Letters to the Editor

Lungs can’t stand this train | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I’m not jazzing you when I say this: Coltrane yes, coal trains no."

  • Sep 27, 2013

Keep Renton’s right to speak | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"When outside groups manipulate this privilege in a reckless and offensive manner, I fear Renton residents will suffer the consequences of possibly losing our legitimate opportunity to speak."

  • Sep 27, 2013

KCLS, City Council listened not nearly enough on library | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The Editor’s Note by Brian Beckley about the library in the Aug. 16 issue of the Renton Reporter has so many holes in it I could use it for a spaghetti strainer. (What the heck is 'narrative constraint' anyway?)"

  • Aug 30, 2013

Library column gets the facts right | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Who voted for what, what has been misunderstood for one reason or another and as a resident who went to the library for the last big “drama” when KCLS was trying very hard to listen, learn and inform us I read your article with a smile on my face."

  • Aug 23, 2013

Trouble began before ballot measure | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"So we are struggling with a bad situation, but we shouldn’t lose sight that the City leadership, particularly the staff, messed things up from the get-go."

  • Aug 23, 2013

Library column has some things wrong | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Mr. Beckley claims expert status and to have a comprehensive understanding of the history and processes relating to the library. This claim is flimsy and questionable."

  • Aug 22, 2013

Current library group not the same members as original | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Early in your article you somewhat implied the same group which fought to give voters a choice in the library’s location is now fighting the design. It’s not the same group."

  • Aug 22, 2013

Remember the kids during the Riverbend buyout | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"In addition to the longtime local residents who spoke out against the plan to displace them all over a three-year period, there are scores of young children there who can’t speak for themselves."

  • Aug 9, 2013

Realtors support parks levy | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A “yes” vote is a worthwhile investment to help assure future generations will be able to enjoy King County’s 26,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces.

  • Aug 2, 2013

Think of the environment, stop spraying | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

May I suggest that the scare of West Nile Virus is no longer valid and spraying be stopped.

  • Jul 12, 2013

Two good candidates for council | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Party lines aside it is refreshing to meet two individuals who care about Affordable Housing, openness/transparency in City Government, accessibility to City Hall and most of all possess “Servants Hearts” and a teachable spirit."

  • Jul 5, 2013

Alley issue affects several builders in Renton | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Additionally, we believe the issue is discouraging those and other builders from even starting projects in Renton because of the uncertainty it creates."

  • Jun 28, 2013

Missing hummingbirds show up in the Highlands | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Normally we get one or two hummingbirds throughout the year, but this season we’ve been inundated!"

  • May 31, 2013

Hummingbirds still missing from Victoria Park neighborhood | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"We have seen goldfinches and sparrows but certainly the variety of birds has dropped drastically since this time last year."

  • May 31, 2013

Some library gains made but there are still concerns | Letter to the editor

Monday night, April 29, our City Council chose to accept KCLS’ incomplete schematic materials for the 19,500-square-foot building concept. On the surface it sounds good, and one could think we’ve gained more than we’ve lost. While we celebrate gains, there are concerns that need to be closely watched to ensure taxpayers get everything and more for their tax increases.

  • May 10, 2013

Donate organ, save a life for Donate Life Month | Letter to the editor

The month of April rings in Donate Life Month across the nation, a time for each of us to give a few extra moments to consider organ donation. Consider those who are waiting (more than 110,000 people nationwide); those who have received this precious gift; and especially those who gave others a second chance at life.

  • Apr 26, 2013

Three hospital commissioners are not serving us | Letter to the editor

I’m not surprised at Anthony Hemstad’s resignation from the UW Board of Trustees. He and two fellow Valley Medical commissioners Paul Joos and Aaron Heide have been trying to sabotage the alliance with UW Medicine from day one – an outcome that would be very detrimental to us local residents.

  • Apr 26, 2013

Vociferous library group doesn’t represent me | Letter to the editor

The vociferous group that is now demonizing KCLS is acting on a false assumption. This assumption is that anyone who voted for the Cedar River site last year, is also a KCLS opponent and against the process going on now with the city of Renton.

  • Apr 15, 2013

Emphasis on articles is misplaced | Letter to the editor

The format of the paper edition of the April 5, 2013 issue of the Renton Reporter deserves comment. One third of the front page is devoted to a cute but politically trivial article about elementary school children (“Tiffany Park Elementary goes ‘Radioactive’"). And on page two, a very small article announces meetings of the City Council (“City Council to discuss library de-annexation Monday”).

  • Apr 8, 2013

Mayor Law is part of a small library group | Letter to the editor

Mayor Law, with all due respect, the only small group on the library is the one that you are part of ("City needs to get moving on two new libraries," Renton Reporter, April 5, Commentary Mayor Denis Law). You complain of the time you’ve spent on the library, yet your actions have caused all the citizen action, because you have refused to listen to your residents every step along the way.

  • Apr 8, 2013