Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor for the week of Feb. 20

Reader is wary of possible new tree code Dear editor, The Covington Planning Commission just approved a modified tree code which will be sent to… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2020


Letters to the editor for the week of Nov. 1

‘Vote Eades for Soos Creek Water and Sewer’ Dear editor, Experience matters! That’s why I support the re-election of Alan Eades for Soos Creek Water… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019


Why not change the name to match the location?

To Lakeside Industries, As a longtime resident of Renton, I’m concerned about your company’s deceptive campaigning for your proposed asphalt plant. All your formal documentation… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019


Addressing concerns, inaccurate statements

To facilitate fact-based discussion about Lakeside Industries’ application to relocate its Covington asphalt facility to the Industrial-zoned site on state Route 169, I would like… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

Not opposed to asphalt plants, just to the proposed location on SR 169

Location all wrong for plants I am writing to you to express my opposition of the Lakeside Industries asphalt plant being relocated to the old… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Miracles do happen

The Black Diamond Community Center was stocked full of toys, bikes, Barbie dolls, trucks, food and new coats during the month of December. We were… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019

Thank you for helping spread holiday cheer

On behalf of all of us at the Maple Valley Food Bank we wanted to say thank you to this community for rallying behind us… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2019

We need to make Alzheimer’s fight a national priority

Editor’s Note: The wrong version of this letter was run in the Dec. 21 edition of the Reporter, below is the correct version. As Kim… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2019

Support still needed to fight Alzheimer’s

alzheimer’s disease Sen. Murray setting an example Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. More… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

The Black Diamond community is a very giving place

The time of year is the time to give The holidays are here and with that special time comes hardships for many seniors and families… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2018

Thank you for another successful book sale

The Maple Valley Library Guild wishes to thank the community for its support during our October book and media sale. This sale could not occur… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

I’m voting for Bill Ramos this election

I have been following the race for the 5th Legislative District since before the primaries and noticed the ad placed by Chad Magendanz in the… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

I fully support Sen. Joe Fain, he deserves your vote

Sen. Joe Fain has been and continues to be an active member of our community. During his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to address the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Great Support Keeps the Black Diamond Community Center Going Strong

The Black Diamond Community Center’s 27th annual fundraising Dinner Auction, held Oct. 6, was a great success. All money made from this event, almost $37,000… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2018

I-1631 raises the gas tax, a lot

Misleadingly titled the “Carbon Emissions Fee Measure,” Initiative 1631 will actually eventually cost taxpayers in Washington state nearly $1,000 extra per year. According to the… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2018

‘Keep in mind what is ultimately at stake’

A recent letter writer expressed surprise that a Democratic PAC is spending money locally to oppose Dino Rossi (the letter titled “Democratic PAC spreading false… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2018

Think twice before voting in November

In the interest of fair play (and equal time) it is time to stand up and repudiate “Dr.” Kim Schrier and the powerful out-of-state PAC… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2018

City council proposes sales tax increase on ballot

We all know that roads in Covington are not in the best shape. With the rapid growth we’ve been seeing and what is still to… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Now is the time to support the Land and Water Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is one of America’s most successful conservation programs. Established in 1964, LWCF supported the protection of millions of… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018

Thank you city of Covington

Well done, city crews, on street flooding Thanks to the city of Covington for fixing the street flooding on Wax Road. Thanks to the manager… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2018