Letters to the Editor

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

What do you need to know about the current council candidates in order to make an informed decision about who to vote for this primary… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

A poem to the editor | LETTER

A deer wanders the streets. Dazed, fear in its eyes. The woodlands destroyed. Bulldozers belch. Chain saws scream. In a week is destroyed, What it… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Diane Dobson is ‘unquestionably capable’ | LETTER

It is both exciting and refreshing to see a great group of candidates working hard to earn the privilege of serving their community. When I… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Diane Dobson will ‘speak up for neighborhoods’ | LETTER

We are encouraging our neighbors to vote for Diane Dobson for Renton City Council Position No. 2. Diane has been fighting the good fight for… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

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

I am endorsing Ruth Perez for Renton City Council Position No. 6. I have worked closely with Ruth over the last three years on matters… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Re-elect Armondo Pavone to Renton council | LETTER

My name is Franco Phillips. I was born and raised in Renton and would not have it any other way. I love our city! I… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

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

I am writing to let the community know I have already cast my absentee ballot in the August primary. I have voted for Preeti Shridhar… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 1 | LETTER

As the only heritage organization in Renton, the Renton History Museum has been preserving our city’s history for kids and families for almost 40 years.… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 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 17, 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 17, 2017

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

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

  • Jul 17, 2017

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

During the four years that I have been privileged to serve as a Renton city council member, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 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 council as a former Renton City Council woman from 2004 to 2015. Each… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2017

Ruth Perez helps ‘our communities in need’ | LETTER

As a Renton citizen, and a member of the state legislature, I feel strongly that Ruth Perez is the right choice for Renton City Council.… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

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

The election of our local officials should be based on qualifications, and the choice of the candidate most likely and most able to fill the… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Vote YES on ST3 | GUEST COMMENTARY

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

  • Oct 31, 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 8, 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 27, 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 24, 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 22, 2016