Robert Whale

Two plead not guilty in stabbing death of Orting man

The King County Prosecutor says Austin Eugene Glore repeatedly stabbed 35-year-old Bryce Pearson as he lay helpless on the ground near the Big Foot Java… Continue reading

Backus holds big lead over Wales in early returns of Auburn mayoral race

It was 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, and at Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus’ crowded, election-night party at The Longhorn Barbecue, her daughter, Lucky, had just announced the… Continue reading

Jury convicts Sports Page Tavern shooter of two counts of second-degree murder

Prosecutors said Cleanthony Jimerson stood above 23 year-old Lorenzo Duncan and 24-year-old Nicholas Lindsay as they lay helpless on the ground during a melee outside… Continue reading

Rejection to safe injection facility: Auburn City Council says no

About King County eyeing Auburn as the site for a safe injection facility for heroin addicts? No, no, no, says West Hill resident Marie-Anne Harkness.… Continue reading

Auburn City Council lifts ban, adopts regulations on pot shops

Calling “complicated” the City of Auburn’s relationship to the legal sale and use of recreational marijuana inside its boundaries would be accurate. Ever since 2012,… Continue reading

Five years later, District Court in Auburn working as intended

The City of Auburn replaced its long-standing municipal court with a King County-run District Court in 2012. As Rob Roscoe, Auburn’s director of Human Resources… Continue reading

Auburn tackles its health, food insecurities

Report: Many have challenges in affording, accessing healthy food

Cold case: Auburn Police arrest Arizona man whose wife disappeared 30 years ago

Thirty years after Donna Mae Jokumsen’s disappearance in Chandler, Ariz., Auburn Police on Aug 28 arrested her husband on suspicion of second-degree murder. Police later… Continue reading

Candidates converge at forum as Nov. 7 election looms

Mayoral, council and senate seats to be determined

Auburn man sentenced to 65 years for abusing, killing autistic youth

Five months of “horrific abuse” inflicted upon a minor. Those are the blunt words King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Mary Barbosa told a court two… Continue reading

Switch from municipal to King County District Court rings up savings for Auburn

There is a difference between what it would have cost the City to have kept its Municipal Court and not contracted with King County in… Continue reading

Man hit, killed by train in Auburn

Video shows the 37-year-old Enumclaw man stumbling off the platform at the Auburn Sounder Station then onto the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks to his death… Continue reading

Auburn mulls changes to abandoned-shopping-cart policies

A “public nuisance.” That’s what the City of Auburn calls them. And when abandoned shopping carts hit the eye all over the city, whether they… Continue reading

Auburn Symphony Orchestra enters final stages of its search for a new conductor

Auburn Symphony Orchestra board members expect they are in the closing weeks of their search for a new conductor. “I think we might have a… Continue reading

Candidates dealing with wear and tear from nasty mayoral race

The 2017 mayoral election is different than the campaign of 2012, Nancy Backus said of the year she made her first successful run to be… Continue reading

Teen charged in stabbing death; another man arrested for rendering criminal assistance

An illicit meetup to exchange pills for property went off the rails Sunday night and devolved into a physical fight that ended with the brutal… Continue reading

Teen sentenced to 12½ years in prison for shooting death

Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Berns sentenced an Auburn youth to 12½ years in prison for shooting to death Erick J. Valdez-Herrera while Valdez-Herrera was sitting,… Continue reading

Findings: Green River College failed to follow federal guidelines for reporting on campus security

Between 2009 and 2013, Green River College failed to meet its obligations both under a federal consumer protection law that mandates the reporting of campus… Continue reading

City Council rezones Auburn Environmental Park area for light industrial use

Hoping to entice private-sector green businesses to invest there and bring hundreds of high-paying jobs with them, on Aug. 7, 2006, the Auburn City Council… Continue reading