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Guest Opinions

Budget proposal threatens Tri-City arts and cultural programs

Last year at the Connell library, an unusual children’s story time took place. Parents and children gathered not only to listen to a storyteller read books like Where the Wild Things Are and Amazing Grace, but also to discuss deep issues like fairness, justice truth, and courage. The program, which has also taken place in Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland, is anything but child’s play: it has been shown to boost children’s interest in reading and encourage more kids to use the library.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump policies are a disaster

Everyone knows how cold and heartless President Trump and his enablers have been. To say they will cut back on Meals on Wheels to poor hungry elderly citizens is beyond contempt. The administration response to this matter, stating this program had shown no results, is beyond ludicrous.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Cuts to global development programs would be disastrous

The White House is proposing drastic cuts to global development programs in our national budget. This would be disastrous. Currently, millions of kids are able to go to school and get vital medical treatment because of anti-poverty programs supported by the U.S. government. Healthy, educated children become healthy, educated adults who can contribute to their communities and economies in a myriad of ways. This benefits all of us.

Videos

Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them

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 2:36

Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them

Paws-abilities Place expansion project to double size of popular Richland dog park 0:37

Paws-abilities Place expansion project to double size of popular Richland dog park

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COMING SOON - 'Justice League' offers new trailer

Melania Trump awards heroic women in Washington 2:07

Melania Trump awards heroic women in Washington