Robert Whale

North-end apartments sprouting

Inland Group LLC is humming along with its redevelopment of the former Valley 6 Drive-In Theaters site, as this photo of one of 14-apartment-buildings-to-be on… Continue reading

Pandemic stressing small shops, bars, restaurants on Main Street

Auburn’s business owners fret closures, hope to be here when they lift

VRFA ready to move personnel should COVID-19 wreak havoc

Chief: ’We’re going to do our duty. I have 100 percent confidence in my people’

City leaders give fireworks code revision a unanimous ‘go’

City leaders recently gave a unanimous yes to a major overhaul of Auburn’s fireworks ordinance. And with its approval of that step in late March,… Continue reading


City Council ratifies state of emergency, suspends some of its own meeting rules

Actions come from the growing public health impacts of the pandemic; city venues to remain closed


Auburn schools to close March 16 to April 24, per governor’s 3-county order

Superintendent Spicciati: ‘We understand that this plan will create hardship for many families and we appreciate your patience and cooperation’

As virus spreads, seniors and the disadvantaged suffer in many ways

Activity center closes indefinitely; food bank short on volunteers

To ward off COVID-19, Auburn School District cancels community and parent activities, school events

Superintendent: ‘I believe the governor will order schools to close, potentially for several weeks. We encourage you to be prepared’

Boeing settles suit, will aid Lones levee setback project

Once King County removes the 60-year old Lones levee setback on the Green River just east of Auburn, the Green will rejoin its historic floodplain.… Continue reading

Local leaders hold confab on community’s response to coronavirus

City, hospital officials keeping a close eye on the situation; school district will follow advice, direction of the health department regarding any closures

Area crews extinguish abandoned house fire

Firefighters from Valley Regional, South King Fire and Puget Sound Fire and King County Medic One were on scene of a abandoned house fire at… Continue reading

Coronavirus concerns: Auburn won’t close schools for cleaning, but situation is fluid

District will continue to follow the advice and direction of the health department regarding any closures

More room for city’s airport runway

Extension needed for greater capacity, safety and other enhancements

After 50-plus years, GSA leaving Auburn

Northwest/Arctic Regional headquarters moving to Tacoma

City to vote on overhaul of fireworks ordinance

Proposed changes include penalties for selling or discharging fireworks outside appointed times

New owners take over at Zola’s, promise the same, just more of it

Zola’s will keep “the same funky vibe,” with all the local artwork on the walls, keep brewing up that great coffee from Cafe D’Arte, continue… Continue reading

Prosecutor says Onalaska man, killed, dismembered Auburn man

The King County Prosecutor says Two Dogs Salvatore Fasaga shot 40-year-old Paul John Snarski of Auburn in the face and cut up his body in… Continue reading

Proposed House bill would be bad for business

Measure could prompt exodus from Auburn

City asks state leaders for funding to address needs

On the list: affordable housing, regulatory reform, help with higher cost of goods and services

Metro describes benefits of future bus base to city leaders

King County’s population has grown by more than 2 percent every year since 1980, from 1.3 million people in 1980 to more than 2 million… Continue reading