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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Death with Dignity story uplifting

Sara Schilling’s article in Sunday’s Herald (April 15, A father, a daughter, and a fight for ‘Death with Dignity’) was truly uplifting. I was a strong supporter of Initiative 1000 10 years ago, and I’ve continued in my support of End of Life Washington. And yet I’ve not had a family member or friend who chose to cut short the downward spiral of a terminal disease through the auspices of our Death with Dignity law.

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Letter: The facts say get rid of dams

A new independent study recently looked at the cost of removing the four lower Snake River dams and replacing the power that they produce. Not only did this study find that the electricity produced by those dams can be replaced by clean renewables and efficiency, it also found that this could be done at little cost to Washington’s ratepayers.

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Letter: Slow down before it’s too late

The speed limit on Terminal Drive and Bronco Lane in Richland is posted at 25 mph (white sign). Unfortunately, and according to the Richland Police Department, because the street signs are blue, the speed limit can not be enforced. The drivers who travel these two roads daily must be aware of this, because they sure don’t observe the speed limit. In fact, when hand signals are made for the drivers to slow down, some drivers actually speed up.

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Letter: Salmon over dams

The lower Snake River dams have been in the news a lot again, thanks to Reps. Newhouse and McMorris Rodgers’ fervent efforts to pass H.R. 3144, a bill that will subject any study, action or structural modification that affects hydropower capability to Congressional authorization, in a clear federal overreach.

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Letter: Take a bus

It has been confirmed by the EPA that the Tri-Cities, one of the fastest growing areas in the country, now has air pollution levels that rival big cities like Portland and Seattle. The rapidly growing population brings growing numbers of autos, which are responsible for the majority of pollution. Poor air quality is exacerbated by weather conditions and topography, which contribute to trapping airborne pollutants resulting in acute exposures on worst days.

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Letter: Taxpayers shouldn’t always have to foot the bill

Benton County Fair Grounds rate hikes highlight faulty economic models on which taxpayer-funded event centers operate (any business owner can tell you that doubling/tripling prices will not similarly increase revenue, especially when you loose customers). Another example, $45 million was sought for new entertaining buildings at the Toyota Center while costly problems with existing facilities were concealed.

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Letter: Thanks to the many who kept me alive

I am here today because of the efforts of a many persons within the community that I want to thank. On Feb. 6, I entered Kadlec Hospital for what I thought was an angiogram and a possible stent. I woke up two days later after being resuscitated and undergoing an emergency quadruple bypass operation. I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.

He is only a sophomore at Kennewick High, but he is an accomplished inventor

Kennewick High School’s Nikhil Devanathan talks about an air quality sensor he created along with a phone app to read the data.
Noelle Haro-Gomez