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Crews rescue two people from river at Flaming Geyser Park | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 222 calls for service between June 22 and June 28, among them the following: June 22 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2020
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Auburn Parks and Recreation has lots for you to do

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation’s Virtual Recreation has a lot of opportunities, ideas and programs to help residents stay active and engaged before, during and… Continue reading

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Baggy pants thwart man’s flight from Auburn police

An armed, convicted felon with warrants out for his arrest found his desperate flight from police thrice thwarted by his baggy pants on June 5… Continue reading

Sound Transit gets $100 million federal grant for Federal Way light rail extension

Portion of $790 million payment toward $3.1 billion project

  • Jul 1, 2020

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

  • Jun 30, 2020
An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon

Police body cameras in Auburn: Too spendy, and they don’t tell the whole story, says chief

During Monday’s presentation by police to the Auburn City Council on the lateral vascular neck restraint (VNR), City Councilman Claude DaCorsi asked Police Chief Dan… Continue reading

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Senior citizen tips over in motorized wheelchair | Fire blotter

Between June 15 and 21, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 253 calls for service, among them the following: June 15 Aid call: 10… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2020
Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

Public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and similar schools and programs may resume general instruction, including in-person classes and lectures, starting Aug. 1. Pictured: The University of Washington-Bothell campus. File photo
Auburn Food Bank is among those in the region experiencing a shortage of donations. Courtesy photo

Auburn Food Bank struggles amid pandemic

More demand and fewer donations are taking a toll.

Auburn Food Bank is among those in the region experiencing a shortage of donations. Courtesy photo

Guy tries to buy cigarettes with fake $100 bill | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between June 18 and 23: June 18 Vandalism: 10:30 p.m., 5900 block of… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2020
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                                Les Gove Park in Auburn. On June 19, the state Department of Health approved King County’s application to move into Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start Plan, which includes new guidance for recreation and fitness.

Auburn reopens outdoor parks and recreation facilities under Phase 2

Want to walk, run or bike? Shoot hoops, kick a ball, play tennis, play pickleball or skate? Well, you can do all these things again… Continue reading

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                                Les Gove Park in Auburn. On June 19, the state Department of Health approved King County’s application to move into Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start Plan, which includes new guidance for recreation and fitness.
Memorial for homicide victim Hiram Figueroa at Brannan Park, 1019 28th St. NE, Auburn. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Prosecutor charges suspected killer of Auburn man with second-degree murder

Hiram Figueroa was shot June 18 at Brannan Park during dispute.

Memorial for homicide victim Hiram Figueroa at Brannan Park, 1019 28th St. NE, Auburn. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

During a recent training, South King Fire and Rescue members at Station 62 wear personal protective gear, which includes face masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns. Courtesy photo
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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

  • Jun 23, 2020
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Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

  • Jun 22, 2020

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health. Along with the proclamation, the county’s health authority pledged to work more… Continue reading

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Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

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Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County enters Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan

Full list of what’s permitted

  • Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, says COVID-19 cases have declined significantly since the peak of the outbreak in late March, allowing the county to move into Phase 2 on June 19. FILE PHOTO

King County to distribute 25 million face coverings to residents, businesses

Each of 39 cities in county to get a shipment

  • Jun 18, 2020