Robert Whale

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Council votes to prohibit evictions in Auburn

For area tenants who have lost their jobs to the pandemic and can’t make the rent right now, being bounced to the streets is a… Continue reading

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Auburn piggybacks street projects to save time and money

Instead of having to tear up streets and sidewalks again in 2021 to install a signal and effect future sewer repairs, why not add those… Continue reading

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Jeremy Hubbell of Geaux Brewery is moving his business from Downtown Auburn to north the Auburn Municipal Airport. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter

Geaux Brewery still waiting for the word ‘go’

Auburn business owner is trying to relocate north of municipal airport.

Jeremy Hubbell of Geaux Brewery is moving his business from Downtown Auburn to north the Auburn Municipal Airport. Robert Whale/Auburn Reporter
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Auburn considers law to help protect tenants from eviction

Ordinance would give the city more enforcement power when governor’s eviction moratorium ends.

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Auburn airport runway extension complete

Those multi-engine, piston aircraft the city of Auburn has long wanted to attract to its airport are big, demanding 3,500 to 4,000 feet of runway… Continue reading

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Waste Management customers posted thank you notes on their bins for workers to see on pick-up day in King County. Courtesy photo

Auburn to contract with single waste hauler for first time

For the last nine years, two solid waste haulers, Waste Management of Auburn, and Republic Services of Kent, have served two different geographical areas of… Continue reading

Waste Management customers posted thank you notes on their bins for workers to see on pick-up day in King County. Courtesy photo
Cannabis retailer Evergreen Market in Auburn. Courtesy photo

Deemed an essential business, local pot industry aflame

When panic buying for hand sanitizers and toilet paper began to strip the shelves of big-box stores in the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue reading

Cannabis retailer Evergreen Market in Auburn. Courtesy photo
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

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

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

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