Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on Prop 1

These days it seems more fashionable to cast stones and criticize than to lay bricks and collaborate to help build a safer community. I have… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Regional fire authority well worth our support

I am a Kent resident of two years and a former resident of Covington for more than 30 years who has been actively involved in… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

The Facebook problem

How did this social-media behemoth evolve from a college project to an international phenomenon with the insidious potential to sway democratic elections both in America… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

When does the taxpayer and property owner get a break?

Using the Kent Reporter (April 6) and the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority’s Emergency Responder (Spring 2018), they want more money. The city of Kent… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2018

Clarifying city’s role as Prop A comes before voters

I have received a lot of questions in recent weeks from Kent residents who are unclear about the relationship between the city of Kent and… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Unified against sexual assault

As a longtime resident of Kent, I’m writing to thank and commend Mayor Dana Ralph and City Council members for supporting survivors of sexual assault… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

More reasons for gun violence, deaths

Ken Paul says that there are three reasons why gun control won’t work (“The wrong weapons; there’s more we can do,” March 16, Reporter). I… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Clearing the air on our climate

In Bonnie Lawlor’s letter (What do patriotism, freedom mean?” Reporter, March 16), she claimed the “conservatives” changed the term “global warming” to “climate change.” Fact… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ pose problems

As a resident of Washington and King County for 37 years, I have worked for decades on behalf of a woman’s right to receive the… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2018

‘Trump Peace Tower’: hope in diplomacy

President Trump quickly accepted Kim Jong Un’s invitation. Preparations are now underway for a meeting between Trump and Kim before the end of May, on… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018

Keep Kent safe, support Proposition A

National concerns about public safety, such as the Parkland, Fla., occurrence, simply remind us that we are responsible for supporting our own local institutions. Proposition… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018

What do freedom, patriotism really mean?

In an effort to convince enough Americans to vote against their own vital interests, Republicans have co-opted much of our political vocabulary, and the distortions… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018

Trump to the rescue?

The president’s braggadocious blustering, trivializing the horrifying shootings at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, “I really believe I’d run in there even if I… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018

More can be done than just mental health

Regarding: “Local legislators hope to find property tax relief” (Reporter, Feb. 21), one sentence stuck out. “Sullivan, Fain and Hargrove have suggested that lawmakers focus… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

No to Kent Proposition A

The commentary from Andrea Keikkala’s “Support Proposition A for a safer community” (March 2, Kent Reporter) suggests to levy an additional 2 percent tax increase… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

The wrong weapons

Your “letters” writers posited a strong belief that the solution to a rash of shootings is more gun control. Let me give you three reasons… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

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