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The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Damage to the Riverfront Apartment complex as seen from 8th Street Northeast on Monday, Nov. 8. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Riverfront fire caused millions in damage

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been created to support the residents of the Riverfront Apartment complex.

Damage to the Riverfront Apartment complex as seen from 8th Street Northeast on Monday, Nov. 8. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Pastor Gordon Banks accepts the Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service presented by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer on Nov. 16, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn pastor receives Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service

Pastor Gordon Banks of the Overcomer Covenant Church accepted the award on Nov. 16.

Pastor Gordon Banks accepts the Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service presented by King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer on Nov. 16, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)

Constantine leads in vote count for King County Executive

Incumbent Dow Constantine is challenged by State Sen. Joe Nguyen.

Left: Dow Constantine, Right: Joe Nguyen (screenshot from King County website)
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One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

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Police investigating bomb threat at Thomas Jefferson High School

Thomas Jefferson students were dismissed early on Monday.

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Tree fallen on a house near Les Gove Park in Auburn on Monday, Nov. 15. High winds and fallen trees caused several power outages in the Auburn area. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood.

Strong winds lead to power outages in Auburn

Winds over 20 mph have caused trees to fall over

Tree fallen on a house near Les Gove Park in Auburn on Monday, Nov. 15. High winds and fallen trees caused several power outages in the Auburn area. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood.
Firefighters spray water at a carport engulfed in flames at the Riverfront Apartment complex on 8th Street Southeast. The apartment complex was engulfed in a three-alarm fire Nov. 7. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority

60 displaced after three-alarm fire engulfs Auburn apartment complex

No one was hurt in the fire, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

Firefighters spray water at a carport engulfed in flames at the Riverfront Apartment complex on 8th Street Southeast. The apartment complex was engulfed in a three-alarm fire Nov. 7. Photo courtesy of Valley Regional Fire Authority
The Auburn MakerSpace is offering several take home projects for the holidays. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Tap into your creativity at the Auburn MakerSpace

Equipped with a variety of machines, you can create everything from engraved glassware to signs.

The Auburn MakerSpace is offering several take home projects for the holidays. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Homicide investigation underway after man found dead in unincorporated King County

The man’s body was discovered around 7:30 a.m. Nov. 12.

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Green River College named top 150 community colleges in U.S.

The school now has a chance to win $1 million from the Aspen Institute.

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Firefighters responded to a drug overdose at Auburn Riverside High School | Fire blotter

Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 7, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 300 calls for service, among them the following. Nov. 2 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2021
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Girl assaults her boyfriend at Auburn City Hall | Police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8. Nov. 2 Assault: 5:10 p.m., 25 W.… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2021
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Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn School District is trying to solve substitute teacher shortage

When Daman Hunter, assistant superintendent of human resources for the Auburn School District, arrives to work every morning at the Administrative Building on 4th Street… Continue reading

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Auburn man pleads not guilty in shooting death

Jeremiah WhiteEagle was shot three times in the chest on Oct. 25.

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The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy

Auburn woman charged with defrauding U.S. government over steel produced for Navy

Elaine Thomas, 67, of Auburn pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Tacoma to defrauding the United States during her time as the Director… Continue reading

The ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol in this 2015 file photo. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy
Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.

Reagan Dunn wins fifth term on King County Council

Dunn has defeated challenger Kim-Khanh Van, a Renton city council member and fellow attorney.

Reagan Dunn faced Kim-Khanh Van in the race for Metropolitan King County Council District 9.
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Vehicle struck by a fallen tree with power lines down | Fire blotter

Between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 298 calls for service, among them the following: Oct. 25 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021
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Woman kicked out of IHOP | Auburn police blotter

Oct. 26 No pancakes for you: 1021 a.m., 1044 Outlet Collection Way SW. Police trespassed a woman from IHOP. Theft: 8:42 p.m., 4900 block of… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021
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Iron workers from Ironworkers Local 82, Seattle, set the last beam on the rebuild of Chinook Elementary School. Vicki Alonzo, Auburn School District.

Workers top off new Chinook Elementary School

The ancient Scandinavians used to place a tree on top of a new building to appease the tree dwelling spirits uprooted during its construction. Iron… Continue reading

Iron workers from Ironworkers Local 82, Seattle, set the last beam on the rebuild of Chinook Elementary School. Vicki Alonzo, Auburn School District.