Letters To The Editor

Votes yes for schools

Superintendent Alan Spicciati tells us that the Auburn student population grew 1,074 in the last five years and is expected to grow by 1,670 students in the next five years.

  • Oct 26th, 2016


More taxes? I say no

In response to the school bond letter in the Auburn Reporter last week, there is one big error.

  • Oct 26th, 2016


Trump plays by the rules

I see the attack and accusations against Mr. Trump in the Oct. 20 Auburn Reporter and wonder yet again just how people know how Mr. Trump paid his employees at his businesses.

  • Oct 26th, 2016


The unseen power of your vote

There have been no TV ads about voting for U.S. Supreme Court justices.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Let’s clarify

I would like to respond to Roni Strupat's letter regarding Dave Reichert's support of the Zika funding.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Blotter is clever, well delivered

I was surprised to read that a fellow reader was dismayed at the police and fire blotter reporting in last week's opinion section. Sometimes, honestly, it's the only reason I open the paper, ha!

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Blotter brings some levity

I do not think that the Auburn Reporter Police Blotter is out of line in any way.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

We deserve cleaner water

Jerry Cornfield recently wrote about the new EPA clean water rules coming to Washington.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Reichert does right

On Aug. 19, the Reporter published a letter from P. Larson criticizing Congressman Dave Reichert over Zika funding. Unfortunately for P. the facts do not back up that claim.

  • Aug 31st, 2016

Blotters leave the blues

I appreciate your paper, and most of it is well thought out and well written. However, I find the way that your crime and fire reports are written to be callous and insensitive.

  • Aug 31st, 2016

Job well done, WM

As a proud parent of an Auburn Junior City Council member, I am always encouraged and excited to see youth get involved in our community and demonstrate leadership and civic engagement.

  • Aug 24th, 2016

Silent majority still believe in Trump

Regarding Jerry Cornfield's commentary, "Unorthodox Trump to go down swinging in our state" (Aug. 19, Auburn Reporter):

  • Aug 24th, 2016

City shines with latest festival

I worked for the City of Auburn for many years, leaving recently to pursue other avenues.

  • Aug 17th, 2016

Let’s sack plastic bags

The U.S. alone uses 12 million barrels of oil every year to meet plastic bag demands.

  • Aug 17th, 2016

A haircut, and a smile

Want to give a big thank you to Robin's Barber Shop, 12 S. Division St., Auburn. Our mother received a complimentary haircut there for her 93rd birthday.

  • Aug 17th, 2016

Enough with Reichert

I hope Congressman Dave Reichert is enjoying his seven-week recess. I bet the people who will contract Zika, who are dealing with lead in their water, and the Supreme Court vacancy, due to his inability to put people and country above party thank him.

  • Aug 17th, 2016

Money well spent?

If Auburn is already more than you imagined, then why are you, the City Council, considering spending $20 million (for downtown improvements)?

  • Aug 17th, 2016

All lives matter, regardless of color

Black lives matter? Yes, of course. But that issue seems to have inspired the killings of Blue Lives. All lives matter, no matter what color: white, brown, yellow and black

  • Aug 3rd, 2016

Balloon release harms habitat

I was saddened to see the front page article (Auburn Reporter, July 29) picturing a massive balloon release to "celebrate" a book launch, recently at the Auburn YMCA.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016

Time to end plastic pollution

Please ban plastic bags in Auburn. According to blogspot.com, "200 million tons of plastic bags are being produced in a year. Less than 3.5 percent is recycled.

  • Jul 27th, 2016

Knowles gets my vote

Recently a negative mailing was done on behalf of Pat Sullivan against Barry Knowles in the 47th District.

  • Jul 27th, 2016

Of bells and choices

A recent editorial I read explained Trump supporters are celebrating "the politics of fear," possibly due to his policies on illegal immigrants and unvetted Muslims.

  • Jul 27th, 2016

Upset with our Post Office

Once again, we are having problems having our mail delivered. We have lived at this address less than a year, and it has been a regular occurrence that there are problems with the delivery of packages.

  • Jul 20th, 2016

Respect veterans and animals

On Saturday night (June 18), there were two hours worth of loud, intense, fireworks including mortars, put on by our Muckleshoot Tribe.

  • Jul 14th, 2016

Math just doesn’t add up

This fall I will be facing a real dilemma. I have always supported transportation issues and schools, operation levies and construction bonds.

  • Jul 1st, 2016

No benefits with Clinton

A letter from one of your readers said that Donald Trump is bad news and Hillary Clinton is the only choice.

  • Jun 29th, 2016

We must be willing to pay

Tim Eyman’s editorial, “Taxpayers protected from our initiatives” in the June 24 issue of the Reporter is very interesting but extremely one sided.

  • Jun 29th, 2016

Trump potion may be toxic

Before you drink the Kool-Aid …. I have been watching the Republican Party implode for several years now.

  • Jun 8th, 2016

Community shows its support

I teach at Green River College and was one of those some of you may have seen picketing at the intersection of Auburn Way and 15th during our recent three-day strike.

  • Jun 1st, 2016

New direction needed in right-turn madness

Right turns only. The entire area we live in – east of Harvey Road and north of 8th Street – is basically "locked in" unless we want to attempt the death-defying left turn from Pike Street Northeast onto 8th Street.

  • May 27th, 2016

Memorial Day Suicide

How long before this Vietnam veteran's name oes on the crying wall,

  • May 25th, 2016

Time for a new representative

President Obama had issued an executive order that prohibited companies receiving federal contracts from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation.

  • May 25th, 2016

Get aboard the Trump Train

Regarding: "'Limited' Trump spells trouble" (letter to the editor, by Harold B. Valentine, Reporter, May 13):

  • May 25th, 2016

Pioneer shows a healthier way

I had the opportunity to observe the lunch program at Pioneer Elementary School. Because they have a large percentage of children of low-income families, the school was eligible for a grant to provide a well-balanced lunch for students.

  • May 25th, 2016

City Council rejects campaign reform

Just recently, Burien became the 17th city to approve a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to remedy the onerous Citizens United decision.

  • May 18th, 2016

My alma mater is headed in the wrong direction

In 2010 Dr. Eileen Ely became the new president of Green River College. She became the first woman to hold the prestigious office at the school. What an honor, or was it?

  • May 18th, 2016

Water billing system is inadequate

I may sound like a broken record by now, but I am so sick of the way Auburn is being run.

  • May 11th, 2016

‘Limited’ Trump spells trouble

I have voted in every presidential election since Dwight Eisenhower in 1953.

  • May 11th, 2016

Helicopter company doesn’t bring much risk

In response to Mr. W. Riedel’s letter about the risk the Classic Helicopter Corporation (April 29, Auburn Reporter), the company would bring more noise, yes, but the additional risk is negligible.

  • May 6th, 2016

Stupefying four-way stop

Everyone is pretty familiar with the rules of a four-way stop, right?

  • May 4th, 2016