Opinion

Roaring into a new month | Shiers

Coming off the second-wettest February on record, the area has offered little respite from the dreary weather this winter.… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2017

School district shares its new race and equity policy | Watts

The Kent School District values its rich, diverse schools and communities and is committed to its mission of “successfully preparing all students for their futures.”… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2017

Wall of Washington | Shiers cartoon

President Trump’s immigration policy has unnerved our state.… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2017

When you dig deeper, the president’s ‘tough talk’ on trade doesn’t sound as good | Brunell

When President Trump spoke to Boeing workers at its South Carolina production facility, he reiterated his campaign promise to bring jobs back to America. It… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2017

Lawmakers dealing with controversial bills | The Petri Dish

A vote, up or down, on abolishing the death penalty in Washington. That’s what Attorney General Bob Ferguson wanted on the legislation he crafted. “The… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2017

Lawmakers battle over who should pay for schools | The Petri Dish

This may surprise you, but one thing legislative leaders and the governor agree on is that new taxes are needed to help cover the state’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2017

Washington has lots riding on NAFTA | Brunell

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was pictured holding a Washington state apple while promoting the virtues of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017

Urging more women to run for public office | Guest op

By state Reps. Tina Orwall and Mia Gregerson/For the Kent Reporter You walked. Now run. Throughout Washington state, thousands of women, families of diverse communities,… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Game of funding our schools | Shiers cartoon

State lawmakers are trying to make the right moves to fully fund public education.… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

State water quality standards finally updated | Being Frank

By Lorraine Loomis/chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission It took a long time on a rough road to get there, but today Washington has… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Lawmakers want students to be more civic | The Petri Dish

Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision. Maybe it’s the constitutional commotion ignited by President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2017

Change in property tax formula seen as revenue stream for state, schools | The Petri Dish

A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s vaunted political commandments in order to restore a stream of dollars to schools… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

KCLS 2016 highlights: library continues to serve the many | Wasdin

It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering, “Where did the time go?” Apparently, it went to the… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

This is what democracy looks like | Guest op

By Staci Whitehouse/For the Kent Reporter My great-grandmother’s name was Beatrice, but she was fondly known to our family as Honeyma. She was the hard-working,… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

Torn with Trump | Shiers cartoon

Newly-elected President Donald Trump has shaken things up in America, first with his immigration ban and lately his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017

Torn with Trump | Shiers cartoon

Newly-elected President Donald Trump has shaken things up in America, first with his immigration ban and lately his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017

Cut the cake and get back to work | Brunell

Congratulations on your first hundred years, Boeing. Cut the cake and get back to work. Last July, Boeing passed the century mark growing to become… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017

Trump’s ways shaking up state politics | The Petri Dish

In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit of change in the climate and landscape of Washington politics. His hiring of… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2017

Trailblazing educator retiring | Brunell

Floten put WGU Washington on the map

  • Jan 26, 2017

Sharing Dr. King’s legacy, our kids’ bright future for learning | Our schools

By Calvin J. Watts/For the Reporter In one amazing week of this month we experienced three very distinct, pivotal and compelling events in the Kent… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2017