Robert Whale

Proposed $20 car tab fee all but kicked to the curb

It’s not dead yet. But-at-a-soon-to-be-and-as-yet-unscheduled meeting of the same Transportation Benefit District that approved the measure late last year, the proposed $20 car tab fee… Continue reading

City, WSDOT to improve intersection

In 2018 the Washington State Department of Transportation expects to get rolling on a pavement preservation project on Auburn Way South, from Highway 18 to… Continue reading

Sound Transit explores options for more parking in Auburn

The purpose of Sound Transit’s second parking garage in Auburn is to increase access for all riders to the Auburn Sounder Station, in whatever way… Continue reading

Ancient, modern intertwine in Salish art exhibit

Kenneth Greg Watson and Patricia Cosgrove together in 1989 on the Centennial exhibit of Native arts.

Work on M Street Southeast to be done on time | Summer projects update

Good news for the drivers fed up with the detours they’ve had to take to skirt this summer’s closure of M Street Southeast, the hassles… Continue reading

Auburn leaders scout alternatives to $20 car tab

It would raise $800,000 annually to help upgrade the pavement condition of streets.

Ratcliffe sentencing for murder moved to Sept. 15

A 28-year-old Oak Harbor man who pleaded guilty two weeks to a charge of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon for the Feb. 18, 2016… Continue reading

Free clinic treats so many with so few volunteers

More help is needed to care for those in need

City looks to FAA for funds for runway pavement

City officials hope to provide more pavement at both ends of the runway at Auburn Municipal Airport, making things safer for aircraft and to accommodate… Continue reading

It’s down to Backus, Wales in mayoral race | primary election results

Incumbent holds more than a 10 percent lead from early returns

State wants City to maintain signals at busy Auburn Way South, Highway 18

The State of Washington recently approached the City of Auburn, asked if it wanted to take over maintenance responsibilities for the traffic signals on busy… Continue reading

City ponders $400,000 to Tacoma mental health hospital

While Washington state has 10 psychiatric beds for every 100,000 people, South King and Pierce County offer 2.8 beds per 100,000. Realizing the mental health… Continue reading

Victims identified in fatal four-plex fire in north Auburn

The King County Medical Examiner has identified the 26-year-old man and 4-year-old boy who died July 19 in a two-alarm fire at an Auburn four-plexin… Continue reading

Rescuing a farm from the weeds

Large family, volunteers from Kent church step in to restore a ‘rented’ Auburn farm

Wales explains her absence on car tab fee vote

Had Auburn’s Transportation Benefit District not met that June evening, or had the number present dropped below the four the law requires for the panel… Continue reading

Auburn Tourism Board launches new website

Typically, tourism boards do their thing without a lot of fanfare. But Auburn’s Economic Development Director, Doug Lein, expects more than a few eyeballs to… Continue reading

Brewery is a Geaux on East Main Street

A designer is helping to select the color palettes for the as-yet-unpainted walls, and the kitchen is about 85 percent complete. Utilities are waiting to… Continue reading

Woman pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

King County Prosecutors say Sarah Adams was high June 19 when she ploughed from behind into 36-year-old Jonathan Wiger, who was then stopped on his… Continue reading

Survey: Auburn residents support marijuana business

Between March and May, the City conducted an online survey to gauge the response of Auburn residents to marijuana, and with an average of 79… Continue reading

Patrols out to defuse any illegal fireworks

If it goes up or blows up in the city of Auburn, it’s illegal. That basic rule has not changed since it was written into… Continue reading