Letters to the Editor

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

Largo gets my vote for mayor

During any political campaign, there will always be rumors. I find it interesting that so many letters say that Deputy Mayor Largo Wales backs “safe… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Let’s reject divisiveness, not the homeless

In response to “Our public library is indeed a safe place to be” (Auburn Reporter, Aug. 11): I am also a frequent patron at the… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Reaching out to help the many

As a medical professional, I am familiar with many illnesses that are easily treated in the U.S. such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition. Tragically, every… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Right on course

I’ve been hearing some negative remarks about our Auburn Golf Course and that the 10th hole needs repair and re-design. Well, I have had out-of-town… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Wales gets my vote

Regarding Mr. Reidel’s letter: He does not mention that the entire City Council was involved in drafting a resolution, with legal counsel, that speaks in… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

We can fuel clean energy push

In his letter to the editor, “Another look at climate change” (Auburn Reporter, Aug. 18), Jim Koubele wonders how small amounts of greenhouse gas could… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Let’s clarify, correct

In addition to the “below the belt” name calling by Mr. William Riedel in his Aug. 11 letter to the editor, let’s get the record… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Another look at climate change

The entire war against climate change to prevent the use of any carbon-based fuel is based on one single assumption: that carbon dioxide is the… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

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