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How do you like the new air quality?

Dear Editor:How do you like the new air quality, courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service? They are actually saving us money since we don’t have to drive to the forest campground to smell smoky. Our air...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Veterans deserve better

Dear Editor:Regarding Pat Boot’s article about Memorial Day, I have to say, we all look forward to that day when we turn our swords into plowshares, but I honor those in our military, including...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Parents, don’t abdicate your responsibilities

Dear Editor:I have never resided in any locality where the enforcement of “rules” regarding the sale and use of tobacco products was placed on the merchant, upon school officials nor upon law...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

An excellent hospital facility right here

Dear Editor:A letter, written by Nathaniel Seeley, in which he praised the staff of Southwest Memorial Hospital, appeared in the Journal on May 14. Like Mr. Seeley, I, too, was a patient there...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Switch to AT&T was a step backward

Dear Editor:I feel that I am speaking for a lot of Alltel customers. Since the merge with AT&T, the quality of service has gone downhill. The details of our service were never fully explained, it...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

‘Pro-life’ mother had few choices

Dear Editor:The letter from Linda J. Moore in the Thursday paper asks, “Aren’t you glad your mother was pro-life?” I’m 71 years old, and at that time a woman had only two choices when she got...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Aren’t you glad your mother was pro-life?

Dear Editor:You hear a lot about pro-choice, but when we talk about choice, what kind of choice are we talking about? Are we talking about choosing where we want to live, or what we want to eat? In...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Naive but not stupid

Dear Editor:I guess those interviewed by the Southern Poverty Law Center didn’t know their history or anything about their formation. Don’t be fooled by the benign sounding name. Sounds like a...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Manage public lands for economic value

Dear Editor:The recent commentary by the new temporary district ranger served to point out that the Forest Service doesn’t have a clue what their real problem is. The road-closure issue is only the...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Spending caps are a Medicare kill switch

Dear Editor:Rep. Tipton has been out and about “explaining” his stand on “The Republican Effort to Destroy Medicare.” His explanations are disingenuous and downright mendacious.The fact is, Tipton...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t leave nuclear safety to the free market

Dear Editor:The letter from Willson Bloch concerning the risks of nuclear power raises important questions about the current plans to build several new nuclear plants. His letter, however, contains...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Drama students explore wide range of interests

Dear Editor:I am saddened and frustrated by the decision M-CHS has made to cut the theatre program and not renew the current theatre teacher, Bennie Palko-Herrera’s contract. Palko-Herrera has...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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