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Waste Management customers posted thank you notes on their bins for workers to see on pick-up day in King County. Courtesy photo

Auburn to contract with single waste hauler for first time

For the last nine years, two solid waste haulers, Waste Management of Auburn, and Republic Services of Kent, have served two different geographical areas of… Continue reading

Waste Management customers posted thank you notes on their bins for workers to see on pick-up day in King County. Courtesy photo
Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension
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Counterfeit money n’ more | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 8 and 9: July 8 Bogus bucks: 8 p.m., 1425 Outlet… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2020
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Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25
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Cigarette starts dumpster fire | Auburn fire blotter

Between July 6 and July 12, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 245 calls for service, among them the following: July 6 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

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Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options
The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
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Mountain View Fire and Rescue seeks levy on Aug. 4 primary ballot

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

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Owner of proposed Enumclaw Recycling Center ordered to close Auburn location

Owner of proposed Enumclaw Recycling Center ordered to close Auburn location

King County has been trying to shutter the Buckley Recycle Center for nearly 15 years, and claims the lack of progress at the Enumclaw site shows the owner has little interest in complying with county regulations.

Owner of proposed Enumclaw Recycling Center ordered to close Auburn location
A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com
Firefighters treat 3 in head-on collision | Fire blotter

Firefighters treat 3 in head-on collision | Fire blotter

Reporter staff Between June 29 and July 5, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 271 calls for service, among them the following: June 29… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020
Firefighters treat 3 in head-on collision | Fire blotter
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Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

Bret Chiafalo. File photo
Courtesy of the Auburn School District

There will be school this fall in Auburn

The district is working on answering the question: What will it look like?

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Pills stolen, windows smashed | Auburn police blotter

Pills stolen, windows smashed | Auburn police blotter

Between June 27 and July 3, the Auburn Police Department responded to the following calls for service, among many others: June 27 Theft, 10:41 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2020
Pills stolen, windows smashed | Auburn police blotter
Screenshot                                 Auburn Police Cmdr. Cristian Adams demonstrating the VNR on Sgt. James Frith at the Auburn City Council meeting.

Auburn police say neck restraint is a safe alternative to lethal force

The Auburn Police Department endorses neck restraints to help control and apprehend suspects who will not comply with orders from officers. On Monday, Police Chief… Continue reading

Screenshot                                 Auburn Police Cmdr. Cristian Adams demonstrating the VNR on Sgt. James Frith at the Auburn City Council meeting.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo
Brian Tilley (left) and Katie Dearman work the wash station Friday at Kate’s Greek American Deli in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Governor’s no-mask, no-service order begins across Washington

“Just do not ring up the sale,” Gov. Jay Inslee said about customers who do not don the proper masks.

Brian Tilley (left) and Katie Dearman work the wash station Friday at Kate’s Greek American Deli in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

One night a year, volunteers spread out across Seattle and King County to count the homeless. And on the cold, rainy night of Jan. 24,… Continue reading

King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019
Auburn police won’t bust the unmasked — for the most part

Auburn police won’t bust the unmasked — for the most part

Gov. Jay Inslee’s June 24 proclamation mandated the wearing of a face covering in indoor and outdoor public places to cut the transmission of the… Continue reading

Auburn police won’t bust the unmasked — for the most part