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It takes a special kind of person to serve in law enforcement. When most people run from danger, law enforcement officers run toward it. Few professions require someone to put their...

Feb. 24, 2021

As the state legislators representing Washington's 8th Legislative District, which includes the federal government's sprawling Hanford Site, we have every reason to want the cleanup of Hanford to be successful. It's...

Dec. 8, 2020

Evil exists in our world. There are people who intentionally harm their fellow man. There are predators who commit horrendous crimes against our precious children.

March 1, 2019

Special to the Tri-City Herald Domestic violence is not a common topic of conversation around the kitchen table. However, information and knowledge are power. I believe it is time to shed some...

Feb. 4, 2019

As the debate surrounding the export expansion wages on, there's a growing attempt to sidetrack public opinion from the real issue – trade and export development. Fresh off a lengthy budget...

Sept. 6, 2013

As a parent, a school resource officer, a deputy sheriff, and your state representative, the safety and well-being of our children is extremely important to me, as I know it is...

Sept. 2, 2009