Robert Whale

City to distribute lodging tax grants to advertise events that’ll ‘put heads in beds’

Trusting that $16,500 worth of lodging tax grants will help Auburn hotels put “heads in beds” in 2018, the Auburn City Council on Monday approved… Continue reading

City awaits news of Heritage Building’s fate

Damaged structure faces uncertain future

Mayor’s goal: ‘I want better for Auburn’

Backus describes successes, welcomes challenges as she begins her second term in office

Committee seeks to spruce up downtown

Thirty years ago, the City of Auburn and business owners created the downtown Business Improvement Area to help stir economic activity in the downtown and… Continue reading

Artist’s bird with a fry to swoop in

A giant metal crow will mark where Big Daddy’s once fried ‘em up and served ‘em hot

Zoning district created to match comprehensive plan

In the last days of 2015, the City of Auburn adopted a comprehensive plan that included a new land use map designation of “open space,… Continue reading

City applies for tax credit worth up to $250,000 in revitalization funding

It’s a tax credit that could be worth as much $250,000 in local revitalization financing to the City of Auburn in the coming fiscal year.… Continue reading

City casts needs, priorities to legislators

To soften the economic pain caused by the streamlined sales tax. To continue to fight homelessness and the opioid epidemic And to ensure that the… Continue reading

Quarters Restaurant serves the whole Auburn community, no matter your situation

Couple offer menu filled with a variety of tastes

New King County sheriff drops in on the Lions

Johanknecht returns to Auburn to speak about her plans

Auburn director departs for new job

Auburn’s planning and community development director, Kevin Snyder, has left to accept the top planning job in a California city. Snyder, whose last day was… Continue reading

City, museum create artist-in-residence at Mary Olson Farm

Opportunity to work and be inspired by the beautiful setting

County’s regional arterial network is aging, needs work, and big bucks to make it happen

To call King County’s regional network of major and minor arterials “critical” is an understatement. It supports millions of trips each day by people traveling… Continue reading

Auburn woman pleads innocent to ax assault

The King County Prosecutor claims Daniell Meckle slammed an ax into her uncle’s head after threatening her aunt with it at Meckle’s trailer in Auburn’s… Continue reading

Agency projects in Auburn to benefit from 2018 capital budget

Organizations, groups, facilities get a boost from state-passed grants

Council ponders options for Auburn Avenue Theater when lease is up

Convinced it was in the right place to play a part in the revitalization of the downtown core and poised to become a hot spot… Continue reading

Woman pleads not guilty to killing her aunt’s boyfriend

A Tacoma woman has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter for allegedly shooting and killing her aunt’s boyfriend with a single shot to the back… Continue reading

Auburn woman charged with assault for allegedly taking an ax to her uncle’s head

The King County Prosecutor has charged a 33-year-old woman with first-degree and second-degree assault for allegedly driving an ax into her uncle’s head after threatening… Continue reading

Bright, new addition to the valley

Boeing celebrates completion of first new building in Auburn in 25 years

SBA to help Heritage fire victims with loans

Fresh from three months in the field helping businesses and residents pick up the pieces after Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Garth MacDonald is in Auburn… Continue reading