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The “stark parallels” of the Martinez Torres case to the Zambrano-Montes case (TCH, Aug. 10) should be a clue that the police in Wapato acted as best they could under the circumstances. As unfortunate as any killing is, it is high time we all recognize without reservation that police officers cannot when faced with a violent person hold a debate as to whether they should shoot or not.
You think the voters were too simple-minded to understand what The Link was really all about? If only voters were as enlightened as you, right? Our benevolent rulers need to spend more time and money convincing us plebeians that this is best for us. Maybe in socialist-ville.
A vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton seems like a vote for either horrible or disastrous. That’s why I’m supporting former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party for president.
In reference to your Aug. 21 editorial — “Democrats may sway many GOP-only races” — I know there are many Democrats in our area, but they’re not represented in city or county government, school boards or other municipal positions, with perhaps one or two exceptions.
Jim Homan said in his response to my letter (TCH, July 6) about venting Hanford tank farm vapors at a distance, that the “Stacks in the Sticks” project found it was not very effective. That project used the “cheap and dirty” approach of openly venting the vapors to the atmosphere. I would like to know how venting at a substantial distance downwind would not be effective or, alternatively, why using multiple and selectable venting stacks in different locations, to account for changing wind patterns, would not work?
I also support Claude Oliver’s efforts to seek a solution for the mental health crisis in our community and agree with Ryan Peterson’s July 31 letter on the issue. My late daughter was mentally ill, and we tried her whole adult life to persuade her to seek help, take her meds, have a roof over her head.
Several years ago, my son nearly died in a single-vehicle rollover accident. It was late; he was tired and he dozed. As his vehicle drifted off the road, the rumble strips woke him up. Panicking, he gave the wheel a hard jerk in the opposite direction, causing his vehicle to roll. He had his seatbelt on and survived, but not without some cuts and a good scare!
Many foreign travelers come to the U.S. to take advantage of our superior environment, rules of life and economy. Yet we have some so-called elite here who would change our way of life — preferably with themselves in charge.
Why did I vote against the Link? Many reasons, not the least of which was the lack of care given the facility already there. The roof leaks? That is a reason to replace the entire building or requires a major restructuring?
Now that the primary is over and the votes have been counted, I’d like to first thank all of the voters who put their trust in me and my ideas for our district, and I will continue to reach out to those whom I haven’t convinced yet.
I can’t think of a person I have met who is happy with the presidential candidates we have. Their flaws are too numerous to mention. And regardless of which “lesser of two evils” you have chosen, you know we can do better. Way better.