Robert Whale

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

We all need to acknowledge the devils in ourselves | Whale’s Tales

I read somewhere years ago — I have forgotten where — that if a person cannot relish the puncturing of a flaming hypocrite, that person… Continue reading

 

Muckleshoot Tribal leaders mark the hoisting into place of the final steel beam of the Muckleshoot Casino Resort and Hotel during a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 26. Photo courtesy of Ryan Davis, Smarthouse Creative.

Muckleshoot Tribe lifts final iron beam in Auburn onto future hotel tower

18-story, 400-room resort scheduled to open in fall 2023

 

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

My fellow Americans, we need a political middle again | Whale

For the poor beleaguered voter in the coming elections, I offer this piece of advice — beware of the stealth candidate. The would-be office holder… Continue reading

 

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

There’s nothing partisan about recognizing the truth | Whale’s Tales

Nobody cares. Nobody is watching. We hear it these days from too many supporters of the former President of the United States, a set intent… Continue reading

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

Here’s the supreme irony behind so-called states’ rights | Whale’s Tales

Many crack-brained ideas are riding the winds in this country, noxious seeds bound for the ears of sympathetic legislators. And given the divided state of… Continue reading

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

To prevent future violence, we need to learn what’s in us | Whale’s Tales

Fresh pools of blood, tears and fury. If past is prologue to the future, we are already on the way to forgetting the latest spasms… Continue reading

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

Seems we didn’t see what we saw, or so say the gaslighters | Whale

Like others lately, I have been avidly following the Jan. 6 Committee’s hearings into the attack on the U.S. Capitol. It’s been a fascinating watch.… Continue reading

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

So much in me, good and bad, I trace back to my old man | Whale’s Tales

This Sunday, like many folks across this nation will do and each in their own way, I will remember my own father, Maurice G. Whale.… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Police lines set up outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (Public domain photo courtesy of VOA/Wikipedia)

The search for common ground in our national gun conversation | Whale

Late last month, a small Texas city joined an ever-expanding list of cities and sites that none of them ever wanted to be on. Formerly… Continue reading

Police lines set up outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (Public domain photo courtesy of VOA/Wikipedia)
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

The frustrating clash between reality and conspiracies | Whale

I have thinking lately about goofy, patently absurd notions. The sort that people would have laughed out of doors not so long ago, but now… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Mel Lindbloom. File photo

Mel Lindbloom: Remembering a local educational legend

Friends and colleagues gather to pay tribute to Green River College’s first president.

Mel Lindbloom. File photo
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Roe v. Wade and the road we have been down before | Whale’s Tales

I have been thinking a lot lately about the Prohibition Era in the United States and the fiery, brook-no-argument crusaders who pushed for it. Like… Continue reading

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

Here’s a theory on why people embrace all those crazy theories | Whale’s Tales

Not so long ago, one could have called me a dyed-in-the-wool, hard-core skeptic about cryptids. Cryptids. You know Bigfoot, Yeti, the chupacabra, the Jersey Devil,… Continue reading

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

Never miss a chance to treasure your mama | Whale’s Tales

With the approach of Mother’s Day, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my own mother, gone 16 years ago this month, how much I… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Auburn Police jail a Kent man after major drug bust

Fentanyl, heroin, meth, firearms and large amount of cash found

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

Could we pull together like the Ukrainians are doing? | Whale’s Tales

The past is like a foreign country — they do things differently there. Oddly enough, I’ve been thinking about those words lately in light of… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Prosecutor files multiple charges against Auburn man for high-speed crash in Kent

Witnesses say car reached over 100 mph before smashing into another vehicle

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

Music at the intersection of past and present | Whale

It is a July day in 1969, and I am with my family at Lake Surprise. I have just finished first grade in Mrs. Foster’s… Continue reading

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

Watching the social media and cable news train wreck | Whale

To say that anything is possible is to condition the sinister, pitfall corollary that nothing is ridiculous. So you told me, dad. All I can… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com
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Shooting in Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park kills one

19-year-old man dies from single gunshot wound

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