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How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

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The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo
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Support the Auburn Food Bank at the Empty Bowls event

The Auburn Food Bank is holding an “Empty Bowls” event to raise money for the food bank on Friday, April 29. The benefit will take… Continue reading

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Guy busted in street race | Auburn police blotter

The Auburn Police Department responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between April 9 and April 17. April 9 Trespassing: 10:15 a.m.,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2022
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Auburn police officer under investigation for DUI, vehicular homicide

The officer, who was off-duty at the time, was arrested and taken to jail April 23.

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Snoqualmie Tribe receives support from national tribal law experts in case regarding treaty rights

Tribe Chairman says the case may be “the most important Tribal Supreme Court case of our generation.”

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A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing

Biden’s visit to Auburn prompts crowds, protests, and a little bit of everything

President Joe Biden made a stop at the Green River College in Auburn on April 22 during his two-day visit to Washington and Oregon last… Continue reading

A man who appears to be President Joe Biden is seen in the back seat of a car in the president’s motorcade, departing the Green River College after the president’s speech. Photo by Alex Bruell/Sound Publishing
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII (Episode 2): Police officer’s history of violence | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
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City of Auburn to explore annexing Kent neighborhood

The Bridges housing development is completely surrounded by Auburn.

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Auburn Police say they seized 82,400 Fentanyl pills, 1.8 lbs heroin, 3.8 pounds of methamphetamine, $173,138 in US currency and two firearms from a Kent apartment on the afternoon of April 20 and arrested its 32-year-old tenant. Auburn Police photo

Auburn Police jail a Kent man after major drug bust

On the witness of the 82,400 Fentanyl pills, 1.8 lbs heroin, 3.8 lbs methamphetamine $173,138 US currency and two firearms Auburn Police say they seized… Continue reading

Auburn Police say they seized 82,400 Fentanyl pills, 1.8 lbs heroin, 3.8 pounds of methamphetamine, $173,138 in US currency and two firearms from a Kent apartment on the afternoon of April 20 and arrested its 32-year-old tenant. Auburn Police photo
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Kent School District bus hits woman

A woman was crossing Auburn Way North just North of 45th Street at 7:55 a.m. Thursday morning when she was struck by a Kent School… Continue reading

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(Left to right) Cascade Middle Schoolers Melinda Mai, Jordan Englert, Dawson Delaney, Mason Coates, Liam Jones and CJ Baxter pose for a photo next to the rocket they designed and built for the American Rocketry Challenge.

Cascade Middle School rocketry team to compete for national championship

The team will compete against 100 other student teams on May 14.

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(Left to right) Cascade Middle Schoolers Melinda Mai, Jordan Englert, Dawson Delaney, Mason Coates, Liam Jones and CJ Baxter pose for a photo next to the rocket they designed and built for the American Rocketry Challenge.
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Family of man killed by Auburn police file wrongful death lawsuit against Auburn

The officer is now the subject of two lawsuits against the city

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The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo

King County continues to grapple with alcohol rules in rural areas

Much of the debate surrounds wineries, breweries and distilleries operating as retail businesses.

The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
The Sammamish Valley is home to a collection of farms, wineries and tasting rooms. File photo
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City officials and care providers laud U.S. Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-District 8) for securing $500,000 in federal funds for the build-out of the Auburn Community Resource Center at a press conference April 14.

Auburn Community Resource Center gets much-needed boost

Congresswoman Schrier secures $500,000 for build-out of facility.

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City officials and care providers laud U.S. Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-District 8) for securing $500,000 in federal funds for the build-out of the Auburn Community Resource Center at a press conference April 14.
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Prosecutor claims Auburn man used false emergency call to lure officers from scene of intended burglary

First, a falsely reported shooting would lure Auburn police away from the Valley Towing yard where police were storing the Cadillac Escalade that Charlie Ponce-Rodriguez’s… Continue reading

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Face coverings no longer required on transit and in transit facilities in Puget Sound region

The policy change is related to a federal judge’s decision to strike down mask mandates on airplanes.

Blue surgical masks overhead view (Adobe stock image)
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Public health agencies link Norovirus outbreak to oysters from British Columbia

As of early April, 103 norovirus illnesses have been reported from 13 states, 62 in Washington.

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King County Local Dive podcast
Jack Garfield, left, and Aydan Hoyt at the April 11 Eagle Court of Honor. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Local boy scouts earn Eagle rank

Aydan Hoyt and Jack Garfield completed Eagle Scout projects to benefit the Des Moines and Federal Way communities.

Jack Garfield, left, and Aydan Hoyt at the April 11 Eagle Court of Honor. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda