Letters to the Editor

Support our first responders, vote yes on Prop 1

We all depend on the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to provide emergency medical services and fire protection and prevention throughout our community. Several years… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Is our country safer loaded with guns?

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

Leadership and homelessness

The KOMO special “Seattle is Dying” validates the homeless crisis. … ”Whether you believe addiction is a disease or a choice, it is undoubtedly ruining… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Trump watch: investigate, don’t impeach him

I believe in investigating Trump. Congress must do this, but I don’t think he should be impeached. It leads to nowhere in the end since… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Senator’s sorry remarks reflect divided Olympia

Sen. Maureen Walsh’s comment about nurses spending their day playing cards after introducing an amendment requiring an eight-hour shift just to make a political point… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Really above the law?

Bob Roegner’s article (“Are sheriffs above the law?” Kent Reporter, April 12) posited that sheriffs are acting as if they are above the law because… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

A thank you to Reichert, Schrier for supporting causes

Great to see former Congressman Reichert honored for his hard and often bipartisan work (“Dave Reichert Day proclaimed in King County,” Auburn Reporter, March 20).… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2019

Let’s look at a balanced, fair tax code

Washington tax laws are unfair and unproportioned. The 1 percent pay 3 percent, and the working poor pay around 18 percent. This affects me and… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Kent must do more to protect pedestrians

A mother who was walking with her two young children in a stroller was killed in a downtown Kent crosswalk last November. It was midday… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Our system works better

A few quick comments about “What really defines socialist country,” a letter to the editor in the March 1 Reporter. First, the writer got one… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 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

Unfounded accusations

I came across a Feb. 1 Kent Reporter, “For the good of all, leaders need to act like adults.” This looks interesting, I thought to… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 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

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 28, 2019