Letters to the Editor

End to DACA would be devastating

In just two months President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will take effect. This program provides a pathway… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

 

Bedbugs or cash cow?

Landlords have become the ruling class in Washington. Senior housing owners are charging residents for bedbug treatments regardless of how the infestation begins. Seniors live… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

 

All lit up

While driving around the Kent area it is enjoyable to see how much effort people are putting in decorating for Christmas. When I was kid… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

 

Money well spent for a safe piece of a curb

On June 2, I sent out an email to the Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke with a few photographs of the James Street, with a request… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Some regulations worth keeping

A constant refrain bleated from Republicans has been ”excessive government regulation” of business. Let’s examine the validity of this claim, and why business is regulated… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

State way behind in financing our students’ futures

Columnist Jerry Cornfield asserts that “the economy generates billions of extra dollars for the state’s coffers while still not producing enough new revenue for counties… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Big bill, little return

I just got a bill on my car license tabs. What a good deal, an 80 percent increase to pay for light rail and Sounder… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Dreaming of a white Christmas

The weather outside may not be frightful, but it is still the time of year when we start to talk about counting blessings. Maybe that… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Put the $3 million elsewhere

After reading the article about spending $3 million to make downtown Kent train quiet, I felt the need to comment. I’m sure the builder of… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

More apartments, more burden

More new apartment developments are being granted property tax waivers lasting eight years. The Reporter article stated this will save one developer $1.7 million over… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Economic collapse: remember ‘08?

Even if you do remember 1993 (“About our business climate today? Remember 1993”, Don Brunell column, Reporter, Nov. 17), there’s no need to panic. For… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

17, and eager to vote

The voting age should be dropped from 18 years old to 17 – locally and nationwide. The difference between someone who can vote and one… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

A right to arm, protect, defend

A gunman recently entered a Texas church and killed numerous helpless people with his semi-auto rifle. A man who lives near the church and who… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Save the land for the birds

The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge is once again under attack by the current administration. Congress is apparently trying to open up the refuge to drilling… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Ralph has a vision for Kent

The business of running a city should not be run like a business. It requires the ability to know the difference between legislative and executive… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Consider whom, what you are supporting

I support the letter, “We need to participate as voters, citizens” (Oct. 13, Kent Reporter) encouraging us to vote. My purpose is to encourage you… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Ralph’s disappointing tactics

I have been watching the election for mayor and have been pleasantly surprised at how professional the candidates have been. They both seem to care… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Berrios is the real deal, and best choice for mayor

It is a privilege to write why I and my family support Jim Berrios for mayor of Kent. I hearken back eight years to articles… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Berrios equipped to be mayor

Jim Berrios is the best choice for mayor as he has the best business experience. Example of his integrity: The City Council passed taxes –… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Husband, mentor, friend, and the best choice for mayor

Many of you are still trying to decide who to vote for in the Kent mayoral race, and as the wife of Jim Berrios, I… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017