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Letters to the Editor

Letter: The rationale for a carbon fee and dividend

The rationale for the carbon fee is that consumers do not now pay for impacts of fossil fuel use through effects on health and climate change. Thousands in the U.S. die too young because of particulates and NOx from burning fossil fuel. Global warming is diminishing our mountain snowpack, raising sea level, and making weather more extreme. The costs of these impacts justify a price on fossil carbon.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thanks to all the city of Kennewick does for us

For the past week or two, I have been enjoying the white blossoms lining 10th Avenue between Union and Columbia Center Drive. Additionally, to my amazement, some of the worst of this year's bumper crop of potholes have already been dealt with — that can’t be easy to prioritize or to accomplish, given the amount of damage winter caused. I have also been attending City Council meetings recently and become much more aware of all the things the City Council does for the city.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Please hand out tickets for blocking the left lane

This letter is about the left-lane blockers on the freeways. I notice that I often cannot pass a slower vehicle because some drivers sit in the passing lane and refuse to move over. This happens to me quite often, because I volunteer and I am on the freeway quite often. Please hand out more tickets for this left-lane blocking habit.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why does Richland allow panhandling?

Why does the city of Richland allow panhandling? If you offer any of those panhandlers dog food when they have a pet with them, they say no. I have offered them loaf of bread and lunchmeat and chips and bottle of water when coming out of a grocery store and been told no every time.

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