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Office lacks power over King County law enforcement in misconduct investigations

Director Tamer Abouzeid presents OLEO annual report to law and justice committee on Tuesday.

 

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From left, Sgt. Tyson Luce, former Chief Dan O’Neil, Chief Mark Caillier, and Cmdr. Todd Byers pose for a photo during the change of command ceremony on Oct. 4. Caillier was named the new chief after O’Neil stepped down.

Mayor appoints Mark Caillier as new Auburn police chief

Before stepping down, former Chief O’Neil promoted two officers to leadership positions.

 

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and Kent Mayor Dana Ralph in an intense staredown prior to their race Oct. 5 for Battle of the Badges at Grocery Outlet in Auburn. The food collected in the competition was donated to the Auburn Food Bank. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn and Kent officials battle for groceries

Police, firefighters and mayors race to see who could grab the most food to donate.

 

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Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to cause hospitalization

Four COVID-19 variants are more likely to put you in the hospital, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The Delta, Alpha, Beta and… Continue reading

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Portrait of Bobby Vogel for the Auburn High School basketball team. Photo courtesy of Auburn High School

Auburn loses a community hero

Auburn High boys basketball team manager Bobby Vogel was known for his positive attitude.

Portrait of Bobby Vogel for the Auburn High School basketball team. Photo courtesy of Auburn High School
Auburn Police Chief Daniel O’Neil. Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn

Auburn Police chief to retire Oct. 7

O’Neil was appointed interim chief of police in 2019.

Auburn Police Chief Daniel O’Neil. Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn
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King County’s unemployment rate lower than most of Washington

South King County has been slower to recover compared to North King County.

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Supporters of police reform laws disagree with Auburn’s response

The new laws have been in effect for over a month now.

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Ban on single-use plastic bags in WA begins Oct. 1

Shoppers will have the choice to pay for a reusable plastic or recycled paper bag.

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Arrest made in shooting death of Auburn-area woman

A 30-year-old man was taken into custody by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

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This is a screenshot that shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on Interstate 5 in King County.

VIDEO: Auburn police let suspected vehicle thief go, citing new laws

State laws passed earlier this spring require police to have probable cause to engage in a pursuit.

This is a screenshot that shows the pursuit of a stolen vehicle Sept. 1 on Interstate 5 in King County.
Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.

Auburn middle school student athlete chosen for Mariners fellowship

Imani Brown, 13, plays baseball and attends Rainier Middle School

Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.
This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo

Oversight office releases scathing report on King County Sheriff’s Office

Report analyzes 2019 killing of Anthony Chilcott by deputies.

This 2019 security footage at the Cenex gas station in Black Diamond shows Anthony Chilcott on his phone before entering, and driving off with, Carl Sanders’ Ford Raptor and Monkey, his poodle, in the front seat. Courtesy photo
Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

COVID-19 surge puts strain on local hospitals

Delta is the predominate strain in Washington.

Gov. Jay Inslee (left) bumps elbows with Auburn Vaccine Clinic staff member Mary Johnson (right) on June 22, 2021. Inslee visited the clinic to promote vaccinations in lower King County. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Valley Regional Fire Authority truck. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Auburn firefighters union opposes vaccine mandate

Firefighters not vaccinated by Oct. 18 risk termination.

Valley Regional Fire Authority truck. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
A Porsche does laps around the track during the Pacific Raceways groundbreaking event on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

Pacific Raceways breaks ground on $200 million expansion project

The new buildings will be a hub for innovating racing technology.

A Porsche does laps around the track during the Pacific Raceways groundbreaking event on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo

Some people qualify for third shot of vaccine, says health department

New guidance comes as cases skyrocket in Washington and nation.

Joey Thompson gets his first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ash Way Park-n-Ride site on April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington. Sound Publishing file photo
Northwest Center’s IMPACT program is working to create more inclusive pre-kindergarten education across King County. Courtesy photo

IMPACT works to promote inclusive preschooling in King County

Their goal is to reduce pre-K expulsions.

Northwest Center’s IMPACT program is working to create more inclusive pre-kindergarten education across King County. Courtesy photo
Renee Davis. Courtesy photo

King County to pay family of pregnant mother killed by sheriff deputies

Renee Davis was a 23-year-old mother of three and pregnant when she was killed.

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Another summer heat wave is coming to King County

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s for the second time this summer.

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