Robert Whale

Popular Hops and Crops Music and Beer Festival returns to the farm Saturday

Visit the chickens and cows, stroll the farmhouse and barn, take in the scenery. Yep, a visit to Auburn’s historic Mary Olson Farm on Green… Continue reading

‘Ray of Hope’: City, partners open homeless shelter

Providing more shelter for homeless people in Auburn was the top action item to come out of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness when it… Continue reading

Police shoot man after he barricades himself in home

A 26-year-old man who’d holed up in an Auburn home for several hours and fired at police officers ended up in Harborview Medical Center on… Continue reading

Back to school: Best friends come full circle to teach in their hometown

Ever since they met 18 years ago, as little girls tumbling, cartwheeling and leaping for Auburn Gymnastics, Jaymie Baunach and Katie Burkhauser have been best… Continue reading

Teen pleads guilty to arson, murder

One of the two defendants charged with the murder of 19-year-old Jerry “Mike” Clayton on July 6, 2016 and setting the mobile home he shared… Continue reading

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