Opinion


SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Fund AIDS, TB fight

Doug Clark's new year story helps us empathize with others and see a different perspective about our recent election ("A new year, a new knee, and I'm ready to go," Jan. 9.).

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Keep charters accountable

I am writing about the article "DeVos to push for school choice amid opposition from unions." With the appointment of Betsy DeVos, from Detroit, for secretary of education position in Trump's cabinet, I have to wonder more about charter schools. DeVos is a believer of not only charter schools, but also in little oversight of them as well. This effect has been disastrous for Detroit, in terms of education standards, and a waste of taxpayer money.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Lay out replacement first

I've had a cough for over two weeks. I bought over-the-counter medications and a humidifier to try to treat it at home, because, with the holidays, the wait times at urgent care were three-plus hours.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Learn before tweeting

With every day that passes, Donald Trump opens his mouth with a resulting loss to a company, institution, private individual or country. A recent tweet was "the value of the dollar is too high," resulting in a reduction in the market value of same.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Rooftop dining downtown

This past holiday season, I was downtown Christmas shopping and I noticed that the Macy's department store building was being remodeled. It made me think about a recent trip that I took to San Francisco. I remembered dining at the Cheesecake Factory. The Cheesecake Factory is located on the top floor of the downtown Macy's department store building overlooking the city park.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Tax check hard to write

As a handicapped widow in my mid-80s, I've paid income tax for almost 70 years. I've always felt that paying income tax was well worth the luck and privilege of being born and living in the United States of America.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

Worse than booing

I see in the paper some people were rude for "booing" our congresswoman at the MLK. rally. I guess "rude," like "beauty," is "to the beholder."

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

Buyer's remorse?

Poor Donald Trump claims that the intelligence community and the media are on a "witch hunt" regarding his ties to Russia. He even claims that it is like Nazi Germany. It seems to me that he could alleviate all the criticism by simply releasing a full and uncensored copy of his financial and business records (as every modern president-elect has done before him). That way we could see for ourselves whether he is honest or not.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

CMR, GOP not credible

If a resolution to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics would have gone to a vote, Cathy McMorris Rodgers declared she would have voted for this measure. In March, this non-political Office of Congressional Ethics said there was "substantial reason to believe" that the illegal diversion of tax-paid staff, resources and money to her campaign occurred. The allegations were referred to the House Ethics Committee, which chose not to empanel a subcommittee to investigate after she lawyered up and former staffer Todd Winer was vigorously defamed.

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