Opinion

Guest Opinion: Eyman’s run an election wildcard for 2020

We knew it would happen. It’s a wonder it took this long. Tim Eyman, the initiative impresario, political provocateur and human heartburn for a generation,… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2019

 

Growing up as a Republican

I grew up in a Republican home. My family valued honesty, dependability, thrift, and belief in God. I deeply appreciate the virtues my parents taught… Continue reading

 

Discerning fact from opinion

It can be more difficult than people first think, according to the Pew Research Center.

 

Why we need media literacy classes now, more than ever

Education on how to find authentic, factual information in today’s digital landscape is a must for future generations

Letters to the editor for the week of Nov. 15

Reader’s child enjoys stories about community Dear editor, I just read “It’s more than bagging groceries” in the Renton Reporter to my kids tonight and… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

George Will and ‘conservative sensibilities’

The journalist is a Constitutional Originalist, but the framers’ sole focus wasn’t solely freedom.

Container math: Divide your roots to multiply your plants

By the month of November gardeners and gardening goals have moved indoors. Make this the winter you improve your air quality and mindset by growing… Continue reading

No cost to vote, but million spent to influence it

Check out the numbers behind the November 2019 general election.

  • Nov 8, 2019

Time to complete some fall chores with winter looming

The last week of October means you’ll be haunted with regret if you don’t take the time to put your garden to bed. This is… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2019

George Will and ‘conservative sensibilities’

In 1986, the Wall Street Journal called him, “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America.” George Will is a 78-year old conservative who writes opinion… Continue reading

Letters to the editor for the week of Oct. 25

Reader says Alberson supports community Dear editor, James Alberson is all about growth, opportunity and safety for our community. James is a great support to… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019

Which veggies to keep, and which to compost

The third week of October is a good time to dig in and plant more spring-blooming bulbs. You can also plant garlic cloves that will… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2019

Limp competitive (boring?) election season in Olympia

OLYMPIA — Nine of the most powerful political jobs in Washington state will be filled by voters in 2020. We’re talking governor, attorney general, secretary… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2019

Letters to the editor for the week of Oct. 18

Reader credits Pavone for giving them a voice Dear editor, What do you need to know about the current mayoral candidates to make an informed… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2019

Reject dishonest vehicle taxes, vote yes on I-976

Taxpayers are getting ripped off, everybody knows it and politicians refuse to fix it. That’s why 352,000 voters signed petitions to get Initiative 976 on… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019

Mum’s the word: incorporate this plant into your season displays

If your landscape is not a blaze of autumn glory this week, it may be time to kindle the fire with some fantastic fall plants.… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2019

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget!

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars.

  • Oct 13, 2019

Letters to the editor

Renton Councilmember, Mayor Law support Armondo Pavone Dear editor, For over 20 years, Armondo Pavone has been an advocate for making Renton a better place… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Making sense out of the census

2020 Census Renton needs your participation

  • Oct 7, 2019

Letters for the week of Oct. 4

Reader loves our coverage Dear editor, Thanks to you all for keeping the Renton Reporter going. I live in Leisure Estates on Union Avenue South… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019