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This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus.

Latest COVID-19 stats for Auburn, King County

As of Monday, Aug. 11, this is where the city of Auburn stood with respect to King County in the COVID-19 stats, according to the… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2020
This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus.

Deputies find missing Auburn woman’s remains near Snoqualmie Pass

The King County Medical Examiner confirmed on Monday that a body found near Snoqualmie Pass on Aug. 5 was that of a missing Auburn woman.… Continue reading

Firefighters find vehicles engulfed in flames | Fire blotter

Firefighters find vehicles engulfed in flames | Fire blotter

Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 257 calls for service, among them the following: Aug. 3 Accident: 10… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2020
Firefighters find vehicles engulfed in flames | Fire blotter
King County Parks closes Five Mile Lake, Lake Geneva parks as visitors fail to follow COVID-19 safety rules

King County Parks closes Five Mile Lake, Lake Geneva parks as visitors fail to follow COVID-19 safety rules

Closure of the parks begins today, Aug. 7, until further notice, county says.

King County Parks closes Five Mile Lake, Lake Geneva parks as visitors fail to follow COVID-19 safety rules
School lunch. File photo

School district distributes thousands of extra meals amid pandemic

Congress hasn’t renewed the program, which provided twice as many student meals for free last spring.

School lunch. File photo
The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo

Inslee lifts visitation ban at long-term care facilities

Starting Wednesday, a four-phase plan will allow restrictions at nursing homes to gradually be relaxed.

The Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center, which is located by St. Elizabeth hospital, a senior living community, and a nursing home. File photo
Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is the world’s largest species of hornet.                                 Courtesy of WSDA

State nets its first Asian giant hornet

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has trapped its first Asian giant hornet. According to WSDA’s website, trappers found the hornet in one of… Continue reading

Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) is the world’s largest species of hornet.                                 Courtesy of WSDA
Here is the critter Scott Seagren found on his property on Green Valley Road. Although it has not been confirmed, Seagren said he has his doubts it’s a murder hornet. Courtesy photo

Was it a murder hornet, or a case of mistaken identity?

Auburn man makes discovery after setting traps.

Here is the critter Scott Seagren found on his property on Green Valley Road. Although it has not been confirmed, Seagren said he has his doubts it’s a murder hornet. Courtesy photo
Five young men come to King County deputy’s rescue

Five young men come to King County deputy’s rescue

At the Auburn City Council meeting Aug. 3, King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht and Auburn Police Chief Daniel O’Neil awarded the Medal of Heroism to… Continue reading

Five young men come to King County deputy’s rescue
Donna Goodman, left, is all smiles after a crew from Allred showed up at her home en masse to replace her defunct heating and cooling system with a brand new one for free last Thursday. With her on the porch from left to right are Nick Allred, Dan Allred and Amy Shrake of Allred, and to the right is Goodman’s friend and neighbor, Karen Shepherd. Courtesy photo

Company new to Auburn comes to the rescue of Auburn senior

Donna Goodman was a senior citizen living in an Auburn mobile home park, lashed to the whims of an ancient heating and air conditioning system… Continue reading

Donna Goodman, left, is all smiles after a crew from Allred showed up at her home en masse to replace her defunct heating and cooling system with a brand new one for free last Thursday. With her on the porch from left to right are Nick Allred, Dan Allred and Amy Shrake of Allred, and to the right is Goodman’s friend and neighbor, Karen Shepherd. Courtesy photo

Families impacted by fatal police shootings to protest Thursday night at the Auburn Justice Center

Families impacted by fatal police shootings will join with community members for rally in support of Jesse Sarey from 6:30 to 8:35 p.m., Thursday, Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2020
I-5 to close overnight in Federal Way Aug. 28-30

I-5 to close overnight in Federal Way Aug. 28-30

5-mile shutdown for new bridge construction at 70th Avenue East in Fife

I-5 to close overnight in Federal Way Aug. 28-30
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.

Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
Auburn can do better in COVID-19 fight, mayor says

Auburn can do better in COVID-19 fight, mayor says

Mask up, wash your hands, keep that physical distance. Even if you are at home, and someone there has a compromised immune system, do all… Continue reading

Auburn can do better in COVID-19 fight, mayor says
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Road rager points gun at gas station | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 28 and Aug. 1 July 28 Residential burglary: 5 a.m., 6500… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020
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Race car vs. golf cart collision | Fire blotter

Between July 27 and Aug. 2, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 284 calls for service, among them the following: July 27 Wires down:… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020
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King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the Aug. 4 primary election, which included races for the state House and state… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2020
Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results
Courtesy of Mountain View Fire and Rescue

Mountain View Fire and Rescue levy is passing

Service area includes unincorporated King County near the cities of Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent.

Courtesy of Mountain View Fire and Rescue

Police say missing Auburn-area woman’s disappearance “suspicious” after her car was found ablaze

T acoma police say an Auburn-area woman whose car turned up in flames this week in Tacoma is missing under suspicious circumstances. Diana Davis, 50,… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2020