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Homeless encampments on the rise in Auburn Environmental Park

From West Valley Highway, the paths are hard to pick out in the first weeds and brush — indeed, they take fixed shape only when… Continue reading

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Sheriff’s office wants help identifying Green River killer victim

Staff reports In 2003, Gary Ridgway, Washington’s notorious Green River killer, pleaded guilty to murdering 48 women. As of today, two of Ridgway’s victims remain… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Heroin user reports sexual assault | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police Department responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between March 26 and March 29. March 26 Traffic collision with property… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Guy gets stuck in tree while trying to rescue cat | Fire blotter

Between March 22 and March 28, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 284 calls for service, among them the following. March 22 CPR: 2:50… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
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Doug Lein, economic development manager for the city of Auburn since 2011, has retired. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Auburn economic development director leaves tall legacy

If Doug Lein should find himself on the roof of Auburn City Hall one day and scan the two blocks to his left and the… Continue reading

Doug Lein, economic development manager for the city of Auburn since 2011, has retired. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
US 8th Congressional District Representative Kim Schrier (D) chats with Tamesha Marquis, school nurse at Bowman Creek Elementary, during her Tuesday morning visit to learn about the school’s rapid-testing site. Photo Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter

Rep. Schrier visits Auburn school’s rapid testing pilot site

Washington Congresswoman Kim Schrier (District 8) and Auburn Schools Superintendent Dr. Alan Spicciati visited the rapid testing pilot program site March 30 at Bowman Creek… Continue reading

US 8th Congressional District Representative Kim Schrier (D) chats with Tamesha Marquis, school nurse at Bowman Creek Elementary, during her Tuesday morning visit to learn about the school’s rapid-testing site. Photo Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
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Auburn vaccination site relocated to provide expanded access in South King County

King County moved its Auburn community vaccination site March 29 from the General Services Administration Complex to the Outlet Collection shopping center in Auburn, according… Continue reading

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King County needs more lawyers to attack backlog of cases

6,107 open cases is double the normal amount for King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

Starting April 15, everyone 16 and older is eligible for a vaccine

Gov. Inslee said an expected increase in vaccine supply enables the state to open eligibility.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Phase Finder for vaccine eligibility to be eliminated March 31

Eligibility verification via Phase Finder no longer required for appointments, vaccinations beginning this week.

A CVS pharmacist prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way on Jan. 26. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Luke, Sarah, Remi, and Ryker Lenihan in front of their new home. Contributed photo

Auburn roofing company gives free roof to Enumclaw family in need

The Lenihan’s home needed far more repair work done than they originally supposed — or could afford.

Luke, Sarah, Remi, and Ryker Lenihan in front of their new home. Contributed photo
Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Inslee: K-12 schools can reduce COVID social distancing

The governor reduced social distancing requirements for K-12 classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.

  • Mar 26, 2021
Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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More people can get the COVID vaccine on March 31, but supply is still limited

The number of people eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is set to increase in King County, but the number of available doses has yet… Continue reading

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Crews need extra water to extinguish RV blaze | Fire blotter

Between March 15 and March 21, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 238 calls for service, among those the following. March 15 Aid call:… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2021
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More catalytic converter thefts | Auburn police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others between March 17 and March 21: March 17 Trespassing: 8:42 a.m., 2707 I… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (Wikimedia Commons)

Insurers told to stop using credit scores to set rates

A ban of that practice will be in place until the pandemic is over, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says.

  • Mar 24, 2021
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Meet area code 564: The new kid in town is gaining ground

The newest area code in Washington has infiltrated 360 territory, and 425, 206 and 253 are next.

  • Mar 23, 2021
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A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Finding farmland in King County is a perpetual struggle

High prices and a lack of available land has pushed the price per acre sky-high.

A woman gathers flowers at Snofalls Lavender Farm outside Fall City on July 18, 2020. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Kent man charged with cutting brake lines, slashing tires in South Seattle

Tells police he committed hundreds of similar crimes in Seattle, Des Moines

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Auburn City Council backs farm bill protests in India

On March 15, the Auburn City Council adopted a resolution that expressed its solidarity with the cause of people protesting the passage of three farming… Continue reading

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