

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King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

King County 2020 unemployment numbers. Source: Washington State Employment Security Department
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After the chill imposed on it by COVID-19, the multi-services center planned for the old Sports Page tavern site is once again on track.

Auburn resource center for disadvantaged people moving forward

Food Bank to move to former Sports Page tavern.

Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
After the chill imposed on it by COVID-19, the multi-services center planned for the old Sports Page tavern site is once again on track.
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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

  • Oct 21, 2020
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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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Inslee extends freeze on evictions through end of year

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the state’s eviction moratorium through the end of the year. The moratorium, which Inslee first declared in March in… Continue reading

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Vehicle vs. pedestrian accident | Fire blotter

From the Valley Regional Fire Authority

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Auburn schools look at hybrid attendance models

Moderate COVID-19 infection rates and county health department guide decisions.

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City, tribe seek State Route 164 upgrades

Anyone who’s ever tried make his or her way on foot along the east of Riverwalk Drive from Howard Road to Auburn Way South knows… Continue reading

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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

  • Oct 14, 2020
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Kent girl, 12, dies trying to help her mother during seizure in car

Miranda Bhattacharyya ’always put the well-being of others before herself,’ family says

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A construction worker measures a drill shaft during installation at the future Sound Transit Kent/Des Moines light rail site on Oct. 7. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Column installation begins for light rail extension

Project under way at the site of the future Kent/Des Moines station.

A construction worker measures a drill shaft during installation at the future Sound Transit Kent/Des Moines light rail site on Oct. 7. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

Hilary Franz (left) and Sue Kuehl Pederson
For 2020, the city has changed the traditional Veterans Day Parade to a veterans-vehicle-only procession. File photo

Auburn modifies annual Veterans Day Parade

Registration deadline is Oct. 19 for participants and spectators.

For 2020, the city has changed the traditional Veterans Day Parade to a veterans-vehicle-only procession. File photo