Been enjoying the smoke in one of our hottest summers on record? While the Carlton Complex fire -- Washington's largest-ever wildfire -- burns, it is good to remember that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted against boosting the National Forest Service firefighting budget; that means to combat the blaze, funds had to be diverted from fire prevention budgets. All this comes from the party adamantly denying climate change. It's time to dump career-politician Cathy. Joe Pakootas gets my vote.
PAUL FRANZMANN, Walla Walla