Opinion

Democrats, Republicans have fewer differences than you’d think

Recently a friend sent the following campaign party platform to me via Facebook.  It got me thinking and I wanted to share it with you. It starts as follows: 1. Provide fede ...

Prom season can mean dancing with wolves

Dear Straight Talk: The time for tuxedos and puffy dresses is here. The trouble is my parents won’t let me attend prom without a date. Last year, to accommodate them, I ask ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Reader Input: Good luck in continuing clean-up

Congratulations to local law enforcement for arresting a local sex trafficker in Auburn (“Sex trafficking sting in Auburn,” Journal, April 12). It is much easier to go ...

Reader Input: Wind, flames a bad combo

Unbelievably, Wednesday with its very high wind gusts was an approved burn day. I saw a home that actually took advantage and had an active burn pile. Who, in their right mind in ...

Reader Input: Scaffolding not up to snuff?

Had some time this morning and as always I read the comment section of the Journal. But what caught my eye was a story about the New Auburn Airport sign on page A2 (“New Au ...

Reader Input: Everyone present raised a hand

Gov. Jay Inslee of the State of Washington is pushing for tough new air-quality policies to combat worsening health problems, like asthma in children, that are caused by pollution. ...

Reader Input: How to rein in poor drivers?

I think it best for the City of Roseville and surrounding areas to take down all speed limit signs and turn off the traffic signals. No one pays any attention to any of them, so ...

Reader Input: County money could well help

Being a member of one of the hosting churches for The Gathering Inn, it would not be feasible for us to host for a week because of the other outreach commitments that we are commit ...