Letters to the Editor

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

Upsetting messages close to home

During a recent walk home from Kent Station, I was shocked and disgusted by several posters I ran across. One such poster read “America was… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Berrios is the right choice for mayor

With the primary on Tuesday, I would like to discuss taxes in relation to the race for mayor of Kent. As one who has a… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Berrios will make a great mayor

As a volunteer president of a local homeowners’ association, I’m voting for Jim Berrios for mayor. This is my personal opinion, not an endorsement by… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Bill would harm health care

Health insurance is more than a policy, it’s peace of mind. It’s knowing your family will be cared for and not having to worry about… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Kent remains silent on climate change, fighting pollution

Al Gore recently led a three-day training in Bellevue, giving his signature climate change presentation to an energetic crowd of roughly 800 students, concerned citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Ralph will get the job done as mayor

Dana Ralph received endorsements from the Kent Police, the Kent Fire Department (now Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority) and the Kent teachers union. The police… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Swansen has what it takes to solve problems

It’s time we elected a candidate who has the citizens and cities best interest at heart. Andrew Swansen is that candidate. He’s lived in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017