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UPDATE: The Auburn Examiner is coming back!


UPDATE JULY 1, 2023: A note from Auburn Examiner Founder Elizabeth Miller:

Well, that didn’t take long now did it? Yep, I’m back. Sort of, but not really. Let me explain.


I’ve lost count of the number of times I have second guessed myself since closing the Auburn Examiner. I said I would miss it, didn’t I? While I do, Unfortunately, the reasons I needed to close it remain.

However, when I launched the AE it was because Auburn deserves a quality local news source it can trust. That also has not changed.

Conundrum, I know.

Thankfully I was not in a quandary for long. I have known for years who I’d want to run the Auburn Examiner if I couldn’t. I was reminded of this recently and well folks, I can’t – so they are.


I am happy and proud to share that the Auburn Examiner will remain an independent news outlet within the locally-owned, family run, South King Media network.

Just as with, they will maintain the integrity of what I wanted for the Auburn Examiner. I have every faith Scott and Theresa will do right by me, the Auburn Examiner, and Auburn.

Thank you again. Take care of and be kind to yourself and each other.


– Elizabeth Miller
The Auburn Examiner

Meet the new Publisher/Editor/Sales Team:

Scott & Theresa Schaefer are honored and excited to be taking over The Auburn Examiner.


We are proud and excited to be taking over Elizabeth’s great website, and we look forward to revitalizing this excellent local news source with truly independent journalism like we produce for our seven other “hyperlocal” news websites:

A little more about us:

    • Scott & Theresa Schaefer and South King Media are an independent “Mom & Pop” internet publishing company that started with The B-Town (Burien) Blog over 15 years ago in 2007. Since then, we have grown to eight local websites, with the Auburn Examiner being our latest!
    • Publisher/Editor Scott is a three-time National Emmy Award-winning Writer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, PBS/Disney), who got his start at KING-TV’s “Almost Live!” in the mid/late 1980s. He’s a multiple award-winning TV Writer, Director, Producer and Journalist who has worked on shows like “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Penn & Teller: Bullish*t!“, Directed/Produced the local historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” and much more. He loves local news and living in South King County, and is excited to help expand the Examiner’s coverage.
    • Sales Manager Theresa is a high-energy, detail-oriented, customer-centric marketing expert with vast experience at Nordstrom as well as National Manager, Training and Merchandising for Victorinox Swiss Army. She joined husband Scott in 2012.
    • Our goal is to continue the excellent, independent local journalism that Elizabeth created for Auburn, but we could use your help!

Local Writers/Creatives Needed!

We are actively seeking local Journalists, Writers, Photographers and others to help us build this website back – please email your resume/credits to for consideration.

Be sure to check back soon and often for new stories and more, and please “Like” us on Facebook here.

Thanks, and we look forward to sharing Auburn’s local news with you again soon!

– Scott & Theresa Schaefer

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  1. Eric Johnson Eric Johnson July 1, 2023


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