One of the great puzzlements of modern presidential politics will forever be that, in the historically bizarre 2016 campaign, it took the Republican Party’s establishment elites three-quarters of a year to wise up to the fact that multibillionaire mogul and reality-TV entertainer Donald Trump was stealing their party right out from under their upturned noses.
Washington State’s Constitution has governed us for 127 years. It obligates our state Legislature to fully fund our public schools. For several years now, our Legislature has ignored this responsibility.
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The idea of returning America to a constitutional republic has been written about several times in this newspaper. This elicits remarks by the mockers and scoffers who happen to love what America has become. And this took place without the method of change required by the Constitution.
The cartoon appearing in the opinion section of the Tri-City Herald on April 24 was malicious, factually inaccurate, and in extremely poor taste. Depicting a transgender woman as a large, hairy man in an ugly dress only adds to the ignorance rampant in society concerning transgender people.
Go Ms. Zink! Criminal records should be kept consistently public. It is a form of accountability for both the convicted and the criminal justice system, and provides the public with information needed to make decisions regarding safety.
We are part of the volunteer publicity crew for Hanford Drama’s production of Urinetown. We’ve experienced some resistance to and destruction of our yard signs, so I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about this uniquely named show.
Last September, Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Fla.) introduced House Resolution 424, also known as the Gibson Resolution. It stated that climate change could adversely affect all Americans and that the House should work to address causes of global warming.
Jack McElroy’s letter (TCH, April 21) about connecting Queensgate from Keene up to Shockley seems to be motivated primarily by his desire not to see dump trucks going by on Meadow Hills Drive while he is lounging on his patio.
While Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley may interpret last week’s jury verdict as a victory, it is far from it, and it was a clear loss for the citizens of Washington who remain unable to close the book on this ugly chapter in the history of the auditor’s office.
Joe Fain, a Republican state senator from King County, breaks down how Washington's veto process differs from Congress and the historical fate of bills that have come up against the governor's red pen.
Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has joint press conference with Sen. Ron Wyden
Mother who took her kids to Oregon standoff reacts after state takes custody of them
Sen. Ron Wyden holds joint press conference about worker exposures to tank vapors at Hanford