Letters to the Editor

Consider whom, what you are supporting

I support the letter, “We need to participate as voters, citizens” (Oct. 13, Kent Reporter) encouraging us to vote. My purpose is to encourage you… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Berrios equipped, ready to lead Kent

Jim Berrios will be an outstanding mayor for the city of Kent because he understands and has the skills and the experiences needed to meet… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Berrios: proven performer worthy of being mayor

When voting for Kent’s mayor, there are three qualities I consider most important. Experience. Dana Ralph formed her own company and managed it for 22… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Ralph is a strong leader for Kent

As widely recognized, Kent currently faces a multitude of challenges. From the first day in office, the new Mayor will need to meet these head… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Ralph is the right choice for mayor

Your ballots should be in hand. Now you have to make a decision that will affect you for the next four years … a decision… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Daniels: the right choice for Kent School District

As a parent of Kent School District students since 2005, and a community member for slightly longer, I have been actively involved in various ways… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

End the divisiveness over who is or who is not a patriot

The singular “official” military protocol when the USA flag is present, during public performance of the national anthem, is that active military members must stand… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Different approaches, different strengths

Last November I contacted Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke and City Council member Dana Ralph about some safety concerns with regard to a new housing development… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Great commentary

Thank you for publishing Rich Elfers’ viewpoint, “Rebellion is just as American as apple pie” in the Oct. 6 Kent Reporter. I attended several Green… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

We need to participate as voters

With everything going on in our nation, it’s easy to forget our immediate surroundings. Our nation is, however, built upon the brick and mortar, ideas… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Elect Daniels to school board

Every Student. Every Opportunity. Every Day. That’s Denise Daniels’ motto, and she lives it every day. As a parent, she understands the system of education,… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Help from a friend

While loading my purchase after shopping recently at a local grocery store, I heard someone approaching from behind. When I turned there was a young… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Kudos to Mayor Cooke

In Mayor Suzette Cooke’s mid-biennium budget adjustment proposal to the City Council on Sept. 26, she presented a balanced budget and proposed two new tax… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Compassionate Berrios is the choice for mayor

I have had the privilege of knowing Jim Berrios for over 15 years. I grew up with the Berrios family and received my first job… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Too much careless spending

I couldn’t agree with Julie Furlong’s letter more. (“Irony and bad timing,” Kent Reporter, Sept. 22). Our elected officials want to throw money at any… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Trip to the library

My daughter and I recently went to the Kent Library. As we drove by we saw people milling about near the front entrance. I let… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Irony and bad timing

We are recent Kent residents, having left Seattle as a result of severe budget mismanagement and oppressive tax increases. Their answer to everything: “Throw money… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Birds need some oats, too

When President Reagan dusted off trickle-down economics, calling it “supply-side economics,” I was shocked. My 1962-1963 high school history class recognized “trickle-down” economics as a… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Car tab ripoff

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

  • Sep 8, 2017

Speeding problem hasn’t slow down

I would like to bring to everyone’s attention to the speeding issue we have on 124th Avenue Southeast. Some of us tried to tackle this… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017