Robert Whale

City to help seniors with grand funds from ‘hub’ arrangement

King County’s senior citizens 55 and up have a wealth of resources and services to tap into. But figuring out how to get to those… Continue reading

 

YMCA to acquire Nexus Youth and Families to keep the good work going

Partnership promises to boost agency’s reach in South King County area

 

City sets Nov. 18 public hearing on property tax levy, revenue sources

The city of Auburn estimates the 2020 property tax levy will be $22.4 million, in addition to new construction and the refund levy. Finance Director… Continue reading

 

Mulenga builds on lead over Burnett in Auburn City Council race; Holman stays ahead of Grames for school board seat

The latest combined King and Pierce counties general election updates saw one candidate for Auburn City Counncil and another for Auburn School Board build on… Continue reading

Auburn snuffs out smoking, vaping, tobacco use in parks

Ordinance aligns with city’s Blue Ribbon Committee goals

Proposed developer faces year-end deadline

Inland Group LLC has big plans for the old Valley 6 Outdoor Theater site, but must begin work before 2019 ends or lose critical financial help

U.S. Eighth Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier listens closely as Dr. Arun Matthews explains advances MultiCare Auburn Medical Center has made in recent years. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Rep. Schrier tours Auburn hospital, hears about improvements

Congresswoman feels at home at remodeled medical center

U.S. Eighth Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier listens closely as Dr. Arun Matthews explains advances MultiCare Auburn Medical Center has made in recent years. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Burnett leads Mulenga in tightest Auburn City Council race; Baggett and Jeyaraj confident

With the numbers bound to change after each new count, what can be said in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s general election in Auburn is… Continue reading

City to set hearing on proposal to assume the powers of its independent TBD

State lawmakers called transportation benefit districts into existence as independent taxing districts solely to build, improve, provide and fund transportation improvements within their boundaries, which… Continue reading

Auburn Police looking for suspect involved in shooting near Green River

Public’s help sought to identify man who is still at large

Auburn City Council race, Position 5: Burnett vs. Mulenga

Two challengers. One spot. The contest for Position 5 on the Auburn City Council, pits Ryan Burnett, a seasoned restaurant manager, against Robyn Mulenga, a… Continue reading

The 93-year-old Auburn Avenue Theater remains a popular place for entertainment, with 250 seats in the house. COURTESY PHOTO

City to buy historic Auburn Avenue Theater

Purchase is for $570,000, the appraised value, plus $80,000, one of the two years left on the lease

The 93-year-old Auburn Avenue Theater remains a popular place for entertainment, with 250 seats in the house. COURTESY PHOTO

City council approves changes to street, other projects in its Transportation Improvement Plan

City leaders have set their eyes on building a new, $1.65 million, westbound right-turn pocket at the 15th Street Northwest and State Route 167 northbound… Continue reading

Serving it up for 41 years

Starting Gate waitress treats people with efficiency, grace and a smile

Grames, Holman vie for school board position

Chris Grames and Arlista Holman are running for a spot on the Auburn School Board. Here’s what each candidate had to say as the Nov.… Continue reading

Auburn parks make a pitch to clear the air

City council hears proposal for smoking and vaping ban in city parks and park buildings

Road to ruin or lower taxes? City Council opposes I-976

Councilman Brown: ‘one of the most dangerous initiatives’

City awards $2.8 million airport runway extension contract to Sumner contractor

By extending Auburn Municipal Airport’s runway from 3,400 to 3,841 lineal feet, the city hopes to make it safer, better able to handle today’s and… Continue reading

Two of four arrested for thefts at Auburn, Milton post offices this past summer | Update

Authorities have arrested two of the four people the U.S. Postal Service suspects of having committed a string of post office box burglaries in Auburn,… Continue reading

City to delay its yes or no on I-976

Eyman’s latest initiative put on the Nov. 5 general election