To the editor — In my opinion many senators and congressmen gain an excessive amount of power due to their many terms in office. Sen. Mitch McConnell is a prime example. Senators should only serve a maximum of two terms, which is 12 years. Congressmen should only serve four terms, which is e…

To the editor — California has just announced that by 2035, new auto sales must be other than gasoline-powered. There is much to like about electric autos. The motors are very reliable, have high torque, are quiet, and battery technology is improving rapidly. However, we need to look behind …

To the editor — Doug Federspiel was my high school classmate. While some classmates are vaguely recalled, Federspiel was unforgettable. It was as if he skipped over adolescence totally, and already embodied the qualities of the wisest adult: compassion, understanding, intelligence, kindness …

To the editor — I am writing in support of state Rep. Chris Corry for the upcoming election. Due to the shutdown, I needed to file an Unemployment Security Department claim. The claim was not going anywhere, and my finances were getting low after so long. I contacted Corry’s office, and with…

To the editor — I’d like to see the numbers. When I watch the local evening news or read my newspaper and the Yakima Health District states that there were "x" new cases of COVID-19 reported in Yakima County, why don't they include how many people were tested? I'm very curious what that numb…

To the editor — Rep. Chris Corry has my vote. I think Corry deserves another term. He went to Olympia to work for us, the people of the 14th District. He has worked tirelessly for us on five committees. I like that he has been a conservative voice on the Capital Budget and the House Educatio…

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To the editor — Please join me in voting to retain Judge Elisabeth Tutsch in November’s election. Elections of judicial officers are nonpartisan affairs; Yakima County Superior Court judicial elections are no exception. Judicial elections are not a place for political influence or operatives…

To the editor — I am endorsing Doug Federspiel for reelection to Superior Court. Judge Federspiel has been my friend and colleague for 30 years. He was raised and educated in the Yakima Valley and knows our community well. He is a person of outstanding character, is hard-working and conscien…

To the editor — Tread lightly! My tolerance is running out. I never cared what color you were until you started blaming me for your problems. I never cared about your political affiliation until you started to condemn me for mine. I never cared where you were from in this great republic unti…

To the editor — I have been trying civil and criminal cases in Yakima County for over 30 years. I argue cases to Judge Tutsch every week. She is always prepared. She has read the court files. She has researched the law. She understands the legal principles involved. She listens carefully to …

Throughout this year, I’ve been amazed and encouraged by the strength, courage, and compassion of my patients and their families, as well as my colleagues in health care, as we’ve united to all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wearing masks, socially distancing when possible, prac…

September is National Suicide Prevention Month — an opportunity to call attention to this serious public health concern. According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults between ages 18 and 24 has considered suicide in the past month. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, the s…

To the editor — Some people have the capacity to leave a positive impact on society while never revealing themselves. This is an admirable trait of humility, and Judge Elisabeth Tutsch is one of those people. I have had the privilege of serving alongside Tutsch in a variety of roles over the…

To the editor — I have participated in multiple meetings with Vicki Baker and Amanda McKinney. I found Baker to be respectful, professional, thoughtful and with a good sense of fiscal responsibility. Her opponent displayed the opposite. It is a clear decision to me that Baker is a superior c…

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