U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is expected to release new guidelines for addressing sexual misconduct under Title IX. Opponents say the move will make it harder to hold students accountable for sexual assaults.
I have worked with Benton County Fire District #1 for 28 years. I am currently the Training Captain and would like to share my thoughts on the proposed levy for emergency medical service on the August election ballot.
Kennewick residents received a good prognosis as Trios Healthcare is being acquired by an organization specializing in healthcare administration. Kennewick Hospital District commissioners (“leaders”) shuffled their way into bankruptcy one infirm decision after another.
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Kilauea’s violent upheaval disrupts our understanding of the world’s physical topography. The real shake-up, however, is in the political world that rapidly continues to change shape and keeps us all living under the volcano.
We – you, me, all of us – need to be very, very concerned. No matter your political persuasion, the relentless attacks by our president on our press and his continual efforts to castigate and castrate our FBI and CIA are extremely disturbing.
Today’s cohort of Republican elected officials are now tarred for violating their sworn oaths, by abetting President Trump’s alleged crimes. Many may assert they are merely the admiring parade watchers as our naked emperor struts, claiming “No collusion!” They may be intoxicated with “so much winning,” having seated Gorsuch.
Your skepticism in Congressman Newhouse’s strategy on immigration reform (TCH editorial, May 20) is well founded. He is relying on House Speaker Ryan’s promise to bring immigration legislation that the president will support to the House floor in June, rather than join 20 Republican congressman and House Democrats to address the issue now.
A petition to ban motorized watercraft in the channel between Nelson Island and Leslie Groves Park in Richland should be approved. Too many people risk getting hurt by motor boats when they are paddleboarding or kayaking.
The Tri-Cities is insulated from the outside world, so it’s no surprise that our local taxpayer-supported economic boom started long before we (not including me) elected our current Golfer-in-Chief. After failing to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, he then chose to borrow $1.5 trillion from our children and grandchildren and dole it out mostly to corporations and the 1 percent, with a few crumbs to the rest of us.
I agree with the previous letter writer about what happened to our $35 car tab fee. But an equally troubling question is why if I pay the tab fee for my car and I pay for a whole year, if I sell my car then the next person is charged for the full year of car tab fee?
Recently a sweet potato exploded in my microwave. It caused a tremendous amount of smoke in the apartment and in the hall. The Kennewick Fire Department was here immediately and took care of the problem. A good (unknown neighbor) came over and opened a window I couldn’t. She told the fireman I could stay overnight in her apartment.
In a GOP-controlled Congress, GOP infighting has managed to sink a should-be-easy-to-pass farm bill. This near-sightedness demonstrates otherwise successful Republicans’ uncanny ability to never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
Because of the unnecessary and preventable death of a mentally ill teen incarcerated in the Benton County jail in 2016, the taxpayers will be out $1.2 million in a recently settled wrongful death lawsuit.
Most of us know discrimination is bad (racial, sexual, etc.), but at times appropriate and reasonable. We may not want to trust, date or hire someone with an extensive criminal history, alcoholism, etc. But, experience or knowledge are usually desirable. (Politicians being a notable exception, hence term limits.)
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.