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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Mental health needs

    The recent letter from Sophia Cisnesos (TCH, Oct. 8) claims to offer some “facts” with respect to “treatment” for inmates who suffer from mental illness, but her “facts” do not pass the “reality” test. Reading her letter gives the impression...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: ‘Meet the Mormons’ worth seeing

    The world is in turmoil in a lot of places with constant fighting. Our country is having the courts deciding case law that may go against what we believe is right, i.e. Washington Supreme Court telling the Legislature to spend even more money on education. The Book of Mormon tells of a time when...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Area has many museums

    This letter is in response to Richard Moen. (Letters, Oct 12) There are an extensive display and information about Kennewick Man at East Benton County Museum on Keewaydin Drive across from Senior Center in Kennewick! This museum has been there almost 30 years!. There are many displays about early...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Letter: Child molesters often seem like nice guys

    The Herald headline said “14 former students sue district.” (TCH, Oct.10) I’ve heard people describe former teacher William Pickerel as “such a nice guy” and he “seemed so normal.”

  • EDITORIALS

    Our Voice: Herald recommends Stephens and Johnson

    Two of the four state Supreme Court judges up for re-election have attracted a couple of colorful challengers. And while these two characters have spiced up the race, voters should stick with substance and keep the incumbents.

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Election letter: Killian for clerk

    I know the Tri-City Herald has made mistakes with their endorsements, but in the race for Franklin County Clerk they have never been more wrong! As the clerk for Benton County, I understand that keeping your budget the same from year to year is something that you strive for. If your budget does ...

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Election letter: Didier for Congress

    Anyone under 50 years old should understand that Social Security will have to be substantially changed by the time they are eligible for benefits. The biggest reason is there will not be enough people working to support the growing population of retirees. People are living longer and there are fewer...

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Election letter: Spencer for assessor

    I find it interesting two of our three Benton County commissioners have endorsed a candidate for assessor with no appraisal experience. They have avoided looking at Bill Spencer’s almost 14-year work history in the Benton County community and Franklin County assessor’s office which...

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Election letter: Yes on Prop. 14-7

    I am writing in favor of Benton County Proposition 14-7, and urging Benton County voters to support this non-binding advisory measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. If enacted, the proposition would establish a Conservation Futures Fund from property tax revenue which will provide capital for acquiring land...

  • ELECTION LETTERS

    Election letter: Lathim for sheriff

    I have known Richard Lathim for many years and have found him to be a man of outstanding character and dedicated to his job as our sheriff in Franklin County. To dismiss an individual just because they have been at the job for a certain amoung time is a very irresponsible decision. What other occupation...

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