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By Larry Jose
Goldendale 

Where's the reciprocity?

 


To the Editor:

A disabled Washington State veteran, rated at 30 percent disability or greater, can apply to the state and receive a veteran’s park pass granting free access to State Park venues. The veteran can then apply to the state of Oregon and receive a free pass to their State Park venues, based on his Washington Veterans card.

Here’s the problem: the State of Washington does not recognize Oregon’s veterans with the same disabilities and does not issue them a similar pass to Washington parks, as Oregon does for Washington residents.

I have contacted Rep. McCabe’s office on this issue several times over the last six months, asking for an explanation or for legislation to corr...



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