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Forward to the past: Trump’s nuclear arms race

Donald Trump came into office as president with an ambiguous stance toward nuclear weapons like Ronald Reagan’s. On Feb.22, President Trump said he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal, alleging that the United States has fallen behind in its nuclear weapons capacity. In an interview with Reuters news service, he called the current New START treaty between the United States and Russia “a one-sided deal.”

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.

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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.

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Letter: Trump’s budget would slash local arts programs

President Trump has proposed eliminating all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This proposal would be damaging to cultural life everywhere in the US and even here in the Tri-Cities. For the past several years Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities (CCTC) has received grants from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) which is funded by the NEA.

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Letter: Speaker has wisdom to offer students

I read an article on Brad Henning and the criticism his presentations are drawing (“Kennewick School District reconsidering speaker for seniors,” TCH, March 15). I am completely surprised! I listened to Brad during high school six years ago, and there are specific things he spoke about that I still remember and find useful to this day.

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Trusted manager diverted tax money

My trusted manager of many years took my retirement, my daughter’s college fund, etc. How? In a few words, by diverting money that should have paid my employees withholding taxes, business taxes ... personal taxes! The IRS does not accept notes from mom explaining that the dog ate our tax money. In cases like this, the offender is free long before the tax debt is resolved.

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Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them

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