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House passes Wilson bill to make childcare facilities gun-free zones

Childcare facilities would carry the same prohibitions on deadly weapons as K-12 schools under legislation passed Tuesday by the House. “This will give our younger… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Local immigration office closed due to COVID-19

The Tukwila USCIS office will be closed for two weeks

At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

State steps up response to coronavirus outbreak

Public health officials ask WA Legislature for $100 million.

  • Mar 2, 2020
At least two of the confirmed COVID-19 cases originated from the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

Coronavirus concerns: Auburn won’t close schools for cleaning, but situation is fluid

District will continue to follow the advice and direction of the health department regarding any closures

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

King County transit agencies say stay home if you’re sick

Metro and Sound Transit continue to operate normal routes for now.

Passengers on a King County Metro bus. File photo

Bloodworks Northwest reassures community it’s safe to donate blood

Donors reminded to visit neighborhood donor centers and blood drives

  • Mar 2, 2020
Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

14 coronavirus cases, including five deaths, in King County

County is in process of purchasing a motel intended for quarantine.

Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

Woman who went missing from Auburn found dead

The search for a local woman who’d been missing since Feb. 25 ended on Feb. 28 when she was found dead in Seattle. According to… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2020

A second person dies from COVID-19 in King County

The total number of cases reaches 10 with two deaths

Coronavirus reaches Federal Way as USPS employee tests positive

The total number of cases in King County is now 10 with 2 deaths

More room for city’s airport runway

Extension needed for greater capacity, safety and other enhancements

Officials confirm 2 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total in King County to 6

COVID-19 test results have come back from the State Public Health Laboratory confirming two additional cases of COVID-19 in King County residents. With these two… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2020

First U.S. coronavirus death confirmed in King County at Kirkland hospital

Two people tested positive for the virus at Evergreen Hospital. One died Saturday.

Future Lions get active, get fit

Elementary schools pull together to launch a fun night for families and kids

  • Feb 29, 2020

Rep. Stokesbary issues statement on passage of supplemental operating budget

House Republican budget lead, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, released the following statement regarding the passage of the House Democrats’ supplemental operating budget proposal Friday: “Tonight,… Continue reading

  • Feb 29, 2020

Fortunato: Senate proposal needlessly starving transportation infrastructure

Democratic leaders on the Senate Transportation Committee unveiled their funding proposal this week to deal with Initiative 976 and transportation projects. State Sen. Phil Fortunato,… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

Auburn Police blotter | Feb. 28

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Feb. 18 and 21: Feb. 18 Shoplifting: 7:39 a.m., 1539 21st St.… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Feb. 28

Between Feb. 17 and 23, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 297 calls for service, among them the following: Feb. 17 Vehicle fire: 7:02… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2020

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

Healing with grace and harmony

Bullied at school, Autumn Helene turned to her music to push back and open the possibilites for her as a blossoming singer, songwriter