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Auburn studies criminal penalties for illegal camping on public property

After tramping through a dozen or so of Auburn’s homeless encampments, they begin to blend into one sprawling horror show — a blight of overturned… Continue reading

 

Volunteers for the city of Auburn's Adopt-a-Street Program recently during a momentary pause from their labors. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn
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Adopt-a-Street Program tweaks rules to allow volunteers to be one-event cleaner-uppers

You may see them from time-to-time along Auburn’s streets, groups of people in the orange vests with the vertical, yellow stripes, volunteering their time to… Continue reading

 

King County District Court, South Division, Auburn Courthouse is located in the City of Auburn at 340 E. Main St. in the Auburn Justice Center. This facility provides court services for the cities of Auburn and Covington. File photo

Auburn ponders states of its aging public facilities

Consultant offers multiple recommendations.

 

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Driver trapped in semi-truck that crashed into tree | Fire blotter

Between April 5 and April 11, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 258 calls for service, among them the following. April 5 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Ex-boyfriend threatens woman with taser | Auburn police blotter

Between April 6 and April 13, Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others. April 6 Auto theft: Overnight, 1301 Auburn… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Machete-wielding homeless man charged with assault

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged a 42-year-old homeless man with one count of second-degree assault for allegedly threatening to assault an employee… Continue reading

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Auburn's Poet Laureate, James Rodgers (photo credit: James Rodgers)

Talking National Poetry Month with Auburn’s poet laureate James Rodgers

Some April poetry events include a Jack McCarthy poetry reading and a youth poetry contest

Auburn's Poet Laureate, James Rodgers (photo credit: James Rodgers)
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King County residents needed for first respiratory study using Apple watches

UW study to help find if devices can detect early warning signs of acute respiratory infections, such as COVID-19 and flu.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted in Washington over side effect

Following federal guidance, Washington health care providers are temporarily pausing Johnson & Johnson shots while experts educate hospital systems on how to treat a rare… Continue reading

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High court ruling spurs effort to retool state’s drug laws

Meanwhile, the Blake decision has gotten people out jail, charges dismissed and possibly clemency for some.

  • Apr 12, 2021
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Pictured above: (L-R) Waylon Menzia, Brandon Berend and Jonathan Mulenga at the National League of Cities Youth Conference in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of the City of Auburn)

Auburn promotes youth engagement in city government

Young residents are encouraged to apply for Junior City Council and to attend Youth Town Hall.

Pictured above: (L-R) Waylon Menzia, Brandon Berend and Jonathan Mulenga at the National League of Cities Youth Conference in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of the City of Auburn)
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Formerly incarcerated people regain right to vote in Washington

Rights restored immediately upon release.

  • Apr 8, 2021
The Monroe Correctional Complex on April 9, 2020. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Salmon update: King County wants cleaner water, more habitat

Salmon and orcas are in the spotlight once again as King County unveils a new strategic plan to rework its approach to protecting water quality… Continue reading

Spring Chinook Salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish & Wildlife Service
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Firefighters respond to vehicle vs. semi-truck on Auburn Way North | Fire blotter

Following is a sample of calls for service received by the Valley Regional Fire Authority. • Aid Call: At 8:06 p.m. March 29, firefighters responded… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
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Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)

More than 20 arrested across the Puget Sound in drug distribution conspiracy

DOJ says law enforcement agencies seized over 70 guns and hundreds of thousands in cash.

Guns seized during April 7 arrests (photo credit: Dept. of Justice)
Carlinna L. Mayberry, 17. Courtesy photo

Auburn police search for missing teen

Carlinna L. Mayberry, 17, was last seen leaving the area of 2 Auburn Way North on at 6:55 a.m. April 5, according to the Auburn… Continue reading

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South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium

King County fire departments aim to make careers more accessible, inclusive

WA Fire Careers, an organization of six local departments, offers a simplified examination and hiring process for applicants seeking firefighter positions.

South King County Fire Training Consortium recruit academy #8 pictured in Jan. 2020. Photo courtesy of South King County Fire Training Consortium
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Auburn police lift pandemic-related booking restrictions

Under COVID-19 restrictions, the Auburn Police Department had been booking suspects only under a limited number of circumstances. That is, for felonies like murder and… Continue reading

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Homeless encampments on the rise in Auburn Environmental Park

From West Valley Highway, the paths are hard to pick out in the first weeds and brush — indeed, they take fixed shape only when… Continue reading

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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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