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Proposal targets illegal camping in Auburn

Goal would also be to help the homeless find shelter and health services.

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Final report issued for Lea Hill Road Corridor upgrades

Improvements to the Lea Hill Road Corridor should cost roughly $25 million. But for those dollars, planners say, residents and passers-through will find it easier… Continue reading

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Wooden cutting board starts fire | Fire blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 274 calls for service between July 20 and 26, among them the following. July 20 Vehicle fire: 6:52… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2020
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Unidentified photographer at daycare? | Auburn police blotter

Between July 19 and July 26, the Auburn Police Department responded to the following calls for service, among many others. July 19 Strongarm robbery of… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2020
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Boy falls from second-story window | Fire blotter

Between July 13 and 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 260 calls for service, among them the following: July 13 Aid call: 7:48… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020

Man threatens Fred Meyer employee | Auburn police blotter

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between July 10 and July 18: July 10 Vandalism: 6:10 a.m., 400 block… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2020
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Council votes to prohibit evictions in Auburn

For area tenants who have lost their jobs to the pandemic and can’t make the rent right now, being bounced to the streets is a… Continue reading

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COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
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Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

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Auburn piggybacks street projects to save time and money

Instead of having to tear up streets and sidewalks again in 2021 to install a signal and effect future sewer repairs, why not add those… Continue reading

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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
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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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