Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying to follow the unhealth care machinations in the U.S. Senate. It is the… Continue reading

Trump presidency: an ongoing civics lesson | COMMENTARY

“From a… government instructor’s perspective, our president is a wonderful, nearly-daily lesson in government.”

A vote for what you think of tax hikes | COMMENTARY

“[Voters] will get… an opportunity to say whether they think lawmakers did the right thing. Or not.”

  • Aug 13, 2017

Thank you for your support | LETTER

I wish to extend a thank you to the citizens of Renton who supported my campaign and entrusted me with their vote. I do not… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

Committing to diversity, equity and inclusion in a changing county | KCLS

Stephen A. Smith (Guest columnist) Interim Library Director Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library System, as I have done… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

Matter of perspective | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Aug. 11, 2017.

  • Aug 11, 2017

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

I was taken aback by the attitude expressed in (July 28 edition’s) letter to the editor in support of a particular candidate for city council.… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 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 July 28 edition of the Renton Reporter). There is an important fact missing.… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

When leaders act like spoiled children | COMMENTARY

Have you wondered why Republicans, who fought Obamacare for seven years, are having trouble repealing and replacing Obamacare? This amazing political phenomenon has several explanations.… Continue reading

Let me drink (coffee) and drive | COMMENTARY

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of any… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

Young workers face uncertain future | COMMENTARY

“I am concerned about my grandchildren’s futures. You should be, too.”

The battle for water continues | COMMENTARY

July 19 arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve the two remaining riddles in this year’s legislating marathon. But by the evening… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2017

Two sides | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of July 28, 2017.

I want Jamian Smith on my team | LETTER

I was one of Jami’s earliest endorsers and I have never regretted my decision. Getting to know Jami and having the privilege of seeing her… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 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 the growth and consequential impact on the community in which I live. In… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Ruth Perez ‘embraces the opinions of all’ | LETTER

I am in my 18th year as a Renton City Council member, and currently in my opinion we have the best mix of council members… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

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