Letters to the Editor

Public safety first

Hang on to your wallets, Kent residents. The Kent City Council is trying to extort money from us once more. The Kent Public Safety Committee… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

School levies don’t earn my vote

I am voting no on special elections Propositions 1 and 2 for Kent schools. School district finances have not been transparent. Promises have not been… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

School levies needed? Yes

After reading the Jan. 26 letter to the editor, “School levies needed?,” I did my own research and learned the letter was short on facts… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Support school measure for our kids’ future

As a parent and a community member I support the upcoming Kent School District levies. I urge my fellow neighbors to do the same. There… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

School levies needed?

The Kent School District recently sent out an email stating that with approval of the two levies being voted on, district property taxes will go… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Let’s toughen gun control laws

Over the past few years, guns have had a big effect on America and the world. Some examples: the Las Vegas shooting, the nightclub shooting… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

End to DACA would be devastating

In just two months President Trump’s decision to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will take effect. This program provides a pathway… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Bedbugs or cash cow?

Landlords have become the ruling class in Washington. Senior housing owners are charging residents for bedbug treatments regardless of how the infestation begins. Seniors live… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

All lit up

While driving around the Kent area it is enjoyable to see how much effort people are putting in decorating for Christmas. When I was kid… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Money well spent for a safe piece of a curb

On June 2, I sent out an email to the Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke with a few photographs of the James Street, with a request… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Some regulations worth keeping

A constant refrain bleated from Republicans has been ”excessive government regulation” of business. Let’s examine the validity of this claim, and why business is regulated… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

State way behind in financing our students’ futures

Columnist Jerry Cornfield asserts that “the economy generates billions of extra dollars for the state’s coffers while still not producing enough new revenue for counties… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

Big bill, little return

I just got a bill on my car license tabs. What a good deal, an 80 percent increase to pay for light rail and Sounder… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Dreaming of a white Christmas

The weather outside may not be frightful, but it is still the time of year when we start to talk about counting blessings. Maybe that… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Put the $3 million elsewhere

After reading the article about spending $3 million to make downtown Kent train quiet, I felt the need to comment. I’m sure the builder of… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

More apartments, more burden

More new apartment developments are being granted property tax waivers lasting eight years. The Reporter article stated this will save one developer $1.7 million over… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

Economic collapse: remember ‘08?

Even if you do remember 1993 (“About our business climate today? Remember 1993”, Don Brunell column, Reporter, Nov. 17), there’s no need to panic. For… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

17, and eager to vote

The voting age should be dropped from 18 years old to 17 – locally and nationwide. The difference between someone who can vote and one… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

A right to arm, protect, defend

A gunman recently entered a Texas church and killed numerous helpless people with his semi-auto rifle. A man who lives near the church and who… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Save the land for the birds

The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge is once again under attack by the current administration. Congress is apparently trying to open up the refuge to drilling… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017