Letters to the Editor

Stay with a good thing, re-elect Backus

Conventional wisdom says when you find a good thing, you should stick with it. The same holds true when talking about people. The City of… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Wales is best choice for mayor

Five years ago I decided to retire. I asked then council member Nancy Backus to run and helped with her campaign. Four years have passed… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Good opportunities await roomy GSA site

I would like to see the GSA complex developed into a tech campus. How many cities have that much available land to develop right near… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Fortunato’s not a friend of education; vote Rylands

In the coming days, friends of public education in District 31 have the opportunity to elect Michelle Rylands as their new state Senator. A look… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Backus is the right choice for mayor

Our vote for mayor will go to Nancy Backus. We have seen more positive changes in the past four years than we can list, but… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Signs, scenes of the times

Lately, I’ve been seeing signs everywhere that read “Road closed. Men at work.” Anyone can tell that the November election must be getting close because… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Support Backus for mayor

Nancy Backus is very involved in our Auburn community. Her efforts go beyond the usual 8-to-5 schedule most of us keep. Her outreach events are… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Thanks to those for saving wayward dog

Raves to all the people who stopped and helped me capture a frightened little Chihuahua that was darting in and out of traffic near Auburn… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Wales for mayor

Since I first heard of a homeless shelter (Ray of Hope) being placed next to the Cascade Middle School playground, I have been concerned. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

We need a leader who will act

About the Sound Transit vehicle tabs debacle? Mayor Nancy Backus blames you, the voters, as she stated, “People should have been able to read the… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Backus is the right person to lead Auburn

My wife, Leila, and I support Nancy Backus’s desire to continue as our city’s elected mayor. She has proven herself to be an honest and… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Education system failing STEM efforts

There is little doubt that in today’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields there continues to be an overwhelming lack of diversity. This systemic… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Great commentary

Thank you for publishing Rich Elfers’ viewpoint, “Rebellion is just as American as apple pie” in the Oct. 6 Kent Reporter. I attended several Green… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Our education system needs closer look

Regarding: Jerry Cornfield’s column, “Controversial education leader to pay us a visit” (Reporter, Sept. 22): We need to look at history of what works and… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Support Wales for mayor

On a recent Friday afternoon, I observed homeless people at Veterans Memorial Park near Auburn high School doing drugs. I saw dealers openly waiting in… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Tribe could expand its possibilities

I would like to see the Muckleshoot Tribe develop a first-class regional resort on all of that land they own adjacent to the casino. They… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Leader Backus has my vote

We are being presented with two very different candidates for mayor. Which one we elect will make a difference. Both candidates canvassed in my neighborhood,… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Leaving one confused

What does Largo Wales mean when she says she will give the homeless a “hand up, not a hand out?” I thought that Nancy Backus’… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Our rights and our Constitution

The U.S. flag and national anthem are symbols of our Constitution. The U.S. Constitution, above everything – above U.S. prosperity, above U.S. politics, above U.S.… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Vote Wales for mayor

If you’re wondering who to vote for in Auburn’s mayoral election, consider this: it’s time to get rid of the same-old-same-old stuff we’ve had for… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017