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Allen Johnson: An open goodbye letter: Always be mindful

Sadly, this is goodbye. The digital age has played havoc with traditional newspapers across the country, and I’m just a paltry piece of the collateral damage. I take no umbrage with the Tri-City Herald. On the contrary, they were extremely gracious and broadminded to allow a flaming liberal such as I to write in a community populated by so many avid conservatives.

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One way to get facilities built in the Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities regional community is at another decision point with respect to how we get needed facilities built for our region. What facilities am I talking about? I would put a priority on a free-standing performing arts complex somewhere in the Tri-Cities and indoor aquatic centers in each of our cities.

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Guest Opinion: Lawsuits meant to help fish are actually hurting them

I’ve worked at Lower Monumental Dam on the Lower Snake River for more than 30 years. As a senior power plant operator, I run the turbine generator units, spill gates and state-of-the-art fish passage equipment that help salmon transition past the dam. These technologies are in place at the lower Columbia River dams and all four Lower Snake dams.

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Guest Opinion: The fish recovery emperors have no clothes

Decades of research have confirmed that transporting Idaho salmon around hundreds of miles of natural predators and downstream dams increases salmon runs, but the process is not “natural,” and those seeking to destroy the Snake River dams, led by the State of Oregon, have long opposed the program. They would rather divert juvenile salmon over spillways, eroding electric power benefits from the dams, and thereby building their case for dam removal.

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Gov. Jay Inslee urges rejection of GOP tax plans

Editor’s note: Tuesday, we published a column by U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, promoting much of the House GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now, Gov. Jay Inslee has sent a letter to the Washington state congressional delegation urging them to reject the Republican tax proposals. Here are excerpts from that letter:

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