Letters to the Editor

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

Seriously, your view is skewed

Regarding: “Presenting a view from the right” (Reporter, letters to the editor, Dec. 28). Michael (Cook), your opening paragraph says it all. The fact that… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

Thanks to those who brought joy to spirited brunch

Though our community feeding program provides a weekly dinner, this year’s Christmas Day Brunch was an especially wonderful event. Words cannot express the gratitude felt… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

Casting a dim shadow over Trump

Regarding the Nov. 30 “Brighter Side of Trump” letter: the policies of Trump and the Republicans have all been about short-term gratitude. Most of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Presenting a view from the right

You should hear from a Trump supporter now and then just to: 1, prove we still exist; 2, prove we are not discouraged by the… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Trump is making America great again

Though not exactly word for word, but point by point, I agree with the “Bright side of Trump” letter of Dennis Doucette on Nov. 30.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Auburn needs to rebuild its downtown core

What to do with the iconic Auburn Avenue Theater? Bulldoze it and everything east of Auburn Avenue. The downtown core east of City Hall has… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Brighter side of Trump

I agreed with much of a previous letter writer telling us how horrible President Donald Trump is, but the writer is so hung up on… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018