Robert Whale

Man hit, killed by train in Auburn

Video shows the 37-year-old Enumclaw man stumbling off the platform at the Auburn Sounder Station then onto the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks to his death… Continue reading

Switch from municipal to King County District Court rings up savings for Auburn

There is a difference between what it would have cost the City to have kept its Municipal Court and not contracted with King County in… Continue reading

Auburn mulls changes to abandoned-shopping-cart policies

A “public nuisance.” That’s what the City of Auburn calls them. And when abandoned shopping carts hit the eye all over the city, whether they… Continue reading

Auburn Symphony Orchestra enters final stages of its search for a new conductor

Auburn Symphony Orchestra board members expect they are in the closing weeks of their search for a new conductor. “I think we might have a… Continue reading

Candidates dealing with wear and tear from nasty mayoral race

The 2017 mayoral election is different than the campaign of 2012, Nancy Backus said of the year she made her first successful run to be… Continue reading

Teen charged in stabbing death; another man arrested for rendering criminal assistance

An illicit meetup to exchange pills for property went off the rails Sunday night and devolved into a physical fight that ended with the brutal… Continue reading

Findings: Green River College failed to follow federal guidelines for reporting on campus security

Between 2009 and 2013, Green River College failed to meet its obligations both under a federal consumer protection law that mandates the reporting of campus… Continue reading

Teen sentenced to 12½ years in prison for shooting death

Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Berns sentenced an Auburn youth to 12½ years in prison for shooting to death Erick J. Valdez-Herrera while Valdez-Herrera was sitting,… Continue reading

City Council rezones Auburn Environmental Park area for light industrial use

Hoping to entice private-sector green businesses to invest there and bring hundreds of high-paying jobs with them, on Aug. 7, 2006, the Auburn City Council… Continue reading

City eyes old lumber store site for Sound Transit’s second garage

Sound Transit is going to build a second parking garage in Auburn and install non-motorized improvements like shared use paths, transit shelters and intersection improvements… Continue reading

City sets Nov. 6 public hearing to examine Business Improvement Area

Formed in 1988, Auburn’s downtown Business Improvement Area was designed to help kick up economic activity there by providing lighting and security for public spaces… Continue reading

Findings: Green River College failed to follow federal guidelines for reporting on campus security

Between 2009 and 2013, Green River College failed to meet its obligations both under a federal consumer protection law that mandates the reporting of campus… Continue reading

City looks at where to put Transit’s second garage

Sound Transit’s Auburn Station Access Improvement Project will not only build a second parking garage in Auburn, it’s going to install non-motorized improvements like shared… Continue reading

Protecting lives and property: Flood district celebrates completion of Countyline project

District’s largest project moves levee, reconnects floodplain along the White River

Bringing comfort amid the chaos

Off-duty firefighter Dean McAuley, who happened to be attending the musical festival, helps save a young woman, treats others struck by gunfire during horrific Las Vegas shooting

City sets Oct. 16 public hearing to study BIA

The Auburn City Council on Monday set a public hearing for Oct. 16 to examine an ordinance that governs the Business Improvement Area (BIA). Formed… Continue reading

City officials consider rezoning Environmental Park area

With high hopes of enticing private-sector green businesses to invest there and bring hundreds of high-paying jobs with them, on Aug. 7, 2006, the Auburn… Continue reading

Teenager pleads guilty to murder

Alexander Joachin, 17, pleaded guilty Sept. 19 to second-degree murder for shooting to death Erick J. Valdez-Herrera while Valdez-Herrera was sitting, unarmed, in his own… Continue reading

Auburn’s mayoral race takes center stage

Incumbent Backus and challenger Wales address jobs, the homeless problem and other key issues at Chamber debate

Auburn community embraces new homeless shelter

Most of us carry a driver’s license in our wallets, unmindful of what it means to have that bit of plastic beyond allowing us to… Continue reading