Opinion

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In tribute | Shiers cartoon

Honoring those lost in their duty to protect us

  • Dec 7th, 2016

 

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Inslee renews complex task to fund schools | THE PETRI DISH

Governor has bright outlook on the state’s economy

  • Dec 8th, 2016

 

Cheap gas fueling petrochemical expansion | Brunell

In Washington, an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower spurs economic growth.…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

 

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Let’s clarify discussion on red light cameras | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Since my name was mentioned in the Nov. 25 letter to the…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Things have changed | LETTER

Think I care about the new Twitter in Chief? Nah. The country…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Plenty on the line

Dawgs, Buffs battle for the Pac-12 crown | Shiers

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Red light cameras would benefit Kent

I just the read Kent Reporter article, “Committee Puts A Stop To…

  • Nov 25th, 2016
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Willing to give Trump a chance | LETTER

I would like to thank Brian Beckley for the best Our Corner…

  • Nov 25th, 2016
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Donald Trump prevailed in a stunning upset to become our 45th president. COURESY PHOTO

What will we reap from the election ? | GUEST OP

Regardless of whom we voted for, it’s time to lead.

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
Donald Trump prevailed in a stunning upset to become our 45th president. COURESY PHOTO

Reasons to be thankful for what transpired this past election season | Petri Dish

With Thanksgiving upon us, we take a few moments to consider those…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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Cougs, Dawgs ready for showdown | Shiers cartoon

Rivals go at it Friday at Martin Stadium

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Thank you, voters, for making it possible | OUR SCHOOLS

By now you have likely read dozens of articles and heard countless…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Donald Trump’s presidency has caused a stir among the many.

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Kent voters want to be taxed more? | LETTER

The city of Kent has put in place a vision (strategic plan?)…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Thank you for a great ceremony | LETTER

My daughter, Teresa Espinosa, invited me to accompany her to the community…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Civics 101: Presidential election shows split in America

I did not vote for President-elect Donald Trump. But I completely understand…

Bombastic Donald Trump is our next president.

Facing our fears: Time to come together to build each other up | Reporter’s Notebook

Well, the results are in and much to many people’s surprise, Donald…

Bombastic Donald Trump is our next president.
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Paying the price of drowsy driving | Guest op

Imagine this: You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in Eastern Washington, but you have to head home in the morning. Your friend goes to bed but even though you have to leave early to get to work on time, you decide to stay up all night.

  • Nov 16th, 2016
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Changed needed in the 47th

Enough is enough. Since winning a House seat back in 2010, Rep. Mark Hargrove has shown not only to be extreme, but unwilling to represent all voices in the 47th.

  • Nov 4th, 2016

I-1433: Illness does not wait until we have access to paid sick leave

As a father of two, going to work sick because I cannot afford to miss a day is a reality I live. Neither my wife nor I have sick-and-safe leave.

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Vote Valentine for House seat

I am strongly urging 47th District voters to support Brooke Valentine for state Representative.

  • Nov 4th, 2016

We are under siege

Mayor Suzette Cooke wants a city property tax increase and a $20 car tab fee in her 2017 budget proposal.

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Reconsider RFA name change

Unfortunately, I missed the July articles the Kent Reporter had about the name change of the Kent (soon-to-be Puget Sound) Regional Fire Authority, and did not see it until the RFA newsletter came out last month.

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Support the school bond, support our students | LETTER

As decades-long community members in South King County, and volunteers with Citizens for Kent schools, we are writing to ask you to vote yes on the Kent school bond to reduce overcrowding.

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Storylines abound as election looms | The Petri Dish

You will be hard-pressed to find many in Washington who can’t wait until 8 p.m. Tuesday when voting will end and ballot counting begins in the 2016 election ordeal.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016

Millennials resurrecting whiskey | Brunell

Last month while touring Ireland, our guide proudly pointed out Irish whiskey is making a strong comeback and thanked us, Americans, for our hefty contribution to their sales and shipments.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Kent’s communication and sustainability failures | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Mayor Suzette Cooke mentioned our “financial crisis of 2020” during her 2017 budget proposal but offered no cost-cutting measures, no proposals to elimination waste or new income except to raise resident fees and taxes.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Carbon tax goes to the vote | Shiers cartoon

The Washington Carbon Emission Tax and Sales Tax Reduction, also known as Initiative 732, is on the Nov. 8 ballot as an initiative to the Legislature, a kind of indirect initiated state statute.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Take a page from Gerald Ford’s playbook | Brunell

It's D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Take a page from Gerald Ford’s playbook | Brunell

It's D-Day for American voters. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump carrying unusually low approval ratings and having a deep antipathy for one another, no matter which one ultimately is elected, the nation will be bitterly polarized.

Let’s support the school bond for our children

I offer my full-throated support for the 2016 school construction bond.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

ST3 proposal ignores our growth areas

With the election fast approaching and ST3 on the ballot, it would be nice to see a local analysis of the ST3 initiative as it applies to Southeast King County residents, particularly East Hill, but the entire Kent/Auburn/Maple Valley area would be sufficient.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

What, no parking?

Having seen several articles recently on Sound Transit, I'd like to offer my experience with it.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

School support is vital: vote yes on bond | Our view

When it comes to the education of our children we know everyone agrees – we all want every student receiving a high quality, world-class education in the Kent School District.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

School support is vital: vote yes on bond | Our view

When it comes to the education of our children we know everyone agrees – we all want every student receiving a high quality, world-class education in the Kent School District.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Democrats making push to win elections, fill more seats | The Petri Dish

A super PAC supporting Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has redirected hundreds of thousands of dollars from the governor's race into getting more Democrats elected to the Legislature.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Appreciating the support of our schools

Thank you, Kent residents from years past. Thank you for taxing yourselves to build the schools I attended.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Initiatives pose more taxes

After reading the Voters' Pamphlet and newspapers, I cannot vote for any of the initiations on this year's ballot.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Jones is the choice for state superintendent

One of the most important races that will be decided on your ballot isn't about which party will control the White House, Congress or the governor's mansion. It is which leader will be tasked with ensuring our children get a world-class education and fill the role of state superintendent of public instruction.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Successful bond measure would embrace our growing school district | Our schools

Hello. My name is Calvin J. Watts and I am honored to serve as superintendent of our Kent School District. I would like to thank the Kent Reporter for the opportunity to share monthly updates on our district, as well as issues and trends in education that may impact our schools.

  • Oct 21st, 2016