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    Herald columnist

    On Jan. 18, 2015, the New England Patriots routed the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game. Then the news broke that 11 of the 12 Patriots’ footballs were underinflated to ensure a better grip — a clear violation of NFL rules. We still don’t know what exactly happened...

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    Badger Club to talk about education

    Who is responsible for educating our children? Clearly, the Washington Legislature intended that our state take the lead.

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    In Focus: Funds needed to support public lands

    Washington has a landscape that is second to none. Our plains and grasslands support fertile farms and produce world-renowned wine. But our landscape is so much more than an environmental blessing — it’s an economic one. Public lands like Horse Heaven Hills and Badger Mountain Centennial...

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    In Focus: Corps manages docks along the shoreline to serve the public

    I appreciate the recent Tri-City Herald coverage of the controversies with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ management of the public shoreline along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This is an important public issue. Simply put, the Corps serves the public; our requirements for permitting...

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    In Focus: Should cities ban pot sales?

    As many of you already know, the Kennewick City Council has long been a strong advocate of job growth and the creation of new businesses in the city of Kennewick. A strong strategy for job growth and for finding ways to attract new businesses in our area is the backbone of a strong economy for future...

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    In Focus: Advice to a teen from a teen: Be smart

    My idea for writing this topic about the maturity of most teens these days came from an experience of realizing my own maturity and how I can improve the way I am successful in school and society. Also, I wondered why aren’t most teens realizing reality.

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    In Focus: Help get our youngsters off to good start

    Children do not have to start school behind! Public school teachers do a fantastic job of ensuring children make a year’s growth in a year’s time. However, kids entering kindergarten are performing somewhere between three and eight years old on academic tasks. Kids who start school...

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    Guest column: Labor agreements help community

    “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” A French term when translated to English says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” To fully understand how this is relevant in today’s world, one only has to pick up a history book. ...

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    In Focus: Why voters should pass Initiative 591

    Initiative 591 protects against illegal search and seizure, preventing politicians and bureaucrats driven by an anti-rights agenda from depriving citizens of their property without due process. Those who say this could never happen have forgotten the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New ...

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    In Focus: Initiative 594 will cut crime, save lives

    In 2012, my mother became one of far too many women who fall victim to domestic violence when she was shot by her husband. Thankfully she survived her attack, but many women are not as lucky. Domestic violence can easily become fatal when abusers have easy access to guns, and that is the reality...

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