clarkfamily89 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Flags in Walla Walla County to be lowered in honor of former Sheriff Mike Humphreys

The article does not say that the Governor asked for the flag to be lowered and counties have the authority to chose to lower there flags. I will include that protocol for you at the end of this. Whether you liked M. Humphreys or not he served this county for a long time and he deserves the respect of this county. A comment like this can be very hurtful to his family and friends who are grieving his loss and there are many.

Policies on When to Lower Flag to Half-Mast

A city or county has the authority to decide to fly the U.S. flag at half-mast within its jurisdiction when it deems it to be appropriate. Washington local governments tend to follow their own custom when it comes to lowering the flag to half-mast to honor various persons. Some local government jurisdictions only lower flags to half-mast when federal or state governments do so, while others show respect to the passing of local personages that may have made a significant civic contribution or died while in the service to their country or local government. It is suggested that local governments consider consulting with their local American Legion or other federally chartered patriotic organizations (36 U.S.C. Subtitle II, Part B) when establishing a half-mast policy. Veterans groups often have strong views regarding flag protocol, and variations from standard procedures are sometimes met with strenuous objections. The examples listed below represent a variety of examples from across the country. If any Washington cities or counties have an existing policy or develop a policy, MRSC would appreciate receiving a copy.

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clarkfamily89 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Stampede scales back under new leadership

I too am happy to see the event go back to what it was long ago. It was set on the grounds of Walla Walla High School and there might have been a handful to vendors but it was not the focus. The focus was family and families gathering to see the wonderful mystical balloons. You could see the balloons sailing the skys and waving to the people who were below in their pajamas, with sleepy kids and just enjoying. It has become a mini fair out at the fairgrounds where their is carnival rides, food booths and vendors galore. You could hardly move around and the balloons didn't seem to ride over neighborhoods any longer. Folks spent money like crazy on all the extras. Our police were on high alert as if it was the fair. I for one look forward to the old style where the balloons were the focus.

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clarkfamily89 2 months ago on Milton-Freewater latest to let city employees carry guns on job

People in this world have become crazy. Why in the world do you need to carry a gun to work? Call 911 and save a life.

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clarkfamily89 2 months ago on Walla Walla pulls plug on aviary fund

Its called poor management. The Avairy itself brought much delight to young and old and it didn't cost anything. What a hugh part of Pioneer Park will be missing. I hope we don't fill it in and use it for a storage shed like we did when we got rid of the much used swimming pool. Oh well it doesn't matter what voters think.

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clarkfamily89 3 months ago on Pay hike for City Hall management sends wrong signal

Not really. A lot of folks are paid by tax dollar money and they get big salaries. It's just that not all of us have our salaries published in the Union Bulletin.

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clarkfamily89 3 months ago on Pay hike for City Hall management sends wrong signal

I personally think that what each of those people make is not necessary to publish in the Union Bulletin. I understand it is public record and I guess it should be public record. However, they applied for those jobs and they are administrative positions which are looked at by their peers. They are apparently doing a good job and thus retain their positions and receive raises for their efforts. Why is it ok for professional athletes to get absurd amounts of money to play a sport and administrators not to make monies much less that a professional athlete and they have gotten the education they have to hold these jobs. I am not an administrator but assist one in my position at my employment and I can attest they work hard for what they get. When others go home at the end of the day they may be home but they are working. On weekends the same. Leave them alone.

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clarkfamily89 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Lawsuit filed in New York Store shooting death

Race is what this is all about. I did not know Guerra but I know he did not deserve to be killed.

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clarkfamily89 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Lawsuit filed in New York Store shooting death

A lot of might in your story. You are right I was not there but shoot to stop someone is different than shot to kill. Mr. Saul could have called the police

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clarkfamily89 3 months, 4 weeks ago on Lawsuit filed in New York Store shooting death

Mr. Saul had a right to intervene with the break in however Mr. Saul crossed the line when he exited the building and hunted him down and shot him repeatedly until he fell dead. Mr. Saul didn't know who he was or if he had a rap sheet as long as his arm he was wrong when he left his store and he was wrong when he fired more than one shot. Somehow the court system cleared Saul of criminal law suits and we accept that whether we believe it is right or wrong but now Mr.Saul has a Civil Lawsuit to face and if what he did was right then the courts will agree but if they don't then Mr. Saul will pay. Mr. Saul is the winner either way because he still has a life and his family doesn't visit him at a grave site. I can tell you if the tables were turned the Hispanic man would be sitting on death row now.

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