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Did Inslee’s 12-word veto cross the line?

OLYMPIA — When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a 12-word sentence in the transportation budget in May, he knew what he was doing was without precedent… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2019
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Letters to the editor for the week of Sept. 6

Letters to the editor for the week of Sept. 6

Reader argues for Renton’s inclusivity Dear Editor, With all my respect, I am responding to the letter from Sophia Vackimes published last Friday that questions… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2019
Letters to the editor for the week of Sept. 6
September is the ‘second spring,’ so get busy

September is the ‘second spring,’ so get busy

Marianne Binetti will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Windmill Gardens in Sumner. Her topic will be “Smart Gardening Ideas for Fall” –… Continue reading

September is the ‘second spring,’ so get busy
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 30

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 30

Readers discuss the second amendment and Renton’s “multiculturalism”

  • Sep 3, 2019
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 30
This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

The fourth week of August is time to reset for the coming fall season in the garden. Garden centers and nurseries will soon be stocking… Continue reading

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 23

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 23

Reader worries about development deal Dear editor, The agreement with Cosmos for purchase of the parking area of the former city hall off Houser Way… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2019
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 23
From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?

From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?

You’ve all heard the phrase, “chickens coming home to roost.” You may know not the origin of the phrase. It’s from a more rural time… Continue reading

From trade to race relations, can the U.S. take any more ‘change’?
Recognize abuse of power

Recognize abuse of power

Community members can work together to recognize sexual assault

  • Aug 22, 2019
Recognize abuse of power
Where to place the blame for mass shootings

Where to place the blame for mass shootings

Who do you blame for the mass killings in Dayton and El Paso? If you’re a Democrat, you blame the National Rifle Association (NRA) and… Continue reading

Where to place the blame for mass shootings
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 9

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 9

Reader rejects racist tag, claims school unions push ‘liberal agenda’ Dear editor, I love the United States of America! I feel blessed to be fortunate… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2019
Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 9
July was tough month for Eyman

July was tough month for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

  • Aug 4, 2019
July was tough month for Eyman

Letters to the editor for the week of Aug. 2

“Armondo knows the community” Dear editor, I am writing this letter in support of Armondo Pavone as our next Mayor of Renton. I have known… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2019
Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers

Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers

August is one of the driest months in Western Washington and dry weather can attract deer to your home landscape. The over population of our… Continue reading

Oh deer! How to protect your garden from forest nibblers
Long walk to D.C., short walk to the mailbox

Long walk to D.C., short walk to the mailbox

Renton residents should make voting a bigger priority this election

Long walk to D.C., short walk to the mailbox
Letters to the editor for the week of July 26

Letters to the editor for the week of July 26

Reader supports Marcie Maxwell for mayor Dear editor, In the 30 years I’ve known Marcie Maxwell through our PTA and community advocacy for Renton children… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2019
Letters to the editor for the week of July 26
Letters to the editor for the week of July 19

Letters to the editor for the week of July 19

Richard Gidner resigns from Water Commissioner position Dear editor ad the customers of King County Water District 90, It has been my pleasure to serve… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2019
Letters to the editor for the week of July 19
Top tips for a season filled with ripe tomatoes

Top tips for a season filled with ripe tomatoes

Holy procrastination! I know you meant to grow tomatoes, herbs and vegetables this summer but maybe you still haven’t planted a thing. There is a… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2019
Top tips for a season filled with ripe tomatoes
VoteWa is a ‘painful transition’

VoteWa is a ‘painful transition’

The men and women responsible for running elections in Washington’s 39 counties are nervous that something, or several, will go awry with the Aug. 6… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2019
VoteWa is a ‘painful transition’
Letters to the editor for the week of July 12

Letters to the editor for the week of July 12

Reader disagrees with The Reporter’s choice to publish Dear editor, I am appalled that you printed the letter to the editor titled “Reader has an… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2019
Letters to the editor for the week of July 12
2020 Census and the importance of being counted

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

2020 Census and the importance of being counted