News

File photo

King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

File photo
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Auburn’s Community Resource Center puts social services and community court under same roof

Intended to increase community access to valuable social services.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
King County logo

Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

King County logo
Joyce Peloza after the unveiling of a bench in honor of Bill Peloza. (Photo courtesy of city of Auburn)

Bench honors late Auburn advocate and councilmember Bill Peloza

Former Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza has been honored with a park bench in his name — a bench that overlooks the Auburn Farmers Market… Continue reading

Joyce Peloza after the unveiling of a bench in honor of Bill Peloza. (Photo courtesy of city of Auburn)
Noroviruses belong to the genus norovirus and the family caliciviridae. Charles D. Humphrey, USCDCP/ Pixnio.com

Norovirus-like illness reportedly linked to Auburn’s Mazatlan Restaurant

13 people have been reported to experience symptoms consistent with Norovirus.

Noroviruses belong to the genus norovirus and the family caliciviridae. Charles D. Humphrey, USCDCP/ Pixnio.com
File photo

Auburn police complete state mandated crisis intervention training

The training is inteneded to teach better tools and techniques for dealing with those in crisis.

File photo
Sound Publishing file photo

Auburn seeks tree lovers to join Urban Tree Board

The City of Auburn is looking for three new members from the community to add to the Urban Tree Board. The Urban Tree Board is… Continue reading

Sound Publishing file photo
Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo

Auburn cop’s murder trial scheduled for February 2022

Jeffrey Nelson is still a city employee and is on administrative leave.

Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson. File photo
file photo

Report: One-third of Auburn renters are ‘cost-burdened’

Report estimates that a household in Auburn must make about $36/hour to afford the average rent.

file photo
Screenshot from a GoFundMe page created to raise money for Brandi Blake’s memorial service.

Kent man charged with murder after body of missing Federal Way woman found in Auburn park

Suspect, 38, also faces charges of arson, unlawful possession of a firearm in connection to two other homicide investigations.

Screenshot from a GoFundMe page created to raise money for Brandi Blake’s memorial service.
Small unincorporated neighborhood of Stuck, also known as Totem (screenshot of Google Maps)

Resident feels ‘Stuck’ in unincorporated King County

Totem ‘island’ man struggles with complications that annexation into Auburn could solve.

Small unincorporated neighborhood of Stuck, also known as Totem (screenshot of Google Maps)
promotional graphic (courtesy of Auburn Farmers Market)

Auburn Farmers Market opens June 6

Market will be held every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm at Les Gove Park.

promotional graphic (courtesy of Auburn Farmers Market)
Event promotional graphic courtesy of Auburn Food Bank

Auburn Food Bank to host “Empty Bowls” fundraiser

Those who donate will receive their pick of many different artisan crafted bowls.

Event promotional graphic courtesy of Auburn Food Bank
T

Auburn police officer’s murder trial expected to be scheduled soon

Jeffrey Nelson is one of the first cops charged under new I-940 guidelines.

T
promotional graphic (courtesy of Auburn Symphony Orchestra)

Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces new concert season

They expect to return to in-person shows beginning in October.

promotional graphic (courtesy of Auburn Symphony Orchestra)
Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Photos by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget

Staff reports The King County Council approved a seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million. The… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
Photos by Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Dash Point State Park. Washington State Parks photo

Visitors welcome to explore Washington state parks, recreation lands for free on Juneteenth

June 19 marks the fourth Discover Pass-free day in June.

Dash Point State Park. Washington State Parks photo
File photo

Roundup of local Auburn candidates for 2021 elections

For the first time since she sought and won the office of Auburn mayor in 2013, Nancy Backus will run unopposed, this time for a… Continue reading

File photo