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March 10, 2018
LETTER: Food program is vital for rural areas
To the editor: In the nation's rural communities, where the food that feeds the world is grown, food insecurity is endured by millions of children, seniors, and hard working Americans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps stave off hunger in one in six rural...
March 10, 2018 - 2:01pm
March 9, 2018
LETTER: A look into Southern Poverty Law Center
To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor in the Echo Press, I saw someone refer to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a source of "complete accurate information." Since the editorial staff of this newspaper also made a statement supporting the SPLC a short while back,...
March 9, 2018 - 3:46pm
March 7, 2018
LETTER: Give up toys for a safer country
To the editor: There's a lot of talk lately, and rightfully so, about the the Second Amendment. Here's my take. It's very apparent the "right to bear arms," as stated in the Second Amendment, exists so citizens could protect themselves if the government decided to step on all their...
March 7, 2018 - 3:49pm
LETTER: God made a promise about flooding
To the editor: Scientists have come up with a lot of ideas on how old the Earth is — in millions of years. They say that we are causing the earth to warm because we emit too much carbon dioxide. People and animals breathe out carbon dioxide (CO2). Trees use it to produce fruit...
March 7, 2018 - 2:49pm
March 3, 2018
LETTER: Washington bureaucracy is threat to liberty
To the editor: Do you love liberty? Do you want to protect it for our future generations? I do. The Washington bureaucracy is bloated, broken and a threat to our precious liberty. We need to restore power to we the people and this can be accomplished using Article V of the Constitution...
March 3, 2018 - 3:41pm
March 2, 2018
LETTER: School shooting demands real solution
To the editor: The recent horrible school shooting in Florida demands a real solution. Impinging upon Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens is not the answer. Otherwise, we should outlaw knives and trucks, as they have been used to intentionally kill and maim people, also....
March 2, 2018 - 4:36pm
LETTER: Continue effort to reduce salt, pollutants in lakes
To the editor: We appreciate the recent article on salt (sodium chloride) impacting our lakes in Douglas County and the efforts of the County Highway Department to use road salt smarter ("Easy on the salt," Feb. 23 issue). We apologize for the misleading numbers we supplied for the...
March 2, 2018 - 2:35pm
March 1, 2018
LETTER: Library is a wonderful resource
To the editor: The Douglas County Library delivers! Last week, I checked the online card catalogue of the Douglas County Library for three books: Divided We Stand, This Chair Rocks and Pachinko. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised; our library had all three! I know I speak for...
March 1, 2018 - 3:04pm
LETTER: Letter about government conspiracy an outrage
To the editor: I am surprised that the Echo Press would publish such a letter ("Is government trying to disarm the public?") from Dwight Behn in the Feb. 21 edition. While such junk on conspiracy theory is making the rounds of social media, I would expect main stream news to filter...
March 1, 2018 - 12:06pm
LETTER: Taking male hormones doesn't make you male
To the editor: I don't want to offend anyone, so just consider this: Putting on boy's clothes doesn't make us a boy. Taking male hormones doesn't make you a male. Wanting to be or not wanting to be doesn't change the facts. Believing a feeling doesn't make a feeling true. Thinking...
March 1, 2018 - 12:04pm
February 28, 2018
LETTER: Are protesters turning a blind eye?
To the editor: A lot of news this week about the need for something to be done about preventing violence in our schools. I wonder if these more vocal protesters have seen bullying and walked away without saying something. Perhaps they know who can get some pot or a stolen phone or...
February 28, 2018 - 12:06pm
LETTER: Remember the words of Charlton Heston
To the editor: Is it wise to limit the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens? Charlton Heston answered that question at the National Press Club on Sept. 11, 1997: "I believe strongly in the right of every law-abiding citizen to keep and bear arms... "...there is no such thing...
February 28, 2018 - 12:05pm
February 24, 2018
LETTER: Professional response to a leak
To the editor: On Friday morning, Feb. 16, my wife observed a growing puddle of water in the street in front of our house after walking our dog. Alas, a water main had sprung a leak. Unsure of who to call, we used the ALASD number to reach their on-call person at 6:30 in the morning....
February 24, 2018 - 8:05am
February 23, 2018
LETTER: Have kids sat down with an NRA official?
To the editor: As tragic as the school shooting in Florida was, and the associate excoriation of the National Rifle Association, have any of the kids or their parents ever sat down with an NRA official to find out what they are all about? Just askin'. Roger Hegland Alexandria, MN...
February 23, 2018 - 12:04pm
February 21, 2018
LETTER: Is government trying to disarm the public?
To the editor: "Behold A Pale Horse" is a book written by Bill Cooper in 1991. Cooper was a former U.S. Navy intelligence briefing team member. In this position he had access to some of the highest level information available. Chapter 12, "The Secret Government," page 225 excerpt:...
February 21, 2018 - 2:39pm