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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Hanford tank vapors

    Here we go again -- more exposures to unknown vapors at the Hanford tank farm. What is going on? Are the perimeters of the hazardous area not properly laid out? And why are the employees in this area going without their safety equipment?

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Follies canopies

    The other morning, as I came over the bridge into Kennewick on my way to work, I felt a spark of excitement when I saw activity in the pits. It's hydro time!

  • EDITORIALS

    Our Voice: Time is flying, get fair entries in soon

    The Tri-Cities may be focused on hydroplane races this weekend, but there is another major community event with a deadline that is fast approaching.

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Franklin sheriff: Raymond

    Franklin County has an opportunity to elect a highly regarded police professional to the position of sheriff. Jim Raymond is that man.

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Congress: Beltran

    So Dan Newhouse has come out with his "I'm more to the right than you are" commercials, touting his gun rights credentials (ignoring the fact that under President Obama, gun owners can now take their guns into national parks).

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    When we need them, they are there. We are fortunate here in Benton County to have the level of professional law enforcement services we do, and quite often it is taken for granted. When there are well-publicized incidents such as shootings, the public becomes more aware of the dangers these officers...

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    Despite the best efforts of our police departments, the Tri-Cities is quickly losing its allure as a safe community. In the past few weeks alone, our safety has been threatened by violent acts. A barricaded person fired more than 60 bullets in his home, at police and at neighbors. A gang shooting...

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Public safety tax: No

    So, it appears the full media blitz is on for the sales tax increase. It's "just" three-tenths of a percent or "just" three cents on a $10 purchase, so no big deal, right? And it "sunsets" in 10 years, we're told. So how could anyone be against that?

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    The safety of our community has always been important to me. That's why 32 years ago, I chose to go into law enforcement. I've committed my professional career to helping apprehend the criminals who victimize innocent people.

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Letter -- Public safety tax: Yes

    When I was an advanced-placement psychology teacher, I saw the need for major changes in the delivery system for those with mental health issues. In conversations with judges, prosecuting attorneys, law enforcement, etc., I've learned there is a definite need for a mental health court in Benton ...

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