Letters to the Editor

Vote for a genuine candidate

Regarding the upcoming election for City Council and mayoral positions: It would be refreshing if we had candidates to vote for that were not backed… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Ralph qualifies to be Kent mayor

I urge you to consider the qualifications of Dana Ralph when casting your vote for the mayor of Kent. She was born and raised in… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Kaur for City Council

Satwinder Kaur is a rising star. She is young, energetic, passionate, ambitious, hardworking and many other qualities we need in a Kent City Council member.… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Sting of a headline

Possible titles: 1. Police officer protects himself 2. Police force denigrated 3. Man shot. Why? 4. Why is it wrong for police to protect themselves?… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Ticket jaywalkers on busy road

Kent Police need to start ticketing those pedestrians running across Kent Kangley Road trying get to and from the lake without using the crosswalk. I… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Time for a change

I have been reading with a sense of bewilderment the letter to the editor supporting Jim Berrios for mayor. It mentions the City Council’s massive… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Trust in Ralph

Dana Ralph stands out among my council colleagues as the one who best-understands the big picture. She is both a businesswoman and a long-time advocate… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Wanted: leader with better fiscal management

The Kent Reporter summarizes the city’s bleak financial future in its June 30 edition. It speaks to the way the financials for this city have… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Ralph makes the most sense

After reading how all the candidates for Kent mayor think that public safety is such an important issue, I think that Dana Ralph would make… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Berrios does the job

During the recession, City Councilman Jim Berrios remained in business and continued to be a blessing to the community. This signifies that he knows how… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Keeping it safe and sane

I hope Kent was much quieter this Fourth of July because of the city’s ban on fireworks. I enjoy a good fireworks display. There is… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Berrios and budgets: a good fit for Kent

Your story, “City faces ‘bleak’ financial future,” begs for a response. We desperately need a mayor who can manage a city and a budget. We… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Time for the city to solve financial woes

Steve Hunter’s article, “City faces ‘bleak’ financial future” (Kent Reporter, June 23), painted a bleak picture of Kent’s financial situation. But I would like to… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Extra requirements?

Ever since Washington state put a ban on the culminating project as a high school graduation requirement, only some school districts in the state, including… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Trump’s actions damaging to our planet, children

The president has announced his separation, Duterte-style, from the Paris Accord. America joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries on Earth to not ratify… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

TeamUp2CleanUp a big success

The Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) wants to thank all of you who came out to help freshen up downtown Kent at our and the city… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

City gives way to rentals, reducing quality of life

According to the Kent City Council, more than half of all residences in Kent are now rental properties. On Tuesday, May 2 the City Council… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017

Field trip fiasco

So the Kent School District can spend the taxpayers’ money any way its sees fit, like eating the field trip deposits for the “last minute”… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017

Loss of green spaces

Thank goodness for City Council members who can make the tough decisions to disregard public opinion and get rid of that green space of a… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017

Put money back into schools

Violated the law and paid the $124 fine. Twenty-six mph in a camera controlled 20 mph school zone. Fair enough. The city of Kent publicly… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017