Robert Whale

Screenshot from the Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Facebook page.

Auburn Valley Humane Society’s online tool helps people find homes for pets

The number one reason people surrender their pets to an animal shelter is because their living situation has changed, and they think there’s nothing else… Continue reading

 

Courtesy of the Auburn School District

There will be school this fall in Auburn

The district is working on answering the question: What will it look like?

 

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                                Auburn Police Cmdr. Cristian Adams demonstrating the VNR on Sgt. James Frith at the Auburn City Council meeting.

Auburn police say neck restraint is a safe alternative to lethal force

The Auburn Police Department endorses neck restraints to help control and apprehend suspects who will not comply with orders from officers. On Monday, Police Chief… Continue reading

 

King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

One night a year, volunteers spread out across Seattle and King County to count the homeless. And on the cold, rainy night of Jan. 24,… Continue reading

Auburn police won’t bust the unmasked — for the most part

Gov. Jay Inslee’s June 24 proclamation mandated the wearing of a face covering in indoor and outdoor public places to cut the transmission of the… Continue reading

A photo posted June 3 on the Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main’s Facebook page showing volunteers installing boards over business windows.

Auburn to help restaurants with outdoor seating

On June 19, King County entered into Phase II of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start Reopening, which allows restaurants to seat 50 percent of their… Continue reading

A photo posted June 3 on the Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main’s Facebook page showing volunteers installing boards over business windows.

Baggy pants thwart man’s flight from Auburn police

An armed, convicted felon with warrants out for his arrest found his desperate flight from police thrice thwarted by his baggy pants on June 5… Continue reading

An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon

Police body cameras in Auburn: Too spendy, and they don’t tell the whole story, says chief

During Monday’s presentation by police to the Auburn City Council on the lateral vascular neck restraint (VNR), City Councilman Claude DaCorsi asked Police Chief Dan… Continue reading

An example of a police body camera. Photo courtesy of Axon
Auburn Food Bank is among those in the region experiencing a shortage of donations. Courtesy photo

Auburn Food Bank struggles amid pandemic

More demand and fewer donations are taking a toll.

Auburn Food Bank is among those in the region experiencing a shortage of donations. Courtesy photo
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                                Les Gove Park in Auburn. On June 19, the state Department of Health approved King County’s application to move into Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start Plan, which includes new guidance for recreation and fitness.

Auburn reopens outdoor parks and recreation facilities under Phase 2

Want to walk, run or bike? Shoot hoops, kick a ball, play tennis, play pickleball or skate? Well, you can do all these things again… Continue reading

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                                Les Gove Park in Auburn. On June 19, the state Department of Health approved King County’s application to move into Phase 2 of the state’s Safe Start Plan, which includes new guidance for recreation and fitness.
Memorial for homicide victim Hiram Figueroa at Brannan Park, 1019 28th St. NE, Auburn. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Prosecutor charges suspected killer of Auburn man with second-degree murder

Hiram Figueroa was shot June 18 at Brannan Park during dispute.

Memorial for homicide victim Hiram Figueroa at Brannan Park, 1019 28th St. NE, Auburn. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South reopened Monday, June 22. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Safeway reopens after closure for roof repairs

The Auburn Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South reopened at 5 a.m. Monday (June 22) after repairs were completed on the store’s roof. The roof… Continue reading

Safeway at 101 Auburn Way South reopened Monday, June 22. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
The Auburn Fire Department’s first female firefighter, Janeen Ruge, retired June 12 after 21 years on the job - 12 of them with the present-day Valley Regional Fire Authority. Courtesy photo

Auburn Fire Department’s first female firefighter retires after 21 years

In her 21 years with the Auburn Fire Department and Valley Regional Fire Authority, Janeen Ruge, Auburn’s first female firefighter, delivered at least five babies… Continue reading

The Auburn Fire Department’s first female firefighter, Janeen Ruge, retired June 12 after 21 years on the job - 12 of them with the present-day Valley Regional Fire Authority. Courtesy photo
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                                The Youth Premier Formation team performing the ballroom medley “Strength and Honor.”

Pacific Ballroom Dance to hold virtual concert June 20

“Mosaic,” a live-streamed ballroom concert, will be presented free through the Vimeo platform.

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                                The Youth Premier Formation team performing the ballroom medley “Strength and Honor.”
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City and Auburn police officer sued in federal court; APD refutes claims on Facebook page

The Auburn Police Department and one of its police officers are defendants in a lawsuit that was filed Monday in federal court in Seattle over… Continue reading

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Auburn City Hall. FILE PHOTO

City, school district reach deal on intersection upgrades

A traffic impact analysis related to construction of the Auburn School District’s 16th elementary school recently determined it would create problems for the intersection of… Continue reading

Auburn City Hall. FILE PHOTO

Auburn woman finds her calling in military aviation

Abigail Gooch is now on standby duty with the Washington National Guard.

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                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.

Hundreds gather at Auburn City Hall to protest death of George Floyd

On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people gathered on the Auburn City Hall Plaza to protest loudly — here and there obscenely, but in the end… Continue reading

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                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.
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                                In this image from the 2019 Auburn Farmers Market, Ballesteros Produce displays its goods.

Auburn Farmers Market opens June 7

In early May, the city of Auburn announced it had received approval from Public Health — Seattle & King County to open and operate the… Continue reading

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                                In this image from the 2019 Auburn Farmers Market, Ballesteros Produce displays its goods.
Screenshot from a YouTube video posted Monday by the City of Auburn with a message from Mayor Nancy Backus and other city officials.

Looting hits Auburn mall and nearby stores; mayor imposes 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew

Auburn is among the King County cities seeing protests over the death of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Vandals and… Continue reading

Screenshot from a YouTube video posted Monday by the City of Auburn with a message from Mayor Nancy Backus and other city officials.