Robert Whale

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’

City lights fuse to potential fireworks ban

Among possible actions under consideration as Auburn confronts problems on July 4

Police detail fireworks numbers

From the Auburn Police Department’s Annual Fireworks Report, as delivered to the Auburn City Council on Aug. 26: • The Auburn Police Department’s 2019 fireworks… Continue reading

City moves ahead on one-stop shop for human services

Auburn to negotiate terms of a lease of the former tavern space to support proposed ‘hub’

City’s IT Department uses artificial intelligence to frustrate cyber attacks

Two weeks ago, simultaneous ransom ware attacks launched by what authorities suspect was a single criminal snared the computer networks of 22 Texas counties and… Continue reading

Made for middle school

First-year teacher in Mt. Baker’s Room 607 jazzed to impart crucial life skills to kids

‘All-hands-on-deck effort’

City close to realizing its long-cherished dream of a one-stop, human services center

Phil Morgan, executive director of the Auburn Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter, plays with one of the dogs in his care. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

A heart for animals

From boyhood, animal shelter Executive Director Phil Morgan has been a deep-dyed critter guy

Phil Morgan, executive director of the Auburn Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter, plays with one of the dogs in his care. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter