Letters to the Editor

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

Support our first responders, vote yes on Prop 1

We all depend on the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority to provide emergency medical services and fire protection and prevention throughout our community. Several years… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2019

Is our country safer loaded with guns?

I find it telling that Mr. Malinski’s May 24 letter (“Stricter gun laws do not reduce crime”) left off a part of the Second Amendment.… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

A costly effort

Green New Deal, right. Nothing “green” about it – a massive wind and solar build would require hundreds of thousands of tons of rare earth… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Time to act is now to save our planet

“Time is now to embrace Green New Deal” (June 7, Kent Reporter) gets it right. The international scientific community has announced we have only a… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Time is now to embrace Green New Deal

Climate change is happening here and now – recently with record fires two years in a row, hammering home the “world on fire” situation. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Leadership and homelessness

The KOMO special “Seattle is Dying” validates the homeless crisis. … ”Whether you believe addiction is a disease or a choice, it is undoubtedly ruining… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Trump watch: investigate, don’t impeach him

I believe in investigating Trump. Congress must do this, but I don’t think he should be impeached. It leads to nowhere in the end since… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Senator’s sorry remarks reflect divided Olympia

Sen. Maureen Walsh’s comment about nurses spending their day playing cards after introducing an amendment requiring an eight-hour shift just to make a political point… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019