Letters to the Editor

Letter: Republican platform harmful to climate

Does it seem like the national news, other than the presidential election contest, has been dominated by thousand year disasters? How many hundred- an ...

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Letter: Politicians should cut spending, taxes

To me, all the hoopla by politicians about raising the minimum wage is an admission that their economic policies have failed. Now they want government ...

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Letter: Consider volunteering at food bank

Seven years ago, our vegetable garden produced a bumper crop, too much for our family to consume. My wife advised me to donate the extra vegetables to ...

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Letter: Lower costs to lure young golfers

Staggering declines in the number of people playing golf or even taking it up these days suggest we have hit that point where discretionary income is ...

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Letter: Rep. Rod Blum isn’t getting it done

In recent newspaper ads, Rep. Rod Blum has spun several shopworn proposals for reforming Congress. Among them: term limits. How about getting big mone ...

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Letter: Politicians do not ‘fight’ for us

I get tired of politicians claiming to #x201c;fight#x201d; for us. Maybe they argue and negotiate for us, but unless they serve in our armed forces th ...

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Letter: Hospital’s Kid Captains program is inspiring

Many kudos to The Gazette for placing Alison Gowans' report about the Hawkeyes Kid Captains program right smack on the front page of the Aug. 16 editi ...

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Letter: Riding with traffic safer for bicyclists

A recent letter proposes going against one of the basic skills of cycling safety, riding against the flow of traffic (#x201c;Allow bicyclists to trave ...

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Letter: Monica Vernon puts families first

I recently saw Monica Vernon's ad on television and I was pleased to see a positive message. Vernon is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Re ...

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Letter: Group think can work for society

I've been reading a 2016 library book, #x201c;Tribe#x201d; by Sebastian Junger, a journalist. It makes the point that we all lose in our modern, indiv ...

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Letters: Increase the minimum wage in Linn Co.

I am a bartender/server at a well-known restaurant in town. It was never my intention to have this be my career, rather a job that allowed me to pursu ...

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Letter: Heart walk will help advance research

Many people ask us, why do we walk at the Linn County Heart Walk? The answer is always simple: we walk for Hayden.Our son was born on Jan. 21, 2011, w ...

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Letter: Medicaid privatization expands benefits

I get it. Change is difficult. Particularly when discussing health care, which many view as a basic human right. That being said, I do not support cri ...

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Letter: Faith page not limited to one religion

The Aug. 13 letter to the editor #x201c;Reader disagrees with coverage#x201d; by Rev. Lawrence Schmidt regarding the July 23 article #x201c;Being good ...

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Letter: Plagman, Johnson were leaders with a vision

Vision is the most important quality among community educators, from elementary schools to the area's colleges. Vision among educators runs parallel t ...

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