To the editor — People seem to either not know, not remember, or not care that we do not have rights conferred to us by government. Rights are conferred by nature simply because you are human.…

To the editor — Having family in Yakima, it was unsettling to read the Herald article: "Yakima to lose 1 of 2 hospitals; Astria closing Regional as part of bankruptcy" (Jan. 9).

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