Letters to the Editor

City needs to address its streets

Robert Whale’s article (“City scouts alternatives to $20 car tab”, Aug. 11, Auburn Reporter) really sums up the problem with funding street repairs. It is… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Eyman’s approach harms education

Low-tax Tim Eyman is promoting poor schools again. If you want poor schools, limit preschool options; limit aid for students with special learning problems; plan… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Great tribute to a great lady

Your front-page story, “Caring for soldiers in harm’s way” on Annie McDonald (Aug. 11) was truly a profound and wonderful write-up on her. I was… Continue reading

Let’s move forward with Largo

We need a change “folks.” The primary is over and we need to go to work. No relaxing on our laurels. We’ve just begun to… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

My vote goes to Wales

What makes a good mayor? The support of City Council is key to being successful. A good mayor will negotiate and work with others. A… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Shock of it all

I’m not thrilled the Regional Transit Authority tax increase was approved in the first place. I am at poverty level when it comes to income,… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Shock of it all

What an unpleasant surprise. My wife and I just received information on renewing the registration on our two-year-old auto. We discovered that the fees had… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Support Backus, and learn more

I went to a meet and greet with Mayor Nancy Backus recently and learned a great deal about what she and council members have been… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Tale of two Trumps

Do we have a competent and emotionally stable helmsman guiding our ship of state, or is the good vessel “USS America” thoroughly adrift and jostling… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Today’s sign of divisive times?

I have noticed the signage around town regarding our current mayoral race. They are seemingly everywhere. One mayoral candidate upped the ante by adding a… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Do not support ‘Hillary Lite’

Although not an avid supporter of Mayor Nancy Backus, I and residents of Auburn would be better off with her continuing on as mayor than… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

Our public library is indeed a safe place to be

In response to the advertisement for Largo Wales insinuating the Auburn Library is not a safe environment: As a member of the Friends of Auburn… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

There’s no free lunch

I like driving on smooth roads with sufficient street lights, well kept parks, water and sewer, good schools, libraries, clean sidewalks and clean air. I… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

Backus has my vote for mayor

I have been asked by many people why I support Nancy Backus for mayor. Here is my reply: I am primarily basing my support on… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Wales has our vote for mayor

Last December I had the good fortune of hosting, Reach Out, the homeless men’s winter shelter in Federal Way. I had invited council member Yolanda… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Backus continues to work hard for Auburn

With four generations of our family still living in Auburn, I can attest to the many changes that have occurred over the last 125 years… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Backus has done much for the community

I have been impressed with Nancy Backus for years as a councilperson and these past four years as our mayor. I like the breadth of… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Backus is the choice for mayor

I have known Mayor Backus for over 20 years, and her spirit and dedication to the City of Auburn has never wavered. During her past… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Getting the real scoop

I enjoyed the letter by Jesse Jose titled “Get on the Trump Train” (Auburn Reporter, July 14). It makes me realize I am not the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Let’s move forward with Wales

We would all be doing the City of Auburn a favor by electing new leadership for the mayoral office. My recommendation is to vote for… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017