Letters to the Editor

Keep the fireworks ban

Kent voters spoke with a 62 percent majority. We now sleep at night the week prior to July 4. Our dogs aren’t traumatized. Thank you,… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

We spoke loud, clear

I was absolutely flabbergasted to read in the Kent Reporter that Councilman Les Thomas wants to revoke the fireworks ban. Is he kidding? We have… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

District facing its financial crisis

In late 2017, the state Supreme Court directed the Legislature to address teacher salaries. The Supreme Court identified April 2018 as the deadline for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Expensive pathway to finish the job

Does anyone remember when our state representatives promised to finish Highway 167 and 509 if we would approve and additional 5 cents a gallon on… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Development consuming East Hill

I moved to Kent in 1990 and enjoyed seeing all the open space, trees, pastures, etc. However, with the huge traffic volume and still very… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Homework for ‘clueless’ city

The road to hell in Kent is paved with good intentions and very little solid education. And that combo results in more legalized theft called… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Teachers need fair compensation

Why are we bargaining? Community members may be wondering why the Kent School District is negotiating new salaries with its teachers after a two-year contract… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Community shows heart, support in our work

Thank you, Kent Reporter readers, for voting KentHOPE Best Non-Profit in Kent. KentHOPE is a unique program in Kent: a day center and monthly rotating… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Police car take-home program is a waste of time, money

The Kent City Council and Kent Police Department are launching a program to “initiate a car-per-officer take-home program,” allowing officers to use new expensive vehicles,… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

City leaders, enough is enough

This city has gone crazy. The mayors past and present are nuts, including the City Council. Why not train and use retired veterans to protect… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Feeling isolated, frustrated on the West Hill

Congratulations, the mayor and the City Council, you have finally succeeded in cutting the West Hill of Kent off from the rest of the city.… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Let’s all share in the costs

The Kent Reporter is doing an outstanding job in providing news that is pertinent to the community. Thank you. I want to add my voice… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2018

Property tax unfair to homeowners

Two recent tax increase levies have been strongly rejected. That is, 41 percent in favor and 58 percent against for a utility tax increase for… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Thanks for clearing the way

I would like to give a big shout-out to the city of Kent Public Works crew. I live on a very large wetland pond, and… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

City needs to get a grip on its budget problem

In the State of the City address by Mayor Dana Ralph, she acknowledges the annual deficit of $2 million, the Panther Lake annexation dollars going… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Fund police without putting the burden on taxpayers

Kent voters overwhelmingly rejected higher utility taxes to fully staff the Kent Police Department. Concerning another measure in August, Mayor Dana Ralph said, “It’s that… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Stop asking for more from those with less

I am a senior citizen and I voted, with reservations, for the April 24 ballot items. I do have thoughts regarding the clear voter rejection.… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Backing our superintendent amid difficult times

I would like to express my support and appreciation to Kent School District Superintendent Calvin Watts. He is being responsible by balancing the district budget.… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2018

Join, continue to fight against Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that, for the second consecutive year, the total national cost of caring for people… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2018

Getting by on limited means

With the exception of education and health care, nothing could be more important to the public than our police and firemen. I would love to… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018