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    Election letter: Killian for clerk

    While I was a Benton-Franklin Superior Court judge, I had the pleasure of working closely with Franklin County clerk, Mike Killian, and his staff. The Herald’s endorsement of his election opponent and its report of comments at a recent candidates’ forum prompt this letter, which I ...

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    Election letter: McKinley for senate

    Sharon Brown has now been held in contempt by Washington State Supreme Court for failing to uphold and enforce the Washington State Constitution, the one job she took an oath to do. At the same time, she has refused to participate in televised debates, the one chance the voters have to have her ...

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    Election letter: Haler for 16th District

    What can citizens do amid the distressing news of horrific ISIS savagery, Ukrainian civil war, plunging stock markets, a struggling U.S. economy and now Ebola fears, not to mention important statewide issues including higher education, lagging economic news, guns and marijuana?

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    Election letter: Raymond for sheriff

    Complacency, and even worse, apathy has set in at the Franklin County sheriff’s office. Sheriff Lathim has not taken his responsibilities seriously lately. His refusal to investigate allegations of abuse at the county jail have resulted in a lawsuit against the county. If this lawsuit is ...

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    Election letter: Newhouse for Congress

    Being a member of the U.S. Congress is a big responsibility. The position requires intelligence, experience and understanding of our legislative process. During the past few years voters across the country have elected into office individuals that are radical, shortsighted, inexperienced and have...

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    Election letter: No on Prop. 14-7

    I encourage Benton County voters to read the ballot description for Proposition 14-7 in its entirety. Even though an advisory vote only, I believe the ballot description is too vague. Why preservation of agricultural land when grants are available for this purpose? Why protection of water quality...

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    Election letter: Didier for Congress

    I hate attack campaigning. I want to hear what a candidate stands for and what he plans to do if elected to the post he is running for. I do not want to hear what a dirtbag he claims his opponent is. I think Dan Newhouse must not have a platform because all he does is attack Clint Didier. We even...

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    Election letter: Yes on Prop. 14-7

    How could anyone could be against Proposition 14-7? For the trivial amount of about $12/year plus or minus, we get a fund that will keep at least some of our natural wildland rather than seeing it gobbled up willy nilly for housing or commercial development, as has happened to so much of our area...

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    Election letter: Killian for clerk

    I know the Tri-City Herald has made mistakes with their endorsements, but in the race for Franklin County Clerk they have never been more wrong! As the clerk for Benton County, I understand that keeping your budget the same from year to year is something that you strive for. If your budget does ...

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    Election letter: Didier for Congress

    Anyone under 50 years old should understand that Social Security will have to be substantially changed by the time they are eligible for benefits. The biggest reason is there will not be enough people working to support the growing population of retirees. People are living longer and there are fewer...

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