Robert Whale

Author scripts own twist on poetry

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City, partners to provide shelter relief for the homeless

Sheltering and expanding sheltering for homeless people in Auburn was the top action item to come out of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness when… Continue reading

Auburn Police arrest 3 suspects in burglary at the mall

At about 3:40 a.m., May 4, Auburn Police Officers responded to a report of a burglary of the Coach store inside The Outlet Collection |… Continue reading

Wagner decides to end 27-year run on Auburn City Council

After 27 years on the Auburn City Council, Rich Wagner is calling it quits. “I’m not running for re-election,” the City’s longest serving council member… Continue reading

Brewing a recipe for business

Father, son turn passion into a brewery

Residents urge City to have a change of heart

Many plea for ordinance granting sanctuary status

Man pleads guilty to shooting to death two men at Auburn bus stop

A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty April 27 to a drive-by shooting that killed two men at a bus stop in Auburn on Oct. 20, 2015.… Continue reading

Report: Auburn Police second only to Kent for busiest valley agencies

Auburn Police officers used force on 135 occasions in 2016, one time fewer than in 2015, with 45 out of 116 suspects reporting injuries that… Continue reading

City looks at options to pay for roads

It’s no secret. Too many of Auburn’s arterials, streets and roads are in sorry, tooth-rattling shape, and there’s not enough money in the City kitty… Continue reading

City looking to transform ‘beach’ to park

If you’re heading south along 104th Avenue Southeast toward 8th Street most summer days and glance to the right toward the sharp bend in the… Continue reading

City gets the green light on signal improvements

The Washington State Department of Transportation last year awarded Auburn a $412,650 federal grant to apply to the design phase, environmental permitting and construction phases… Continue reading

New transfer station site irks West Hill residents

Duane and Susan Hatch have merely to step out onto their back porch on Auburn’s West Hill above the city of Algona to see where… Continue reading

King County Metro, Lions Club help others to see with eyewear donation

Some day or night in the last four months, on his way to somewhere now forgotten, the owner of one particular pair of wire-rimmed prescription… Continue reading

City looks to get tougher on vehicle prowlers

If you enter a fenced area or a building without permission in the City of Auburn, and police catch you at it, they can bust… Continue reading

Angry Auburn man threatens Mexican neighbor, chases her with knife

When a neighbor told Travis Spike Senner she was from Mexico, King County prosecutors say, he threatened to blow her up with a smoke detector… Continue reading

Auburn man gets jail time for using a fake name in $114K workers’ comp scam

An Auburn man will spend 60 days in jail for stealing workers’ compensation benefits. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese on April 5 sentenced… Continue reading

Brown throws hat in City Council ring

Auburn, like other city governments, is struggling to provide many necessary services to residents. Longtime Auburn resident Larry Brown said he has a lot to… Continue reading

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | April 7

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 241 calls for service between March 27 and April 3, among them the following: March 27 Accident: 2:05… Continue reading

Auburn Police arrest man in road-rage shooting

Auburn Police arrested a 37-year-old man early Thursday morning March 30 on the heels of a road-rage collision and shooting near the 1700 block of… Continue reading

Museum discovery: Open spaces for new inurnments at Auburn’s Pioneer Cemetery

Using ground-penetrating radar and research, the White River Valley Museum has determined there are open spaces for new inurnments at Auburn’s Pioneer Cemetery. Just how… Continue reading