Robert Whale

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Roe v. Wade and the road we have been down before | Whale’s Tales

I have been thinking a lot lately about the Prohibition Era in the United States and the fiery, brook-no-argument crusaders who pushed for it. Like… Continue reading

 

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YMCA will dedicate building to Auburn community legend Dick Brugger

It began in 1973, when a group of parents, government leaders and educators organized to address the growing problem of drug use among Auburn’s youth.… Continue reading

 

Emma Haddon has her dog Leo run through the tire. File photo

Petpalooza returns May 21 to Auburn’s Game Farm Park

After a 2-year pandemic time-out, Petpalooza, Auburn’s critter spectacular, returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Auburn’s Game Farm Park at… Continue reading

 

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Here’s a theory on why people embrace all those crazy theories | Whale’s Tales

Not so long ago, one could have called me a dyed-in-the-wool, hard-core skeptic about cryptids. Cryptids. You know Bigfoot, Yeti, the chupacabra, the Jersey Devil,… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Prosecutor charges Seattle man with first-degree assault for Auburn stabbing

Two men were fighting on May 6 when a bystander inserted himself into the altercation, produced a large knife. stabbed one of the men in… Continue reading

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Kids reel ‘em in at annual fishing derby in Auburn

When Isabel Palady, a girl of few words, caught the first fish of her life last Saturday morning at Mill Creek Pond in south Auburn,… Continue reading

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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Never miss a chance to treasure your mama | Whale’s Tales

With the approach of Mother’s Day, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my own mother, gone 16 years ago this month, how much I… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing

District seeks feedback on opening school-based health center

Auburn School District board recently authorized staff to begin working in partnership local medical providers to explore options.

Auburn High School. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
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Auburn man suspected of shooting at person after parking lot dispute

An Auburn man tried to end a dispute with another man by firing a shot in a busy Auburn parking lot in the late afternoon… Continue reading

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Matt and Lori Swanson have brought their business, Guardian Roofing, a long way from its founding in 2005, adding more than 100 employees to the roster and to sales of more than $20 million in 2021. Photo by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter

Couple grows Auburn roofing business into a thriving enterprise

When Lori Swanson answered the phone during the earlier years of Guardian Roofing, typically there’d be a man on the other end, who, hearing a… Continue reading

Matt and Lori Swanson have brought their business, Guardian Roofing, a long way from its founding in 2005, adding more than 100 employees to the roster and to sales of more than $20 million in 2021. Photo by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Steamboats once chugged up the mighty White River | Whale’s Tales

I often indulge in a harmless bit of reverie – trying to imagine the long bygone days of the White River Valley. Before the old… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Family, friends celebrate Dorothy Purser’s 102nd birthday

The guest of honor took in the much ado about herself contentedly, gray hair tucked under a tall birthday hat fashioned of felt and blazing… Continue reading

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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Things that got permanently stuck in my psyche | Whale’s Tales

I’ve never understood the mechanism by which things we do our damnedest to remember slip through our brains without a trace while other matters on… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Auburn Police say they seized 82,400 Fentanyl pills, 1.8 lbs heroin, 3.8 pounds of methamphetamine, $173,138 in US currency and two firearms from a Kent apartment on the afternoon of April 20 and arrested its 32-year-old tenant. Auburn Police photo

Auburn Police jail a Kent man after major drug bust

On the witness of the 82,400 Fentanyl pills, 1.8 lbs heroin, 3.8 lbs methamphetamine $173,138 US currency and two firearms Auburn Police say they seized… Continue reading

Auburn Police say they seized 82,400 Fentanyl pills, 1.8 lbs heroin, 3.8 pounds of methamphetamine, $173,138 in US currency and two firearms from a Kent apartment on the afternoon of April 20 and arrested its 32-year-old tenant. Auburn Police photo
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Kent School District bus hits woman

A woman was crossing Auburn Way North just North of 45th Street at 7:55 a.m. Thursday morning when she was struck by a Kent School… Continue reading

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City officials and care providers laud U.S. Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-District 8) for securing $500,000 in federal funds for the build-out of the Auburn Community Resource Center at a press conference April 14.

Auburn Community Resource Center gets much-needed boost

Congresswoman Schrier secures $500,000 for build-out of facility.

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City officials and care providers laud U.S. Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-District 8) for securing $500,000 in federal funds for the build-out of the Auburn Community Resource Center at a press conference April 14.
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Prosecutor claims Auburn man used false emergency call to lure officers from scene of intended burglary

First, a falsely reported shooting would lure Auburn police away from the Valley Towing yard where police were storing the Cadillac Escalade that Charlie Ponce-Rodriguez’s… Continue reading

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Nagendiram Kandasamy. Photo courtesy of the Edmonds Police Department

Auburn woman arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Edmonds

Edmonds Police have arrested an Auburn woman and an Enumclaw man in connection with the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk during a robbery… Continue reading

Nagendiram Kandasamy. Photo courtesy of the Edmonds Police Department
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Could we pull together like the Ukrainians are doing? | Whale’s Tales

The past is like a foreign country — they do things differently there. Oddly enough, I’ve been thinking about those words lately in light of… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Petpalooza in Auburn planned for May 21

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine and mask and physical distancing mandates are no longer in place, staff of the Auburn parks and recreation department have… Continue reading

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