Letters to the Editor

Special thanks

I am still recovering from a combined attack of pneumonia and influenza, which sent me to the hospital for six days, but wanted to thank… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Idling, noisy trains are a neighborhood nuisance

While I appreciate the City Council trying to remedy the stuck railroad crossing gates, how about addressing another railway issue at hand: recent idling trains… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2017

Fix is needed

I totally agree with Neil Larsen’s Jan. 20 letter regarding the situation at the East Hill Post Office. However, it may be misdirected as the… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

Pay raise brings problems

As of recently Kent and the surrounding area, especially Seattle, have seen a growing homeless population over the last four years. The total homeless population… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

Going postal over East Hill office

I appreciate that the City Council is seeking answers to stuck railroad crossing gates. How about looking into another real problem … the East Hill… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2017

Tale of two mayoral candidates

I attended the December Kent City Council meeting to better understand the proposed operating budget and why a potential increase in property taxes would be… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2017

Thank you

Thanks to the members of the City Council – Tina Burdell, Bill Boyce, Jim Berrios, Dennis Higgins and Brenda Fincher – for voting down the… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Anticipating a different America

Dennis Doucette may not be familiar with the term “racist” but he sure knows what a bigot is. I’m as far left as you can… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Developing Kent into a ghost town

Yippie! Kent is going to get rid of that beautiful open space known as the par 3 golf course and replace it with “500” apartments.… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Reliving horrors

In response to Jerry Cornfield’s column (“Battle brews over Planned Parenthood practices, issues”, Reporter, Jan. 6): I would note that the Senate Judiciary Committee has… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Fresh approach is needed

Is it time to get someone on the City Council the likes of Kshama Sawant with a Socialist Alternative perspective? The recent unanimous votes and… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Speaking out against the hatred

I was privileged to meet Marvin Ekfeldt on Christmas Eve while visiting my mother. His “Let’s end hatred, mistreatment of others” in “My Turn” (Kent… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Property tax hike hypocrisy

This is infuriating. Our taxes don’t just go up by $35 a year. It ends up costing us hundreds of dollars a year, going up… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016

Rigged, in other ways

One of the few truthful statements Donald Trump made during the presidential campaign was, “The election is rigged.” Boy, was he right – but not… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016

Just what is racist?

A recent letter writer asked Trump supporters for assurances we won’t support the president-elect’s racist policies. When conservative voters supported enforcing our immigration laws as… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2016

Kudos to council for maintaining B&O tax’s intent

Thank you for covering and reporting on the City Council’s last meeting on Dec. 13 regarding the funding for parks. I would like to commend… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2016

Thanks to those who supported Kent Turkey Challenge

We would like to humbly thank the community and all the participants who donated to, and supported the sixth annual Kent Turkey Challenge. Thank you… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2016

Let’s support the school bond for our children

I offer my full-throated support for the 2016 school construction bond.

  • Oct 26, 2016

ST3 proposal ignores our growth areas

With the election fast approaching and ST3 on the ballot, it would be nice to see a local analysis of the ST3 initiative as it applies to Southeast King County residents, particularly East Hill, but the entire Kent/Auburn/Maple Valley area would be sufficient.

  • Oct 26, 2016

What, no parking?

Having seen several articles recently on Sound Transit, I'd like to offer my experience with it.

  • Oct 26, 2016