Robert Whale

Schoolmates of yesteryear recall best of times

Alumni gather one last time to tour old elementary school building before it makes way for a new one

The 92-year-old Auburn Avenue Theater remains a popular place for entertainment, with 270 seats in the house. But the theater has shown its age, leaving city officials to wonder about its future. REPORTER PHOTO

What to do with the iconic Ave?

City leaders would like to keep historic theater despite its age and demanding maintenance

The 92-year-old Auburn Avenue Theater remains a popular place for entertainment, with 270 seats in the house. But the theater has shown its age, leaving city officials to wonder about its future. REPORTER PHOTO
State Senate leaders say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate committee to move forward with investigation into rape allegation against Fain

But some question whether to proceed with probe in wake of Auburn senator losing his reelection bid

State Senate leaders say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Auburn Police presents its fireworks analysis to City Council

Report: fewer calls, with an emphasis on Les Gove Park

Prosecutor alleges 17-year-old Auburn-area youth shot friend, will try him for manslaughter

The King County Sheriff’s office says 17-year-old John Mugo had been playing with a 9.mm Ruger pistol off and on or several hours at his… Continue reading

Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS

Fain concedes election to Das in race for state Senate seat | UPDATE

Auburn Republican falls far behind the Democratic challenger from Covington in latest count

Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS
Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS

Fain concedes election to Das in race for state Senate seat | UPDATE

Auburn Republican falls 548 votes behind the Democratic challenger from Covington in latest count

Joe Fain and Mona Das. FILE PHOTOS
State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate committee approves hiring investigator to look into rape allegation against Fain

Seattle woman claims state Senator from Auburn sexually assaulted her in 2007

State Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, speaks on the Senate floor. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Contract OK’d to replace picnic shelter at Isaac Evans Park

Last winter, a windstorm toppled one of Isaac Evans Park’s big cottonwood trees, dropped it onto the picnic shelter and flattened it. Much to the… Continue reading

New housing and homelessness partnership asks Auburn to join

Kent, other cities interested in participating

Update: Fain holds slim lead over challenger Das in battle for 47th District State Senate seat

Sullivan leading, Hargrove trailing in state representative races

Murray, Democrats make final push for Schrier in Auburn visit

Veteran senator joins 8th Congressional candidate as they thank volunteers, greet voters on the eve of general election

City to gain second parking garage by 2023

Project also will improve access for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders

Mario ‘the visionary’ leaves his legacy

Local businessman, real estate developer who gave generously to the community dies at 85

Auburn man pleads not guilty to raping teenage girl

Prosecutors say 52-year-old Ronald Williams raped a 14-year-old girl at this Auburn apartment Oct. 9. At his arraignment at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in… Continue reading

Candidates for state office stake out their positions before Auburn crowd

47th and 31st Legislative districts represented at chamber-backed event

Former security guard pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting patient at Auburn addiction facility

King County Prosecutor charges Tumwater man at Phoenix Rising with indecent liberties and assault

Pitbull attack: Cost of saving his dog overwhelms owner

Gone is the esophageal tube, he’s chomping on dry dog food again, Rosco is back home in Auburn. In all ways, the dog’s physical recovery… Continue reading

City to begin billing water customers monthly for base charges and consumption in January

In late 2017, the City of Auburn completed its automated meter infrastructure project, which enabled the utility billing people to get monthly, weekly, daily and… Continue reading

New on the block

Students and teachers sign onto construction milestone of future Olympic Middle School