Opinion

Dangers of I-1000

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan.

  • Oct 24, 2008

Pin with purpose: Students support military families

On the way to the Washington Coast to begin her summer vacation, Dorin Meinhart stopped off for gas.

Voters beware: Initiative 985 will drive us down wrong road

Initiative mogul Tim Eyman says that his new ballot measure, I-985, is all about fixing traffic congestion. But unlike, say, meat, there is no U.S.D.A. inspection for ballot initiatives. Initiatives’ marketing claims aren’t monitored by the Better Business Bureau. No truth-in-advertising restraints apply.

  • Oct 21, 2008

County cuts pose unhealthy forecast for community agencies

She is 15 years old. She is a mother of newborn twins.

  • Oct 20, 2008

It’s clinical murder

Kristin Kennell argues for Initiative 1000 from a number of mistaken viewpoints (Auburn Reporter, Oct. 1).

  • Oct 18, 2008

Auburn: Pitching grand plan to create civic spectacle

I attended the Oct. 6 Auburn City Council meeting with the intention of informing the public of future lane-mile restrictions and the problems of wholesale residential development of the Auburn downtown city center.

  • Oct 17, 2008

Unsightly scheme

Will the new owners of Chicago Willy’s restaurant on Auburn Way North please paint a more appropriate color. They are attracting attention, which I assume is what they wanted, but it is very negative attention.

  • Oct 17, 2008

Trouble with Darcy

After watching the recent Dave Reichert-Darcy Burner debate, I was struck by the attitude of both incumbent and challenger.

  • Oct 17, 2008

Wrong for Auburn, wrong for Washington

I am puzzled at how, after Auburn native Chris Gregoire was elected, Republican Dino Rossi hid, only to resurface earlier this year to run again for governor.

  • Oct 17, 2008

Backing I-1000

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan.

  • Oct 17, 2008

No on I-1000: Let life finish its course naturally

All of us eventually grapple with the ethics, morality and compassion surrounding the end of someone’s life. Usually someone we love. Here’s my story.

  • Oct 14, 2008

Troubled waters: Alliance not dealing in good faith with Lake Tapps community

Cascade Water Alliance represents Bellevue, Redmond and other Eastside communities for the purpose of supplying water to that area.

  • Oct 14, 2008

Hey, dude, what’s in a name? Universal tag is here to stay

When I was a teenager, I remember watching TV at Dean Cartmill’s house.

  • Oct 11, 2008

SCA view: Eyman’s I-985 push would cripple cities in the county

At the request of 28 suburban cities and in a strong show of solidarity, the Board of Directors of the Suburban Cities Association has voted unanimously to oppose I-985, the latest initiative sponsored by Tim Eyman.

  • Oct 8, 2008

A dozen things King County can do now to narrow its budget shortfall

King County is facing the largest budget shortfall in its history. As the budget leadership team for the King County Council we believe there are several belt-tightening moves we can take now to help close that gap – the same tough choices that are being made by millions of households nationwide.

  • Oct 7, 2008

Time to look after ourselves

When one brings up the notion of sustainability, immediately you can almost sense the reaction from people wary of environmental extremism. How do HUMANS fit in to this idea?

  • Oct 6, 2008

Mayor’s corner: Auburn continues process of reviving downtown

Auburn is being discovered after 30 years of work. In the early 1980s, the Chamber of Commerce and a group that led to the development of the Auburn Downtown Association was working on an economic development effort focusing on Auburn’s downtown. That effort was adopted in full by the City of Auburn in 2001 as the citizens’ 2001 Auburn Downtown Plan.

  • Oct 4, 2008

Facing facts: I’m not getting older, just getting outmoded

The other day, I noticed that the laptop computer I use for writing this column was behaving differently. The words were repetitive and repetitive; the writing had occasional mizpelings – and many of the paragraphs ended in mid-senten.

  • Oct 4, 2008

What’s this about a farmers’ market?

In 2007, with the support of Mayor Pete Lewis, other Council colleagues and King County Councilmember Peter von Reichbauer, I was pleased to take on as a personal Council project and challenge the Auburn International Farmers’ Market.

  • Oct 1, 2008

An easy ‘no’ vote on Prop. 1 | John Carlson

It’s not about price, it’s about value. That’s the second law of economics (the first is, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”). It’s why a lot of parents put off vacations, nicer cars and nicer furnishings to make sure their children get a college education.

  • Sep 30, 2008