Letters to the Editor

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

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