Robert Whale

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

My bold New Year’s resolutions – late, as usual | Whale

I was born late — exactly three weeks — despite my mother’s earnest efforts to speed the process along with various over-the-counter elixirs. I don’t… Continue reading

 

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Good night, John Boy, from another generation | Whale

When I was growing up in the 1970s, like many others I enjoyed “The Waltons,” Earl Hamner Jr.’s televised account of his childhood in the… Continue reading

 

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Prosecutor alleges Seattle man recorded Muckleshoot Casino employee using toilet

Man pleads not guilty to first-degree voyeurism charge in December 2021 incident at Auburn casino

 

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Future Algona transfer station faces planning stage headwinds

South King County’s new recycling and transfer station is expected to be completed in 2026.

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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com

Don’t fool yourself: COVID’s tentacles are long enough to reach even you | Robert Whale

From March 2020 until recently, it seemed to me that COVID-19 always hit someone far off, the man who’d been incautious, the woman who screamed… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com
Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Fire sweeps downtown Auburn apartment building, all residents out safely

Firefighters had to rescue two residents from the roof of an apartment building in downtown Auburn that burned late Friday night and into early Saturday… Continue reading

Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
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Traffic alerts now and upcoming in King County

As of 8:14 a.m. July 13, an earlier ramp blocking incident on SR 520 Westbound at 108th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue has now been cleared… Continue reading

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Road buckling on I-90 | King County traffic update

As of Monday evening June 28 and continuing into Tuesday morning and afternoon, June 29, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and King County… Continue reading

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Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT

Fallen tree on SR 18 | King County traffic update

As of Monday morning, June 28, Washington State Department of Transportation reported the following road obstructions: 5:17 a.m.: A collision blocking the ramp of Highway… Continue reading

Tree in the roadway June 28 blocks the right lane on westbound SR 18 just east of Tiger Mountain Rd. Photo courtesy of WSDOT
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First large-scale, human composting facility in the world will open in Auburn

“It’s what nature meant us to do. We just do it faster.”

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Federal Way woman dies in collision with freight train in Auburn

A woman was killed when her car collided with a freight train in Auburn on Sunday night (Oct. 4). On Tuesday, the King County Medical… Continue reading

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Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

“Decision to close the National Archives in Seattle has far-reaching impacts across the Northwest.”

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision
County seeks input on future garbage transfer station

County seeks input on future garbage transfer station

Facility will offer recycling, yard waste and household hazardous waste disposal for South King County.

County seeks input on future garbage transfer station
King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019

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

King County homeless count: 11,751 people, up 5 percent from 2019
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Prosecutor says Onalaska man, killed, dismembered Auburn man

Prosecutor says Onalaska man, killed, dismembered Auburn man

Witnesses at the Federal Way property, seeing a human arm or leg inside the container, became concerned about “a body” being dumped near their home.

Prosecutor says Onalaska man, killed, dismembered Auburn man
What’s the SCORE? Federal Way’s pending exit from co-ownership of jail prompts changes

What’s the SCORE? Federal Way’s pending exit from co-ownership of jail prompts changes

The withdrawal, however, obligates Federal Way to issue bonds to pay off the 17% it still owes on the remaining debt.

What’s the SCORE? Federal Way’s pending exit from co-ownership of jail prompts changes
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
Authorities still putting together pieces of fatal gunfight at Auburn apartment

Authorities still putting together pieces of fatal gunfight at Auburn apartment

The gunfight killed 20-year-old Noah Malik Nettles of Federal Way on June 28.

Authorities still putting together pieces of fatal gunfight at Auburn apartment
Auburn police continue to investigate fatal shooting of Federal Way man

Auburn police continue to investigate fatal shooting of Federal Way man

The victim, Noah Malik Nettles, 20, a Federal Way resident, died at the scene.

Auburn police continue to investigate fatal shooting of Federal Way man