Robert Whale

Big changes brewing at Schilling Hard Ciders

Plant blossoms as it undergoes extensive, year-long remodeling project


City attorney retires, assistant takes his place

City Attorney Steve Gross has retired from municipal service. His last day in the office was Friday, Jan. 3, according to Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus.… Continue reading


Vinifera’s owners to open pub on A Street Southeast this spring

For nearly three years, Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro has operated in the hallowed spot on Auburn Way North that Flapper Alley occupied for many… Continue reading


U.S. 8th Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Issaquah, addresses a town hall at Auburn Avenue Theater last Sunday afternoon. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Schrier updates Auburn town hall about work in D.C.

Of late, the United States Congress has grappled with some major attention-riveting matters. The impeachment of a president, the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem… Continue reading

U.S. 8th Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Issaquah, addresses a town hall at Auburn Avenue Theater last Sunday afternoon. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Judge dismisses Wales’ lawsuit against the city of Auburn

Case had been scheduled for trial on July 7

City could wrap lease negotiations for one-stop shop by year’s end

The city of Auburn announced months ago its hope for housing a consolidated resource center at the site of the long-closed Sports Page Tavern on… Continue reading

DaCorsi is new deputy mayor

Suceeds Bill Peloza, who departs at the end of the year

Auburn Food Bank reacts to Trump Administration’s cuts to food stamps

Disabled veterans, senior citizens on fixed incomes, single parents who find the 10 hours they work every day never bring in enough revenue to support… Continue reading

Work begins on redevelopment of Valley 6 site

Spokane company breaks ground on 70-acre property

Murderer in tavern shootings dies at 34 in Walla Walla State Penitentiary

The author of one of the most infamous crimes in Auburn’s recent history has died. Cleanthony “Baby Ray” Jimerson, 34, who shot and killed two… Continue reading

Property acquisition hangs up construction of hotel

‘Tru By Hilton’ project is ‘near permit ready’

More bang to defuse violators?

Auburn City Council considers adding civil infractions to discharge of illegal fireworks

Crash, high-speed chase ends with two arrests; woman strikes King County Sheriff’s patrol car, officer

A driver in a stolen car avid to avoid the curious eyes of a King County Sheriff’s deputy struck the officer’s patrol car and the… Continue reading

Battlefield Coffee House reopens after 10-week hiatus

Nonprofit organization helps loved ones struggling with addition

Decal promotes local businesses

Sharp eyes out and about Auburn in the coming days and weeks may notice something new in the windows of local businesses. A decal. Says,… Continue reading

Future developer of block south of City Hall cleaning up dirty soil

Making way for a senior living apartments project

City takes state authorized TBD under its wing

State lawmakers called transportation benefit districts into being as independent taxing districts to build, improve, provide and fund transportation improvements within their boundaries. That’s all.… Continue reading

City to help seniors with grand funds from ‘hub’ arrangement

King County’s senior citizens 55 and up have a wealth of resources and services to tap into. But figuring out how to get to those… Continue reading

YMCA to acquire Nexus Youth and Families to keep the good work going

Partnership promises to boost agency’s reach in South King County area

City sets Nov. 18 public hearing on property tax levy, revenue sources

The city of Auburn estimates the 2020 property tax levy will be $22.4 million, in addition to new construction and the refund levy. Finance Director… Continue reading