Letters to the Editor

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

KSD board to parents: Your voice doesn’t matter

As if this year’s current budget freeze and financial problems weren’t enough, Kent School District Board members voted unanimously to add to their list of… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2017

Trump tax plan poses devastating consequences

President Trump’s new tax proposal will have devastating effects on my family. I have primary progressive multiple sclerosis. I am a quadriplegic, with use of… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2017

Golf course, restaurant left in the rough

Regarding the Riverbend golf course and restaurant pipe dreams: The most rudimentary amount of research into the viability of golf courses in the last 10… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Once more, with clarity

In response to Susan Harrison’s letter to the editor (“Actions protect human lives,” Kent Reporter, April 14): Before launching into her twisted version of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Painfully denied the privilege

I agree with Reps. Mark Hargrove and Matt Shea’s efforts on REAL ID compliance (“Time to get serious on REAL ID compliance,” Reporter, April 14).… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Thanks for the good work

Here’s a big thank you to the Kent Parks and Public Works departments for the recent improvements in my neighborhood. I’m not sure which department… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Sound decision? Disregarding the taxpayer

As I read the Kent Reporter March 31 article, “Sound Transit considers four sites for parking garage,” I again marveled at what little concern is… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2017

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