Opinion

Valley police chiefs of King County release unified message in response to death of George Floyd

Police chiefs of Des Moines, Tukwila, Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Black Diamond and the Port of Seattle pledge to stand with communities.

  • Jun 17, 2020

Season of change for the Kent Reporter

I have always been a firm believer that out of something bad comes something good.

  • Jun 15, 2020
Bob Roegner

Democrats have the edge in WA’s 2020 elections

Last year, most political insiders thought 2020 would be a big Democratic year in our statewide elections and might be among the most exciting years… Continue reading

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Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

When enjoying the great outdoors, continue to socially distance and be aware of how else COVID-19 has changed our world.

  • May 7, 2020

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS has expanding its online resources so patrons can continue to learn, build skills, stay entertained and remain mentally and physically active amid the pandemic.

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted.

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

The Washington comprehensive sex education bill passed in the Senate on March 7.

Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

  • Mar 31, 2020
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Helping community organizations as we respond to the coronavirus

Now, more than ever, nonprofits need gifts of time and money

  • Mar 19, 2020

TP shortage is tip of iceberg

Whether it be supplies of daily necessities, medicines or protective clothing, we need to have to patience, understanding and a desire to work together.

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

Legislative session ends with plenty of hits and misses

OLYMPIA — The 2020 regular legislative session is coming to a close. It didn’t unfold the way anyone thought it would, nor is it ending… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2020

Coronavirus testing telecommuting effectiveness

Employers offering a work from home option has grown by 40 percent in the past 5 years

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

As state lawmakers in Olympia enter the final turn of the 2020 session, a few big tussles stand between them and the finish line March… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2020

Brunell’s treatise on Lower Snake River dams is flooded with falsehoods

Don Brunell’s recent column, “Dams are the Northwest’s Flood Busters” (Jan. 24, Auburn Reporter), relies on fear-mongering, rather than facts, to make its point. Brunell… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2020

This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’

The company wants a tax break temporarily repealed. Some don’t want to give it back without new conditions.

  • Feb 29, 2020

Recognition and thanks – not abuse – needed for high school officials

By Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS executive director While the behavior of parents and other fans at high school games is still a work in progress,… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

  • Feb 20, 2020

A tribute to Libby Seidel: a dedicated Kent volunteer

Kent lost a kind, generous soul last month with the passing of Libby Seidel, a dedicated volunteer and community advocate. If you ever met Libby,… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2020
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Let’s protect jobs and tend to our environment

Working together is the way we are going to find solutions that benefit the climate and companies

  • Feb 14, 2020
Marilyn Lauderdale. COURTESY PHOTO