Register to vote, then get it done
Aug. 2 is Washington state’s primary for Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and U.S. House of Representatives. Simply register to vote online, by mail or in person.
Eighteen days before each election, every registered voter in this state is automatically mailed a ballot with prepaid, return postage. Keep your mailing address up-to-date.
If you can take the effort to renew your driver’s license or drive through a McDonald’s, you can complete the ballot, sign/date/mail it or drop it in a ballot box from the comfort of your car in Benton County at Badger Mountain Community Park, Kennewick City Hall, Benton County Voting Center Columbia Center Mall (inside), Auditor’s Office Richland, West Richland Library, West Richland City Hall, Benton City City Hall, Kennewick Benton County Justice Center and/or the Prosser Benton County Courthouse. You likely drive past one of these locations on a regular basis.
Unless you’ve been abducted by aliens or are deceased, there is no excuse for not voting. Gas prices have no impact on your returning your ballot by mail.
Show up for the 2022 mid-term elections, and vote as if we all are Ukrainians. Our freedoms and privileges are precious, rare and our democratic strength.
Linda Parish MCJ, Kennewick
Herald does edit letters to editor
I have learned to not believe everything written in the Tri-City Herald as truth, as editing does occur in letters to the editor. Also first reporting may be a false or misleading article. However, Tri-Citians can believe in Pay.gov and TreasuryDirect.com if they are still interested in donating a Day’s Pay. Perhaps a person who received COVID-19 tax returns and Hanford paycheck at the same time and took a family vacation to Hawaii will consider donating back a Day’s Pay to the U.S. government. Of course, not all Hanford employees may be reading the Herald.
John Leland Noble, Kennewick
Editor’s note: We edit letters for clarity and to correct grammatical and spelling errors. We also use editor’s notes to correct egregious errors — noting some readers repeat claims made by publications that do not fact-check their stories.
Consider our next president
Who could imagine that on January 20, 2025 our very own little “Donald Mussolini” or a “very, very smart Putin” could be inaugurated as president of the United States?
Andy Andringa, Prosser
Asking questions about stolen car
It was interesting to read Sonia Greene’s March 17 letter in which she bad-mouthed the actions of the police. So, her car was stolen on Feb. 20. It was found by the police and at the time, it was being driven. According to her letter, the occupants of the car wouldn’t admit they knew it was stolen, so the cops released them.
Among the things she failed to mention were: Had she left her keys in the car? Were the keys still in the car when the car was found? Hmmmm.
She was mad at the cops because when she wouldn’t come to where her car was found, they towed it. Hmmmm. Last I knew, we have taxi companies in the Tri. Why didn’t she call a cab? Or a friend? Either choice would have gotten her to her car so it wouldn’t have been towed.
Mike Lauman, Pasco
Prosser schools need your support
I would like to express my support for the upcoming Prosser school levy. This is an important time for Prosser School District and our community. Masks are coming off, school sports and ASB activities are resuming, and we are transitioning out of the COVID-19-restricted environment.
The mental health of our students is a top priority. Levy dollars will support programs such as counseling services, athletics, after-school arts programming and other ASB activities. These services provide students with healthy social outlets and help our students build self esteem, healthy relationships with coaches and peers, and pride in their schools and community. Our students need these supports now more than ever.
After graduation, many of our students choose to return to Prosser and join our community as adults. An investment in our youth today is an investment in the future of Prosser.
Jani Andrews, Prosser