Robert Whale

Serving it up for 41 years

Starting Gate waitress treats people with efficiency, grace and a smile

 

Grames, Holman vie for school board position

Chris Grames and Arlista Holman are running for a spot on the Auburn School Board. Here’s what each candidate had to say as the Nov.… Continue reading

 

Auburn parks make a pitch to clear the air

City council hears proposal for smoking and vaping ban in city parks and park buildings

 

Road to ruin or lower taxes? City Council opposes I-976

Councilman Brown: ‘one of the most dangerous initiatives’

City awards $2.8 million airport runway extension contract to Sumner contractor

By extending Auburn Municipal Airport’s runway from 3,400 to 3,841 lineal feet, the city hopes to make it safer, better able to handle today’s and… Continue reading

Two of four arrested for thefts at Auburn, Milton post offices this past summer | Update

Authorities have arrested two of the four people the U.S. Postal Service suspects of having committed a string of post office box burglaries in Auburn,… Continue reading

City to delay its yes or no on I-976

Eyman’s latest initiative put on the Nov. 5 general election

What’s the SCORE? Federal Way’s pending exit from co-ownership of jail prompts changes

In early 2009, Auburn entered into an interlocal agreement with five other local cities to form and operate the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) in Des… Continue reading

$1.96 billion Puget Sound Gateway program launched

Projects to complete State Route 167 in Pierce County, SR 509 in King County and improve connections to ports

Auburn to get ST funds for intersection fix-its

Projects to better zip the public to the Transit Station and back

Auburn Municipal Airport, which began operations in 1969, is one of the busiest for its size in the region. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Runway extension to take wing

Sen. Cantwell announces FAA will provide $2.8 million for major project at Auburn Municipal Airport

Auburn Municipal Airport, which began operations in 1969, is one of the busiest for its size in the region. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

NobleRush – formerly Hinshaw’s Motorcycle – abruptly and without notice, closes its stores in Auburn

The man checked the website, confirmed the Auburn store’s hours and hit the road from his home in Spanaway. But when he reached NobleRush, formerly… Continue reading

Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

From chairman of WA Republicans to party pariah, Chris Vance explains why

‘Biggest shock of my adult life has been the Republican Party’s complete capitulation to Donald Trump.’

Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO
Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

Pulling no punches

From chairman of the state Republican party to party pariah, Chris Vance explains why

Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

City moves ahead to garner money for affordable housing

Budget effect for Auburn? Worth about $155,000 per year for the next 20 years

Auburn revels in High School Nation

Music festival entertains students, part of a 40-stop tour of schools throughout the country this fall

King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit conducts a search for a man in the Green River on Tuesday. COURTESY, KCSO

Medical Examiner identifies body found in Green River as 16-year-old boy

King County’s Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of the young man whose body was found in the Green River Tuesday afternoon as a… Continue reading

King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit conducts a search for a man in the Green River on Tuesday. COURTESY, KCSO

City aims to collect sales tax money for affordable housing

In the most recent legislative session, lawmakers in Olympia authorized cities and counties to capture a portion of already-collected sales tax and keep it. With… Continue reading

Muckleshoot Tribe breaks ground on 18-story, 400-room, luxury hotel tower | UPDATE

When finished, it will be the largest of its kind in the state

City talks about making its light shine

Tunnel vision: Officials consider spending $50,000 to put in color-changing lighting at ‘gateway’