Letters to the Editor

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Unhappy with trade proposal

    President Obama will be traveling to Asia soon. His goal: to pressure the other countries involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks to sign-off on what I believe to be a bunch of U.S. corporate demands.

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    Backs government prayer breakfasts

    In response to letter writer's complaint in the Bellingham Herald about the prayer breakfast, I would remind him that the majority of Americans are religious. The prayer breakfast was open to all religions.

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    Wants U.S. government to acknowledge marijuana

    Having been an advocate of marijuana for the last few years, it's awesome to see people who have ailments or medical needs which marijuana is the best option be able to use it. Marijuana was legalized in 2012, and its been great helping people who need marijuana get it, and open peoples' minds to...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Ready to ban all public smoking

    As a city we need to do something about smokers and smoking in public, populous areas like schools, the university, downtown and other places where there are innocent people walking around and doing their thing. According to the Washington State Department of Health, "tobacco remains the main cause...

  • RANTS/RAVES

    Rave: Try the Bellingham film festival

    When I think of human rights film festivals, I usually brace myself for a series of depressing documentaries that leave me feeling rather hopeless and in need of chocolate cake. However, this was not the case for the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival. I attended this year's festival and was ...

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    Rave: Sister grateful for thoughtful, honest youth

    My sister was visiting from Palm Desert. This is written on her behalf. We were caught up in the throes of packing and moving. Yes! A quick trip "Fred's" for a chicken and some salad! Hastily returning the cart in the misty rain, she ran to the car and headed home. Panicked by not finding her purse...

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    Rave: Thanks Bellingham hospital for care

    I recently had the misfortune of suffering kidney failure. I was admitted into St. Joseph Peace Health Hospital in Bellingham.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Says cars not the big issue downtown

    In response to your article, "Bellingham's downtown plan proposes changes to parking, drive-throughs," I am wondering why the main suggestions seem to be how to get more cars to fit downtown. This seems very myopic. In a city as environmentally conscious as Bellingham, with such a walkable downtown...

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    Says small farms more efficient

    March 25 was the 100th anniversary of Norman Borlaug's birth, father of the "Green Revolution." Many people consider him a great man. He even won the Nobel Prize. However, the "Green Revolution" wasn't possible without cheap oil energy. Industrial agriculture uses 7-10 kilocalories of fossil fuel...

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    Concerned about coal train impacts

    How much the city of Bellingham cares about its environment is one of the things the city is well known for. I applaud how students at Western years ago were able to get the school to use cleaner energy from sources such as windmills. I love the outcry from the city about the quality of the drinking...

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