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Letters to the Editor

Rep. Johnson drove division

DEAR EDITOR: On June 26, I dialed in to a town hall hosted by Congressman Bill Johnson, R-6th. I was appalled at what I heard. The majority of the call was focused on (paraphrasing Mr. Johnson’s words) the “radical left-wing looters and rioters” “like Antifa,” who want to ...

Make changes to ensure inclusion

DEAR EDITOR: During this time when we celebrate the Fourth of July, I believe it is time for true inclusion of all citizens. Recent events have demonstrated this isn’t always true. We can’t be held responsible for our forefathers’ errors. We shouldn’t forget them, but neither do ...

Program helps eyes of young athletes

DEAR EDITOR: Our youth sports seasons may have been delayed or postponed altogether since the COVID-19 pandemic, but Superspecs, the only statewide program of its kind in the country, has its eyes set on when life on and off the field is back to normal. Superspecs is a program run by the ...

Trump’s actions make safety fight harder

DEAR EDITOR: As a past Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance officer, and later consultant, and now a private occupational environmental health and safety consultant, I find it extremely difficult to provide my services to my many clients, nationwide. Those of us in the ...

How can we flatten the racism curve?

DEAR EDITOR: Nationwide protests have exploded in the shadow of an already national pandemic crisis in necessary sympathy for the brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Black Lives Matter, not a new slogan, is served again, fairly, in chants and signs. Many of us agree with the ...

Stop the hate, start forgiving each other

DEAR EDITOR: When I saw George Floyd dying at the hands of police, my heart broke for his family. This is evil working, but we can’t judge all police in our country the same way. Lots of officers in our country are not like them. They keep the law. They love the people, and they want to ...

Trump record shows too many failures

DEAR EDITOR: To get attention for his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump created the racist birther movement. He probably still has investigators in Hawaii looking for former President Obama’s birth certificate. Next was his southern wall that Mexico was going to pay for. Mexico ...

Biden hasn’t helped improve race relations

DEAR EDITOR: First, I feel for the Floyd family, for the loss of a good man. No one deserves to die this way. Joe Biden said to black communities: “Vote for me, and I will fix relations in this country.” No he won’t. He has done nothing — when he was vice president nor in his ...

We must come back to God

DEAR EDITOR: Recent events have led me to, once again, comment on the state of our union. As time has passed over the last 50 years, we have become more and more divided as a nation. For those less informed or less observant individuals, the division of America has been going on long before ...

Helping others is greatest joy of all

DEAR EDITOR: What brings most joy in life? I believe it is the joy of helping others! It is said that it is better to give than to receive. I believe this is true. I think it is a blessing from God, because in order to be able to give, you must have an abundance of something. It might be ...