Letters to the Editor

We need to participate as voters

With everything going on in our nation, it’s easy to forget our immediate surroundings. Our nation is, however, built upon the brick and mortar, ideas… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Elect Daniels to school board

Every Student. Every Opportunity. Every Day. That’s Denise Daniels’ motto, and she lives it every day. As a parent, she understands the system of education,… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Help from a friend

While loading my purchase after shopping recently at a local grocery store, I heard someone approaching from behind. When I turned there was a young… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Kudos to Mayor Cooke

In Mayor Suzette Cooke’s mid-biennium budget adjustment proposal to the City Council on Sept. 26, she presented a balanced budget and proposed two new tax… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Compassionate Berrios is the choice for mayor

I have had the privilege of knowing Jim Berrios for over 15 years. I grew up with the Berrios family and received my first job… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Too much careless spending

I couldn’t agree with Julie Furlong’s letter more. (“Irony and bad timing,” Kent Reporter, Sept. 22). Our elected officials want to throw money at any… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Trip to the library

My daughter and I recently went to the Kent Library. As we drove by we saw people milling about near the front entrance. I let… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Irony and bad timing

We are recent Kent residents, having left Seattle as a result of severe budget mismanagement and oppressive tax increases. Their answer to everything: “Throw money… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Birds need some oats, too

When President Reagan dusted off trickle-down economics, calling it “supply-side economics,” I was shocked. My 1962-1963 high school history class recognized “trickle-down” economics as a… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Car tab ripoff

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

  • Sep 8, 2017

Speeding problem hasn’t slow down

I would like to bring to everyone’s attention to the speeding issue we have on 124th Avenue Southeast. Some of us tried to tackle this… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Add ‘Chief of police’ to name of Lee building

The recent letter by David McDougall suggesting the removal of the name of Robert E. Lee from Kent Police headquarters proves that his own logic… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Appreciating those who protect us

Thank you, Kent Police officers, for keeping the residents of Kent safe. We have zero tolerance or sympathy to those choosing dangerous and unlawful behavior.… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Departing fire chief says thank you to community

I want to take this opportunity t0 thank the residents of Kent and the City Council for allowing me to hold the position of fire… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Now that the primary is over, and we are still three months away from the general election, I would like to bring up an issue… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Support Troutner for council

As a former City Council candidate, and after careful consideration, I have decided to cast my vote for Toni Troutner. Toni’s credentials as a dedicated… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Thanks for your vote, Higgins

A note of support for Dennis Higgins in voting for safe injection sites, and sincerely hoping that the remainder of the City Council somehow wakes… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Time to rename police department building?

The Robert E. Lee Memorial police headquarters, named for a former Kent police chief, was dedicated on Sept. 18, 1992. It stands proudly in the… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Tale of two Trumps

Do we have a competent and emotionally stable helmsman guiding our ship of state, or is the good vessel “USS America” thoroughly adrift and jostling… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

New approach to false alarms is a good call

I applaud Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas for changing something I’m confident he had little support for doing – no longer responding to unverified business… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017