Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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The Herald welcomes letters on all points of view. Include your address and daytime phone number for verification. Letters should be limited to 200 words and may be edited and republished in any format. All letters become property of the Herald. Letters that defame individuals, ethnic or religious groups, contain significant factual errors or that are in poor taste will not be printed. Letters about election or ballot issues must be received no later than seven days from the deadline for ballots to be returned.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why are most Republicans blocking the Russia investigation?

What is wrong with the Republican party? Even Dick Cheney stated he believes Russian interference in our election and their blatant efforts to destabilize our democracy is “an act of war.” We know that Trump and his co-conspirators colluded with Russia to win the election. We know that Russia has and is doing the same all over the world. We know the Russian agenda is to infiltrate governments and confiscate democratic principles to promote their own global domination.

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Letter: President has power to suspend or restrict immigration

Whenever the president finds that the entry of immigrants or of “any class” of immigrants would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such a period “as he shall deem necessary,” may suspend the entry of “all” immigrants or “any class” of immigrants or impose “any restrictions” on their entry “he may deem to be appropriate.”

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Please boycott all events that exploit animals

A circus came to town a few days ago and offered performances using elephants, tigers and other animals for entertainment. These animals are the property of the circus, and every iota of their existence is controlled by the circus folks. The circus animals are compelled to perform unnatural stunts in order to entertain people and make money for the circus.

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Letter: The time has come for single-payer health care in America

This latest national health-care kerfuffle has provided impetus, for those actually interested in finding solutions that don’t include letting the poor and the elderly simply die, to choosing the approach that every other developed-world nation has already implemented successfully. A single-payer, medicare-for-all system addresses the Obamacare problems that Congress has refused to fix these past seven years and covers every American with the care that every American deserves.

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Letter: Congress needs to grow up

It is true our country has some bad problems. Many will require a unified effort by Congress to fix since Congress has been selfish in supporting the overall needs of the country (not recognizing sacrifice needed). That accounts for our terrible national debt, lack of immigration control and promotion of the bad congressman with the I’m somebody attitude.

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Letter: Telecom giants got the bill they wanted

On March 28, Rep. Dan Newhouse, ignoring pleas from many constituents, voted with 230 other Republicans to allow internet service providers to track and sell information on all your internet usage — the device and apps you use, sites you visit, how often and when — and bar the Federal Communications Commission from regulating use of this information in the future.

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Letter: State disproportionately taxes middle- and lower-wage earners

The Washington State House and Senate have proposed budgets to fund education as required by the McCleary decision. In the Senate bill, additional revenue comes from increasing the property tax in the wealthy areas of Seattle and from draconian cuts to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and elimination of the Housing and Emergency Needs program. Poverty shortchanged by a budget and a regressive tax system doesn’t motivate the poor or please the rest of us; it makes the poor desperate.

Videos

Drone view of the new Candy Mountain Trail

Hikers will soon be welcome to walk the first trail from the base to the summit of Candy Mountain. The work on the parking lot is expected to finish in early May. The trail’s dedication is scheduled for June 2.
Drone view of the new Candy Mountain Trail 8:44

Drone view of the new Candy Mountain Trail

DIY Unicorn Frappuccino, minus the sickly sweetness 2:13

DIY Unicorn Frappuccino, minus the sickly sweetness

Looking at a possible government shutdown by the numbers 1:21

Looking at a possible government shutdown by the numbers

Iraqi refugee Samar Abdulrahman, 22, resides in Kennewick with her family 1:07

Iraqi refugee Samar Abdulrahman, 22, resides in Kennewick with her family