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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.

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Letter: Stroe right choice for Burbank

In my ministry, I’ve always tried to stay out of politics and publicly voicing my personal political inclinations. Why? Because I feel that my main job is to bring people together and to share the love of Jesus. The political arena can be a divisive area and can lean more on the individualistic rather than the whole and that’s a tough area to navigate as a pastor.

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Letter: Transit needs to reconsider

In September, when Ben Franklin Transit made changes to the routes and ran later, they also shortened the time for night service and limited the amount of rides. On Saturdays and holidays, the buses end at 7 p.m., yet night service doesn’t start until 8:30 p.m. That means many people are stranded at transfer points or their places, like employment, for up to 1.5 hours.

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Letter: Kudos to deputy for understanding

More often than not, law enforcement is criticized rather than recognized. I would like to take the time to recognize an act of humanism, compassion and understanding shown to me by an officer from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Kudos to the department if it was through training pertaining to officer/community relations, more kudos to the officer if it was an act of being able to distinguish (the difference between) a selfish, purposeful act of breaking the law and an oversight while helping others. Either way, a new-found respect arises due to the humanism showed to me by an officer from the sheriff’s department. I thank him personally, not for letting one slide, but for showing me that law enforcement has the ability to be understanding.

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Letter: Flag kneeling symbolic speech

In his letter, “Take a stand on the flag, Ms. Brown: (June 13 2018), Christopher Smith displayed apparent misunderstanding of the First Amendment. The Supreme Court in 1989 decided it is unconstitutional for a government (whether federal, state, or municipal) to prohibit the desecration of a flag, due to its status as “symbolic speech.” (Wikipedia).

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Letter: Reader has good idea

Patricia Carroll has a great idea for providing some much/needed local sports coverage in the Herald (TCH 6/13). Her idea is to create a program that would allow high school, CBC and WSU journalism students to get some real-time reporting experience while covering our local sports scene. The goal of the program should be to fill in the almost non existent coverage of the games of our great area high school teams. (now to include Hermiston)

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Letter: What’s wrong with our courts?

This is not to defame anyone, but I don’t see how Judge Shea Brown can rule on the side of someone that is busted for lying on the stand and seem to condone domestic violence by saying he didn’t mean to kick her and that it was an accident. Is she trying to say it is okay to shoot someone when they are angry because they didn’t mean to?

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Letter: Writer’s Biblical history in error

Private guns cannot “…protect your homes, your families, and your property.” (Lynn Doublin, April 8). Professional Law Enforcement is more effective than private citizens. Also, your Bible story errors discredit your opinion. Before I Samuel 13:19-22, nobody “confiscated” anything in Bronze-Age Israel.

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Letter: A lesson in U.S. history

There were two main positions regarding the Constitution at the time of its writing. The Federalists supported the Constitution as written. Their position was only specific powers in writing within the document could be exercised by the Federal Government.

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Letter: Presidential parable?

He got elected to the highest office of the presidency by running as a long-shot outsider. He ran on a several big campaign promises, but as yet (has not) fulfilled them. He has been continuously attacked by the press. He has been continuously attacked by Democrats.

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Letter: Hypocrisy from the right

Not many years ago I recall how apoplectic the GOP was when Obama wore a tan suit. Republicans were equally aghast and enraged when Obama had the audacity to put his shoes up on the Oval Office desk in an attitude of relaxation.

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Letter: A lesson in U.S. history

There were two main positions regarding the Constitution at the time of its writing. The Federalists supported the Constitution as written. Their position was only specific powers in writing within the document could be exercised by the Federal Government.

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Letter: High court twice has ruled on flag

Saluting of the flag has been to the Supreme Court twice. Brought in front of the Court in 1940, the argument was that a brother and sister should not be expelled from school due to their church’s belief not to salute or give oaths. The court rejected that argument 8-1, in a finding written by Justice Felix Frankfurter.

Dancing thief steals scratchers tickets from convenience store

The St. Louis County Police Department released surveillance video from a convenience store in Mississippi showing a dancing thief stealing scratchers tickets.