Letters To The Editor


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

Park-and-ride lot needs at least double capacity | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I hope serious thought is given to people like me who wish to go to and from downtown Seattle on a single bus during off-peak hours! I would hope that this would increase ridership!"

  • Jan 29th, 2016

School measures are key to world-class education | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I don’t know how we could accomplish the tremendous learning we provide without this much-needed funding."

  • Jan 29th, 2016

Mayor’s plan ignores other transit needs | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"We have lived in our neighborhood, Maplewood Estates, for more than 12 years, and we still have to walk almost a mile to catch a bus to downtown Renton."

  • Jan 22nd, 2016

School levy and bond is win-win for community | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I know our schools could not continue to accomplish such great things without the financial support that each one of us can provide through this replacement levy."

  • Jan 22nd, 2016

Business owner supports school measures | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Let’s continue to do our part by providing local funding for our school system and vote yes for both measures on the Feb. 9 ballot."

  • Jan 22nd, 2016

More gun control is not the answer | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"A more rational approach would be to undertake whatever is necessary to treat the problem not the symptom."

  • Dec 18th, 2015

A later start time is better for students | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The Renton School District enforces one of the earliest start times in the state. Though most of Washington’s high schools begin before 8 a.m., few dare to see students in their seats before 7:30."

  • Nov 25th, 2015

Former Mayor Don Custer should be honored | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"At the very least, the unique Library over the Cedar River, which he championed, should be renamed in his honor."

  • Nov 13th, 2015

Another month, still no clean-up | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Ninety days since the July 23 fire at the northwest corner of 2nd Street South and Main Avenue South and nothing has been done to clear the site of burned out walls and ... trash.

  • Oct 30th, 2015

McIrvin will go the distance for Renton | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Distance running takes dedication, commitment, and a positive attitude. I have no doubt that Ryan will take a similar approach to public office and go the distance for Renton."

  • Oct 30th, 2015

Witschi is the right choice | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"As a Human Resources consultant, Carol Ann has a professional maturity that allows her to listen to many different viewpoints in an open and respectful manner."

  • Oct 30th, 2015

Boys and Girls Club urges Prop. 1 passage | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Not only will this levy help our children, it is a program for continued economic growth because it will help us nurture the problem solvers and innovators our communities need."

  • Oct 30th, 2015

Sheriff supports Pro. 1 | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"We hear a lot about reducing crime. Proposition 1 will do just that. When we invest in kids early, they are much less likely to end up in jail or prison later in life."

  • Oct 30th, 2015

YMCA strongly supports kids’ levy | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The smartest and most responsible investment we can make is in the future of our kids and that is why the YMCA is strongly supporting Best Starts for Kids."

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

McIrvin will be voice for families on City Council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"As a working mother of two small children, I trust Ryan to be a voice for family issues on our City Council."

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

WSDOT doing disservice to Renton on I-405 | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"One has to look up north and see how neighborhoods are filling with cars to avoid these tolls. Cars do not belong in neighborhoods, they belong on the freeway!"

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

Renton is preserving its historic buldings | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Having another landmark building will bring to four the total number of landmarks in Renton—here’s hoping we continue to build that number!"

  • Oct 23rd, 2015

Women deserve equal pay, equal time with family | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Women have been struggling to advance in a system that’s rigged against us. I was told that if I worked hard enough, I could accomplish anything. That’s just not true."

  • Oct 9th, 2015

The City of Renton doesn’t violate state, federal laws? | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"What planet am I on? Was he talking about the city and its staff members or himself or who?"

  • Oct 2nd, 2015

WIAA should step up to keep athletes on the right track | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The Seamount League, with the exceptions of Kennedy, Lindbergh and Hazen, is becoming a throwaway league, a league that most of the high school and college scouts don’t take seriously."

  • Oct 2nd, 2015

Sixty days later, toxic fire debris still not removed | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"During the fire and to date, excess water runs from the destroyed building down Main Street to the Cedar River where it enters the river unfiltered in any way."

  • Sep 25th, 2015

Library is a fitting tribute to city | LETTER TO THE EDIOTR

"This community can be proud of our new library and quality services available to our families."

  • Sep 4th, 2015

Tourists weigh in on library changes | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"We wanted to form our own opinion about this controversial building because a library is an important community resource and every part of the building – location, architecture, interior – must be well suited to its purpose."

  • Sep 4th, 2015

New library is a ‘disaster’ | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"A friend of mine said it looked like a giant toaster. He was more generous in his remarks than I."

  • Aug 27th, 2015

Boost alzheimer’s research | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Currently there are 100,000 Washingtonians living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number will grow to 140,000 by 2025."

  • Aug 7th, 2015

Letter about new library a ‘downer’ | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"After so much controversy and compromise to complete the much-awaited project, it’s hard to understand a negative snarky letter in the Reporter even before it’s open to the public."

  • Aug 7th, 2015

McIrvin has experience working with City Hall | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you about my fellow colleague Ryan McIrvin.

  • Jul 30th, 2015