Letters to the Editor

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The Salvation Army serves our most vulnerable neighbors all year long with critical services that change lives every single day. And because of your generosity this holiday season, the Give-a-Christmas Campaign, facilitated with kindness by the Herald-Standard, raised more than double its go…

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The recent passage of a federal infrastructure bill totaling more than $1.2 trillion is a sign of great things to come nationwide as well as here at home in Fayette County.

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As we mark the first anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, those who are in touch with reality – those who believe what they saw with their own eyes – recognize that we came close to losing our democracy and much more on that day as a band of incensed, enraged Donald Trump supporter…

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history – the attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump attempting to halt the peaceful transfer of power for the first time ever.

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Although I have qualms about spending trillions more dollars to expand the social safety net at a time that the national debt is soaring and inflation is raging, there is a tragic component to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin serving to single-handedly kill the president's Build Back Better bi…

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According to Webster's dictionary, the definition of an idiot is a "stupid person." Many readers were offended by the Dec. 3 editorial cartoon that grouped together people for whatever your political agenda may have been. Your point could have been made by the elimination of the word "idiot."

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Many people believe that the “Defund the police” slogan or movement started with the tragic death of George Floyd. In actuality, activists in the 1960s advocated for defunding police departments. The concept of defunding or abolishing police departments made no sense in the 1960s and it make…

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Far too many career politicians in Washington talk, rather than accomplish what they promised to do. Today’s Democrat Party is out of control with its extreme agenda, including its fringe movement to defund the police.

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This is in response to the Nov. 17 front page article regarding driving under the influence charges being dismissed against Richard Bower Jr., the son of the Fayette County district attorney who was involved in a wrong-way accident on Route 119 in Fayette County in August. What a travesty of justice.

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This is in response to the Nov. 17 front page article regarding driving under the influence charges being dismissed against Richard Bower Jr., the son of the Fayette County district attorney who was involved in a wrong-way accident on Route 119 in Fayette County in August. What a travesty of justice.

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We, as former Area Agency on Aging (AAA) administrators in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, are writing to express our deep concern over a change being executed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) that will eliminate the local Area Agencies on Aging from the Medicaid assessment/eligibility process for older adults and people with disabilities.

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When we look at people's faces and in their eyes, we see nothing but fear, worry and sadness. If we look in a mirror we probably see the same thing. It is like we have given up on God and we begin to feel that he has given up on us.

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There appears to be mixed emotions at California University of Pennsylvania regarding the upcoming name change, at least among some of the students.

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This message is designed to address two disturbing elements present in the Democratic Party of Fayette County: No. 1 is apathy, and No. 2 is fear.

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Defending a traitor interestingly – but unsurprisingly – former president Donald Trump has come out as a staunch defender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, after Lee’s statue was removed from downtown Richmond, Va. He issued a statement praising Lee’s military acumen.

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We see once again that the greatest peril into which the citizens of Pennsylvania are placed occurs when the General Assembly is in session.

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Congratulations to our 2020-21 Local Share Account Grant Award recipients! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to bettering your communities.

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I wonder if Gov. Tom Wolf believes there is a ghost of a chance that Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and House Speaker Bryan Cutler will respond favorably to his plea to reconvene the House and Senate to take up a mask-wearing mandate for Pennsylvania public school students.

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Listen up! The coronavirus is real! Even as you read this, the virus is mutating into even deadlier and more contagious versions!