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Opinion

Fight for justice in baby’s death continues 50 years

The deaths of young children always are horrific. But for a parent to leave a newborn baby for dead and then allow that child to remain nameless for 50 years is simply heartless. It was 50 years ago today, July 2, 1970, that the remains of a week-old baby girl were found near a dirt road off ...

Visit a local museum; help it to survive

It will take some time for us all to get used to the “new normal” after the COVID-19 epidemic. One aspect of our lives that should not change — but could — is the variety of museums that educate and entertain us. Throughout the world, most museums had to close during the height of ...

Right to speak is more important than what’s said

The stance that, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” is among the most powerful — and important — comments ever made on freedom of speech. Some attribute it to the French Enlightenment philosopher / historian Voltaire. It is an ...

Save lives, find race component of coronavirus

From nearly the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, it was clear the disease has a racial component. Black Americans have been affected far more severely than whites. Exactly why that is so has not been learned yet. Obviously, getting answers is critical. But blacks ...

This time, focus on Valley was all about winning

All eyes were on Lordstown last week. Lordstown Motors Corp., that is, as Vice President Mike Pence traveled here during Thursday’s unveiling of the Valley’s newest locally manufactured vehicle, the Endurance, an all-electric pickup truck set to be built in the former General Motors ...

Speak up, join fight for equality

From hashtags to courtrooms, from community vigils to professional athletes — it is evident something has made an undisputed mark on our nation’s consciousness — the Black Lives Matter movement. BLM has garnered widespread awareness; yet, many still fail to understand its meaning. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...