Letters to the Editor | page 13

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016

Another wall coming?

If the people of the United States should make the biggest error in their history and elect Donald Trump, I have a prediction.The volume of people deserting to Canada will reach such heights that the premier of Canada will make ...

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Clinton should be charged

Response to the letter to the editor, "Trump's treason," of Aug. 14: Hillary Clinton should already be charged with very serious crimes, according to existing law in our country. With her decision to have an unsecured server, away from the State Department, enemies of the United States then had the opportunity to relatively easily obtain even "top-secret" information.

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Listen to teacher on tests

The beginning of a new school year is a good time to consider the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) funded by a $200 million grant from Bill and Melinda Gates. (The Gates have also spent millions promoting charter schools.)

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Long dean's lists

In the interest of saving printable space in the newspaper, wouldn't it be preferable to list only area college students' names who did not make a dean's or honors list or achieve a certain GPA? This group would seem to be the more exclusive in terms of numbers.

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Media against Trump

It's interesting to see just how one-sided the media is. I'm referring to the constant negative publicity Donald Trump gets while Hillary seems to bask in the glow of positive headlines.

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New verse for Liberty

If Donald Trump becomes president, we'll need to do some editing of Emma Lazarus' verse on the Statue of Liberty. Here's a start:Don't give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming ...

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Providence, Premera squabble

Providence and Premera are getting divorced. They cannot agree on what percentage of health care costs they should each be responsible. As a result, in 2017 those insured by Premera will be significantly impacted financially.

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Public records contradiction

I read with interest Shawn Vestal's article on public records law ("Yes, transparency is expensive...," Sept. 2). In it he says the $60 million spent statewide complying with the law is a "bargain" given that the law is an essential tool for transparency in government. Standing alone, his article is a clear endorsement of the public records law.

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Trump doesn't 'tell it like it is'

The continued fantasies of Trumpists continue. Beverly Robertson ("Trump better than Clinton," Sept. 1) starts her letter with "Donald Trump tells it like it is." That's Orwellian language.Politifact has checked more than 100 Trump and Clinton's statements each. For Trump, ...

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Trump would be dangerous

Donald Trump flies to Mexico as Mr. Tough Guy and turns into a wimp on arrival when told by the Mexican president, "We're not paying for the wall." He flies back to Arizona and turns back into Mr. Tough Guy.

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Will GOP caucus learn?

Instead of passing laws and otherwise taking care of the business of our country like the Constitution has mandated, the Republicans in Congress spent four years trying to make President Obama a one-term president.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016

Better candidates, please

The lesser of two evils is still evil. Both presidential candidates are self-serving, greedy, narcissists who couldn't care less about the American citizen. Their entire ambition is to raise themselves up and keep us down. They're doing a pretty good job so far.

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Discipline policy concerning

Concerning District 81's new discipline guidelines: It is easy to examine statistics and make new policy based upon them, but one has to consider the fact that most of the behaviors that lead to discipline do not occur in a vacuum. Oftentimes the education of other kids is put in jeopardy when discipline is not present.

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Foster care gets boost

I want to thank our legislators for their support of our state's foster care community. From increasing foster parent reimbursement in 2015 to restoring and increasing service fees to private agencies in 2016.

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Fully fund parks

Thanks to The Spokesman-Review for covering the 100th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). As a retired NPS ranger, I felt it was my duty to write about a critical issue facing our beloved parks.

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Parting Shot - 10.21.16

Fog blankets the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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