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Former Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza dies

After longtime battle with cancer

  • Apr 30, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.

Gov. Inslee to extend stay-home order

He said he will lay out a clearer timeline for a phased reopening of the state Friday.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s online address April 29, 2020.

City of Auburn to take $6 million to $9 million revenue hit in 2020

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on tax collections

  • Apr 29, 2020

COVID-19 infection rate holding steady in WA, report says

Loosening restrictions could create another peak, according to Institute for Disease Modeling.

VRFA fire and rescue blotter

A sampling of 188 calls April 20-26

  • Apr 29, 2020

MultiCare Health System announces new treatment for COVID-19 patients

Seeks plasma donations from people recovered from coronavirus

  • Apr 28, 2020

Local governments to get funding from federal stimulus package

$300 million to cities, counties across state

  • Apr 28, 2020
Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

Inslee to loosen restrictions on outdoor recreation: “Data, not dates, determine how we act”

Boat ramps, trailheads and golf courses can reopen with social-distancing measures in place.

Nolte State Park is a 117-acre Washington state park located 6 miles northeast of Enumclaw at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy Washington State Parks

COVID-19 deaths climb to 30 in Renton, 23 in Kent, 21 in Enumclaw

‘We still have way too many cases occurring each day,’ Health officer says

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Inslee gives construction a green light

It was unclear when sites would re-open, but employees will have to have PPE and stay six feet apart.

Construction worker installs siding to a building in Snoqualmie. File photo

Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

  • Apr 24, 2020
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Renton man federally charged for murdering woman in Olympic National Forest

Alejandro J. Aguilera Rojas is accused of killing 21-year-old woman in February.

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Auburn mayor asks governor to restore streamlined sales tax funds

City could lose $2 million per year; already facing deficit of up to $9 million in 2020

Auburn Police seek vehicle prowlers who shot, injured man

Incident began in Lakeland Hills

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | April 22

A sampling of 212 calls April 13-19

  • Apr 23, 2020

Man faces murder charge in Auburn boat shop case

Reportedly shot worker at close range during robbery attempt

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

No one fails: School districts won’t give out Fs this year

State Superintendant Chris Reykdal said Wednesday the lowest grade a student can earn is an incomplete.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Medical Teams pivots to help with COVID-19 response in King, Snohomish counties

The organization has converted its dental fleet into a testing command center and emergency dental clinics.

Governor: Many COVID-19 restrictions to linger after May 4

In a televised address, Jay Inslee announced a framework for a very gradual end to social lockdown.

Two former King County jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

First confirmed cases at two correctional facilities

  • Apr 21, 2020