Letters to the Editor

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

All lit up

While driving around the Kent area it is enjoyable to see how much effort people are putting in decorating for Christmas. When I was kid… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Money well spent for a safe piece of a curb

On June 2, I sent out an email to the Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke with a few photographs of the James Street, with a request… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Some regulations worth keeping

A constant refrain bleated from Republicans has been ”excessive government regulation” of business. Let’s examine the validity of this claim, and why business is regulated… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

State way behind in financing our students’ futures

Columnist Jerry Cornfield asserts that “the economy generates billions of extra dollars for the state’s coffers while still not producing enough new revenue for counties… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Big bill, little return

I just got a bill on my car license tabs. What a good deal, an 80 percent increase to pay for light rail and Sounder… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Dreaming of a white Christmas

The weather outside may not be frightful, but it is still the time of year when we start to talk about counting blessings. Maybe that… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Put the $3 million elsewhere

After reading the article about spending $3 million to make downtown Kent train quiet, I felt the need to comment. I’m sure the builder of… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017