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Closures on I-5 in SeaTac for Federal Way Link construction

Along southbound lanes over three weeks

  • Jun 4, 2020

King County assessor wants Legislature to fix laws to help small businesses

Changes needed because of COVID-19 impact on commercial properties

  • Jun 4, 2020
Robert Whale / Auburn Reporter
                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.

Hundreds gather at Auburn City Hall to protest death of George Floyd

On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people gathered on the Auburn City Hall Plaza to protest loudly — here and there obscenely, but in the end… Continue reading

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                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.
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                                In this image from the 2019 Auburn Farmers Market, Ballesteros Produce displays its goods.

Auburn Farmers Market opens June 7

In early May, the city of Auburn announced it had received approval from Public Health — Seattle & King County to open and operate the… Continue reading

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                                In this image from the 2019 Auburn Farmers Market, Ballesteros Produce displays its goods.

King County could be in Phase 2 in two weeks

The county is also hoping the state lets them reopen several businesses by Friday.

Screenshot from a YouTube video posted Monday by the City of Auburn with a message from Mayor Nancy Backus and other city officials.

Looting hits Auburn mall and nearby stores; mayor imposes 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew

Auburn is among the King County cities seeing protests over the death of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Vandals and… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube video posted Monday by the City of Auburn with a message from Mayor Nancy Backus and other city officials.
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Misbehaving woman banned from Auburn gas station | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Auburn police log.

  • Jun 2, 2020
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Looters break into 26 Tukwila businesses Sunday night; 9 arrests made

‘What happened in Tukwila was not a protest, it was coordinated looting,’ police say

South King County area police respond to Seattle protests

The responding officers are members of the multi-agency Valley Civil Disturbance Unit, officials say.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo

New guidelines for Phase 2 reopenings in King County

All workers will need to wear masks as restaurants, retail shops and other businesses reopen.

Kabal Gill, owner of East India Grill in Federal Way, wears gloves to hand over take-out orders at his restaurant on March 23. File photo
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. Courtesy photo

Inslee wants nursing home residents and staff tested by June 12

Governor says state will pay for test kits and personal protective equipment.

This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. Courtesy photo
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Campgrounds to reopen in 22 Washington counties

Campgrounds in counties actively in Phase 2 of the reopening plan will begin to welcome visitors June 1, state says.

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King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. FILE PHOTO

King County sheriff releases message about Minneapolis Police officer

Mitzi Johanknecht calls video of officer kneeling on neck of George Floyd ‘heartbreaking and disturbing’

  • May 29, 2020
King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. FILE PHOTO

New dashboard shows how far along King County is to meeting Phase II metrics

The county has met more than half its goals, but the ones it hasn’t met are critical in determining how many people are still being infected, and how quickly people are being tested.

Thursday morning fire spares occupants, home sustains limited damage

No one was hurt and a two-story home sustained only limited damage in a house fire in the 3500 block of Orchard Street Southeast late… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2020

As sales tax plummets in King County, mental health and drug program funding dries up

County will need to make severe cuts to MIDD program this year.

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo

Rural King County mayors want state to let them enter Phase 2

Mayors cite heavy economic damage from prolonged shutdown.

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
Valley Regional Fire Authority crews responded to a mobile home fire Tuesday in the White River Estates in Auburn. Courtesy photo

Fire claims life of Auburn resident

The fire that destroyed a mobile home Tuesday morning in the White River Estates on A Street Southeast also claimed a life. According to officials… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2020
Valley Regional Fire Authority crews responded to a mobile home fire Tuesday in the White River Estates in Auburn. Courtesy photo
Auburn Mountain View Cemetery Manager Craig Hudson, center, confers with maintenance workers David Partridge, left, and Zach Hopper in March 2020. Sound Publishing file photo

State allows weddings, funerals, religious services to restart with restrictions

Gov. Inslee issues new rules during May 27 news conference.

Auburn Mountain View Cemetery Manager Craig Hudson, center, confers with maintenance workers David Partridge, left, and Zach Hopper in March 2020. Sound Publishing file photo