Letters to the Editor

Vote no on fire charge measure

My ballot for the Feb. 13 special election for the Valley Regional Fire Authority went straight into the trash can. A yes vote allows a… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Matter of a valid opinion

In his Jan. 26 letter, Jesse Jose states DACA is not a law. He is correct. It is an executive order. Because it is not… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Support our firefighters, vote yes on Prop 1

Every six years state law requires Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) to come to the voters to reauthorize the Fire Benefit Charge (FBC). This is… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

ST3 is not the solution to our congestion

Last week’s ST3 letter (“Don’t defund ST3”) failed to mention one important fact: congestion is projected to increase 20 percent as ST3 will serve only… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

What about our dreams?

In response to the letter to the editor of Marvin Eckfeldt to the Auburn Reporter (Jan. 12), may I say that most of the things… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Don’t defund ST3

EHB 2201, a bill that is currently being considered in the state House, would rejigger the evaluation process for car tabs, and cost Sound Transit… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Losing a building filled with memories

Watching the tragic destruction of an historic building on Main Street was heart wrenching. The upper level of this century-old building was, for most of… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Bedbugs or cash cow?

Landlords have become the ruling class in Washington. Senior housing owners are charging residents for bedbug treatments regardless of how the infestation begins. Seniors live… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Let’s keep our internet open, neutral

With the City proactively investing in providing broadband access to Auburn residents (Auburn Reporter, Dec. 15) I want to thank Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Some regulations worth keeping

A constant refrain bleated from Republicans has been ”excessive government regulation” of business. Let’s examine the validity of this claim, and why business is regulated… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

State way behind in financing our students’ futures

Columnist Jerry Cornfield asserts that “the economy generates billions of extra dollars for the state’s coffers while still not producing enough new revenue for counties… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Big bill, little return

I just got a bill on my car license tabs. What a good deal, an 80 percent increase to pay for light rail and Sounder… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Democracy’s cornerstone: a free press

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake-news,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s the… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Dreaming of a white Christmas

The weather outside may not be frightful, but it is still the time of year when we start to talk about counting blessings. Maybe that… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Economic collapse: remember ‘08?

Even if you do remember 1993 (“About our business climate today? Remember 1993”, Don Brunell column, Reporter, Nov. 17), there’s no need to panic. For… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Election aftermath: sore losers?

About a week before election day, I emailed Mayor Nancy Backus and told her that I’d already mailed in my ballot that voted for her.… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Editorial was misleading, insulting

Regarding “America’s monster” (Our Turn editorial, Reporter, Nov. 17): This may be the worst editorial I have ever read. Inaccurate, misleading, illogical, insulting. The title… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2017

17, and eager to vote

The voting age should be dropped from 18 years old to 17 – locally and nationwide. The difference between someone who can vote and one… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

A right to arm, protect, defend

A gunman recently entered a Texas church and killed numerous helpless people with his semi-auto rifle. A man who lives near the church and who… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Let’s work, move ahead

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 elections. Thanks to the incredible, hard-working people who allowed me to be a small part of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017