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  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Franklin sheriff: Raymond

    Franklin County has an opportunity to elect a highly regarded police professional to the position of sheriff. Jim Raymond is that man.

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    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    When we need them, they are there. We are fortunate here in Benton County to have the level of professional law enforcement services we do, and quite often it is taken for granted. When there are well-publicized incidents such as shootings, the public becomes more aware of the dangers these officers...

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    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    Despite the best efforts of our police departments, the Tri-Cities is quickly losing its allure as a safe community. In the past few weeks alone, our safety has been threatened by violent acts. A barricaded person fired more than 60 bullets in his home, at police and at neighbors. A gang shooting...

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    Letter -- Public safety tax: No

    So, it appears the full media blitz is on for the sales tax increase. It's "just" three-tenths of a percent or "just" three cents on a $10 purchase, so no big deal, right? And it "sunsets" in 10 years, we're told. So how could anyone be against that?

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    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    The safety of our community has always been important to me. That's why 32 years ago, I chose to go into law enforcement. I've committed my professional career to helping apprehend the criminals who victimize innocent people.

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    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    When I was an advanced-placement psychology teacher, I saw the need for major changes in the delivery system for those with mental health issues. In conversations with judges, prosecuting attorneys, law enforcement, etc., I've learned there is a definite need for a mental health court in Benton ...

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    Letter -- Public safety tax: No

    Kennewick Police Chief's 2013 report shows "Crimes per 1,000" has steadily declined during the last 10 years by 55 percent. Richland's overall crime rate is down 21 percent. Benton County major crime rates were down 15 percent in 2013. Pasco's crime rate dropped 6 percent.

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    Letter: Killian for Franklin clerk

    The ballots are arriving, and it is now time to vote. While all the hoopla may be over who will replace U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings in Washington, D.C., local elected officials are the ones who usually have the greatest day-to-day impact on our community.

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    Letter: Yes on public safety tax

    The voters in Benton County will soon have a chance to vote on the public safety sales tax measure.

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    Letter: Yes on public safety tax

    The Benton County public safety sales tax will undoubtedly make my family and our community safer.

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