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Letters to the Editor

Gilman right for health board

To the editor: Since 2019, all five of the seats on the Jefferson County Board of Health have been vacated at some point. Some of the seats have even changed more than once. Yet, in our recent appointments, there are no women to represent public health on that board. The health board ...

Let’s bring diversity to board

To the editor: Residents of Jefferson County should keep a close watch on developments at the upcoming meeting of the Jefferson County General Health District board. Tuesday’s meeting will include appointment of a health board member by the district advisory council. One seat on that board ...

Proposed voting changes

To the editor: It is now quite apparent that the Republican Party is currently engaged in a large-scale concerted attempt to unquestionably suppress the vote, by taking drastic steps to make the voting process in our great nation considerably more difficult, as evidenced by the more than 250 ...

County needs female representation

To the editor: We have an opportunity in Jefferson County to add a highly qualified female physician to our local board of health who has been recognized at a state level for her contributions to public health. Dr. Rachel Gilman is board certified in family medicine as well as obstetrics ...

Let’s respect each other

To the editor: Our country was created on certain ideals. In God We Trust is on our coins. The pledge to our flag states “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” This is what we should all be striving for. No left or right wing, but united for what is ...

Facing extinction

To the editor: There is perhaps no sadder creature on the planet than the one known as the fragile Republican white male, especially one from a small town. This particular animal spends his days shaking his feeble fist as the world passes him by. He is held back by the fear of the unknown ...

Shameless bellowing

To the editor: As the vaccine effort continues and the investigations into the Jan. 6 riot proceed, we can hear the shameless bellowing from people who would like to change the subject. But the plain fact is that the major accomplishments of the corrupt and incompetent Trump ...

A real load of bull

To the editor: What do you get when a golden calf grows up? Answer: A brass bull. Exodus, Chapter 32 is extremely clear about how the God evangelicals ostensibly worship feels about golden idols, particularly golden bovine idols. Yet, in October 2008, several conservative, ...

Severe case of Trump derangement

To the editor: Steve Kopa has been writing letters to the paper for years slamming Donald Trump and Republicans. He was struggling last week going through the dictionary finding a word to describe Trump. (“Severe case of Trumpitis,” March 7.) He has a severe case of Trump Derangement ...

Stop barbaric practices

To the editor: I watch forensic shows. The stories depicted on these shows usually involve a murder. Forensic evidence is needed to identify the victim, especially if the murderer has tried to conceal the body through extraordinary means. One especially heinous way that murderers try to ...