Letters to the Editor

Shooters, not guns, are the problem

Here we go again. Immediately after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas on Monday, Hillary Clinton, gun-control advocate, has renewed her assault on the Second… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Wales shows the way

I believe that Largo Wales is an outstanding candidate for the office of mayor in Auburn. Largo and I first met many years ago when… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Backus is the right person for the job

My husband and I have lived in Auburn for 15 years now. We’ve raised both of our children here. And I’m voting for Nancy Backus… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Feelings are not facts

Having no good arguments, many Nancy Backus supporters offer poor ones. There are many who like Backus and believe we should re-elect her mayor. So,… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Protest? Fine, but put it aside and play

I’m a 22-year retired combat veteran, honorably discharged in 2013. As a fan, when I attend or watch a professional match on TV, it is… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Respect the flag, Seahawks

Shame on the Seahawks. They have insulted my father, my uncle, my cousin, my great uncle, my wife’s father and mother, my family, my wife’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Working together will move Auburn forward

I am one of the 80,000 citizens/shareholders in the city of Auburn/corporation. Every four years we come together to elect a new mayor/CEO. At that… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Backus is first for education

As longtime residents of the city of Auburn, we would like to share how Mayor Nancy Backus supports the educational community to assure that our… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Hit to the gut

So Largo Wales … I found your (mayoral campaign) mailing last week quite informative, if not entertaining. Apparently, you value an education as some sort… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Older is better

I got my car tab renewal notice with the Department of Licensing, including the new transit authority tax. It wasn’t really that bad. Even with… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Wales will move Auburn forward

Working as the lead school nurse for the Auburn School District for 29 years, I had the good fortune of having Largo Wales as my… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Backus gets my backing for mayor

I recently retired after 29.5 years as a police officer; all with the City of Auburn. I had the good fortune of working with Nancy… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Ball is in Democrats’ court

All those high-fives and chest bumps may be for nothing. As the Seattle PI’s Joel Connelly rightly points out, chatter is growing among Washington Democrats… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Having the ingredients to lead the city

Largo Wales wants to tackle issues facing the community of Auburn, such as maintaining public safety; addressing the homeless population; providing safe and walkable neighborhoods;… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Taking different directions on a street

I would like to go on record opposing the claim that 118th Avenue Southeast is a dangerous street. There are some blind spots. One is… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Wales gets my vote for mayor

I have lived in Auburn for a long time and still visit friends and family who live there. When I read about two women running… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Addressing a dangerous city street

I live on 118th Avenue Southeast, a street considered by all who live on it to be very dangerous. What makes it so dangerous are… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Go with a confident pro in Backus

I have reached out to mayoral candidate Largo Wales on several occasions, via her Facebook page and her website. I had about five questions regarding… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

My take on the climate change debate

Here’s one rule to take to the bank: never trust any claim made by a climate-change “skeptic.” My other letter here was when conservative commentator… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Backus has integrity, leadership

The writer C.S. Lewis said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” Our family has known Nancy Backus for over… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017