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I read that the Seattle School District realizes how woefully lacking students are of the Bill of Rights, how laws are passed and how government is supposed to operate at the federal, state and local level. Most U.S. citizens fall under that category. One only has to listen to the comments by people on the street when a news person asks questions regarding these subjects to be convinced of this lack.
I was reading in the Herald recently that the medical insurance companies want to jack up their rates. No kidding? This evil system run by evil human viruses is designed to crush the life out of senior citizens and children alike. You can go into debt trying to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. It’s a joke, but not funny!
Kudos to the Herald for advocating a ban on fireworks for those local cities that are too stubborn to do it. West Richland has seen its share of damaging fires in the past and yet the city council remains close-minded, uninformed and afraid to do what is right.
I have lived in the Tri-Cities all of my life. For as long as I can remember, the Tri-Cities has perpetuated this stigma of “not having anything to do” and the insecurity of being lesser than neighboring Spokane, Portland and Seattle. I’m increasingly disheartened that this stigma now includes even Yakima!
The University of Colorado at Boulder is a green university teaching and practicing sustainable living. Students ride bikes and take transit and use permanent water bottles instead of plastic. Water is heated with solar and stored in huge holding tanks in the basements of the dorms. The water is recycled three times. A football game attended by 5,000 people generates no garbage because it is all sorted by the students into recycle or compost.
Ten years ago, my car was nearly T-boned when a driver talking on a cellphone didn’t look for traffic before entering a roundabout. Although talking on a phone while driving is dangerous, the greater threat today is texting.
I live across the street from the Casa Del Sol park in Pasco. I have lived here from the very beginning of our established neighborhood. I love living here. But the greatest joy is watching families enjoy the park as much as my family does.
Regarding the story, “Richland rapist given grounds privileges while locked up in state psychiatric hospital,” (TCH, April 10), the victim in this case is a friend of mine, and some of the facts have not been told to the public.
I just endured a ride home from my doctor’s appointment in Richland on a Dial-a-Ride bus, which for the older models is like being tied to the flat bed of a truck and driven over obstacles in the road.
Any person running for public office is going to say what they think the voters want to hear, and if they are elected may not be able to keep their promises. Is Donald Trump the person you want to be the face and voice of this country to the world?
Just how secret is the ballot we received in the mail when on the outside of the envelope, we have to declare which party we affiliate with and the vote inside the secrecy envelope has to coincide with that party or it is void?
Your story regarding former Rep. Doc Hastings and TRIDEC attempting to wrestle control of our Columbia River shoreline from the Corps of Engineers (TCH, April 15) misses the necessary discussion of who will financially benefit from such a change.
Grandparents, do you see and spend time with your grandchildren? I don’t, but not by my choice, and I’m not alone. There are many grandparents like myself who are struggling to make sense of the undeserved heartache that we are living with everyday.
From smartphones to electric cars to home energy storage devices, rechargeable batteries power our modern lives. But have you ever stopped to wonder what’s inside these devices that allow us to send emojis, drive around town and so much more?
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
How to make a battery in 7 easy steps
Active Shooter Training
Exercise equipment installed at Volunteer Park in Pasco
Genevieve Newton celebrates 91st birthday with scenic flight of Tri-Cities