Letter to the Editor: Pain of ‘my kids’

To the editor: In a 30-year teaching career, my students mattered to me. And then, on a day when young people across the country were walking out of classrooms, spending 17 minutes in honor of those 17 murdered in a school just like theirs, some of our kids felt the seriousness of the day and joined them; about the most rational, human response any of us could have had. So, what did we as adults do when the kids walked?

March 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Proud of students

To the editor: While some of the students who attended the March 14th walkout at TDHS may have thought it was only a tribute to the 17 massacred at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, clearly the Parkland, Florida students who spearheaded this national event want more than thoughts, prayers and tributes. They want CHANGE. In any case, I am proud of ALL the students who walked out, for whatever reason.

March 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Need to flip Congress

To the editor: The sharp divide in our politics is a deception. In almost every issue, broad agreement exists for progressive actions. The schism is the fabrication of extreme groups perpetrated to defend their archaic philosophies.

March 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Student respect

To the editor: Seeing the negative and judgemental comments on social media regarding the 17-minute school walkout were disheartening. The 17 minutes those brave students spent was the best use of school time on Wednesday. They got a life lesson on the right of freedom of speech, the importance of compassion for others and the process of civic engagement......isn't that what we all want for our future leaders?

March 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Proud of Walden

To the editor: I’m proud of Rep. Greg Walden for steering the longest and most generous funding extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program signed into law by President Trump.

March 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Collusion

To the editor: The FBI and CIA are always at work. Part of that work is keeping track of enemy agents. While monitoring known Russian agents, the name "Carter Page" came up.

March 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Service dog scrutiny

To the editor: The rules on service/companion dogs need some serious looking into. I am disgusted to see people taking complete advantage of the real reason people depend on their service animals.

March 10, 2018 noon read more..

Letter to the Editor: City deserves better

To the editor: I was disappointed to read last week how Mayor Steve Lawrence and city councilors bullied Councilor Darcy Long-Curtiss during a meeting to censure her for being "negative." In most places in America, disagreeing with the mayor is just another day in democracy. Mayor Lawrence admitted to lying to a city councilor to get her into his office, and yet says we should believe him over Long-Curtiss when he denies that the council doesn't circumvent public meeting laws by working together behind closed doors.

March 10, 2018 noon read more..



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