Opinion

Lt. Dan needs lots of helping hands | Brunell

Gary Sinise making year-around commitments to help veterans and their families

Growth, knowledge, learning at your library | KCLS

Spring is the time of year when many of us focus on growth and renewal, reinvigorated to cultivate our interests or explore new ones. Last… Continue reading

Where my daughter goes to school isn’t political – it’s personal | GUEST OP

By Kesha Senters/For the Kent Reporter I’ll admit it. I am a very protective - and sometimes over-protective - mama bear. And like all mama… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2018
Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

New approaches needed to fight super wildfires | Brunell

With Western States wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos… Continue reading

Eyman putting his latest fight on his tab

Activist using own money in signature-gathering drive to place a $30 car tab measure in front of voters

  • May 9, 2018

Candidates gear up to run in a crowded House

Dynamic in four contests reflects what is occurring in many House contests across the nation in 2018

  • May 3, 2018

Cooperation spawns hope

Call to reach common ground and a shared pain

Yogi’s wisdom is worth thinking about| Brunell

The late great philosopher Yogi Berra once proclaimed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” It sure ain’t! A lot has changed in the… Continue reading

Kent City Council appointment must prioritize the dignity of housing for all | GUEST OP

By The Rev. Dr. Joyce Parry-Moore/rector of St. James Episcopal Church I spent my formative years on a farm in Kent, near what is now… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018

Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy | Brunell

Millions of good-paying opportunities available in blue collar jobs

Proposed initiative stokes battle over gun rights

Big money, politics at play

  • Apr 26, 2018

Streamlining regulations helps Americans compete | Brunell

President Trump campaigned on cutting taxes, streamlining regulations and improving infrastructure. He also vowed to renegotiate our trade agreements calling the North American Free Trade… Continue reading

Lawmakers hope to examine concerns of Sea-Tac International Airport and its impact on the quality of life in places like SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and Federal Way.

State antes up money to address bevy of issues

From wolves to airplanes, state looks to tackle issues

  • Apr 19, 2018
Lawmakers hope to examine concerns of Sea-Tac International Airport and its impact on the quality of life in places like SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and Federal Way.

Time to do about-face on Facebook | Nuttman

I finally did it. I have made up my mind to get this monkey off my back. No, I’m not quitting drinking, although my doctor… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2018

Trade war could hit Washington hard | Brunell

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs are imposed, it will hit Washington particularly hard.… Continue reading

State feeds more money to public schools

But bargaining may soon begin for union, lawmakers

  • Apr 11, 2018
Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Community college plays significant role in higher education

Students embrace courses, programs

  • Apr 11, 2018
Green River College President Suzanne Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO, Green River College

Water pressure mounting in West as population spikes | Brunell

As we deal with our population growth, we must address sufficient supplies of drinkable fresh water for residential, commercial, agriculture, fisheries and industrial needs. Not… Continue reading

Trump’s luck may be running out | Elfers

Nowhere in the world has seen improvement as a result of Trump’s actions