Letters to the Editor

We need to protect, preserve our national parks

As a state with three national parks of our own here in Washington, many of us are lucky enough to have personal connections with the National Parks Service, whether it be family trips to the Cascades or hikes up Mount Rainier.

  • Sep 7, 2016

Front page headline misleading

I believe the headline ("City tax revenues up, expenses down in 2016") in last week's paper was mistakenly misleading.

  • Sep 7, 2016

Up to here with rate increases

The Kent City Council continues to surprise me with their incompetence.

  • Sep 7, 2016

The devil is always in the details

In response to the letter to the Editor published on July 8 and written by Aaron Tam:

  • Aug 31, 2016

Reichert does right

On Aug. 19, the Reporter published a letter from P. Larson criticizing Congressman Dave Reichert over Zika funding. Unfortunately for P. the facts do not back up that claim.

  • Aug 24, 2016

A special visit

Aegis of Kent welcomed members of the Kent fire and police departments to our assisted living community for a thank you barbecue last Sunday.

  • Aug 24, 2016

Thanks for a job well done

It has been a long and frustrating summer of traffic gridlock, noise, dust and detours for those of us who live on, off or near James Street hill.

  • Aug 24, 2016

Demoralized world we live in

We live in a selfish world. But I also acknowledge up front the very many who are not.

  • Aug 3, 2016

Connect the dots and contact Mayor Cooke

I attended July's meeting of the Parks commission as a guest. I heard information on:

  • Aug 3, 2016

Jones is the one for state superintendent

On your ballot you will find one of the most important races that you can possibly vote in. It isn't for Governor and it isn't for president.

  • Jul 28, 2016

Meeting was worthwhile

Couldn't have been prouder the other night to be a resident of Kent. The Police Community Forum (July 19) was amazing. There was a very significant turnout.

  • Jul 27, 2016

Council’s marijuana decisions mock the will of the voters

Recent articles in the Kent Reporter on marijuana stores, medical and recreational, are thankfully illuminating the malfeasance of the majority of City Council members.

  • Jul 20, 2016

Council stuck in spin cycle

It shouldn't surprise us that our Kent City Council has proven once more their expertise at wasting time and money. Our time, and our money.

  • Jul 14, 2016

Thank you, mayor, City Council

I want to thank Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke, for considering a veto on a measure passed by the City Council to ban medical marijuana cooperatives.

  • Jul 14, 2016

Decisions ignore will of the voters

How much time and money did it take for the city financial task force to come to the same conclusion the voters did awhile back?

  • Jul 14, 2016

Matter of trust

I get Tim Eyman. I get Ted Schwarz. I don't get the King County bond retired in 2015 for the Kingdome's new roof that went poof. I don't get $6 billion missing off the State Department books under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • Jul 7, 2016

The cost of climate change this summer

With summer comes nice, sunny weather. However, with the impacts of climate change it also means hotter temperatures, drier conditions, more frequent and severe wildfires (the 2015 wildfire season was the largest in Washington state history), possible heat strokes, water shortages and more negative impacts.

  • Jul 7, 2016

There’s no money; Ely is not the problem

Our government grew 30 percent in the last 16 years, faster than the general population. That takes my breath away. What a trajectory.

  • Jun 1, 2016

Standardized tests need further examination

As a senior student at Kentlake High School, I am not opposed to standardized testing as long as it serves a purpose.

  • May 25, 2016

What about us?

How can they keep building senior housing apartments and still only give us Safeway and K-Mart to shop at?

  • May 25, 2016