Robert Whale

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

Auburn’s local streets in good shape

Collectors and arterials, eh, not so hot

Voters passing Auburn School District replacement levies

Superintendent: ‘I’m not going to declare victory, but we’re feeling good’

Developer of 8-story apartment building to break ground

Auburn Partners Development Associates expects to break ground on its Legacy Plaza Auburn Senior Living Apartments project immediately south of City Hall on Feb. 10.… Continue reading

City closes on lease of site for one-stop resource center

Officials intend to find funding partners and potential tenants who can offset rental costs

City completes initial facility needs assessment

Maintenance & operations, police and parks maintenance in need of additional space

Werden captures Miss Auburn crown; Lindsay takes teen tiara

Partisans shouted, whooped and hollered, waved signs and shook fat, lighted letters to urge their favorites onto greatness. A poltical convention? Nope. The waning moments… Continue reading

Big changes brewing at Schilling Hard Ciders

Plant blossoms as it undergoes extensive, year-long remodeling project

Volunteers making the Green River more salmon-friendly at Fenster Park

Green River Coalition student intern: ‘It’s about leaving a legacy, something to show the kids 20 years from now. Any day in the soil is a good day for me’

City attorney retires, assistant takes his place

City Attorney Steve Gross has retired from municipal service. His last day in the office was Friday, Jan. 3, according to Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus.… Continue reading

Vinifera’s owners to open pub on A Street Southeast this spring

For nearly three years, Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro has operated in the hallowed spot on Auburn Way North that Flapper Alley occupied for many… Continue reading

U.S. 8th Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Issaquah, addresses a town hall at Auburn Avenue Theater last Sunday afternoon. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Schrier updates Auburn town hall about work in D.C.

Of late, the United States Congress has grappled with some major attention-riveting matters. The impeachment of a president, the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem… Continue reading

U.S. 8th Congressional District Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Issaquah, addresses a town hall at Auburn Avenue Theater last Sunday afternoon. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Judge dismisses Wales’ lawsuit against the city of Auburn

Case had been scheduled for trial on July 7

City could wrap lease negotiations for one-stop shop by year’s end

The city of Auburn announced months ago its hope for housing a consolidated resource center at the site of the long-closed Sports Page Tavern on… Continue reading