Opinion

Heavy work ahead | Shiers cartoon

The 2017 Legislative Session promises to be one of the most challenging in decades. The reason? Finding a way to fully fund public education. State… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Cop shootings and job stress increased last year | Brunell

The number of police officers shot and killed last year rose dramatically. So did the number of assaults on cops and the stress under which… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Battle brews over Planned Parenthood practices, issues | The Petri Dish

A politically contentious investigation by Congressional Republicans into the practices of Planned Parenthood and procuring of fetal tissue for research quietly concluded this week. It’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2017

2016: The year we got it wrong | THE PETRI DISH

This wasn’t a very good year for many of the nation’s venerable pollsters and pundits as they got trumped by fake news and fiery tweets.… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2017

Help offered: for a healthier you

By Susan Johnson/Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10 Many of us see the New Year as an opportunity for a… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016

Dawgs take on heralded Tide | Shiers cartoon

Pac-12 champion Washington (12-1) battles mighty Alabama (13-0), the defending national champion, in the Peach Bowl. Kickoff is noon Saturday in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome (ESPN).… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2016

Washington apples making a comeback | Brunell

This year’s good news is Washington apple production is the second best ever. The better news is shipments to Asian markets are returning to normal.… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2016

Act worth supporting | LETTERS

The Republican Party is in a mad rush to cancel the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The act provides coverage to more than one million Washington… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2016

State Democratic leaders try to pick up the pieces | The Petri Dish

A fierce fight is underway for the top leadership post of the Washington State Democratic Party. Jaxon Ravens’ bid for re-election as chairman is in… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2016

ATBD: Is it beneficial for taxpayers?

In 2012 the City of Auburn asked voters to approve a Road Improvement District. A public that may not have trusted our city government to… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2016

Money tree? What might weigh it down | Shiers cartoon

Plenty is at stake with Gov. Inslee’s budgetary priorities.… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2016

Let’s move on | LETTERS

We had an election and the Republicans won. It’s time to stop whining about the fact your party did not win. Trashing the Republican party… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2016

Where are they to go? Homeless deserve our attention | LETTERS

In response to “What to do about homeless around library?” Auburn Reporter, Dec. 9): Before we call in the police to move the people along… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2016

Women are making progress

In response to Delaney Mathews’ Dec. 9 letter to the editor (“Women face a wall in effort to advance”): The 15th Amendment to the Constitution,… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2016

Elector’s long shot bid to remove a president | The Petri Dish

If by some chance Alexander Hamilton could transport through time to the state Capitol on Monday, it’d be to bear witness to the political disobedience… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2016

Million Wreaths Across America | Brunell

Tahoma National Cemetery to host ceremony Saturday

  • Dec 15, 2016

Why less holiday haste can mean more holiday waste | Metzler

Even the Grinch would have to agree: the hustle and bustle of the holidays is getting a bit more manageable. These days, you make your… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2016

Sounders seize the moment | Shiers cartoon

Soccer sensations return home champions

  • Dec 14, 2016

Trump appointment unacceptable | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Once again, I write regarding racism in our government and the need for people to speak up. About 30 years ago the U.S. Senate refused… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2016

Doing the City’s work more efficiently | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

For months now, members of the Auburn City Council have been in battle with each other over whether to repeal an ordinance that applies to… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2016