Letters to the Editor

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For those with open eyes and a love of our country and its democratic system of governance, the kickoff of the January 6 committee public hearings constituted a blockbuster.

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With the pandemic raging in our society and increasing rates of anxiety and depression, there is a greater need for funding of mental health services than ever before. Mental health is not talked about a great deal because of stigma, but it is an issue of great importance in our society. Peo…

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As we again find ourselves grieving and being enraged over savagery in which innocent children and teachers were mowed down in rapid succession by an American terrorist, we ponder what we can do to make it less likely that this plague which is unique to the United States will continue to occur.

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After the massacres in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, N.Y., I read with interest Republican Rep. Matthew Dowling’s predictable excuse for doing nothing to curtail the epidemic of mass shootings. He says there’s no sense in doing anything because “criminals do not abide by laws, and laws will no…

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I think it's about time we stop worrying about lawful gun owners and start protecting everyone else from the mentally unstable gun owners.

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In light of the massacre in Texas on Tuesday, why do Republicans stop common sense background checks for gun purchases?

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Here we go again. We had the second U.S. mass shooting in two weeks, this time in a Texas elementary school classroom full of innocent children. If you’re keeping score, that makes 198 mass shootings and 27 school shootings this year with seven months to go.

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On behalf of Greene County, thank you, Bill Molzon, for graduating Waynesburg College and not returning to New Jersey.

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Perhaps I am a fool to believe that my children will grow up in a democratic representative republic where they not only receive a quality education in fundamentals, but an education that includes learning to respect others different from themselves, whether that be skin color, nationality, …

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As I'm writing this on May 15, breaking news reports have been issued regarding the horrific shooting in a Tops supermarket in a mostly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, N.Y. Ten shoppers are dead on what they all believed was a normal Saturday shopping trip. The 18-year-old coward who murdered them espoused the far right “Christian” belief that “Jews shall not replace us.”

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Fayette County is always working hard to improve and expand its recreational offerings for all who live in and visit our area.

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On May 4, both of our state legislators stated their desire to ban legal abortion rights in Pennsylvania. No government body should be able to dictate that a female carry a fetus to term and delivery. In fact, the government should have no part in any decision to keep or abort a fetus.

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Through the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision that will certainly serve to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, we now have new evidence that the Court does not reflect our country or settled law of a half-century.

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Every day across Pennsylvania, nurses are making it possible for students with mental and physical health challenges to succeed at school and for patients everywhere to get the care they need.

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In the upcoming primary, we are writing to strongly encourage Republicans to vote for Lou Barletta. Lou has extensive experience and a proven track record as a servant to the people, having served from 2000-2010 as mayor of Hazleton and from 2011-2019 as congressman in the 11th Congressional…

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I find it hard to believe how anyone can still support our so-called president after his many serious mistakes and blunders.

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I know you missed me. I kind of missed you, too. Polarized politics, or maybe just a failure to communicate, might have caused our separation, but I'm back with a vengeance, and I have a whole herd of sacred cows to kick (now in 450 words or less)!

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Recently, I found an old article I clipped from a major publication's "religious news" section. The piece was several years old, but that article's implications are alarming. They should worry all of us. Should you wonder about the "why" of my anxiety, let me explain.

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Disney has eliminated all mentions of "ladies,"gentlemen," "boys," and "girls" in its theme parks.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The blue ribbon you will see is a constant reminder to fight for protection for our children. We must protect our most precious gift, our children.