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Writer is thankful to Murphy for passage of nursing home monitoring

Letters to the editor

September 23, 2020

To the editor: I am writing you today to thank Rep. Jim Murphy, who represents the 94th District and is running for re-election in November. To me this man is a patriot and committed to “we the people,” not only his constituents. The passage of his bill HB 1387 allows nursing-home monitoring s...

Voting for politicians who have lied and broken word: poor judgment

Letters to the editor

September 23, 2020

To the editor: It boils down to poor judgment. I lie instead of telling the truth: poor judgment. I treat people disrespectfully: poor judgment. I am unfaithful: poor judgment. I break my promises: poor judgment. I don’t pay attention to knowledgeable people: poor judgment. I will continue to sup...

USPS needs to be saved because it is so vital to country’s economy

Letters to the editor

September 22, 2020

To the editor: The United States Postal Service is on the edge of bankruptcy. As far as I can tell, much of this stems from the decision made in a previous session of Congress to force the USPS to fund its healthcare and retirement packages for the next 75 years. The USPS is codified in the Const...

Reader: ‘I thought people didn’t care if I lived or died’; now he knows

Letters to the editor

September 21, 2020

To the editor: The COVID-19 crisis has done a lot of harm, but I’ve also learned a lot from it. For example: I used to suspect that I was surrounded by people who didn’t care whether I lived or died, and now I know for sure. Kate Martin’s Sept. 3 letter on mask wearing is a case in point. Publ...

Take our poll: Are you encouraged about the prospects for redeveloping the Crestwood mall site?

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

September 12, 2020

Crestwood officials say they are excited about the possibilities of redeveloping the former Crestwood Plaza mall site after opening up a process for requests for proposals on the site. Do you agree with them? Are you encouraged about the prospects for redeveloping the Crestwood mall site?

Our Call: A new tradition with Call-Outs for those in the community

Our Call: A new tradition with Call-Outs for those in the community

September 4, 2020

Welcome to the Call-Outs, in which we will recognize the people achieving so much for our community, sometimes with little recognition. Arlee Conners. The longtime Oakville High School football coach has been a steadfast presence on the sidelines for OHS for the last 15 years, and stepped down this...

‘Black Lives Matter’ until they don’t, contends a Sunset Hills resident

Letters to the editor

September 3, 2020

To the editor: Black Lives Matter except, of course, those Black Lives who have had their business, property and life destroyed by so-called “peaceful” protesters, tolerated by mayors and governors. Louis Swallow Sunset Hills...

Phrases behind use of masks are repeated so much so it’s not seen as extreme

Letters to the editor

September 2, 2020

To the editor and residents: I realize the editorial of Aug. 27 is meant well about South County ZIP codes having a rise in virus cases. But “life won’t return to normal for any of us until we all wear a mask” is extreme. This is so repeated that it no longer seems extreme. Just like the phrase ...

Trump is ‘threat to our democracy,’ and citizens should run for office

Letters to the editor

September 1, 2020

To the editor and residents: Donald Trump is a threat to our democracy. He gained the presidency by a political anomaly — the Electoral College (EC). Aided by Republican gerrymandering of key political House and Senate districts, Russian interference, voter suppression and a jiggered EC system, deleg...

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