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Letters

  • LETTER: Reader disagrees about gun control comments

     To the editor: 

    This is in reference to my friend Ken Begley’s column last week (“NRA: Shooting from the hip”). 

    He has let the horror of the slaughter in Connecticut cloud his logic.

  • LETTER: The Burg bridge

    Dear editor,
    I was glad to see that Judge Settles, Greg Simms and Washington County Fiscal Court removed the iron gates and made needed repairs to the old steel bridge in the Fredericktown community.

  • LETTER: Equal Pay Day: fight for fairness

    Dear Editor,
    On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 thousands of women from across the United States joined together in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day. April is symbolic of the point into the new year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • LETTER: Commander Days not the answer

    Dear editor,
    I, for one, am getting tired of hearing about this “Commander Day” stuff. And was really tired of it when my child came home from school and said that students were being threatened or bullied into doing work that is not mandatory to do. I do not appreciate my child’s grades being threatened or my child being threatened with detention because she doesn’t want to do “busy” work that does not pertain to her.

  • LETTER: A warning for tourney time

    Dear editor,
    March is that time of year when basketball fans come alive. Tournaments around the country draw hundreds of thousands of fans who spare no expense to support their favorite teams. The madness that concerns me is of another kind. This exciting basketball season often brings with it a spike in commercial sex trafficking, specifically, human trafficking.

  • LETTER: In the face of disaster

    Dear editor,
    “In Christ alone my hope is found he is my light, my strength, my song.  
    This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. My comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand”  
    (Getty/Townsend).

  • LETTER: Backpack program a success

    Dear editor,

  • LETTER: Will we choose life?

    Dear editor,
    One vote. That’s what it took to defeat the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline bill. Of course, this controversial issue is not going away.

    Is anyone communicating with facts? Those who support the pipeline continue in mantra-like form to proclaim that the pipeline is good for the economy.

  • Readers write: Vote Coleman for state representative

    Dear editor,
    Since an early age, I have been interested in the political process. I am fascinated by how laws are created or altered to fit the needs and demands of our time. I always knew I wanted to work in state or local government and be part of our domestic system of governance.

  • Readers write: Stand by Kim King for re-election

    Dear editor,
    Recently, our 55th District state representative, Kim King, has been knocked in an ad about how she has voted on the past several bills.