Letters to the Editor

We’re ill prepared for a major earthquake

September is National Disaster Preparedness month. Washington is second behind California in the level of earthquake risk. We will be smack dab in the middle… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019

We need to learn from the past

I read with sadness and horror Jesse Jose’s letter to the editor (“Report attacks Trump”) from Sept. 6. It is far too easy and very… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

My take: Report attacks Trump

On my daily walk from where I live on Lakeland Hills to our neighborhood Starbucks for my coffee refill, I accidentally saw and quickly read… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Make early learning facilities a top priority

As a parent and a Save the Children Action Network volunteer, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to find high-quality early learning programs… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Principled Pearson is the one for City Council

As someone who has had the privilege of meeting Auburn City Council candidate and Marine veteran Ken Pearson, I can tell you that I’ve never… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019
Chuck Booth was a special, giving person

Chuck Booth was a special, giving person

Chuck Booth worked for the Auburn School District at the same time as my husband. Mac was a mechanic for the school buses and was… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2019
Chuck Booth was a special, giving person

A home is a human right, not a privilege

What an instrumental step the city of Auburn has taken by hiring a racial equity consultant. I applaud Auburn for taking action on this deserving… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Auburn is growing too quickly

I’ve lived in Auburn for about 40 years now and it has changed considerably. Not necessarily for the better. We’ve had past mayors who I… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Auburn needs new leadership, thinking

Auburn leadership must think Auburn citizens are stupid, and they probably are right because we keep voting for these incompetent leaders. They speak out of… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Other weapons, woes confront us

As the most restrictive gun law in the nation goes in to effect this month, it is but a minor inconvenience to the law-abiding citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Paying too much

Opening the July 12 edition of the Opinion page, I was surprised to read Mr. Cornfields’ piece (“Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2019

Vote yes for King County Proposition 1

As an avid bicyclist and hiker, I find it more and more difficult to find safe and uncrowded places to recreate. As an avid birder… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2019

Enough is enough

This is a very serious problem, and the mayor should be doing something about it. It was the worst July 4 I’ve ever had. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Fun on the Fourth?

The Fourth of July should be fun for everyone, if only the holiday were restricted to the Fourth, it’s actually from the day the (fireworks)… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Let’s defuse fireworks

The fireworks law is a joke. Sure glad us taxpayers paid for those huge signs you see everywhere. When is the city gonna start enforcing… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Yes, Elfers is off the mark

I totally agree with what Joe Marks wrote in his letter, on July 5, titled “Elfers is off the mark denigrating Republicans,” especially where he… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Does loading the nation with guns make it safer?

I find it telling that Mr. Malinski’s May 24 letter (“Stricter gun laws do not reduce crime”) left off a part of the Second Amendment.… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

A costly effort

Green New Deal, right. Nothing “green” about it – a massive wind and solar build would require hundreds of thousands of tons of rare earth… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Time to act is now to save our planet

“Time is now to embrace Green New Deal” (June 7, Kent Reporter) gets it right. The international scientific community has announced we have only a… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Time is now to embrace Green New Deal

Climate change is happening here and now – recently with record fires two years in a row, hammering home the “world on fire” situation. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019