Opinion

Impact of Hirst decision must be addressed | Brunell

In Washington, the legislative stalemate over permitting new household wells and the state’s construction budget has not only delayed needed funding for public projects, but… Continue reading

Cold war in Olympia: capital budget, water rights bill tied up | The Petri Dish

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of a capital budget and water rights bill, are far less theoretical these days.… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

No place in our waters for Atlantic salmon | Being Frank

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and future expansion plans scrapped following the Aug. 19 escape of thousands of the… Continue reading

Atlantic salmon must go | Being Frank

The backlash against Atlantic salmon farms in Western Washington continues to grow as more than 100,000 of the non-native fish remain unaccounted for following the… Continue reading

Legal battle continues in effort to fund public education | The Petri Dish

When the legal battle on education funding returns to the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 24, the leader of Washington’s public school system will… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Players taking a knee hurting the NFL | Brunell

On a recent Saturday afternoon in Portland, a young woman stepped onto the playing field at the beginning of the University of Montana vs. Portland… Continue reading

Growing together as we grow in our community | As I See It

Just as you residents care about our beautiful city, I also try to keep track of what is going on with Kent’s people. Citizens, our… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Dismantling racism requires radical patience | OUR CORNER

The other day my friend, a POC (person of color), had to explain to his friend, a white woman, why using the N-word wasn’t acceptable.… Continue reading

Amazon’s plan reminiscent of Boeing’s Chicago move | Brunell

Last year, Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates wrote about the similarities and differences between Boeing’s corporate office move to Chicago and Amazon’s plan for… Continue reading

Berrios: Equipped, ready to do the work and move the city forward | GUEST OP

By Jim Berrios/for the Kent Reporter Hello, my name is Jim Berrios. I represent you on the Kent City Council and previously on the Kent… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Ralph: Sharing a vision to strengthen the city she loves | GUEST OP

By Dana Ralph/for the Kent Reporter Being mayor is a multi-faceted job with many layers and complexities. It requires someone with experience, education, dedication and… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

The survival of the world could be at stake | Elfers

While the nation’s and the world’s attention was drawn to the senseless murders in Las Vegas of at least 59 and the wounding of 489… Continue reading

Rebellion is just as American as apple pie | Elfers

“Rebellion against authority is as American as apple pie.” This was my response as I spoke with a woman who was bragging about how much… Continue reading

Deceptive ST3? Lawmakers try to make a case | Cornfield

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Building on support from voters: 2004 capital bond progress | KCLS

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term capital improvement plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Help, at last, from the skies | Shiers

Several days of rain and even snow in the higher elevations have helped douse the fires in the mountains and elsewhere.… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated | Brunell

Key tax policies emanating from the East and West coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded… Continue reading

Controversial education leader to pay us a visit | The Petri Dish

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Our schools committed to making students’ dreams come true | Watts

As we begin the new school year, I am reminded of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech delivered 54… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Rabid bat numbers rise | Shiers

Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes throughout Washington have tested positive for rabies since Aug. 1. While health officials test for and… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017