Letters to the Editor

Kent dealing with frustrating traffic mess

I was taking 228th Street to go to work. When they closed 228th Street for major construction project I had been taking James (240th Street).… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2018

Vote for Entenman for 47th District Rep.

I have known Debra Entenman for more 40 years. Through that time, I have seen her demonstrate her values over and over again, and I… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2018

Fain is the person we need returning to Olympia

For decades now, the Pediatric Interim Care Center in Kent has helped thousands of newborn babies who are struggling with the effects of their mother’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2018

Schrier is strongest candidate for Congress

Are you angered by what is being done by the Trump administration? Do you want to stop it? Here’s how: Help flip the House of… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2018

Hader’s the right choice for Congress

I encourage constituents of the 8th Congressional District to cast their vote for Shannon Hader on Aug. 7. Shannon is the only Democrat in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2018

Hader has what it takes to lead district

I am enthusiastically voting for Dr. Shannon Hader to be our 8th Congressional District representative. Shannon is an Auburn girl. I have had the pleasure… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2018

City should reconsider roundabout

There is no excessive wait at the intersection of Willis and Fourth, except when a slow train rumbles through town. The vast majority of traffic… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Rittereiser understands district’s priorities

The 8th Congressional District is one of 23 around the country where Hillary Clinton had a majority vote but whose seat is currently held by… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Thanks, for the commentary

I just wanted to put a shout out to Mr. Rich Elfers for his commentary about civility (“Sweetest revenge? Sometimes it’s just being nice,” Reporter,… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

Hiding the ugly truth of border crisis

What is happening to the immigrant children who were separated from their parents at the southern border of our country? A federal judge has ordered… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

It’s a matter of priorities for funding

You’ve got to wonder. Decisions made lately by Kent’s mayor and City Council make me wonder what are they thinking. Do they understand the concept… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Keep the fireworks ban

Kent voters spoke with a 62 percent majority. We now sleep at night the week prior to July 4. Our dogs aren’t traumatized. Thank you,… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

We spoke loud, clear

I was absolutely flabbergasted to read in the Kent Reporter that Councilman Les Thomas wants to revoke the fireworks ban. Is he kidding? We have… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

District facing its financial crisis

In late 2017, the state Supreme Court directed the Legislature to address teacher salaries. The Supreme Court identified April 2018 as the deadline for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Expensive pathway to finish the job

Does anyone remember when our state representatives promised to finish Highway 167 and 509 if we would approve and additional 5 cents a gallon on… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Development consuming East Hill

I moved to Kent in 1990 and enjoyed seeing all the open space, trees, pastures, etc. However, with the huge traffic volume and still very… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Homework for ‘clueless’ city

The road to hell in Kent is paved with good intentions and very little solid education. And that combo results in more legalized theft called… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Teachers need fair compensation

Why are we bargaining? Community members may be wondering why the Kent School District is negotiating new salaries with its teachers after a two-year contract… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2018

Community shows heart, support in our work

Thank you, Kent Reporter readers, for voting KentHOPE Best Non-Profit in Kent. KentHOPE is a unique program in Kent: a day center and monthly rotating… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Police car take-home program is a waste of time, money

The Kent City Council and Kent Police Department are launching a program to “initiate a car-per-officer take-home program,” allowing officers to use new expensive vehicles,… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018