Letters to the Editor

‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ pose problems

As a resident of Washington and King County for 37 years, I have worked for decades on behalf of a woman’s right to receive the… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018


What do freedom, patriotism really mean?

In an effort to convince enough Americans to vote against their own vital interests, Republicans have co-opted much of our political vocabulary, and the distortions… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018


The wrong weapons; there’s more we can do

Your “letters” writers posited a strong belief that the solution to a rash of shootings is more gun control. Let me give you three reasons… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018


Trump to the rescue?

The president’s braggadocious blustering, trivializing the horrifying shootings at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, “I really believe I’d run in there even if I… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018

More can be done than just mental health

Regarding: “Local legislators hope to find property tax relief” (Reporter, Feb. 21), one sentence stuck out. “Sullivan, Fain and Hargrove have suggested that lawmakers focus… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Thanks for the extra effort

I have been pleasantly surprised lately to see several Waste Management drivers get out of their truck – even though it lifts up your garbage… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Please give room, time for pedestrians

Rant to drivers like the one who almost hit me last night, who when turning right on a green light, fail to yield to those… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Vote no on fire charge measure

My ballot for the Feb. 13 special election for the Valley Regional Fire Authority went straight into the trash can. A yes vote allows a… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Matter of a valid opinion

In his Jan. 26 letter, Jesse Jose states DACA is not a law. He is correct. It is an executive order. Because it is not… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Support our firefighters, vote yes on Prop 1

Every six years state law requires Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) to come to the voters to reauthorize the Fire Benefit Charge (FBC). This is… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

ST3 is not the solution to our congestion

Last week’s ST3 letter (“Don’t defund ST3”) failed to mention one important fact: congestion is projected to increase 20 percent as ST3 will serve only… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

What about our dreams?

In response to the letter to the editor of Marvin Eckfeldt to the Auburn Reporter (Jan. 12), may I say that most of the things… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Don’t defund ST3

EHB 2201, a bill that is currently being considered in the state House, would rejigger the evaluation process for car tabs, and cost Sound Transit… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Losing a building filled with memories

Watching the tragic destruction of an historic building on Main Street was heart wrenching. The upper level of this century-old building was, for most of… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Bedbugs or cash cow?

Landlords have become the ruling class in Washington. Senior housing owners are charging residents for bedbug treatments regardless of how the infestation begins. Seniors live… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Let’s keep our internet open, neutral

With the City proactively investing in providing broadband access to Auburn residents (Auburn Reporter, Dec. 15) I want to thank Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Some regulations worth keeping

A constant refrain bleated from Republicans has been ”excessive government regulation” of business. Let’s examine the validity of this claim, and why business is regulated… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

State way behind in financing our students’ futures

Columnist Jerry Cornfield asserts that “the economy generates billions of extra dollars for the state’s coffers while still not producing enough new revenue for counties… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Big bill, little return

I just got a bill on my car license tabs. What a good deal, an 80 percent increase to pay for light rail and Sounder… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Democracy’s cornerstone: a free press

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake-news,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s the… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017