Letters to the Editor

Stuck with unfair vehicle tabs

I know it’s been on the news, but many of you will be shocked at the huge RTA (regional tax authority) tax coming on your… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Let the extra eyes help police

So you don’t want drones. At first, you didn’t want the cameras recording you going through a red light. Then, you didn’t want traffic surveillance… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Folly with backing fossil fuels

Why are we still subsidizing the fossil fuel industry? As of July 2014, Oil Change International estimates U.S. fossil fuel subsidies at $37.5 billion annually,… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Crazy drivers

I drive I-405 to work daily. I use the surface streets through Renton and onto Kent’s East Hill. It seems people feel they have the… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

My take on the town hall meeting

Thank you to our 47th District legislators and their staff for organizing a constituent town hall last Saturday. It was a standing-room-only crowd at the… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

Congressman is out of touch

Dave Reichert needs to be reminded that the he was elected to represent his constituents. He refuses to hold town hall meetings and also complains… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

There goes the environment

What no EPA? What, no Green Peace? What, no kayactivists? After all, it’s only a giant raw sewage dump into the Puget Sound, and no… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

A welcomed move

May I express to Mayor Suzette Cooke and the City Council my sincere and heartfelt gratitude for the recent proclamation reaffirming Kent as a Welcoming… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Upsetting incident

I was upset to hear about the 39-year-old Sikh man who was shot in his driveway last Friday, and to hear that the shooter told… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Oppose universal health care? Military doesn’t

I am a Navy veteran who served as a Hospital Corpsman for six years. While I was stationed in California, I treated active duty service… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

Good match, good friends

The Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) wants to thank the Tacoma Stars and their organizer, John Crouch, for inviting the KDP to play a soccer scrimmage… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

Kent is a Welcoming City

Kent has a large, diverse population. We are very lucky to have amazing, smart, educated community members from all over the world. Students in the… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

Useless, expensive light rail system

Wow. I just received the invoice from my car tabs and was shocked. My tabs increased significantly as a result of ST3. This is so… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

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