Organizers of Pasco’s syringe exchange program, Blue Mountain Heart to Heart, need a new home for the needle program after Franklin County commissioners evicted them, a decision that hurts drug addicts.
While the recent snow storms have caused challenges for the Tri-Cities, people are jumping out of cars to help strangers stuck in snow drifts. Good Samaritans and neighbors are working side by side to help others.
Franklin County Commissioner Brad Peck criticized the Benton County Commission and now bicounty services could be split in two. Benton County leaders shouldn’t make this decision because they are upset with Peck.
Parents who enroll kids in school should have them vaccinated for diseases such as measles. The Legislature should make it harder for students to opt out of this requirement by approving House Bill 1638.
The Tri-City Herald Editorial Board agrees with other Tri-City leaders, scientists and engineers in calling for the Department of Energy’s reclassification of nuclear waste at Hanford based on characteristics and risk, and not its origin.
When they return to Olympia this week, state legislators should adopt a joint resolution commending Jim Mattis for his service. Mattis, from Richland, stepped down as U.S. defense secretary at the first of the year.