Robert Whale

Wetland is promised land for possible development

City: PAPÉ Industries, an exclusive distributor for Kenworth, interested in buying commercially-zoned property

‘I wanted the dog to turn on me’

As Yorkie recovers from attack by pit bull, police look for aggressive dog. ‘This dog needs to be off the street,’ pet owner says

City Council approves increase in utility rates

The Auburn City Council on Monday adopted new utility rates for its water, sewer and stormwater customers. The upshot is the retail water rate in… Continue reading

Green River College President Suzanne Johnson does not dispute a 2017 review that found the school had violated statutory and regulatory requirements, but said the college would appeal the Department of Education’s hefty fine of $574,500. FILE PHOTO

Green River College fined $574,500 for violations

Department of Education’s review found school failed to report crime statistics and inform the public

Green River College President Suzanne Johnson does not dispute a 2017 review that found the school had violated statutory and regulatory requirements, but said the college would appeal the Department of Education’s hefty fine of $574,500. FILE PHOTO

Enraged man takes a bat to another man; police arrest him for assault

What caused the two men to fight is unknown. But according to Auburn Police, one of the enraged contestants picked up a bat and struck… Continue reading

Six Democrats running for state office, including 30th Legislative District Senatorial candidate, Claire Wilson, standing, take turns at the mic at a forum in Auburn on Sept. 26. The Democrats who showed up for last week’s forum at the Aerospace Mechanics union hall were, from left: Victoria Mena; Mona Das; Wilson; Mike Pellicciotti; Pat Sullivan; and Debra Entenman. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Democratic candidates have their say at Auburn forum

Republicans a no-show at Sept. 26 event

Six Democrats running for state office, including 30th Legislative District Senatorial candidate, Claire Wilson, standing, take turns at the mic at a forum in Auburn on Sept. 26. The Democrats who showed up for last week’s forum at the Aerospace Mechanics union hall were, from left: Victoria Mena; Mona Das; Wilson; Mike Pellicciotti; Pat Sullivan; and Debra Entenman. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

New projects will change city’s skyline

Developers apply for construction permits for buildings just south of City Hall

City to enact new utility rates by Jan. 1, 2019

One takeaway of the FCS Group’s 2019-2022 utility report is that most of the overall rate increases and adjustments the City of Auburn expects to… Continue reading

City Council to revisit graffiti issue

Putting up surveillance cameras is one suggestion

Auburn Municipal Airport, which began operations in 1969, is one of the busiest of its kind in the state. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Airport Appreciation Day to take wing Sept. 29

Displays, food, activities part of special event open to the public

Auburn Municipal Airport, which began operations in 1969, is one of the busiest of its kind in the state. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Jailbreak

Cities criticize Federal Way’s decision to leave 11-year-old SCORE partnership | UPDATED

Senior center thrilled to get money from Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

When King County voters renewed the six-year Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy last November, they said “yes” to a levy-lid lift that county officials… Continue reading

Auburn Police say they’ve identified teens who robbed gas station

Suspects stole items, cash while clerk lay unconscious on the floor with life-threatening medical emergency

All about needs, concerns

Local leaders talk about failure to prepare young people for the workforce – and how to set things right.

City construction projects start rolling again after settlement of operators’ strike

It was not your imagination or impatience with the typical plodding pace of street or sidewalk construction playing tricks on you. No, the city of… Continue reading

Shawn Campbell replaced Dani Daskam as City Clerk at the beginning of September. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
Shawn Campbell replaced Dani Daskam as City Clerk at the beginning of September. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

New page for old bookstore

Former Marine settles in Comstock’s space to help heal fellow veterans of PTSD

How about that Heritage site?

Rumors run rampant in the downtown, but folks in the know say the building’s property has not yet sold.

New clinic to target opioid epidemic

Muckleshoot Tribe’s We Care Clinic to provide treatment, counseling services in building off Auburn Way North

Historic building begins tumbling down

Nine months after a devastating fire, downtown Heritage structure is demolished