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Letters to the Editor

Letter: GOP’s dangerous tax plan ... why now?

In a time when corporations’ tax burden is only half of what it was in the 1950s and 60s; when the annual federal budget deficit is still $440 billion; when unemployment and inflation are low and when we need to spend billions on U.S. infrastructure; and when wealth inequality is reaching the highest level since the great depression, Trump and the Republicans are proposing a tax package where half of the tax cuts will go to the wealthiest 1 percent in the U.S and will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion.

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Walla Walla Union Bulletin: State AG right to hold Uber accountable

Uber — the ride-sharing service that’s put a dent into the nation’s taxi business — recently announced that more than a year ago it was hacked, resulting in the personal data for about 57 million customers and Uber drivers being stolen. But, according to several media reports, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and pushed them to keep the theft secret.

Editorials

The Columbian: A long view on the Gorge fire

Although the Multnomah Falls Lodge has reopened to welcome visitors from the Northwest and beyond, the impact of the Eagle Creek Fire that torched the surrounding area will linger for generations. Foremost among the continuing issues will be the regenerative power of nature and the notion of justice for the Vancouver teen accused of sparking the blaze.

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America’s sad history of looking the other way on child rape

The U.S. military actively protected child rapists in Afghanistan, allowed a rape/murder conviction of an ex-Marine in Japan, and reversed the discharge of a Green Beret soldier who beat-up an admitted child rapist Afghan official. A look at the uneven meting of child sexual abuse punishment and protection for and by Americans overseas.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: CBC’s Math Night adds up to big success

Recently, Columbia Basin College's math department held a family-friendly Math Night with no limits on age or mathematical understanding. Students and faculty presented for an educational, fun-filled two hours in the world of math. The event brought out the diversity of our community in the participants and presenters, and how math is used in a diverse number of occupations and life events.

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