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Black woman charged with hate crime for attacking white woman on bus in Kent

Allegedly punched woman while using racial insults on Metro bus

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Inslee announces new guidelines for schools and in-person learning

Staff reports Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced Dec. 16 an update in the metrics used to inform local school… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Auburn Councilmember Robyn Mulenga. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn

County council appoints Robyn Mulenga and two others to county boards

On Dec. 9, the King County Council unanimously approved the appointment of three South King County residents to county boards, with Auburn City Councilmember Robyn… Continue reading

Auburn Councilmember Robyn Mulenga. Courtesy photo, City of Auburn
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Members of Olympic Middle School’s Latino Club are preparing Christmas boxes for members of Auburn’s Latino community.

Christmas boxes feed local Latino families in need

Every year, the Auburn community gives away turkeys for Thanksgiving. Now, that’s a good thing. But it turns out that many Latino families who are… Continue reading

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Members of Olympic Middle School’s Latino Club are preparing Christmas boxes for members of Auburn’s Latino community.
The city of Auburn has named Pacific resident James Rodgers as its Honorary Poet Laureate for the years 2021 to 2023.

Auburn names next honorary Poet Laureate

James Rodgers will serve in the role from 2021-2023.

The city of Auburn has named Pacific resident James Rodgers as its Honorary Poet Laureate for the years 2021 to 2023.
A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo

Should fossil fuel ads go the way of the dino on county buses?

King County ran ads for a natural gas coalition on its buses this year.

A King County Metro bus with an ad from the natural gas organization Partnership for Energy Progress. Contributed photo
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Auburn man arrested for possession of homemade firearm

When Seattle Police officers recovered a stolen vehicle in the Chinatown-International District on Saturday, they also arrested an Auburn man with an illegally manufactured firearm.… Continue reading

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Thief swipes $1,400 in clothes from Victoria’s Secret | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1: Nov. 28 Felonious theft of vehicle parts:… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020
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Woman mistakes super glue for eye drops | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 253 calls for service between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, among them the following: Nov. 30 CPR in… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2020
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The body of Sebastian Chase was found under a Tacoma bridge on Dec. 4. Renee Cruickshank, Courtesy photo.

Missing homeless man, 32, found dead

Dec. 4 edition of the Auburn Reporter detailed the frustration of family and friends.

The body of Sebastian Chase was found under a Tacoma bridge on Dec. 4. Renee Cruickshank, Courtesy photo.
In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)

What will a green WA electric grid look like?

It will require a lot more coordination, but will be more resilient.

In this 2019 file photo, Puget Sound Energy product development manager John Dooley stands in front of one of four units at the Glacier Battery Storage Project in northwest Washington state. The project can provide power to the small town of Glacier for around two hours if needed. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Fire threatens East Main business complex in Auburn

Site is home to Athens Pizza, Nail Master Too, Cascade Chiropractic and Salon Focus.

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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 at Les Gove Park. Photo courtesy of City of Auburn

A jolly alternative to traditional Santa parade

COVID-related restrictions on large gatherings this season put the kibosh on Auburn’s traditional Santa Parade. But to that, nearly a dozen community members and businesses… Continue reading

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 at Les Gove Park. Photo courtesy of City of Auburn
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Study: Nonprofits struggle amid pandemic

Nonprofits around the state are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Washington. The study,… Continue reading

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Auburn to consider adopting first B&O tax

Among Auburn’s business community, B&O is the buzz. That is, the city of Auburn’s proposal to enact a Business and Occupation tax starting in 2022.… Continue reading

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A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo

Governor extends restrictions on businesses and gatherings

It’s been a month since the governor imposed the new rules. And the pandemic has only gotten worse.

A “closed” sign at Jackson’s restaurant on Cole Street in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Publishing file photo
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City lands $1.7 million grant to fix 4th Street Southeast

For years, the wretched condition of the 4th Street Southeast corridor has been a pain in the side to the city of Auburn and to… Continue reading

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K9 unit persuades burglary suspect to surrender | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27: Nov. 22 Highly suspicious: 6;47 a.m., 1929… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2020
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Skookumchuck Wind Facility. Courtesy photo

Largest Western Washington wind project is fully operational

Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct governmental and commercial customers are now receiving renewable energy from the largest Western Washington wind project, Skookumchuck Wind Facility. The… Continue reading

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