Robert Whale

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

Improvements await B Street Northwest

This summer the City of Auburn will rebuild B Street Northwest between 37th Street Northwest and 49th Street Northwest, replace sanitary sewer main along 49th… Continue reading

Confronting a drug epidemic

Community addresses growing heroin, opioid problem at town hall gathering

Auburn’s proposed car tab fee parked, for now

Given that its 120-day tabling of the motion for the $20 car tab fee was set to expire this week, Auburn’s Transportation Benefit District met… Continue reading

Pioneer steps it up, supports healthy crusade

Pioneer Elementary School has garnered many well-deserved plaudits and attaboys and attagirls over the years for its remarkable academic success. But what about the physical… Continue reading

Auburn man gets 9 years for arson spree

Scaring and angering the community, Michael Austin McGrath set 10 known structure fires in Auburn between September 2015 and early January 2016, possibly more. Earlier… Continue reading

Class acts: Auburn seniors shine in all they do | GREAT GRADS ’17

A listing of the activities Leila Lewis has been involved in during her years at Auburn High School is enough to make you talk to… Continue reading

Auburn sees its share of older homeless on the streets

Every day, staff at Valley Cities out-patient clinic on I Street Northeast see at least 100 homeless people. Most have lost their jobs, were broken… Continue reading

Innovative school efforts impress Inslee in visit to Auburn

Gov. Jay Inslee visited Cascade Middle School last week to see, he said, what’s working there. Two hours later the governor left, bowled over by… Continue reading

Finding their place, finding their way at West Auburn | GREAT GRADS ’17

When Alma Lopez entered Mountainview High School as a freshman in 2013, she admits, she took nothing about the school seriously. School, Lopez recalled, was… Continue reading

Auburn launches small business incubator in partnership with Port of Seattle

You’ve got a killer idea for a business. Great. Marvelous. Outstanding. Now, you’ve gotta put in on paper, decide who your customers will be, figure… Continue reading

City leaders remember councilman of ‘rare soul’

Nancy Backus will remember his impish grin, miss it perhaps most of all. When it was on his face, no doubt about it, something was… Continue reading

Man gets 45 years in prison for killing two men at bus stop

Froilan Hermenegildo shot and killed two men at a bus stop in Auburn on Oct. 20 2015. At Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent last… Continue reading

Cafe brimming with brews

Newly-opened Craft Beer offers comfort, many tastes

Jackson urges help for youth

Nexus director describes plight of the many homeless

Kahler vows to tackle homelessness in race for City Council seat

Mike Kahler hopes to win Position 6 on the Auburn City Council to tackle what he considers the city’s two biggest problems — “homeless folks… Continue reading

Making meaningful, moving music

Teen’s artistry draws attention, chance to record at famed studio

City to decide how far to spread ‘digital parity’

Not only did the idea of providing equal broadband access to more Auburn residents created quite the buzz in these parts, but last fall the… Continue reading

Council opts for resolution

City welcomes immigrants, but not sanctuary status

Sanctuary city? City Council must decide

City leaders could reaffirm the resolution a previous council adopted eight years before declaring Auburn to be “a welcoming city,” an “all-inclusive city.” Or, as… Continue reading