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Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Fallen tree on SR 18 | King County traffic update

As of Monday morning, June 28, Washington State Department of Transportation reported the following road obstructions: 5:17 a.m.: A collision blocking the ramp of Highway… Continue reading

Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.

GRC’s Helen Smith Gallery presents between June 28 and Sept. 19, 2021

Shifting between childhood and adulthood propels an uncovering of information and a new reality, as human beings become independent thinkers. While ignorance is bliss, knowing… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
Starting Monday, June 18 and running until Sept. 19, the Helen Smith Gallery at Green River College presents its latest virtual exhibit, Aunna Moriarty and Vian Nguyen's Growing Pains. Courtesy photo, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin.
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Man missing for eight days found alive and well near North Bend

On Monday morning, June 28, a trail runner found a man who’d been missing for eight days in the wilderness near North Bend. According to… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2021
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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Former councilmember and Deputy Mayor Rich Wagner dies

Many in the city will remember Richard Wagner as “The Popcorn Man” at community events and parades, dressed in an old-timey red-and-white striped shirt over… Continue reading

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Auburn Police Department hires former TV reporter as first civilian public information officer

Someone within the Auburn Police Department has to deal with the press, respond to major incidents, and let residents know how its officers are interacting… Continue reading

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Auburn, Kent hit hardest by high temperatures, says heat mapping project

King County released the results of a new heat mapping project showing Auburn and Kent are disproportionately affected by high temperatures. The project began on… Continue reading

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Care facility resident allegedly assaults another | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between June 15 and June 21. June 15 Suspicious circumstance: 12:30 a.m., 1200… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2021
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Man’s foot gets crushed between forklift and rack storage | Fire blotter

Between June 14 and June 20, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 256 calls for service, among them the following. June 14 Accident: 6:58… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2021
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Auburn student wins grand prize at Kumon of Federal Way annual spelling bee

Six additional students named gold winners at the May event.

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Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Governor extends some protections for Washington renters

Under a new order, landlords can only evict a tenant if they refuse to seek help through a relief program.

Gov. Jay Inslee waves during his Thursday morning press conference on extending protections for renters. (TVW)

Blood spilled during road rage incident

A mid-morning episode of road rage between two men ended in bloodshed June 16, Kent police say, when the 43-year old Auburn party to the… Continue reading

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Auburn City Council revises local drug laws

The Auburn City Council approved changes to the city code regarding possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia during its meeting on Monday (June 21). The… Continue reading

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Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during Saturday's graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.

Auburn’s class of 2021 reaches the finish line

The Auburn School District graduated more than 1,100 seniors on Saturday, June 19, for in-person graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021. Auburn Mountainview, Auburn… Continue reading

Auburn High School graduates-to-be listen as their class speaker addresses them during Saturday's graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Courtesy photo.
Gov. Jay Inslee (center) gives a speech on the importance of getting vaccinated and to spread awareness of the state's efforts to vaccinate all Washingtonians during his visit to the Auburn vaccine clinic on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

Gov. Inslee visits Auburn vaccine clinic

Gov. Jay Inslee stopped by King County’s vaccine clinic at the Auburn Outlet Collections on Tuesday afternoon (June 22) to speak with vaccine administrators and… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee (center) gives a speech on the importance of getting vaccinated and to spread awareness of the state's efforts to vaccinate all Washingtonians during his visit to the Auburn vaccine clinic on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

Mountain View Fire and Rescue issues burn ban

If you start a wildfire, you could be on the hook for a lot of money.

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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Auburn man charged with murder of girlfriend in Kent hotel | Update

Police took 52 minutes to respond to 911 call that said ‘we have someone getting murdered’

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Tips for staying safe during Washington’s heat wave

The Puget Sound region could see record breaking temperatures this week as a heat wave hits Washington. Monday’s temperatures reached the high 80s. The record… Continue reading

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VRFA Fire Captain retires this month after 32 years with the fire service. Courtesy of VRFA

VRFA Fire Captain Dave Berg retires

A career in the fire service means dedicating yourself to helping others. Not only did Valley Regional Fire Authority Captain Dave Berg embody this ideal,… Continue reading

VRFA Fire Captain retires this month after 32 years with the fire service. Courtesy of VRFA