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    Happy forest saved from Ski to Sea

    As a long-term Ski-to-Sea competitor and local citizen hoping to defend our team’s title in the car-free division, I’d like to suggest that Pete Coy back off the attack-dog rhetoric, stop blaming city officials for doing their job, and try working collaboratively with others to make...

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    Concerned Gateway will harm the environment

    Consider this information from the Pacific International and Gateway Pacific Terminals permit application and the PUD No. 1:

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    Exhorts youth to take on leadership roles

    To the young people in our community: Many of you have concerns about the many dire issues of today; yet few are involved in changing the issues that I believe allow corporate bullies to rule us and use infotainment, commercials and technology to lure you into apathy.

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    Says farmers do well managing water use

    A recent letter to the editor calls for farmers to be contributors to drought relief this summer.

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    Wants amendment to overturn Citizens United

    The campaign to support I-735 has launched! This statewide effort would make Washington the 17th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn what I believe to be the corrupting Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Our U.S. constitution would then state three things: only human beings...

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    Unhappy with worker wages at PeaceHealth

    As a Whatcom taxpayer, I think there is something seriously amiss when the biggest employer in the county offers a health-benefits plan that the lower tiers of employees cannot afford. I expect this of Walmart, but not of a health provider enjoying a government-allowed monopoly in Northwest Washington...

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    Finds disservice in Affordable Care Act

    “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free.” This quote has been making the rounds, and continues to be amusing, amusing because I believe it is true. There was a time when a trip to the doctor meant pulling out your wallet and paying the bill. End of story...

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    Concerned pedestrians not concerned for safety

    Surely there must be a law in Bellingham requiring pedestrians and bicyclists to wear black or dark clothing after dark without any reflective materials whatsoever. Otherwise, why would the majority of people do it? Like the state trooper who accidentally hit two pedestrians walking at night dressed...

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    Backs Sanders for president

    During the past decade I may well have been at your door during election season. Whether you live in my Lynden neighborhood or Bellingham’s Sunnyland, York or Birchwood, I have urged you to vote. And I have heard your growing frustration and anger.

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    No sympathy for teacher walkout

    Did anyone notice that teacher walkout a couple weeks ago on Railroad Avenue? It seems to me that they sow what they reap, as shown best in every local, state or federal election. Now, although a few people had the luxury to send off their kids to the private school, the public school’s eighth...

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