Letters to the Editor

Leadership and homelessness

The KOMO special “Seattle is Dying” validates the homeless crisis. … ”Whether you believe addiction is a disease or a choice, it is undoubtedly ruining… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019


Trump watch: investigate, don’t impeach him

I believe in investigating Trump. Congress must do this, but I don’t think he should be impeached. It leads to nowhere in the end since… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019


Budget needs to be prioritized

I agree with Councilmember Largo Wales concerning city budgeting (“Financial situation not dire, but does need help,” Auburn Reporter, April 19). Priorities must be identified… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019


Senator’s sorry remarks reflect divided Olympia

Sen. Maureen Walsh’s comment about nurses spending their day playing cards after introducing an amendment requiring an eight-hour shift just to make a political point… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Really above the law?

Really above the law? Bob Roegner’s article (“Are sheriffs above the law?” Auburn Reporter, April 12) posited that sheriffs are acting as if they are… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

A thank you to Reichert, Schrier for supporting causes

Great to see former Congressman Reichert honored for his hard and often bipartisan work (“Dave Reichert Day proclaimed in King County,” Auburn Reporter, March 20).… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019

There are bigger issues than plastic bags

I am glad to hear from last week’s paper that Sen. Mona Das is most proud of her proposed bill that would prohibit retailers from… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019

Let’s stay on standard time

Daylight saving time should not be year-round in Washington state as proposed by the Senate. The idea of daylight saving time was first established in… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Auburn’s caring neighbors

I was born and raised in Darrington. Good neighbors were – and still are – plentiful. Folks took care of one another, especially during the… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

City Council, mayor at fault for budgetary problems

How in the world in this booming economy can the budget for the city of Auburn be in the red by 2024? The real answer… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Trump the president

Your recent letter writer who declared Donald Trump “the most competent president in history” because he is a successful businessman might be in for some… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Consider crime-free zones

The state Legislature is considering expansion of gun-free zones and many other pointless, nuisance restrictions on people who do not commit crimes. Why do they… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Let’s clarify the federal budget process

Regarding Mr. Valentine’s letter (“Shame on us for bringing aboard Trump,” Feb. 8, Auburn Reporter): Ironically, on Valentine’s day, I will be 83, so Mr.… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Wanted: a better president

Kudos to Harold Valentine for his well written letter in the Feb. 8 Auburn Reporter. I concur with all he said about the president, and… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Proposed bills threaten business for hairdressers, salon owners

Intermediary employees. Contributing agents. Worker wage boards. This is the gobbledygook that hairdressers and salon owners like my wife, Julee, are trying to make sense… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Shame on us for bringing aboard Trump

I am 90 years old. I have voted in every presidential election since the Eisenhower era. I have read about every president we have elected.… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Gov. Inslee, you’re not the right fit for president

Gov. Jay Inslee, cool your jets. You are not presidential material. Let’s review the record: Your primary initiative is climate change. While I agree with… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019

Inslee: tend to ‘our Washington’

Washington is last in earthquake preparedness. It is near the top in auto theft and residential burglary. There is no prosecution of identity theft or… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

‘National wealth tax’ doesn’t add up to a solution

In response to last week’s letter calling for a “national wealth tax:” it’s neither a new nor a good idea. Question: a 10 percent tax… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

National Wealth Tax would help pay for all

Here is the big problem for Democrats: The Republicans are correct when they say that we have not had a new idea for the past… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2019