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To be considered for publication:
Letters have a 200-word limit and may be edited for grammar and clarity.
Longer letters, up to 500 words, will appear on yakimaherald.com.
You must sign your full name and include your street address (although only your city will be printed) as well as a daytime phone number for verification.
The person who signs the letter must be the actual author.
We will not print form letters, libelous letters, business promotions or personal disputes, poetry, open letters, letters espousing religious views without reference to a current issue, or letters considered in poor taste
Letters reflect the opinion of the writer. The Yakima Herald-Republic cannot verify the accuracy of all statements made in letters.
Writers are limited to one published letter per calendar month.
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