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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.

Screenshot shows Mayor Nancy Backus leading a recent virtual Auburn City Council meeting.

City adjusts grant application for local park projects

Update on two projects in Auburn.

Screenshot shows Mayor Nancy Backus leading a recent virtual Auburn City Council meeting.
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Surge in consumer spending eases state budget challenges

A jump in tax collections cuts a projected $9 billion shortfall in half, acccording to new forecast.

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Officers administer Narcan | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following recent calls for service.

  • Sep 24, 2020
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Firefighters tend to man with gunshot wound | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 280 calls for service between Sept. 14 and Sept. 20.

  • Sep 24, 2020
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Here is Sound Transit’s image of the second garage’s future site.

Sound Transit may pause construction of second parking garage in Auburn

The agency is also considering potential pauses to Sounder parking garage projects in Kent and Sumner.

Here is Sound Transit’s image of the second garage’s future site.

Deputy fatally shoots Auburn man

Man identified as Joshua Sarrett, 32.

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Fred Hutch seeks volunteers of color for COVID-19 study

Research company recently released a Spanish-language version of the website for accessibility, inclusivity.

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High speed rail and hub cities explored in Cascadia Corridor study

A new paper outlines a potential plan for the region.

In-paper debate, week 2: Leg. District 31 candidate rebuttals

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

Should state cover school bus costs if there are no riders?

With funding tied to getting students to school, districts are uncertain how much money they’ll receive.

A card was left this week at an Auburn homeless encampment by Kent Hay, the city’s Outreach Program Administrator. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Auburn strips misdemeanor penalty from overnight camping law

City council passes ordinance with 4-3 vote.

A card was left this week at an Auburn homeless encampment by Kent Hay, the city’s Outreach Program Administrator. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Kent Hay prods homeless from sleeping in Auburn parks

Outreach Program Administrator does not have any handouts to offer.

Auburn Arts Alley will feature lighting, seating, public art, space for temporary or “rotating” art and performances in addition to elements inspired by a local artist in collaboration with the Muckleshoot Tribe. Courtesy photo
Auburn Arts Alley will feature lighting, seating, public art, space for temporary or “rotating” art and performances in addition to elements inspired by a local artist in collaboration with the Muckleshoot Tribe. Courtesy photo

Former post office will become Auburn Arts and Culture Center

8,000-square-foot center is expected to attract more energy to downtown.

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Valley Regional Fire Authority keeps busy | Fire blotter

From the Valley Regional Fire Authority

  • Sep 17, 2020
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Suspects strip compactor of copper wire | Auburn police blotter

Following is a sample from the Auburn police log.

  • Sep 17, 2020
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Boy, 4, killed in Auburn apartment parking lot

Driver was backing out of parking space.

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A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

An unusual school year gets started in Auburn

Rainier Middle School teacher leads her students in distance learning and more.