Robert Whale

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

From original garage tap room to spacious spot

Rail Hop’n Brewing Company’s home brews are palliative for the parched; business comes downtown Auburn

City green-lights sale of wetland

Heavy-duty equipment operator PAPÉ Industries will bring jobs to Auburn

Main Street Plaza laces up for ice skating rink

Auburn Downtown Association to help bring in seasonal surface; group plans other holiday events

City to tackle sexism in its dated code

Take a gander at Auburn’s City Code. and you’re sure to see them: pesky pronouns that refer, almost without exception – to male personages. Since… Continue reading

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