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As a state with three national parks of our own here in Washington, many of us are lucky enough to have personal connections with the National Parks Service, whether it be family trips to the Cascades or hikes up Mount Rainier.
I believe the headline ("City tax revenues up, expenses down in 2016") in last week's paper was mistakenly misleading.
The Kent City Council continues to surprise me with their incompetence.
In response to the letter to the Editor published on July 8 and written by Aaron Tam:
It has been a long and frustrating summer of traffic gridlock, noise, dust and detours for those of us who live on, off or near James Street hill.
On Aug. 19, the Reporter published a letter from P. Larson criticizing Congressman Dave Reichert over Zika funding. Unfortunately for P. the facts do not back up that claim.
Aegis of Kent welcomed members of the Kent fire and police departments to our assisted living community for a thank you barbecue last Sunday.
We live in a selfish world. But I also acknowledge up front the very many who are not.
I attended July's meeting of the Parks commission as a guest. I heard information on:
On your ballot you will find one of the most important races that you can possibly vote in. It isn't for Governor and it isn't for president.
Couldn't have been prouder the other night to be a resident of Kent. The Police Community Forum (July 19) was amazing. There was a very significant turnout.
Recent articles in the Kent Reporter on marijuana stores, medical and recreational, are thankfully illuminating the malfeasance of the majority of City Council members.
It shouldn't surprise us that our Kent City Council has proven once more their expertise at wasting time and money. Our time, and our money.
I want to thank Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke, for considering a veto on a measure passed by the City Council to ban medical marijuana cooperatives.
How much time and money did it take for the city financial task force to come to the same conclusion the voters did awhile back?
I get Tim Eyman. I get Ted Schwarz. I don't get the King County bond retired in 2015 for the Kingdome's new roof that went poof. I don't get $6 billion missing off the State Department books under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.
With summer comes nice, sunny weather. However, with the impacts of climate change it also means hotter temperatures, drier conditions, more frequent and severe wildfires (the 2015 wildfire season was the largest in Washington state history), possible heat strokes, water shortages and more negative impacts.
Our government grew 30 percent in the last 16 years, faster than the general population. That takes my breath away. What a trajectory.
As a senior student at Kentlake High School, I am not opposed to standardized testing as long as it serves a purpose.
How can they keep building senior housing apartments and still only give us Safeway and K-Mart to shop at?
I was surprised and pleased to see that I had been voted a finalist for the Best of Kent volunteer category.
The city of Kent's new surplus ordinance prepared for City Council approval on May 17 looks nothing like the tired and proven city of Renton's 2004 surplus policy and procedure, a comparison City Attorney Tom Brubaker said was the best example for the operations committee to reference as the city tries to recover from the $800,000 Pine Tree Park debacle.
Renee Sonn's letter to the editor in your April 29 edition, "Money watch needs closer look," referred to the long timeline to construct the 217th/224th Street corridor.
On behalf of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and our 480 members, I urge the Washington State Congressional delegation to support the Remote Transaction Parity Act (RTPA), previously known as the Marketplace Fairness Act.
LID (Local Improvement Districts) 363 was started in 1992, possibly even before. Millions of dollars have been collected from residents of Kent to build a road parallel to James Street.
After reading about the boondoggle of the Pine Tree Park debacle, as a taxpayer, I often question how many similar situations are looming out there that the new administration will have to undertake.
Mr. Stevens’ allegations (Kent Reporter, April 15) that the Kent School District and it’s “PAC” are dishonest and the families are getting “hoodwinked” are utterly false.
I was troubled by a letter to the editor from Mr. Clark Stevens that suggested Kent School District and local supporters were using disingenuous tactics with regard to the school construction bond measure.
Last week’s printed edition featured a letter to the editor about “dishonest tactics” on the part of the Kent School District and Citizens for Kent Schools.
Our children in Kent and Covington spend several hours every day in public school buildings.
Sending a very big thank you to the Kent Fire Department for their assistance in recently getting our American flag back up on the pole in front of Harrison House in downtown Kent.
In January when I heard the circumstances surrounding Pine Tree Park, I wanted to kick all of the Kent city government to the curb.
In response to the Kent Reporter's story "City Council terminates Pine Tree Park sale" (April 8):
Residents of Kent, Covington, Fire District 37 and SeaTac have a lot to be proud of in their fire department.
The fire benefit charge (FBC) used by the Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA) was enacted by the state Legislature to stabilize the "peaks and valleys" that occur in gathering revenue.
The families of the Kent School District are getting hoodwinked.
Following the landslide victory of Bernie Sanders in every county in the state, Washington Democrats called for our states superdelegates to follow the will of the people and cast their votes for Sanders as well.