Letters to the Editor

Support, appreciate our fire departments

Residents of Kent, Covington, Fire District 37 and SeaTac have a lot to be proud of in their fire department.

  • Apr 13, 2016

Support the RFA, pass Prop 1

The fire benefit charge (FBC) used by the Kent Regional Fire Authority (RFA) was enacted by the state Legislature to stabilize the "peaks and valleys" that occur in gathering revenue.

  • Apr 13, 2016

Dishonest tactics used to promote school bond

The families of the Kent School District are getting hoodwinked.

  • Apr 13, 2016

Electoral reality: It’s party before people

Following the landslide victory of Bernie Sanders in every county in the state, Washington Democrats called for our states superdelegates to follow the will of the people and cast their votes for Sanders as well.

  • Apr 7, 2016

City government needs an overhaul

The city of Kent needs to switch gears at City Hall. The present system keeps going from one financial loss to another.

  • Apr 7, 2016

Pine Tree Park too private

I just recently learned of the city's proposed Pine Tree Park sale. I would like to play devil's advocate for a brief moment if I may.

  • Apr 7, 2016

City needs to do the right thing, rescind sale of park

On Tuesday, the Kent City Council will possibly vote on the issue of the sale of Pine Tree Park. If they do the right thing, they will vote to rescind the sale.

  • Mar 30, 2016

Why the KRFA Fire Benefit Charge?

In the current climate of governmental austerity, the Kent Regional Fire Authority's Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) is a shining example of fiscal and professional management done right.

  • Mar 16, 2016

Pine Tree heroes and their fight

I was proud and saddened when the people in the Pine Tree area mounted a concerted effort to rescue their small park.

  • Mar 16, 2016

City needs to respond to will of its citizens

The juxtaposition of the two lead articles on the front page of the Kent Reporter's March 4 issue could not reflect the current inadequacies of the City Council more succinctly.

  • Mar 9, 2016

Pine Tree Park: a study in upkeep

The problem with Forward Thrust, the 1968 initiative that created Pine Tree Park, is that it provided for parks but not for maintenance.

  • Mar 9, 2016

Fireworks noise carries more bang than July 4

This “old fogey” takes exception to Ms. Little’s assertion that personal fireworks only occur for a day or two a year (“Disappointed with vote to ban fireworks”, letter to the editor, Kent Reporter, March 4).

  • Mar 9, 2016

Ban is needed to protect us

I am not only an “old fogey over 50” but also someone who has protected this community for more than 36 years as an emergency responder.

  • Mar 9, 2016

Disappointed with council’s vote to ban fireworks

I am truly saddened by the vote of the City Council to ban fireworks in Kent.

  • Mar 2, 2016

Just where are the funds going?

In a Feb. 26 article about the need for repairs to the sewer and water systems and the potential source of funds, it was noted that the some of citizens' payments to these two enterprise funds are being transferred to the general fund.

  • Mar 2, 2016

Charged up about FBC’s ‘sales job’

In response to the honorable Firefighter Ray Shjerven's fact-filled letter to the editor (Feb. 19, Kent Reporter):

  • Feb 24, 2016

Matter of common sense

I love the upcoming April 26 ballot measure vote. The timing is perfect. It shows me how much common sense the Regional Fire Authority has.

  • Feb 24, 2016

Thank you for defusing fireworks

Many thanks to our City Council for their decision to ban fireworks in Kent.

  • Feb 24, 2016

Good work, council, on fireworks ban

I applaud the work of the City Council members for their comprehensive and methodical consideration of banning fireworks within Kent.

  • Feb 24, 2016

Trump is a disaster ready to happen

Regarding: The Reporter on Feb. 12 publishing a rant by Sandra Gill on one of the current presidential candidates.

  • Feb 18, 2016