Letters to the Editor

‘Trump Peace Tower’: hope in diplomacy

President Trump quickly accepted Kim Jong Un’s invitation. Preparations are now underway for a meeting between Trump and Kim before the end of May, on… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018


Keep Kent safe, support Proposition A

National concerns about public safety, such as the Parkland, Fla., occurrence, simply remind us that we are responsible for supporting our own local institutions. Proposition… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018


What do freedom, patriotism really mean?

In an effort to convince enough Americans to vote against their own vital interests, Republicans have co-opted much of our political vocabulary, and the distortions… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018


Trump to the rescue?

The president’s braggadocious blustering, trivializing the horrifying shootings at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, “I really believe I’d run in there even if I… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018

More can be done than just mental health

Regarding: “Local legislators hope to find property tax relief” (Reporter, Feb. 21), one sentence stuck out. “Sullivan, Fain and Hargrove have suggested that lawmakers focus… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

No to Kent Proposition A

The commentary from Andrea Keikkala’s “Support Proposition A for a safer community” (March 2, Kent Reporter) suggests to levy an additional 2 percent tax increase… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

The wrong weapons

Your “letters” writers posited a strong belief that the solution to a rash of shootings is more gun control. Let me give you three reasons… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Once more, with clarity on gun control

Solomon Hines should do some research on gun control legislation effectiveness. From Harvard, that bastion of extreme Ivy League liberalism, a study published in 2007… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Simply, it’s a matter of priorities

I would like the Kent City Council to re-read Don Brunell’s column, “POG is worth another look as we talk budget,” from March 16, 2017.… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

Overkill: vote ‘no’ on school measures

On Feb. 13, we vote on two new local school tax levies. These are known as Kent School District, Propositions No. 1 and No. 2.… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

About that vacant old school?

The Kent School District (KSD) again seeks replacement levies to help fund our schools. I have no problem voting yes to continue replacement education funding… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Let’s open the books on school district

When was the last time Kent School District opened its books to the public? I can’t recall. Years ago my realtor said KSD is good,… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Public safety first

Hang on to your wallets, Kent residents. The Kent City Council is trying to extort money from us once more. The Kent Public Safety Committee… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

School levies don’t earn my vote

I am voting no on special elections Propositions 1 and 2 for Kent schools. School district finances have not been transparent. Promises have not been… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

School levies needed? Yes

After reading the Jan. 26 letter to the editor, “School levies needed?,” I did my own research and learned the letter was short on facts… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Support school measure for our kids’ future

As a parent and a community member I support the upcoming Kent School District levies. I urge my fellow neighbors to do the same. There… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

School levies needed?

The Kent School District recently sent out an email stating that with approval of the two levies being voted on, district property taxes will go… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Let’s toughen gun control laws

Over the past few years, guns have had a big effect on America and the world. Some examples: the Las Vegas shooting, the nightclub shooting… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

End to DACA would be devastating

In just two months President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will take effect. This program provides a pathway… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Bedbugs or cash cow?

Landlords have become the ruling class in Washington. Senior housing owners are charging residents for bedbug treatments regardless of how the infestation begins. Seniors live… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018