Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, June 2

Allpart of the ‘attitude’

While driving home from Spokane the other day I heard agovernment official testify before some U.S. Congressional Committee on the useof water boarding, and how some techniques of water boarding were used onsubjects to assist them into cooperating with the authorities.

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Letters to the Editor, May 26

The rats can run

Thanksto Bin Laden and his cohorts we now have immigration personnel who seem to beafflicted with paranoia as they suspect everyone may be a terrorist. Secretpolice who monitor our phones and computers and our dealings we have with thebanks. Police who conspire with businesses that offer grand prizes and when yougo to collect you are scrutinized and interrogated. Airport police, busmonitors, the list goes on and on.

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Letters to the Editor, May 19

Where is the Outrage?

Many legislators in Congress still do not getit! The largest contributing factor in the outrageous cost of prescriptiondrugs is advertising and promotion, estimated to be about 37% of the price wepay for those drugs. More money is spent on lobbying, advertising and promotionby the pharmaceutical industry than is spent on research and development.

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Letters to the Editor, May 12

Need answers

Colleen Sherlock was found dead over two months ago underextremely suspicious circumstances. She was found in the back seat of herburned car located behind a small hill off the Havillah Rd. just outside ofTonasket. There was no sign of a car going off the highway or over the side ofthe hill. The car had to have been driven there and burned.

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Letters to the Editor, May 5

Suspicious behavior

Well, well,well, did anyone win anything at the Chevy dealer last weekend, other than afree ride to the OCJ? Here’s what happened to me when I went to claim my bigprize. First they wanted to see my driver’s license to verify that I was theperson who was on the flier. Okay so far. Then the salesman walks over to thecopy machine and makes a couple copies of my license. I’m not positive, but I’msure he likely handed one copy to the guys in the office behind the one-waymirror window. Have any warrants the salesman asks? Nope I answer, not even aspeeding ticket. At this point I noticed a feller sitting 10 feet across fromme, straight faced with a look that he was ready to pounce if he got thesignal. After that I was asked where I worked, if I smoked, etc.

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Letters to the Editor, April 28

Problem solved

I may be getting on in years andmay have eccentric opinions.

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Letters to the Editor, April 21

Health Care forneediest

Fortunately I was able to read last week’s (April14th) one and only letter to the editor. However, my husband used thenewspaper as fire starter before I was able to write down the author’s name.

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Letters to the Editor, March 14

Eliminating Women’s Health

It is disappointing that the Republican Party andspecifically the right-wing conservatives are actually working against healthcare for women and children. In February, the House of Representatives, nowcontrolled by the Republicans and the Tea Party caucus voted to eliminate thefinancing for Title 10 known as the family-planning program.

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Letters to the Editor, March 31

Canola crusher prepares to begin

It has come to my attention that agreat deal of gossip has been generated about the new Carbon Cycle Crushoperation in the old ORO Fruit Company building. I have been closely watchingthe progress and how the coordinated efforts of a few have brought this companyto where it is today.

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Letters to the Editor, March 24

Open Space to stay

This is written in response to a question posed byJudy Palmer in a letter to the editor published last week regarding the DraftComprehensive Plan.

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