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Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)

AG announces $518 million settlement from pharmaceutical companies over their role in opioid crisis

Most of the settlement money will be used to mitigate the opioid crisis in Washington.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)
School supplies. Stock image.

Auburn School District to provide all school supplies

The goal is to increase equity and reduce strain on families.

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Valley Regional Fire Authority Firefighter and Chief Officer Dave Larberg retires

Ever since Dave Larberg’s forebears arrived in Auburn in the early 1900s, his family has served the public. For decades, it owned and operated a… Continue reading

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Photo of a September 2021 car crash that killed two people on 15th Street Northwest in Auburn.

Man charged for September car crash that killed two

Emmanuel Bradsher is also a suspect in the death of his brother moments before the crash.

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Photo of a September 2021 car crash that killed two people on 15th Street Northwest in Auburn.
Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

District seeks feedback on opening school-based health center

Auburn School District board recently authorized staff to begin working in partnership local medical providers to explore options.

Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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WSP looking for witnesses to a shooting on Highway 18

Shots fired at truck April 29 in Auburn

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Auburn man suspected of shooting at person after parking lot dispute

An Auburn man tried to end a dispute with another man by firing a shot in a busy Auburn parking lot in the late afternoon… Continue reading

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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.

FBI searching for Auburn couple convicted for fraud, skipped sentencing

The two were last seen leaving a Federal Way hotel on May 1.

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Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.
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Marine Corps veteran pulls driver out of burning semi-truck

Driver in critical condition after semi-truck rolls, catches fire in Auburn

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Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Inslee visits Renton High School to proclaim Teachers Appreciation Week

Amid teacher shortage, Renton pilots program to fast-track students into educators for the district.

Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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Photo of Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019.

Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s murder trial postponed again

The defense said it needs more time to gather evidence.

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Photo of Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson after he shot and killed Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019.
A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)

County auditor finds barriers to access, inequities in outcomes for people seeking protection orders

The auditors made several recommendations to improve the protection order process.

A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)
Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is named new King County Sheriff

A hearing and confirmation process for the appointment is set to begin on May 18.

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
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Love A Tree Day to mark the beginning of ORCA’s new card system

In most transit areas, fares won’t be collected from 3:00 a.m. on May 14 until 2:29 a.m. on May 16.

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 3): Behind the decision to charge a police officer with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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Auburn police officer charged with vehicular homicide, reckless driving, hit and run

Smith allegedly crashed his Mercedes twice in less than 20 minutes in Seattle

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Deane Davies and his school bus.

Longtime Auburn school bus driver to retire: ‘It’s been a fun ride’

Davies began driving buses after he graduated from Auburn High School in 1975.

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Deane Davies and his school bus.
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How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

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The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo