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The Herald welcomes letters on all points of view. Include your address and daytime phone number for verification. Letters should be limited to 200 words and may be edited and republished in any format. All letters become property of the Herald. Letters that defame individuals, ethnic or religious groups, contain significant factual errors or that are in poor taste will not be printed. Letters about election or ballot issues must be received no later than seven days from the deadline for ballots to be returned.

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Letter: Newhouse a pillar of Trump support

A vote for Dan Newhouse will help assure a continuation of Trump’s leadership style of chaos, instability, dividing the country, making false statements, making fun of people, and putting his own ego, privileges, and obsession for personal power and attention above the country.

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Letter: Great garbage service saved me

Garbage day is always a big day at my house. Wednesday morning comes and squeaky brakes sound, and my 2-year-old twin boys start running for the window. They start furiously waving as the truck comes into view, and the garbage man always waves back. They stare in awe as a giant claw reaches from the truck, gently grabbing the can and dumping its contents.

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Letter: Supreme Court hearings ‘hateful’

Kudos to (the recent) letter on Judge Kavanaugh. I can’t believe this happens in our society of innocent until proven guilty law. How many people have seen the movie “Oxbow Incident?” When I saw what Democrats were doing to Judge Kavanaugh, it reminded me of that movie. What has happened to our country that we have become so hateful and mean? Let’s get back on track and become the just and patriotic nation that we are supposed to be. God bless our nation and our freedom.

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Letter: Hutchison best for U.S. Senate

Vote for Susan Hutchison for U.S. senator. She has spent the last five years as chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. She has worked hard and has moved the party ahead, putting it in a position to win from the Democrats this important Senate seat. It will result in the East Side of your state finally getting a powerful voice in the U.S. Senate.

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Letter: Raebel my choice for county coroner

Benton County needs to elect a coroner who can direct and manage a staff of investigators, be compassionate with surviving family members, interact effectively with local law enforcement, make efficient use of contracting outside forensic pathologists, deal with personnel issues, manage a budget, and be accountable to the Benton County voters.

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Letter: McGary best for county coroner

McGary for Franklin County coroner. I have known Curtis McGary and his family members for many years. I have worked alongside of him, sometimes through very difficult circumstances. If I summed-up everything I know of him into a single word it would be "leader."

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Letter: Jaimie Raebel most endorsed

I have never personally known a 'politician' in my long voting life. I generally look at the information I can find to decide what issues to back and for which candidates to vote. Honestly, looking at the list of endorsements of a candidate is quite telling for many reasons.

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Letter: Herald pick right on Shir Regev

I agree with the Herald's recommendation of Sher Regev over Brad Klippert. The candidates attended a luncheon recently and I had the opportunity to hear them. I concur that it's time for a change and Ms. Regev is an intelligent young woman with a clear vision and will have a short learning curve when elected. Mr. Klippert gave a canned speech that wasn't reflective of the issues of the group and in the question period gave a misleading answer blaming the opposing party for not addressing an issue close to us. Ms. Regev was articulate and showed a good understanding of the legislative process. I strongly support her in this run for office. It's definitely time for fresh eyes in Olympia.

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Letter: I-1634 ads are grossly misleading

Your television is flooded with ads urging a yes vote on Initiative 1634. The ads are grossly misleading. I-1634 is not about preventing taxes on groceries. It is intended to allow local communities to tax the various sugar-loaded beverages that are causing our children to be obese. Look at where the money comes from to pay for those ads: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Snapple Group and Red Bull. Don't be fooled thinking I-1634 is about groceries. Reject I-1634.

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Letter: Brown’s signs bear union label

Are you a union member? Read the signs. I have been stopping for a closer look at the campaign signs posted in my area. Only one candidate in the the 4th Congressional District - Christine Brown - has signs bearing the Union Label, indicating that they were printed in a union shop.

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Letter: Time for a new voice, new vision

There is a new candidate for Franklin County clerk, Jackie Lopez Giddens. As Franklin County clerk, she will hold herself accountable to you, the residents of Franklin County. She will work tirelessly to serve the residents, protect your tax dollars, and resolve internal conflicts. She does not claim to be perfect, and has admitted to her own mistakes. Jackie, like many others, just believes that it is time for change.

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Letter: Sanders best for county commission

I am writing in support of Lori Sanders for Benton County commissioner. Lori Sanders is an exceptional candidate for commissioner. Highly qualified, Lori has served on the Benton PUD Board for many years, as well as on the Executive Board of Energy Northwest. She is a successful businesswoman with lifelong roots in the Tri-Cities. Lori understands the issues our communities, families and businesses face every day in Benton County.

Naked man tased at amusement park in Virginia

Brandon Ragans shared this video of a naked man he said ran through a parking lot at Busch Gardens in Virginia to try to get in a vehicle with strangers before an officer showed up and "he became combative and had to be tased."