Letters to the Editor

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As a state lawmaker, I’m very concerned with the alarming number of vacancies in our commonwealth’s prison system, and the number is only growing.

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On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces, protecting this country and its ideals of freedom and democracy.

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, offering an important reminder to support all Pennsylvania caregivers.

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Kudos to President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and rank-and-file Senate Democrats for the narrow passage of a multi-faceted bill (The Inflation Reduction Act), which holds many benefits for the American people!

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While growing up in my hometown of North Irwin in Southwestern Pennsylvania, I encountered many different political and religious views and persuasions. We still got along with each other for the most part, and I miss that.

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Wow! I am impressed – sort of! Fayette County, Pennsylvania – yes, our Fayette County – made the national television news. You see, we are one of three Pennsylvania counties whose election officials have not yet certified the 2021 election results.

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A Fayette County commissioner and election board member is tired of everything changing with elections. Issues like lack of good jobs and opportunity, violent crime, infrastructure are playing second fiddle at the moment to the headline-gaining lawsuit.

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Kudos to Waynesburg Lions Club on another fantastic Fourth of July celebration. The family-oriented day with so many variety of opportunities met everyone's interests. The hard work and dedication of Lions members is so very much appreciated.

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Forty-nine years ago the Supreme Court rendered a decision on Roe vs. Wade giving women the right to make informed and safer choices if they wanted to terminate a pregnancy. Prior to that decision, women were forced to turn to back-street butchers using coat hangers or tried to end their pre…

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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.