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Bad behavior leads to ban from chocolate shop | Auburn police blotter

Following is a sample from the Auburn police log.

  • Sep 10, 2020
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For a dog to be declared dangerous, or potentially dangerous in Auburn, it must have attacked, bitten, endangered, or injured a person or a domestic animal, without provocation. File photo

New rules for ‘dangerous dogs’ in Auburn

City council revises ordinance.

For a dog to be declared dangerous, or potentially dangerous in Auburn, it must have attacked, bitten, endangered, or injured a person or a domestic animal, without provocation. File photo
A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo
Auburn police in riot gear during a June 2, 2020, protest in the city’s downtown. Photo by Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Auburn forms a Police Advisory Committee

Police looking for residents keen to serve on committee

Auburn police in riot gear during a June 2, 2020, protest in the city’s downtown. Photo by Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
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In-paper debate: Meet your Legislative District 31 preliminary winners

In-paper debate: Meet your Legislative District 31 preliminary winners

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

In-paper debate: Meet your Legislative District 31 preliminary winners
Puget Sound Fire reported Sept. 8 that it had responded to 212 calls in 24 hours, with 133 of those calls between 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, including multiple fires. Courtesy photo

King County Fire Chiefs urge public to take steps to prevent brush fires from starting, spreading

The public should follow these tips to prevent brush fires.

Puget Sound Fire reported Sept. 8 that it had responded to 212 calls in 24 hours, with 133 of those calls between 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, including multiple fires. Courtesy photo
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

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King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

Outdoor fires, even barbecues or in fire pits, are now prohibited.

  • Sep 8, 2020
King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban
I-5 closures near Federal Way this week for Sound Transit construction

I-5 closures near Federal Way this week for Sound Transit construction

Two lanes of I-5 will be closed overnight Sept. 9 and 10.

I-5 closures near Federal Way this week for Sound Transit construction
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
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Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

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Auburn Police join animal advocates at Les Gove Park Friday with food for pets in need

Pet owners to get help feeding their critters

  • Sep 7, 2020
A Lakeland Hills Elementary teacher riding in the district’s car and bus parade last week signals her eagerness to welcome students to school on opening day Sept. 9. Courtesy photo

A school year like no other opens Sept. 9 in Auburn

Auburn School District’s 17,000 students will do things differently this fall.

A Lakeland Hills Elementary teacher riding in the district’s car and bus parade last week signals her eagerness to welcome students to school on opening day Sept. 9. Courtesy photo

Man shot and killed early Friday morning at Auburn apartment complex

Auburn Police investigating death of shooting victim

  • Sep 4, 2020

Muckleshoot Development Corporation breaks ground on Big Nation Station Convenience Store

The Muckleshoot Development Corporation has begun preliminary construction work to transition the Muckleshoot Market and Deli and its surrounding property into the Big Nation Station.… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2020
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Auburn city leaders ponder 2nd version of eviction ordinance

The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association wanted landlords to be able to levy additional, reasonable security deposits for damage based on pet wear and tear should… Continue reading

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Child falls from third floor window | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 260 requests for service between Aug. 24 and Aug. 29, among them the following: Aug. 24 Accident: 8:48… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2020
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King County Local Services to host town halls for unincorporated areas of Federal Way, Auburn

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

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

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