Category: Opinion

Opinion

This week at the Capitol

By Sen. Maryanne Jordan
Reader Contributor

Rep. Sue Chew is helping fight soaring drug prices by expanding who can donate unused medications and what organizations can receive them. On Monday, …

Billionaires: heroes or zeroes?

By Jodi Rawson
Reader Contributor

Billionaires only began to exist around a century ago, starting with “oil magnate” John D. Rockefeller in 1916. Today there are around 2,500 billionaires, and …

Back from the dead

It was four years ago this week that the Reader came back from newspaper purgatory. Founded in 2004, the first iteration of the Reader published every week for over eight …

Benefits of a second rail bridge are unclear

By Chantilly Higbee
Reader Contributor

Optimization is important to the sustainability of any industry. Transportation by rail is no exception. However, the benefits gained by working efficiently should be balanced …

Letters

  • How Do People Become Radicalized…? Dear Editor, How do people become radicalized? 1. They are seeking an identity or peer group. 2. Many are loners. 3. They are looking for something that gives their life purpose. 4. They feel a need to be noticed. 5. They feel rejected by the culture around them. 6. They feel disenfranchised (feel deprived of power, right ...
  • Give Love to Creations… Dear Editor, I am as wary as many of us to tone down the consumer impulses that strike during the holiday, but in spite of my wariness, I’d like to shine a light on a unique non-profit community gem called Creations located in the back of the Cedar Street Bridge. Many ...
  • Do you need a break…? Dear Editor, Do you know a family who has a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or some type of dementia or memory issue and are caring for them at home? Is the family caregiver finding it hard to both care for their loved one and also have a life outside of that? Please ...
  • Riots Not Good… Dear Editor, I’m a conservative independent. In my voting life I cannot recall independents, Libertarians, or Republicans rioting and destroying property simply because their candidate lost a presidential election. Am I wrong here? My reaction to the violent protests and riots which flared after the Trump win? Anger and disgust at the ...
  • Cartoon Character Campaign… Dear Editor, Well it’s over, kinda. I suppose this campaign will never really be over. This was truly the most disappointing presidential campaign I have ever lived through. Our choice of cartoon characters were Blonde and Donald Duck. Two power hungry, egotistical, win-at-any-cost, flip-flopping, divisive individuals who spent the last year ...
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