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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

 

VRFA Fire Captain retires this month after 32 years with the fire service. Courtesy of VRFA

VRFA Fire Captain Dave Berg retires

A career in the fire service means dedicating yourself to helping others. Not only did Valley Regional Fire Authority Captain Dave Berg embody this ideal,… Continue reading

 

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Construction lift catches fire with lift operator stuck at the top | Fire blotter

Between June 7 and June 13, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 242 calls for service, among them the following: June 7 Accident: 4:14… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021

 

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Reckless driver loses control of vehicle and strikes four others | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service among many others between June 12 and June 15. June 12 Assault: 8:15 a.m., 1500 block… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan

Vaccination data reveals disparities among regions and race

South King County and certain minority groups are far behind on COVID-19 vaccine goals.

Dr. Amit Desai of St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way receives a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of CHI Franciscan
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King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Auburn’s Community Resource Center puts social services and community court under same roof

Intended to increase community access to valuable social services.

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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Joyce Peloza after the unveiling of a bench in honor of Bill Peloza. (Photo courtesy of city of Auburn)

Bench honors late Auburn advocate and councilmember Bill Peloza

Former Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza has been honored with a park bench in his name — a bench that overlooks the Auburn Farmers Market… Continue reading

Joyce Peloza after the unveiling of a bench in honor of Bill Peloza. (Photo courtesy of city of Auburn)
Noroviruses belong to the genus norovirus and the family caliciviridae. Charles D. Humphrey, USCDCP/ Pixnio.com

Norovirus-like illness reportedly linked to Auburn’s Mazatlan Restaurant

13 people have been reported to experience symptoms consistent with Norovirus.

Noroviruses belong to the genus norovirus and the family caliciviridae. Charles D. Humphrey, USCDCP/ Pixnio.com
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Auburn police complete state mandated crisis intervention training

The training is inteneded to teach better tools and techniques for dealing with those in crisis.

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Auburn seeks tree lovers to join Urban Tree Board

The City of Auburn is looking for three new members from the community to add to the Urban Tree Board. The Urban Tree Board is… Continue reading

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Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo

Auburn cop’s murder trial scheduled for February 2022

Jeffrey Nelson is still a city employee and is on administrative leave.

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Report: One-third of Auburn renters are ‘cost-burdened’

Report estimates that a household in Auburn must make about $36/hour to afford the average rent.

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Screenshot from a GoFundMe page created to raise money for Brandi Blake’s memorial service.

Kent man charged with murder after body of missing Federal Way woman found in Auburn park

Suspect, 38, also faces charges of arson, unlawful possession of a firearm in connection to two other homicide investigations.

Screenshot from a GoFundMe page created to raise money for Brandi Blake’s memorial service.
Small unincorporated neighborhood of Stuck, also known as Totem (screenshot of Google Maps)

Resident feels ‘Stuck’ in unincorporated King County

Totem ‘island’ man struggles with complications that annexation into Auburn could solve.

Small unincorporated neighborhood of Stuck, also known as Totem (screenshot of Google Maps)
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Auburn Farmers Market opens June 6

Market will be held every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm at Les Gove Park.

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Auburn Food Bank to host “Empty Bowls” fundraiser

Those who donate will receive their pick of many different artisan crafted bowls.

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Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

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