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Superintendent Alan Spicciati. FILE PHOTO, Auburn Reporter

Auburn schools will start with ‘full distance learning model’

Message from the superintendent

  • Jul 22, 2020
Superintendent Alan Spicciati. FILE PHOTO, Auburn Reporter

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

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Auburn considers law to help protect tenants from eviction

Ordinance would give the city more enforcement power when governor’s eviction moratorium ends.

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Auburn airport runway extension complete

Those multi-engine, piston aircraft the city of Auburn has long wanted to attract to its airport are big, demanding 3,500 to 4,000 feet of runway… Continue reading

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Waste Management customers posted thank you notes on their bins for workers to see on pick-up day in King County. Courtesy photo

Auburn to contract with single waste hauler for first time

For the last nine years, two solid waste haulers, Waste Management of Auburn, and Republic Services of Kent, have served two different geographical areas of… Continue reading

Waste Management customers posted thank you notes on their bins for workers to see on pick-up day in King County. Courtesy photo

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

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Counterfeit money n’ more | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 8 and 9: July 8 Bogus bucks: 8 p.m., 1425 Outlet… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2020
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Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

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Cigarette starts dumpster fire | Auburn fire blotter

Between July 6 and July 12, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 245 calls for service, among them the following: July 6 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
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Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

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Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
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Mountain View Fire and Rescue seeks levy on Aug. 4 primary ballot

Service area includes unincorporated King County near the cities of Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent.

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Owner of proposed Enumclaw Recycling Center ordered to close Auburn location

King County has been trying to shutter the Buckley Recycle Center for nearly 15 years, and claims the lack of progress at the Enumclaw site shows the owner has little interest in complying with county regulations.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Firefighters treat 3 in head-on collision | Fire blotter

Reporter staff Between June 29 and July 5, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 271 calls for service, among them the following: June 29… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020
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Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

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There will be school this fall in Auburn

The district is working on answering the question: What will it look like?

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