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Tribute to my first-grade teacher, Francelle Calkins

I believe 1946 was her first year of teaching at Washington Elementary Grade School in Auburn. She was young, beautiful, and helped make the transition… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2020

 

Thoughts on recent tragedies | Letter to the editor

Thoughts on recent tragedies | Letter to the editor

It is impossible to ignore the tragedies we have experienced in the last couple of months: coronavirus, lockdown, riots and the tragic deaths that inspired… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2020

 

Some good advice in the fight against infection

School closings, sports event cancellations, food hoarding. … We live in a new Coronavirus-induced world. Yet some personal health facts remain unchanged. The Centers for… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

 

Thanks for an informative talk

I’m grateful to Congresswoman Kim Schrier for holding a town hall about the coronavirus, and I hope she will continue to do so. Rumors are… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2020

Isn’t time to re-evaluate our conditions?

Mayor Nancy Backus‘ coronavirus emergency proclamation should serve as notice how quickly disasters can develop. This current emergency did come with a warning period prior… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2020

Let’s set the record straight

A letter published in the Auburn Reporter ron Feb. 28, “Stop the scare tactics, support senior benefits,” requires a response because of the misinformation it… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2020

Stop the scare tactics, support senior benefits

There is absolutely no good reason for politicians (mostly conservative-Republicans) to scare our senior citizens by threatening to cut Social Security retirement benefits. There is… Continue reading

  • Feb 29, 2020
A good approach to car tab fees

A good approach to car tab fees

Charles Sweet’s letter suggesting analyzing and shifting budget needs before passing a drastic reduction of car tab fees (“We need evidence, measures when considering car… Continue reading

  • Feb 29, 2020
A good approach to car tab fees

Asking voters to support us

Mountain View Fire and Rescue is proud to provide fire and life safety services to 20,000 people over 77 square miles of unincorporated King County… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020
We need evidence, measures when considering car tab fee reduction

We need evidence, measures when considering car tab fee reduction

Most, if not all, state and local government programs can be tested. If we consider the issues long enough, we can find a metric to… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020
We need evidence, measures when considering car tab fee reduction

Auburn could do more to save planet

What is Auburn doing to help stop the worldwide environmental crisis? Why is the city of Auburn not switching over to electric vehicles where feasible?… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020

Democratic mayors fail to silence city shootings

Frank Shiers’ political cartoon (of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Kent Reporter, Jan. 31) is right on target. It is typical of cities run by a… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020
Auburn schools need the best; support levies

Auburn schools need the best; support levies

On Feb. 11, the Auburn School District has two very important replacement levies that the community will vote on. The first is the educational program… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020
Auburn schools need the best; support levies

Post Office delivers great service

I would like to comment on the excellent service provided by our local Post Office employees, especially this time of the year. When I stopped… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2019
Appreciate the support, acceptance of my service dog

Appreciate the support, acceptance of my service dog

Appreciate the support, acceptance of my service dog I would like to thank Auburn Police, the emergency ambulance and the hospital. A recent and my… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2019
Appreciate the support, acceptance of my service dog

Think before you welcome home a puppy

Don’t buy holiday puppy until you do your research. With the holidays quickly approaching, I want to remind my fellow citizens to be careful when… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

We need to change the course

The Neanderthals were a communal and peaceful people. They would have most likely developed a more civil civilization than Homo sapiens. Archaeological evidence shows a… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019
By George, he was right

By George, he was right

To anyone closely following the congressional impeachment fiasco, one point clearly stands out. Regardless of your belief, opinion or preference pertaining to the president, it… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019
By George, he was right

Trial was about drug trade

Regarding Irma Fritz’s column, “Experience as juror tugs at heart of a writer,” Auburn Reporter, Nov. 22): As the foreman of the second Caves trial,… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

We need to support the fight against diseases

The recent tuberculosis exposure in Auburn reminds us that this disease is still around (“MultiCare Auburn Medical Center notifying patients of tuberculosis exposure,” Auburn Reporter,… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019