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Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)

Governor Inslee: We are going forward toward a ‘new normal’

At the start of an historic third term, the governor is charting a course out of the pandemic.

  • Jan 14, 2021
Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as governor. (Governor Jay Inslee)
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Boy bitten in the face by a Siberian Husky | Fire blotter

Between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to multiple calls for service, among them the following: Jan. 4 Minor fire:… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Pedestrian obstructs a law enforcement officer | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Dec. 30 and Jan. 7: Dec. 30 Order to surrender weapon: 10:50… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Prosecutor charges man found in Auburn with stolen Subaru

Auburn Police say that on the morning of Jan. 6, they found 23-year-old Paul Nelson of Issaquah in the driver’s seat of a stolen Subaru… Continue reading

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The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)

What could Biden’s nuclear policy look like?

King County sits only miles away from one-third of the deployed U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Badura/Released)
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Auburn school superintendent optimistic about hybrid learning starting in February

The Auburn School District and its teachers have risen to the challenges of COVID-19, such as virtual classrooms, but look forward to the day when… Continue reading

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State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Click to unmute: Legislators prepare for an online session

State lawmakers will work remotely as they tackle COVID-19, economic recovery, police reform and more.

  • Jan 11, 2021
State representatives respond to roll call during an online meeting before their swearing in on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Other state representatives respond to roll call over a virtual meeting before their swearing in on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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King County to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

“16,000 adults must be vaccinated every day for six months,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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Thanks to a state grant, the city expects to begin work on the rehabilitation of 4th Street Southeast from Auburn Way South to L Street. as shown here. Map courtesy City of Auburn.

4th Street Northeast will finally see fixes and repairs

In and out of season, former Auburn Deputy Mayor Bill Peloza seldom failed to mention the woeful condition of 4th Street Southeast and to urge,… Continue reading

Thanks to a state grant, the city expects to begin work on the rehabilitation of 4th Street Southeast from Auburn Way South to L Street. as shown here. Map courtesy City of Auburn.
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Team investigates fatal Auburn police shooting

An Auburn police officer shot and killed Nicholas Ellingson on Dec. 17 when, according to police, Ellingson, who had a warrant out for his arrest,… Continue reading

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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming

A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Auburn City Councilmember Chris Stearns

Auburn City Council member gets COVID vaccine

Stearns among first groups in King County to receive COVID-19 vaccination.

Auburn City Councilmember Chris Stearns
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Dog stolen from car | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1: Dec. 28 Violation of order: 11:49 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Firefighters find person on side of road after vehicle vs. bicycle accident | Fire blotter

Between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 231 calls for service, among them the following: Dec. 28 Accident: 9:14… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

One factor includes the ability to work remotely, according to housing economist.

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State health officials announce next steps for vaccines

From the Washington State Department of Health: On Jan. 6, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released guidance for the next phase of COVID-19… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2021
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An Auburn man and his two sons escaped this early-morning fire on Jan. 1, thanks to working smoke alarms. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Smoke alarms alert local families of early morning fires

The residents of two homes, one in Auburn, the second in Algona, escaped with their lives from fires within hours of the dawn of the… Continue reading

An Auburn man and his two sons escaped this early-morning fire on Jan. 1, thanks to working smoke alarms. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority.
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Inslee announces new COVID-19 reopening plan for Washington

Some restrictions will be eased beginning as soon as next week, the governor said.

  • Jan 5, 2021
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Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform

It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.

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