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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

School upgrades deserved

In February, the Cheney School District is asking for our support to improve the facilities of the Cheney schools. As a community, we are lucky to have such a good school district for our kids which also benefits us in property values and in great neighbors.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

Sessions article omits support

Regarding the Jan. 12 Associated Press article "Black lawmakers say Sessions unfit": I watched the televised testimony and wondered why the story didn't mention the three black men who supported Sessions, as well as a former attorney general, Michael Mukasey, who is a Republican.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

Student says vote yes

I have attended Cheney School District since kindergarten and have witnessed tremendous growth in our schools. While I was at Windsor Elementary, attendance doubled from 300 to 600 students. Our elementary schools and high school have not received needed renovations to ensure safety and provide the most effective learning environment.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

Test Monroe narrowing

Why not take all that snow from downtown and use it to block off one lane in each direction on Monroe Street? Then we can see if this is really gonna work.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

Trump's the new sheriff

Donald Trump is going after Big Pharma now and its high pricing of drugs. All of this before he even he takes office. It's about time that the largest purchaser or user of drugs regains pricing power over the distributors and manufacturers. Finally, the government will be run as a business and not as a charity organization as it has been for many years now.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

Why I'm marching

Today I will march for women's rights. I will march because women deserve more than being demeaned and objectified by their leaders. I will march to show Donald Trump that his divisive rhetoric does not represent my values as an American, and he will not bully me into silence and inaction.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

Will miss Michelle Obama

Regarding Leonard Pitts' recent column about Michelle Obama, I want him to know this aging white man does not agree with the racist rednecks who have disparaged her in any way. I, too, find her physically attractive. But more than that, her beauty shines in her intelligence and her humanity. She cares about kids, about veterans, about America. On top of it all, she's fun (carpool karaoke, anyone? The girl's got dance moves, too, doesn't she?).

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

Israel not democratic

Trudy Rubin indulges in the convenient fiction that has been standard in American political discourse ("Settlements wrong path for Israel", Jan. 4). She claims that Israel can remain a democracy, but only so long as an Israeli Jewish majority enjoys supremacy over a non-Jewish Palestinian minority.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

Letter wasn't worthy

I am surprised and disappointed that you printed the Jan. 10 letter from Don Keeney ("Bearing false witness"). What is the false witness? To paraphrase, he said, "The DNC added outright lies ... Hillary (her title is Secretary Clinton) repeated these talking points ... the left's hypocrisy knows no bounds ... Clinton supporters continue to repeat her lies ... why do they bear false witness?"

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

School upgrades needed

I am the mother of two daughters in the Cheney School District. I'm writing in support of the upcoming bond measure which is a proposal to fund renovation or construction of buildings within the district.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

Debate income tax

In a Jan. 8 column, Sen. Mark Schoesler wishes: "... we debate the income tax openly and honestly, so that the people understand what really is at stake." I agree.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

Modify snow plows

Snow plows ought to be modified to install a "gate" that can be dropped at each residence driveway to push snow beyond the driveway. We have requested this in the past and been told "the gates break" and "it slows down the drivers."

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

Teens' opinions matter

Obama's farewell speech just occurred, and Trump's inauguration is soon to follow. I am 17 years old, obviously was not old enough to vote. However, I still have an opinion. I did not want Trump to win. While I was not 100 percent in support for Clinton, I favored her by far in this election.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

Fight the abomination

I suspect those Hollywood egos Lucy Holt mentions in her letter ("Hollywood drama," Jan. 4) who did not leave the U.S. after Trump's election realized theirs was a futile and pointless expression of disdain and dismay. Perhaps faced with the realization of changing from an extremely successful eight-year run of the Obama Nation, they decided they would rather remain here and fight the new Trump abomination.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

Reproductive politics one-sided

I am writing in regards to the article "Planned Parenthood would lose funding as part as Obamacare repeal." I want to propose a new statewide bill that would help curb the use of medications for erectile dysfunction. We should have a 24-hour waiting period before allowing a Viagra prescription to be dispensed (to ensure men understand the side effects), require yearly cardiac stress tests (to ensure men are physically capable of sexual intercourse) and attend counseling sessions (to promote celibacy as an alternative).

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