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Federal Way woman dies in collision with freight train in Auburn

A woman was killed when her car collided with a freight train in Auburn on Sunday night (Oct. 4). On Tuesday, the King County Medical… Continue reading

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Latest COVID numbers for Auburn and King County

As of Oct. 6, this is where the city of Auburn stood with respect to King County in COVID-19 statistics, according to the King County… Continue reading

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State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

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Dumpster fire, thieves and other shenanigans | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5: Sept. 30 Commercial burglary: 4 a.m., 220… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2020
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Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee (left) and Republican challenger Loren Culp during Wednesday's debate. (TVW) 20201007
This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident. Courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson

Man in stolen SUV shot and killed by pursuing driver in Auburn

Someone in a vehicle that was chasing an SUV on an on-ramp to westbound Highway 18 opened fire early Tuesday morning (Oct. 6) and killed… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2020
This white SUV was stolen about 15 minutes before the Oct. 6 shooting incident. Courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson
Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

Gov. Jay Inslee during his Oct. 6 news conference. (Screenshot)
Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

Jay Inslee (left) and Loren Culp
Cecil Lacy Jr. (Family photo)

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

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A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

A Sept. 10 satellite image shows smoke from U.S. wildfires blanketing the majority of the West Coast. (European Space Agency)
Protesters hold signs advocating a veto on Senate Bill 5395 earlier this year. WNPA News Service

Sex education in schools: What Referendum 90 is and what it isn’t

Washington voters will decide fate of controversial bill in the Nov. 3 general election.

Protesters hold signs advocating a veto on Senate Bill 5395 earlier this year. WNPA News Service
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Auburn eyes higher permit and development fees

City Council is working up a more formal cost-recovery policy.

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Updated COVID-19 stats for Auburn and King County

As of Sept. 29, this is where the city of Auburn stood with respect to King County in COVID-19 statistics, according to the King County… Continue reading

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The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a Wall Street Journal story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

The nose of the 500th 787 Dreamliner at the assembly plant in Everett on Sept. 21, 2016. (Kevin Clark / Herald, file)
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Shooting kills one woman, sends second to Harborview Medical Center

One woman was killed and another wounded in a shooting Sept. 23 in the 2200 block of Auburn Way North. The incident began at 2:47… Continue reading

In-paper debate, week 3: Stokesbary, Young on police accountability, state parks

This is part three of a debate between incumbent Drew Stokesbary and challenger Katie Young.