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New comments policy appreciated

I just want to thank you for changing your policy for online commentary. I think that taking away the ability to comment on a letter that a citizen has written is the perfect way to go. I’ve already noticed a drop in the hateful rhetoric that would often follow. We all have a right to our opinion, and that should be respected. Now, those people who relished the ability to insult and disparage will not be published. I think you could take it a step further and take away the “Reply” option to comments by people.

Lesley Haskell

Spokane


 

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