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New state police reforms change policing in Auburn

The Washington Legislature recently passed several bills governing law enforcement. During the July 12 city council study session, Auburn’s city attorney and police chief updated… Continue reading

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Mark David Glenn pleaded not guilty in January 2020 to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students. Sound Publishing file photo

Former school nurse in Federal Way sentenced for sexual misconduct with a minor

Mark David Glenn, an Auburn resident, must register as a sex offender.

Mark David Glenn pleaded not guilty in January 2020 to charges of child rape and sexual misconduct involving three Todd Beamer High School students. Sound Publishing file photo
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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
An Axon body-worn police camera. COURTESY PHOTO, Axon

Council discusses body-worn cameras for Auburn police

Taser company pitches package for cameras and virtual reality training.

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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Judge Matthew York and Auburn Police Department’s Officer Burgess are shown in this 2020 photo. “Our society has gone back and forth between punishment, deferral and rehabilitation,” said York, who presides over Auburn’s Community Court. Courtesy of Auburn Police Department.

Auburn Community Court has prevention in mind

It also saves taxpayers money in the long term by reducing recidivism rates.

Judge Matthew York and Auburn Police Department’s Officer Burgess are shown in this 2020 photo. “Our society has gone back and forth between punishment, deferral and rehabilitation,” said York, who presides over Auburn’s Community Court. Courtesy of Auburn Police Department.
Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during the 2021 graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.

Hundreds embrace Auburn School District’s late classes

District has also created a permanent online school.

Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during the 2021 graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.
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Spray playground re-opens at Les Gove Park

The city of Auburn announced on July 9, that the spray playground at Les Gove Park is up and running again after it was shut… Continue reading

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Swat team resolves situation with female suspect barricaded in Auburn home

Around 5:45 p.m. on June 11, an Auburn Police patrol responded to a suspicious circumstance near the area of 112th Place Southeast and Southeast 325th… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021

Prosthetic leg at Auburn Police Department, cops want to know whose

A prosthetic leg arrived at the Auburn Police Department as found property over the weekend. It was found in the 100 block of 2nd Southeast.… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2021
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Ubax Gardheere, 2021 candidate for the 9th District seat of the Metropolitan King County Council, poses for a photo at Cedar River Park in Renton. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
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Crime in Auburn increased slightly in 2020

Crime in Auburn rose in 2020, but police cleared fewer cases, according to the Crime in Washington report released by the Washington Association of Sheriffs… Continue reading

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8-year-old boy hit in the eye with a firework | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 394 calls for service between June 28 and July 4, among them the following. June 28 Structure fire:… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2021
The Christ Community Free Clinic is set to re-open from 5:30-8 p.m. July 20. The clinic is located at 1 A street NW in Auburn. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Auburn free clinic to re-open

Clinic will be open by appointment only every Tuesday starting July 20.

The Christ Community Free Clinic is set to re-open from 5:30-8 p.m. July 20. The clinic is located at 1 A street NW in Auburn. Photo By Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Calls for fire service increased over holiday weekend

Firefighters responded to several fires and injuries.

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Truck fire closes Highway 18

All occupants are safe, according to Washington State Patrol.

  • Jul 7, 2021
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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. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Washington state utility moratorium receives final extension

A final extension of the Washington state utility moratorium was announced last week, meaning the ban on shut-offs will expire on Sept. 30. A press… Continue reading

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. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Entrance to the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, photo taken on July 1, 2021.

White River Valley Museum reopens with ‘Closets of Curiosity’ exhibit

The White River Valley Museum opened its newest exhibit “Closets of Curiosity” to the public on July 7. The exhibit consists of about a dozen… Continue reading

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Entrance to the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, photo taken on July 1, 2021.