Letters to the Editor

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

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

‘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

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

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

Time is now to support fight against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. More than five million Americans suffer from this… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Online school keeps us sailing

We enrolled our son, Alex, in Washington Virtual Academy in Kindergarten (WAVA) to embrace his independent learning style. WAVA has freed up our family’s schedule… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 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

Homelessness requires care, accountability

Responding to Michael Colasurdo’s comments in a letter to the editor, “Stop paying for the homeless and put them to work.” Homelessness is a concern… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Why not investigate Joe Fain rape accusation?

The last two Auburn Reporters reported about the investigation into the rape accusation against Sen. Joe Fain. At first, the state said they would investigate… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018