Robert Whale

VRFA seeks adjustments to its fee schedule, the first since 2007

Ever since the cities of Auburn, Algona and Pacific established the Valley Regional Fire Authority in 2007, the agency’s fees have not changed, and everyone… Continue reading

 

Sound Transit’s second parking garage to feature improvements

Today it is the 1st Street Northwest and B Street Northwest parking lot, just northwest of City Hall. But by 2023, if all goes according… Continue reading

 

Leaving his legacy

Retiring Rich Wagner has been Auburn’s resourceful servant for 30 years on the City Council

 

Backus wins re-election, handily, as mayor, admits ‘this is my last campaign’

If Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus had any stubborn nervousness about the weatherability of her commanding, election-night lead over Deputy Mayor Largo Wales in the Auburn… Continue reading

Man gets 40 years for killing two men in tavern shooting

Prosecutors said Cleanthony Jimerson stood above 23-year-old Lorenzo Duncan and 24-year-old Nicholas Lindsay as they lay helpless on the ground during a melee outside the… Continue reading

First arrested for fatal shooting, Auburn man now charged with illegal possession of a weapon and assault

The King County Prosecutor says Kevin Hauenstein acted in self-defense when he shot 27-year-old Eric Joseph Juarez-Peltier while the two were arguing on the second… Continue reading

Dreamers, supporters urge U.S. Rep. Reichert to move fast on Dream Act

Demonstration in Auburn is one of many recent actions throughout the nation calling for swift congressional action

City studies ordinance that would help police in fight against illegal drug activity

On Monday, City leaders talked about an ordinance that would hand the Auburn Police Department a new weapon in the fight against illegal drug activity.… Continue reading

Developer of old Valley 6 property announces pre-leasing

It has been four years since the Valley 6 Drive-In theaters came down, a harbinger, it was said at the time, of a large-scale commercial… Continue reading

Two plead not guilty in stabbing death of Orting man

The King County Prosecutor says Austin Eugene Glore repeatedly stabbed 35-year-old Bryce Pearson as he lay helpless on the ground near the Big Foot Java… Continue reading

Backus holds big lead over Wales in early returns of Auburn mayoral race

It was 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, and at Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus’ crowded, election-night party at The Longhorn Barbecue, her daughter, Lucky, had just announced the… Continue reading

Jury convicts Sports Page Tavern shooter of two counts of second-degree murder

Prosecutors said Cleanthony Jimerson stood above 23 year-old Lorenzo Duncan and 24-year-old Nicholas Lindsay as they lay helpless on the ground during a melee outside… Continue reading

Rejection to safe injection facility: Auburn City Council says no

About King County eyeing Auburn as the site for a safe injection facility for heroin addicts? No, no, no, says West Hill resident Marie-Anne Harkness.… Continue reading

Auburn City Council lifts ban, adopts regulations on pot shops

Calling “complicated” the City of Auburn’s relationship to the legal sale and use of recreational marijuana inside its boundaries would be accurate. Ever since 2012,… Continue reading

Five years later, District Court in Auburn working as intended

The City of Auburn replaced its long-standing municipal court with a King County-run District Court in 2012. As Rob Roscoe, Auburn’s director of Human Resources… Continue reading

Auburn tackles its health, food insecurities

Report: Many have challenges in affording, accessing healthy food

Cold case: Auburn Police arrest Arizona man whose wife disappeared 30 years ago

Thirty years after Donna Mae Jokumsen’s disappearance in Chandler, Ariz., Auburn Police on Aug 28 arrested her husband on suspicion of second-degree murder. Police later… Continue reading

Candidates converge at forum as Nov. 7 election looms

Mayoral, council and senate seats to be determined

Auburn man sentenced to 65 years for abusing, killing autistic youth

Five months of “horrific abuse” inflicted upon a minor. Those are the blunt words King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Mary Barbosa told a court two… Continue reading