Letters To The Editor

Making a stand

I am writing a followup to my letter published Feb. 3 (“Ashamed…

  • Feb 17th, 2017


Tax torpedo would damage our state

Regarding the Feb. 3 Reporter’s editorial, “Change in property tax formula seen…

  • Feb 10th, 2017


Library providing more than it should

The definition of a library is a collection of sources of information…

  • Feb 10th, 2017


Ashamed to be an American

Mayor Suzette Cooke’s recent message in the 2017 resident’s guide compelled me…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Library needs better safety

Recently I stopped at our beautiful King County Kent library in the…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Special thanks

I am still recovering from a combined attack of pneumonia and influenza,…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Idling, noisy trains are a neighborhood nuisance

While I appreciate the City Council trying to remedy the stuck railroad…

  • Jan 29th, 2017

Pay raise brings problems

As of recently Kent and the surrounding area, especially Seattle, have seen…

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Fix is needed

I totally agree with Neil Larsen’s Jan. 20 letter regarding the situation…

  • Jan 27th, 2017

Tale of two mayoral candidates

I attended the December Kent City Council meeting to better understand the…

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Going postal over East Hill office

I appreciate that the City Council is seeking answers to stuck railroad…

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Developing Kent into a ghost town

Yippie! Kent is going to get rid of that beautiful open space…

  • Jan 12th, 2017

Anticipating a different America

Dennis Doucette may not be familiar with the term “racist” but he…

  • Jan 12th, 2017

Thank you

Thanks to the members of the City Council – Tina Burdell, Bill…

  • Jan 12th, 2017

Reliving horrors

In response to Jerry Cornfield’s column (“Battle brews over Planned Parenthood practices,…

  • Jan 12th, 2017

Speaking out against the hatred

I was privileged to meet Marvin Ekfeldt on Christmas Eve while visiting…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Fresh approach is needed

Is it time to get someone on the City Council the likes…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Rigged, in other ways

One of the few truthful statements Donald Trump made during the presidential…

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Property tax hike hypocrisy

This is infuriating. Our taxes don’t just go up by $35 a…

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Kudos to council for maintaining B&O tax’s intent

Thank you for covering and reporting on the City Council’s last meeting…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Thanks to those who supported Kent Turkey Challenge

We would like to humbly thank the community and all the participants…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Just what is racist?

A recent letter writer asked Trump supporters for assurances we won’t support…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Let’s support the school bond for our children

I offer my full-throated support for the 2016 school construction bond.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

ST3 proposal ignores our growth areas

With the election fast approaching and ST3 on the ballot, it would be nice to see a local analysis of the ST3 initiative as it applies to Southeast King County residents, particularly East Hill, but the entire Kent/Auburn/Maple Valley area would be sufficient.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

What, no parking?

Having seen several articles recently on Sound Transit, I'd like to offer my experience with it.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

We need to protect, preserve our national parks

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.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Front page headline misleading

I believe the headline ("City tax revenues up, expenses down in 2016") in last week's paper was mistakenly misleading.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

Up to here with rate increases

The Kent City Council continues to surprise me with their incompetence.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

The devil is always in the details

In response to the letter to the Editor published on July 8 and written by Aaron Tam:

  • Aug 31st, 2016

Thanks for a job well done

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.

  • Aug 24th, 2016

Reichert does right

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.

  • Aug 24th, 2016

A special visit

Aegis of Kent welcomed members of the Kent fire and police departments to our assisted living community for a thank you barbecue last Sunday.

  • Aug 24th, 2016

Demoralized world we live in

We live in a selfish world. But I also acknowledge up front the very many who are not.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016

Connect the dots and contact Mayor Cooke

I attended July's meeting of the Parks commission as a guest. I heard information on:

  • Aug 3rd, 2016

Jones is the one for state superintendent

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.

  • Jul 28th, 2016

Meeting was worthwhile

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.

  • Jul 27th, 2016

Council’s marijuana decisions mock the will of the voters

Recent articles in the Kent Reporter on marijuana stores, medical and recreational, are thankfully illuminating the malfeasance of the majority of City Council members.

  • Jul 20th, 2016

Council stuck in spin cycle

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.

  • Jul 14th, 2016

Thank you, mayor, City Council

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.

  • Jul 14th, 2016

Decisions ignore will of the voters

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?

  • Jul 14th, 2016