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Four or more years ago, I went to a public meeting at an elementary school in West Richland as the city was having a discussion on fireworks. I spoke up and said that they should be banned, since we have a field in our backyard full of dry grass.
As I sit here watching my wife descend further into the pit of madness, it occurs to me that maybe, just maybe, if the Benton and Franklin County commissioners hadn’t argued like schoolboys defending their turf from each other, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Many people assume that any action to limit climate change will increase the size and cost of government. Indeed that has resulted from previous approaches, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon emissions regulations, and government programs subsidizing solar energy, wind energy, and electric vehicles.
How convenient. This nation’s top three law officers excused a presidential candidate from breaking the law and continually lying about it. Their actions in the preceding weeks give the appearance of coordinating efforts to that effect. Whether factual or not isn’t the point. The point is Americans once again were slapped in the face by this arrogant, cavalier administration by elevating themselves above the law.
Erin Jones is the best choice for our state superintendent of public instruction. She has 25 years of experience in public education. She is also a former assistant superintendent at OSPI and worked under both of the previous two leaders.
Voting for Donald Trump, to me, is like voting for Benito Mussolini. I feel that he is self-centered and I can only imagine him sitting in a United Nations meeting. And if he gets ticked off or insults a United Nations delegate, he could be responsible for starting World War III.
Larry Haler has very little integrity and no leadership abilities. After almost 12 years as a legislator, Larry should have some ranking positions on committees and leadership within the House Republicans; he does not.
I have had the privilege of working with Rick Jansons on the Richland School Board for the past five years. I have witnessed his passion and concern for the students, educators and taxpayers of the district.
The recent news about Hillary Clinton and her email puts yet another incredibly negative taint to an already bizarre choice we face for president. I can’t remember a time when we citizens were confronted with trying to decide on the best of the worst candidates we’ve had in years.
I’m disappointed that the Kennewick Public Facilities District didn’t consider other sources of funding for the Link, other than to require everyone who shops in Kennewick to pay for it. I consider their position that “it’s only two pennies on a 10 dollar purchase” to be both misleading and condescending.
I support Bill Jenkin for state legislator in the 16th District. We have major issues impacting central and southeastern Washington. We need a strong leader fighting for our interest in Olympia. Bill Jenkin is that person.
Recent election ads by Rep. Dan Newhouse tout his across-the-board conservatism. Checking the Conservative Review scorecard, however, shows he scores an “F” because he voted conservatively only 36 percent of the time. I’m sure that rating is just fine for many who don’t really want a conservative, but in my book, it is false advertising.