Letters to the Editor

Priced out of our homes

Priced out of our homes In the middle of everything that is going wrong in our country, including a pandemic, sky-high unemployment, medical costs going… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2020


Kent School Board addresses death of George Floyd

The recent death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of a police officer has fueled outrage. This incident has happened way too often where… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2020


City should focus on the real problem, a health crisis

It is time for the city officials of Kent to stop their nimby approach to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Judge denies restraining order). We… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020


Some good advice in the fight against infection

School closings, sports event cancellations, food hoarding. … We live in a new Coronavirus-induced world. Yet some personal health facts remain unchanged. The Centers for… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

Coronavirus: County made hasty choice in Kent as a quarantine city

Like many Kent residents, I was blindsided when I heard, late Wednesday afternoon (March 4), of King County’s decision to put the coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2020

How much effect will virus have?

The situation regarding King County’s acquisition of the Econo Lodge in Kent raises concerns. I am surprised that the city of Kent has no say… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2020

Let’s set the record straight

A letter published in the Kent Reporter on Feb. 28, “Stop the scare tactics, support senior benefits,” requires a response because of the misinformation it… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2020

Rapidly rising property taxes poses problem for homeowner

I just received my 2020 King County real estate tax statement and I was stunned. Is King County actually trying to solve the housing crisis… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2020

Democratic mayors fail to silence shootings

Frank Shiers’ political cartoon (of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Kent Reporter, Jan. 31) is right on target. It is typical of cities run by a… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020

We need evidence, measures when considering car tab fee reduction

Most, if not all, state and local government programs can be tested. If we consider the issues long enough, we can find a metric to… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020

Beware of Legislature investigations

The Legislature’s “investigation” of Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) is alarming. A political appointee – a far left one at that – was authorized to… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020

Kent gives generously to holiday project

I am writing to thank Kent residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

Large trees are a safety hazard to some homeowners

So somebody in the city wants to plant more trees? They need to develop a plan to take care of the ones they already have.… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019

At the crossroads with a ‘roundabout’

Do you travel on Willis Street (State Route 516) to commute to work or shop? If so, are you aware that a city/ state development… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Vote yes for Medic One

On the Nov. 5 Ballot will appear “Proposition No. 1. Medic One – Emergency Medical Services replacement of Existing Levy.” It must be reauthorized every… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

How will you vote?

It’s that time of year during which we are asked to vote for some of our Kent City Council members. As you prepare to vote,… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Michaud is the right choice for city council

Zandria Michaud’s top priorities as a Kent City Council member are public safety and reducing homelessness. She’s the only candidate to have met with critical… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Homeowners, don’t complain about living next to a racetrack

Please remember that Pacific Raceways existed before most of the houses that now surround it. All of the people who bought those houses knew the… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019

Support Larimer for a promising future

Councilwoman Marli Larimer is the perfect City Council member for Kent’s youth. She acknowledges the issues that youth face today and is constantly pursuing ways… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2019

Paying too much

Opening the July 12 edition of the Opinion page, I was surprised to read Mr. Cornfields’ piece (“Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019