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So I’ll follow the money: all the way to Exxon

In his letter complaining about global warming education, John Kohler urged readers to “Just follow the money that the green revolution produces” (May 7, Kent Reporter). When I follow the money, I am more likely to find Exxon, whose 2007 oil profits exceeded $40 billion, the largest profit ever made by any company at any time in history. Combined, U.S. oil companies made over $100 billion. While I am confident that green businesses will be profitable and that we can and should invest in them, it is ludicrous to suggest that money drives people to fight against climate change, when the cash is clearly on the side of traditional carbon-based industry.

Don Chadwick

Korea: Area soldiers recall ‘The Forgotten War’

It is often called “The Forgotten War” or “The Unknown War,” but many veterans remember it all too well.

Don Chadwick

Replacing school chiefs won’t be easy

It’s spring, and you know what that means?

Vernalisa Colon

There’s a kitchen in Kent to call their own

The women living in transitional housing upstairs at Titusville Station will soon have a kitchen to share, thanks to the volunteer efforts of a local women’s group.

Vernalisa Colon

Want to be rodeo royalty? Posse has a plan

The famed King County Posse with their “Silver Saddles on Golden Horses” is looking for young ladies interested in trying out for the position of 2009 King County Princess on the 2009 Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court.

Timely jump pays off for Kentwood’s St. Clair

Devin St. Clair jumped ship from the long jump because of a strained hip flexor almost two months ago. Now, his times are jumping off the page in his new events.

Today’s society ruder, in spite of better technology

Regarding your customer-service article (Todd Nuttman editorial, May 7, 2008), I agree but consider the problem much broader than you suggest.

University of Washington announces Dean’s List students

The following University of Washington students from the Kent area have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter Quarter.

Above: Kent Dragon Boat Association conducted practice Saturday on Lake Meridian.  In front are lead rowers Kristi Gerling

In the wake of Chinese tradition

Heide Tacheron, 46, says paddling a 42-foot boat across the waters of Lake Meridian is easy.

Above: Kent Dragon Boat Association conducted practice Saturday on Lake Meridian.  In front are lead rowers Kristi Gerling

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Vets to talk about Korean War

Kentridge High School sophomore Blake Allen

No compromises: KR student earns way to nationals

Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota American Indian tribe may be long dead, but his legacy recently was brought back to life by Kentridge High School sophomore Blake Allen.

Kentridge High School sophomore Blake Allen
Ting-You Wang

Outstanding UW scholar keeps his perspective

One of the brightest recent University of Washington graduates won’t boast much about his own abilities, but he will take the time to thank God and his family for their part in his success.

Ting-You Wang
Sunrise Elementary School first-grade pals Taylor Akiyama

Students put their pennies toward a just cause

Pennies are positive. All silver coins are negative.

Sunrise Elementary School first-grade pals Taylor Akiyama

Proposal to tax bags a bad idea The Seattle mayor’s proposal to tax paper and plastic bags in Seattle is bad for the environment, consumers and retailers.

As someone who provides retailers with these bags, I was invited to a meeting the day before the mayor’s announce to be briefed by his staff. The mayor’s proposal is based on a similar tax Ireland implemented in the late 1990s. Based on the comments from the mayor’s staff they have not made any attempt to discover the negative impacts of this tax in Ireland. Here are some facts about the issue from Ireland.

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Kent women can have an evening of girls-only fun at the third annual Wine, Women, WOW event, set for 6-9 p.m. May 23 at Green River Community College at Kent Station.

Kent Police Officer Dave Buck makes a presentation April 24

K-M career day shows students possibilities

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Kent Police Officer Dave Buck makes a presentation April 24

Contest focuses on teens

The King County Women’s Program and Domestic Violence Council have announced a contest for local teens to produce a video public-service announcement to call attention to teen-dating violence.

Left to right: Lisa Funk (at edge)

Kent youths bring help to the needy in San Francisco

Mid-winter break is usually a time for relaxing. But for 10 students in Kent United Methodist Church’s youth group, the February vacation meant anything but relaxing, as they spent the week serving hundreds of meals a day, teaching preschoolers and connecting with people from different cultures.

Left to right: Lisa Funk (at edge)
Jan Banister
Jan Banister
MOMS Club president Donna Ellis

Resources for stay-at-home moms

• MOMS Club of Kent: Social organization for moms. Activities include playgroup, book club, mom’s night out and more. Prospective members can call 206-225-4018, visit www.momsclubofkentwa.org or e-mail membershipvp@momsclubofkentwa.org.

MOMS Club president Donna Ellis