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End of summer block party to be held in downtown Auburn

The party will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 2.

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King County to require masks at large outdoor gatherings of 500 or more

New health officer order to control the spread of COVID-19

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This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo
Close-up hand using phone in night time on street. File photo

King County Council steps closer to establishing hate crime hotline

The program is aimed at reducing the number of unreported hate crimes.

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State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, represents the 31st Legislative District. File photo

Fortunato calls on legislators to ‘rein in’ Inslee’s powers

State Senator from Auburn says he’s concerned about vaccine safety and government overreach.

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, represents the 31st Legislative District. File photo
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Investigation: 911 calls handled properly in Kent Ramada Inn killing of Auburn woman

Police took 52 minutes to respond to domestic violence attack; civil lawsuit expected

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Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.

Auburn middle school student athlete chosen for Mariners fellowship

Thirteen-year-old Imani Brown plays baseball and attends Rainier Middle School in Auburn.

Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.
Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)

King County Councilman calls for plan to help Afghan refugees settle here

Washington state expects roughly 6,000 refugees to come from Afghanistan.

C-17 at Joint Base Lewis McChord airstrip. (Photo courtesy of United States Military)
Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn School District prepares for students’ return

District is following Department of Health guidelines.

Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Outlet Collection and Muckleshoot Casino are hot spots for crime

Ten percent of crime over a two-week period in August occurred at the two locations.

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Auburn Station's existing parking garage. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

$113 million in improvements coming to Sound Transit’s Auburn Station

New parking garage on tap for the station.

Auburn Station's existing parking garage. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Gun stolen from vehicle | Auburn police blotter

The following reports are taken from the Auburn Police Department blotter from Aug. 19-24. Aug. 19 Assault: An assault with a knife occurred around 4:30… Continue reading

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Valley Regional Fire Authority truck. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn firefighters union opposes vaccine mandate

Firefighters not vaccinated by Oct. 18 risk termination.

Valley Regional Fire Authority truck. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo

State looks at college enrollment goals for high school students

“We want to close racial and ethnic gaps.”

Highline College in Des Moines is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Washington state. File photo
A Porsche does laps around the track during the Pacific Raceways groundbreaking event on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Pacific Raceways breaks ground on $200 million expansion project

The new buildings will be a hub for innovating racing technology.

A Porsche does laps around the track during the Pacific Raceways groundbreaking event on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Mary and Miles McQuilkin. Courtesy photos

Military couple loses everything in U-Haul theft outside Federal Way hotel

Mary McQuilkin and Miles Brodsky had their stuff stolen on Aug. 18; moving truck still missing.

Mary and Miles McQuilkin. Courtesy photos
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Domestic rabbits run wild in Auburn

Lea Hill neighborhood has biggest population of feral domestic rabbits, says animal control officer.

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GSA building, as seen from 15th Street Southwest in Auburn on Aug. 13, 2021. The building and 129 acres of property will be sold at auction with a starting bid of $80 million. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter

GSA to sell 129 acres of property in Auburn

The bidding will start at $80 million.

GSA building, as seen from 15th Street Southwest in Auburn on Aug. 13, 2021. The building and 129 acres of property will be sold at auction with a starting bid of $80 million. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Auburn Reporter
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Inslee to provide clemency to those convicted under “unconstitutional” drug possession law

Governor’s office says 1200 people are eligible for clemency after State v. Blake decision.

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