Letters to the Editor

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Supports Gateway for job creation

    Most of Bellingham area citizens received in the mail the past few days a publication from GatewayPacific Terminal's proposals of the economic opportunity. As I read through their proposals "at-a-glance" in their brochure I stand bewildered by the naysayers in this community. I've concluded that...

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    Suggests tax plan for corporations

    Just a though I have been pondering: If corporations are people and have the right to free speech that they now use to pour large sums of money into buying elections, then should they also not have the responsibility to pay income taxes under the same rules and rates as individuals? It seems to ...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Unhappy legislature didn't pass bills

    Reflecting on the past legislative session, I am saddened by the number of important bills that died in the Republican-led Senate, with our 42nd District's Senator Doug Ericksen in a leadership position. A more collaborative approach to government would have had a much more positive impact on the...

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    Worried right, wrong no longer matter

    The reason so many can be so wrong for so long is because lies tend to gain strength with age. A lie if repeated often enough, it becomes self-perpetuating and if it attracts enough adherents, it spreads exponentially. This is how a lie can be transformed into truth.

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    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 ...

  • RANTS/RAVES

    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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