Letters to the Editor

Are Democrats ready for change?

There’s hardly any point of having a two-party system in theory when both parties are openly dedicated to status quo – no change or growth… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

I-1631? Just another government money grab

I thought the Reporter did a decent job of breaking down the election results. With one exception: I think you missed the boat on why… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Where are our leaders?

Our nation and the world cannot understand what is happening to the USA. Our constitution provides a ”check and balance” political system, yet the very… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

Trust in government

As of this writing, on Nov. 6, your City Council plans on reallocating a 15.38 percent internal tax that is due to expire. The reallocated… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

Thanks to all who supported pursuit of restoration grant for historic building

Kent Downtown Partnership would like to thank everybody who voted for the Morrill Bank Building in downtown Kent in the contest to try to win… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2018

Dino has my vote for Congress

Watching the debate between Dino Rossi and Kim Schrier on YouTube was a great help in deciding who I should vote for in the 8th… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Don’t be misled, vote yes on I-1631

Let’s dig into the “special interests” that wrote and support I-1631. These are the dastardly, irresponsible, greedy groups that want to steal your money and… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

I-1639 is a bad law that attacks our rights

If you value your civil rights, then please vote no on I-1639. I-1639 is an attack on every person who values their constitutionally guaranteed rights… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Race for Congress: Fresh Face vis-a-vis Old Pol

Electing Kim Schrier will bring to the office “pluses” sorely needed in the next Congress. Restoring balance in our governance tops the list in a… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Fain supports the needs of our city, district

Sen. Joe Fain has been a champion for the city of Kent since he was first elected, and I have endorsed him for reelection because… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

I-1631 Opponents do not care about you or your family

In the Auburn Reporter, Don Brunell wrote a piece, “Carbon fee hurts business and families,” (Oct. 12), where he argues that cutting carbon emissions is… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Support I-1631 for a healthier climate, brighter future

The article, “Report reveals inequities of climate change in Washington” on Oct. 1 showed how climate change is already harming our state, hitting the poor… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Vote for less smoky days, yes on I-1631

Do you remember the smoke and haze from this summer? I sure do. One of the best things about living in Kent is having a… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Fain has done so much for our community

Sen. Joe Fain has been and continues to be an active member of our community. During his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to address the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Hearing fallout: Democrats reveal their true agenda

Contrary to statements put forth by Rich Elfers in his opinion piece, the Republican Senate leadership went out of its way to respect and accommodate… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

A costly initiative to consumers

You had better read I-1631 before voting. It is a never-ending tax, and they can raise it anytime they want. Not only do they say… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Regional landfill: Building a waste-to-energy plant is a viable option

This is in response to the Sept. 7 Kent Reporter article, “King County considers expansion of Cedar Hills Regional Landfill.” Does King County Solid Waste… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2018

Kent schools: Teachers are paid well enough

The base salary for a public school teacher in the Kent School District ranges from $51,936 to $60,681, an average base salary of $59,495. This… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2018

2018 elections: Dino Rossi owes an apology

The Sept. 7 issue of the Auburn Reporter included a letter by Martin Metz that demanded an apology from Dr. Kim Schrier for comparing her… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

County hotel/motel tax revenues needed to support ShoWare Center

We support providing funds from King County hotel/motel tax revenues for the accesso ShoWare Center. The ShoWare is North America’s first sports and entertainment arena… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018