Robert Whale

Robert Whale can be reached at robert.whale@auburn-reporter.com.

If you're right, and you know it, then read this | Whale's Tales

As the poet Theodore Roethke once wrote: “In a dark time the eye begins to see…”

Auburn Station’s existing parking garage. (File photo)

Alternatives for Auburn's Sound Transit parking garage

Kent Station one option as fewer floors available in Auburn

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Auburn Food Bank officially opens new home

$800,000 anonymous gift gives the food bank about five times as much space.

Robert Whale can be reached at robert.whale@auburn-reporter.com.

The key thing is what we do with our imperfections | Whale's Tales

I have said and done many things of which I am not proud. That is, I am no golden bird cheeping about human frailties from some high branch of superhuman understanding.

Robert Whale can be reached at robert.whale@auburn-reporter.com.
King County elections drop box. (File photo)

Auburn School District levy is passing by thin margin

These were the results as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

King County elections drop box. (File photo)
Maddy Lindsay won the Miss Auburn crown last weekend. Photo courtesy City of Auburn.

Miss Auburn and Miss Auburn's Teen 2024 winners crowned

There were 10 Miss Auburn and 11 Miss Auburn Teen contestants

Maddy Lindsay won the Miss Auburn crown last weekend. Photo courtesy City of Auburn.
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Emergency housing facility opens in north Auburn

Don’s Place serves people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on veterans and seniors.

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Muckleshoot Tribe's new luxury Auburn hotel tower celebrates grand opening

The 18-story, 401-room tower looms large over city; casino began in tent in 1995

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Robert Whale can be reached at robert.whale@albmedia.app.

Grappling with the finality of an oncologist's statement | Whale's Tales

Perhaps my brain injected a bit of humor to cover the shock. But I felt the gut punch.

Robert Whale can be reached at robert.whale@albmedia.app.
Auburn High School. File photo

Auburn voters to decide on school district operations levy

District will use the money to fund educational programs that the state does not fund fully or at all

Auburn High School. File photo
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Auburn Reporter's Person of the Year is anonymous

Local businessman donates $800,000 to save Auburn Food Bank.

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The Auburn Avenue Theater sits vacant and boarded up on Jan. 3, 2022, after being condemned due to safety concerns stemming from the demolition of the Max House Apartments complex next door.

Wave goodbye to the Auburn Avenue Theater in 2024

Demolition will pave the way for a new downtown theater complex.

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The Auburn Avenue Theater sits vacant and boarded up on Jan. 3, 2022, after being condemned due to safety concerns stemming from the demolition of the Max House Apartments complex next door.
The area within the dotted line is a Kent neighborhood known as The Bridges, completely surrounded by Auburn. (COURTESY IMAGE)

Auburn council slated to vote on Bridges annexation

This would set the clock ticking down to 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, 2024, when the annexation of the neighborhood from Kent to Auburn becomes official.

The area within the dotted line is a Kent neighborhood known as The Bridges, completely surrounded by Auburn. (COURTESY IMAGE)
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Anonymous benefactor donates $800,000 to fully fund Auburn food bank relocation

Executive director: ‘I have a Christmas miracle at Thanksgiving’

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Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn
The Navy Band of the Northwest participated in the 2022 parade.

Don't miss Auburn's 58th annual Veterans Parade

One of the largest Veterans Day parades west of the Mississippi returns to Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Photo courtesy of the City of Auburn
The Navy Band of the Northwest participated in the 2022 parade.
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The area within the dotted line is a Kent neighborhood known as The Bridges, completely surrounded by Auburn.

Bridges neighborhood annexation moves closer to finish line

The City of Kent annexed this area in 1987 before Auburn’s annexation of Lea Hill in 2008.

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The area within the dotted line is a Kent neighborhood known as The Bridges, completely surrounded by Auburn.
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@albmedia.app.

Here's a column for anyone who loves their dog | Whale's Tales

It is plain to me in looking at dogs small and large that a decent share of them are exemplars of love on Earth, innocents who love unconditionally and love their chow.

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@albmedia.app.
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@albmedia.app.

Please protect your children from BS spreaders | Whale's Tales

Among the most useful things I studied in college were debate, and deceptive messaging in advertising. Those two subjects taught me about fallacies, about valid… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@albmedia.app.
Bridges neighborhood. File photo

Auburn authorizes annexation of Bridges neighborhood

Kent annexed the Bridges neighborhood of Lea Hill in 1987, making it a part of Kent that was not contiguous to its city boundaries. Auburn’s 2008 annexation of Lea Hill made the neighborhood an island of Kent surrounded on all sides by Auburn.

Bridges neighborhood. File photo