Letters To The Editor

Diane Dobson has my support in the upcoming election | LETTER

Diane is committed to Renton with her long standing knowledge of our…

  • Oct 19th, 2017


Five reasons we’re voting for Ruth Perez | LETTER

Ruth Perez is asking for your vote for reelection to City Council…

  • Oct 19th, 2017


Multicultural Festival was ‘an amazing event’ | LETTER

I want to praise and thank all those folks who planned, organized,…

  • Oct 6th, 2017


City has not been transparent to all residents | LETTER

There are big changes proposed along our beloved Cedar River Trail, along…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Engage with means that reflect the honor of military service | LETTER

I’m writing in response to the Sept. 6 front page article about…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Show Florida the ‘ahead of the curve’ love | LETTER

“Help the charity of ​your choice​ and reach out to neighbors.”

  • Sep 15th, 2017

Thank you for your support | LETTER

I wish to extend a thank you to the citizens of Renton…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Social security could survive if Congress stops ‘borrowing’ from it | LETTER

I just finished Richard Elfer’s article on social security (published in the…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Let’s not conform ‘to other’s snooty standards’ | LETTER

I was taken aback by the attitude expressed in (July 28 edition’s)…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Qualification and commitment over name recognition: Why I’m voting for Diane Dobson | LETTER

As a third generation life-long resident of Renton, I have personally witnessed…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Ruth Perez ‘embraces the opinions of all’ | LETTER

I am in my 18th year as a Renton City Council member,…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

I want Jamian Smith on my team | LETTER

I was one of Jami’s earliest endorsers and I have never regretted…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Armondo Pavone is ‘always open to diverse perspectives’ | LETTER

What do you need to know about the current council candidates in…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

A poem to the editor | LETTER

A deer wanders the streets. Dazed, fear in its eyes. The woodlands…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Diane Dobson is ‘unquestionably capable’ | LETTER

It is both exciting and refreshing to see a great group of…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Ruth Perez is a ‘doer with strong bias for action’ | LETTER

I am endorsing Ruth Perez for Renton City Council Position No. 6.…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Diane Dobson will ‘speak up for neighborhoods’ | LETTER

We are encouraging our neighbors to vote for Diane Dobson for Renton…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Shridhar’s qualifications ‘are the best in the race’ | LETTER

I am writing to let the community know I have already cast…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 1 | LETTER

As the only heritage organization in Renton, the Renton History Museum has…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Re-elect Armondo Pavone to Renton council | LETTER

My name is Franco Phillips. I was born and raised in Renton…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Jami Smith ‘stands out as among the brightest’ | LETTER

During the four years that I have been privileged to serve as…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Ruth Perez, Diane Dobson ‘willing to sacrifice their time and energy’ | LETTER

Ruth Perez and Diane Dobson have my support and endorsements for Renton…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Voting for Jami Smith ‘an opportunity not to miss’ | LETTER

The election of our local officials should be based on qualifications, and…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Ruth Perez helps ‘our communities in need’ | LETTER

As a Renton citizen, and a member of the state legislature, I…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Why is Renton making a big deal over two trees? | LETTER

“A lot of Renton residents like trees – why don’t you?”

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Jami Smith ‘right person’ for Renton City Council | LETTER

Jami has the rare combination of high-level business experience, political savvy, a brilliant mind, and a heart for community.

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Legislators, it’s time to be heroes our kids deserve | GUEST COMMENTARY

“It’s time for real, sustainable change that will make an impact for every Washington student.”

  • Jul 17th, 2017


Guest commentator Ryan Irvin shares why Proposition 1 can better serve Renton residents.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

City must enforce fireworks ban | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"People will only stop breaking this law if they are given a penalty for their illegal activities."

  • Jul 8th, 2016

For Jim Brundage, who helped me get back alive | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"This year for Memorial Day, I wrote a poem in honor of my Vietnam buddy Jim “Mother” Brundage, who passed away on April 2."

  • May 27th, 2016

Shouldn’t go to caucus with strep, fever | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Let’s hope you have more sense the next time you have an infectious health condition and stay out of large crowds in public."

  • Apr 24th, 2016

RFA will improve fire services for city, FD 25 | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"On April 26, residents of Renton and Fire Protection District No. 25 will have the ability to improve fire and emergency medical services across our area with Proposition 1. It is vitally important to our community that we vote YES."

  • Apr 22nd, 2016

RFA won’t improve already excellent fire services | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I cannot support the Renton Regional Fire Authority as I feel another taxing authority with three non-elected officials will not improve the already excellent service provided to Renton."

  • Apr 15th, 2016

Renton VFW Post 1263 needs community support | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"This post provides an environment that all of us enjoy most of us and have been going there for years we lost a lot of old friends and made a lot of new ones. No one wants to see these nights out go away."

  • Apr 15th, 2016

Blame the cart theives, not the store | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Once these carts leave the property of the business that own them, I believe it is called theft!"

  • Mar 4th, 2016

Contractor building KCLS library has check out | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I don’t now who is overseeing this job but in my opinion they should be fired!"

  • Mar 4th, 2016

Kennydale traffic fix will not solve the problem | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The city of Renton’s proposed solutions leaves me baffled to the City’s commitment and planning to resolve the I-405 congestion and the 30th street overpass and access ramps to I-405."

  • Feb 27th, 2016

Waste Management big part of Renton community | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"When I first started working at Waste Management, it was just a job. But now, it’s more than that."

  • Feb 11th, 2016

Piazza Renton vounteers hosted tree-lighting, Santa arrival | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The Downtown Renton Tree Lighting and Arrival of Santa has been hosted by Piazza Renton for more than 15 years."

  • Jan 29th, 2016

Levies required to support the needs of our children | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I am a parent, neighbor, and employee who knows how important both of these levies are to the continued success of every student in the district. "

  • Jan 29th, 2016