Letters to the Editor

Painfully denied the privilege

I agree with Reps. Mark Hargrove and Matt Shea’s efforts on REAL ID compliance (“Time to get serious on REAL ID compliance,” Reporter, April 14).… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Kudos to the cast

Three really big cheers for the cast and crew at Mt. Baker Middle School for a bang-up job on “The Sound of Music.” What a… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2017

Proud to be a legal immigrant

The guest opinion column of Ruth Perez, “Mexican by birth, American by choice, and proud to live in my community” (Auburn Reporter, April 7) was… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2017

Riechert collaborates with Trump

Trump voters should like Reichert. While we are distracted by the illegal and hurtful Muslim travel ban, Reichert has been quietly voting Trump’s agenda into… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Trouble with tabs

Mayor Nancy Backus sits on the Sound Transit Board and sinfully defended the dishonest tab tax calculation used in ST3 in a discussion with Sen.… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Without trust

We approved the Lotto to fund public education, but the fine print put the money in the general fund. Consultants said the best location for… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

City doesn’t need a new slogan

I see on the front page of the Auburn reporter that the city is imagining a new slogan or none at all. Here’s a quote… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

Info is vital to our safety

In this era of tight budgets and potholes, is the $49,000 City Council travel budget a wise expenditure of public funds? While there may be… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

TrumpCare is a tax cut for the wealthy

I am disgusted and insulted by Rep. Dave Reichert’s support for the Republicans’ bait-and-switch so-called health care plan. How stupid does Reichert think we are?… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

Travel is good

Jeanne Herold’s letter (“Wasteful travel going too far”, March 10) brought up an argument I have seen before in the Auburn Reporter. The argument is… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

Bjaland is a good choice to lead orchestra

Friends and I attended the recent Auburn Symphony Orchestra performance. We usually try to attend the concerts. Even though Auburn is not a large city,… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Chivalry is alive and well in Auburn

My car was hung up, literally, at the Auburn Post Office on a recent Friday. I was in a state of shock and embarrassed, but… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Oppose universal health care? Military doesn’t

I am a Navy veteran who served as a Hospital Corpsman for six years. While I was stationed in California, I treated active duty service… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

Mr. Reichert, where are you?

Congressman Dave Reichert recently said, “Not much gets accomplished at town hall events,” so he wasn’t going to have any. So I called his Issaquah… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

Cost to revitalize?

On Feb. 14, according to (proposed) ordinance 6036, the City wants to take $250,000 from the sales tax we pay in Auburn in 2017. Though… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

Making a stand

I am writing a followup to my letter published Feb. 3 (“Ashamed to be an American”). What a difference two weeks can make. Three superheroes… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2017

Running scared

Congressional Republicans haven’t been receiving a very warm welcome from their constituents lately. It seems that this has our Congressman, Dave Reichert, running scared. And… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2017

A debate worthy for all to hear

I find it sad for all of us that the people, our neighbors are stuck in this seemingly endless battle that’s passionate and somewhat brittle… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2017

Beloved Auburn is no ‘inner city’

The city of Auburn to be named a “sanctuary” city? Heavens forbid. As we all know, if that happens, federal funding to our city would… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2017

Benefit of pot sales

Regarding Vic Stevens’ letter to the editor (“Taxes from pot sales may ease burden,” Auburn Reporter, Jan. 27) about the tax revenue generated from the… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2017