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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.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Richland seniors ‘pay it forward’

Graduation festivities are in full force. Seniors are finishing classes, celebrations are being planned and at Richland High, like many other high schools, an all-night event will be held. The Richland High PTSA has spent months planning entertainment, food, bingo, casino games, lots of prizes and service. Yes — service.

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Letter: State is milking people with suspended licenses

With a third legislative session beginning, the legislators — especially from the easternmost districts of our state — have been neglecting the issues of how to improve mental health services and, most importantly, the 300,000 or more drivers whose licenses are currently suspended by the state for not-so serious offenses.

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Letter: Don’t confuse Ecology Department with the facts

The letter from Craig Brown concerning the Longview coal terminal (TCH, May 14) really illustrates the basic attitude of the Washington State Department of Ecology — that would be, don’t bother us with the facts. Or as they put it to Mr. Brown when they were pressed with hard numbers concerning potential carbon emissions, “we don’t look at it that way.” Yeah, don’t confuse us with the facts.

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Letter: Ted Bundy was evil incarnate

What’s this, a front-page story (“Tragic history echoes in Bundy's childhood home,” May 14) in your paper on, gulp, none other than one of the most heinous and notorious killers in not only Washington state but the whole of North America? What brought this to your attention, and do your readers actually care enough about Ted Bundy to know what happens to his house in Tacoma?

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Letter: Walking and cycling can be a way of life in Richland

We can make Richland the most pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly city in Washington state. Our city hall needs to hear our support. We can have a thriving town where people love to live, and pedestrians and bicyclists freely move about with the right of way. We can enjoy more shaded, tree-lined streets with widened sidewalks and divided bicycle lanes.

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Letter: GOP push to kill ACA impacts Americans

I want to congratulate House Republicans on their victory for passing a new health bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I am thrilled that the self-labeled fiscally responsible Republican Party could move briskly forward and approve a measure without having any cost or impact analysis by their own Congressional Budget Office.

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Letter: What Trump said to Arab leaders

Front-page story on President Trump leads with what he doesn’t say to Arab leaders, when it should have led with what he did say — “A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this Earth.”

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Letter: Newhouse should represent constituents, not party

The Affordable Health Care Act (ACHA) was passed in the House of Representatives on May 4. This was done without benefit of an evaluation by the Congressional Budget Office. Why the rush? Released only 16 hours before the vote, with no public debate and limited floor debate, there was no time to determine the effects this bill would have.

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