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King County Local Services to host town halls for unincorporated areas of Federal Way, Auburn

A virtual town hall for East Federal Way residents is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8. King County Local Services is kicking off this year’s series… Continue reading

Bus service upgrades coming to Auburn

Bus service improvements are coming to Auburn. The upgrades, which launch Sept. 19, are part of King County Metro’s service change that implement the Renton-Kent-Auburn… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020

County extends grant application deadline for small, rural, pandemic-affected businesses

This summer, the King County Council approved $4 million in supplemental funding for grants, technical support, and translation and interpretation assistance to help small businesses… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020

14 arrested in major Seattle-area drug bust

Fentanyl, meth and heroin distribution; one drug deal made in Kent Mexican restaurant

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

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Latest COVID-19 stats for Auburn and King County

As of Tuesday, Sept. 1, here is where the city of Auburn stood with respect to King County overall in COVID-19 stats, according to the… Continue reading

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10 new vehicles vandalized | Auburn police blotter

Aug. 25 Assault: 12:15 p.m., 29200 block of 58h Place S. A son beat on his dad. Found property: 6:09 p.m., 6700 block of Stuart… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020
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The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington

It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo
One medical worker gives a thumbs up as two others collect a swab after a test for the COVID-19 virus at a drive-thru testing site, March 23, 2020 in Everett. Andy Bronson / Everett Herald

COVID-19 testing sites coming to South King County

Public Health- Seattle King County announced new locations to get tested in Auburn and Renton.

One medical worker gives a thumbs up as two others collect a swab after a test for the COVID-19 virus at a drive-thru testing site, March 23, 2020 in Everett. Andy Bronson / Everett Herald
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Council debates second draft of ordinance aimed at homeless camping in Auburn parks

Here’s what the suggested revisions would do.

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Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

“Decision to close the National Archives in Seattle has far-reaching impacts across the Northwest.”

Federal Way motorcyclist killed in collision along Peasley Canyon Road

Douglas Lewis, 63, was killed in a head-on collision by a driver possibly under the influence on Aug. 24.

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Senior kicked in head by horse | Fire blotter

Calls to the Valley Regional Fire Authority

  • Aug 26, 2020
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Thieves trick woman with ‘lost dog’ scheme | Auburn police blotter

Sample from the Auburn police log

  • Aug 26, 2020
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Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson. Courtesy photo

Auburn settles lawsuit over Isaiah Obet’s death for $1.25 million

Family calls for inquest into 2017 shooting by Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson.

Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson. Courtesy photo
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Motorcyclist killed in collision with vehicle on Peasley Canyon Road

Motorcyclist’s name has not yet been released.

  • Aug 26, 2020
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Protesters of fatal police shootings rally at Auburn Justice Center

Protesters of fatal police shootings rally at Auburn Justice Center

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Auburn Police Officer pleads not guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault in fatal shooting of Jesse Sarey in 2019

On Aug. 24 in a courtroom at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent, Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson pleaded not guilty to felony… Continue reading

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Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo

South King County cities win lawsuit over changes to inquest hearings

Court says King County Executive overstepped his authority regarding rules for investigating officer-involved deaths.

Sonia Joseph wipes away a tear in this December 2017 photo prior to entering the inquest hearing at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent into the fatal shooting of her son Giovonn Joseph-McDade by a Kent police officer in June 2017. File photo