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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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‘Murder Ballad’Wow, please go see Murder Ballad presented by CGOA, it is really spectacular! I just saw the first show and am so impressed with the quality of the actors and of the lighting and choreography and the setting! These four talented actors have wonderful magic with each other, and…

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Climate crisisThe scientists have spoken. The planet is speaking. The children are pleading. We must listen and act while we still can. Millions of people around the globe this past week came together to demand action to create a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable planet. Those o…

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Fix recyclingI have been noticing when I recycle the cans with my mom at Rosauers, it is clean and everything works properly, but there are only four combination recycle machines. At Safeway there are three, but they are quite often broken, and the area isn’t clean, either. At Walmart, there…

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What to believeWho bombed the Saudi oil field? The Saudis claim it’s the Houthis or Iran — those are the same Saudis (MBS) who deny torturing and dismembering a member of the U.S. press, Jamal Khashoggi, and our president agrees with them.During his administration, our president has lied or …

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‘Black and white’Mr. Davis would like readers to believe “patriots” stand for the national anthem, while those who do not, are not. Plenty of people in our community do things related to the American flag which seems disrespectful and unpatriotic to me. These include displaying the flag back…

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Ban Rx TV adsDue to pressure from the public and government, liquor industry self-regulations banned TV advertising from 1948 to 1996, mainly to help stem the drinking of underage people.Obviously, those ads have returned, but (supposedly) only on shows with adult audiences. Cigarettes, and …

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Dangerous nationalismIn my previous letter (“Trump’s racism,” July 27), I laid out examples of Donald Trump’s racist behavior dating back decades. “But Ben,” you might be saying, “who cares? What does this have to do with policy?”

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