Letters to the Editor

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

’18 election: An apology is in order

As a veteran from the 8th Congressional District, I call upon Dr. Kim Schrier, candidate for the 8th Congressional District, to apologize for her comments… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018

’18 election: Rossi more equipped to work in Congress

If you want a strong leader in Congress who is a business owner and is also an experienced legislator, you should vote for Dino Rossi… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Sports venues: Tack fee on to each ticket sold

Regarding a Safeco Field maintenance fee: What we need is a user fee tacked on to each ticket of $10. Thus, when the crowd for… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

What do the citizens of Congressional District 8 stand for?

It was disappointing to see Dino Rossi (like Dave Reichert) avoid constituents and not appear for the League of Women Voter’s forum. His absence was… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Cost of living: Seniors can obtain some tax relief

Gene Bremner, food for thought: I’m a senior in the city limits of Kent, and my property taxes were cut in half when I applied… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Kent schools: Take care of your heart, your teachers

The heart is the most vital organ. How you treat your heart largely determines how healthy you are. If you spend years neglecting this precious… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Play review: Bravo to theater group’s production of ‘Alma’

I didn’t know about Theatre Battery until last Friday’s Page 1 story by Mark Klaas (“Pertinent play, a ‘very human’ story, hits local stage”). It’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Cost of living: Seniors being thrown under the bus

More and more senior citizens are taxed out of their homes by a high-paid governor, King County executive and city mayors. Government officials are promoting… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

Race for Congress: Schrier is a contradiction

Something has been bothering me. A pediatrician is supposed to be concerned about the physical, mental and social health of children from birth to young… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018