Letters to the Editor

Declaration is welcome

Thank you Mayor Suzette Cooke and Kent City Council. You reaffirm the long legacy of welcome that has been a hallmark of our city. Your… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

Library makes impact by serving all

In response to Shawn Mickens’ letter (“Library providing more than it should”, Kent Reporter, Feb. 10): I am a Caucasian grandmother who patronizes the Kent… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

Making a stand

I am writing a followup to my letter published Feb. 3 (“Ashamed to be an American”). What a difference two weeks can make. Three superheroes… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2017

Library providing more than it should

The definition of a library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources. It provides physical or digital access to material. A library’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2017

Tax torpedo would damage our state

Regarding the Feb. 3 Reporter’s editorial, “Change in property tax formula seen as revenue stream”: Very revealing – to the elected officials of this state,… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2017

Ashamed to be an American

Mayor Suzette Cooke’s recent message in the 2017 resident’s guide compelled me to write. I have made Kent my home for 10 years. I am… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Library needs better safety

Recently I stopped at our beautiful King County Kent library in the evening. Usually I visit during the daytime. This evening time visit was dangerous… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Special thanks

I am still recovering from a combined attack of pneumonia and influenza, which sent me to the hospital for six days, but wanted to thank… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Idling, noisy trains are a neighborhood nuisance

While I appreciate the City Council trying to remedy the stuck railroad crossing gates, how about addressing another railway issue at hand: recent idling trains… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2017

Fix is needed

I totally agree with Neil Larsen’s Jan. 20 letter regarding the situation at the East Hill Post Office. However, it may be misdirected as the… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

Pay raise brings problems

As of recently Kent and the surrounding area, especially Seattle, have seen a growing homeless population over the last four years. The total homeless population… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

Going postal over East Hill office

I appreciate that the City Council is seeking answers to stuck railroad crossing gates. How about looking into another real problem … the East Hill… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2017

Tale of two mayoral candidates

I attended the December Kent City Council meeting to better understand the proposed operating budget and why a potential increase in property taxes would be… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2017

Thank you

Thanks to the members of the City Council – Tina Burdell, Bill Boyce, Jim Berrios, Dennis Higgins and Brenda Fincher – for voting down the… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Anticipating a different America

Dennis Doucette may not be familiar with the term “racist” but he sure knows what a bigot is. I’m as far left as you can… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Developing Kent into a ghost town

Yippie! Kent is going to get rid of that beautiful open space known as the par 3 golf course and replace it with “500” apartments.… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Reliving horrors

In response to Jerry Cornfield’s column (“Battle brews over Planned Parenthood practices, issues”, Reporter, Jan. 6): I would note that the Senate Judiciary Committee has… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Fresh approach is needed

Is it time to get someone on the City Council the likes of Kshama Sawant with a Socialist Alternative perspective? The recent unanimous votes and… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Speaking out against the hatred

I was privileged to meet Marvin Ekfeldt on Christmas Eve while visiting my mother. His “Let’s end hatred, mistreatment of others” in “My Turn” (Kent… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Property tax hike hypocrisy

This is infuriating. Our taxes don’t just go up by $35 a year. It ends up costing us hundreds of dollars a year, going up… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016