Robert Whale

Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
John Gronowski makes his usual brewskie stop at Rail Hop n’ Brew on West Main, undeterred by having to drink al fresco under Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest order forbidding indoor service at bars and restaurants to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Downtown bars and restaurants reeling under Inslee order

City of Auburn offering $2,000 grants to qualifying businesses without drive -through windows.

 

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Auburn hospital sees 50 percent increase in COVID cases

In past month, Auburn Medical Center’s average rises to 20 patients a day.

 

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Family seeks answers in Auburn fatal hit and run

Driver who killed Ardella Songcuan, 61, is still at large.

 

Colin Schilling, CEO of Schilling’s Hard Cider. 	File photo

Prosecutor accuses Kent man of cider and clothing theft

Colin Schilling, CEO of Schilling’s Hard Cider, was on his way to work one morning last week when he saw a man rolling one of… Continue reading

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Survey aims to improve how Auburn serves its residents

On Nov. 2, an online community survey asking whether Auburn residents would like to help improve the community and its government went live at inclusive.auburnwa.gov.… Continue reading

Auburn Police detective strikes pedestrian with his car, critically injuring him

A man is fighting for his life at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after an Auburn Police detective struck him with his vehicle on Auburn… Continue reading

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City close to adopting biennial budget

The proposed budget includes a property tax levy of 1 percent.

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Auburn Food Bank is in need of holiday donations

Yes, COVID-19 has made 2020 a grim year. And eight months into the pandemic, many families and people are still out of work and struggling… Continue reading

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Remnants of the RV explosion that put two women in the hospital litter the ground. Courtesy photo, VRFA

RV explodes, seriously injures two women

A late morning explosion on Nov. 5 destroyed a recreational vehicle, damaged a nearby house and put two women in Harborview Medical Center with serious… Continue reading

Remnants of the RV explosion that put two women in the hospital litter the ground. Courtesy photo, VRFA
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Veterans of the armed forces of the United States take part in the vehicle procession along Main Street.

City pays homage to U.S. veterans

There were no marching bands and the usual panoply and crowds of people were gone, but the city made the best of its salute to… Continue reading

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Veterans of the armed forces of the United States take part in the vehicle procession along Main Street.
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Fieldhouse House has reworked the former Sam’s Club at the Outlet Collection Mall into a mega sports-play-training complex.

FieldhouseUSA waiting on COVID-19 to fully open complex

Multimillion-dollar facility located at site of former Sam’s Club.

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Fieldhouse House has reworked the former Sam’s Club at the Outlet Collection Mall into a mega sports-play-training complex.
Jack Timmons pauses for a smoke next to his two giant smokers at Jack’s BBQ, which he opened last week on West Valley Highway in Algona.

New restaurant in Algona serves up real Central Texas barbecue

“Deeeeelicious,” “sooo gooood,” “aaamaaazing.” When the man under the straw hat talks barbecue, he tends to slow-mosey his vowels, Texas style. And 60-year-old Dallas native… Continue reading

Jack Timmons pauses for a smoke next to his two giant smokers at Jack’s BBQ, which he opened last week on West Valley Highway in Algona.
Virgil McLagan, now 82, at his home in Rio Verde Mobile Estates in north Auburn.

‘I wanted to go out and get in my jet and fly’

Auburn veteran reflects on patriotism and love of one’s country.

Virgil McLagan, now 82, at his home in Rio Verde Mobile Estates in north Auburn.
Waste Management driver Steve Wegener. Courtesy photo

Auburn signs contract with Waste Management

Residential and commercial customers should expect a rate increase.

Waste Management driver Steve Wegener. Courtesy photo
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Neighbors fight over cat

“Somehow I doubt charges will be filed,” said Auburn police officer.

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Community mourns the passing of Dick Brugger

Former Auburn Youth Resources director was city’s first Poet Laureate.

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Waste Management driver Beverly Fecteau. COURTESY PHOTO, Waste Management

Auburn, Waste Management close in on 10-year contract

If plan is approved Nov. 2, there will no longer be two waste haulers serving city.

Waste Management driver Beverly Fecteau. COURTESY PHOTO, Waste Management
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Red light cameras may return to Auburn

Between 2006 and 2014, Auburn contracted with RedFlex Traffic Systems of Arizona to place traffic cameras at three intersections and in six school zones. Many… Continue reading

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Everett woman charged with robbery in Auburn Dollar Tree store incident

Late in the morning of Oct. 18, employees at the Dollar Tree store on Auburn Way North called Auburn Police and reported that they’d just… Continue reading

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Auburn woman accused of stabbing in Shoreline

An Auburn woman is in King County Jail on suspicion of having stabbed another woman to death in a Shoreline parking lot on Oct. 19.… Continue reading

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