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April 4, 2020

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Letters to Editor

Letter: 18th District lawmakers offer resources, their assistance

March 25, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

During this challenging time for our state and the country, it is imperative that we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read story

Letter: Pull together, don’t criticize

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Kathryn Skinner (“Focus on childhood obesity,” Our Readers’ Views, March 19) seems to think this is the most critical problem facing us today. Childhood obesity is indeed a problem, and during this coronavirus pandemic when schools are closed, several school districts in the area are providing healthy meals by handing out brown bag lunches and breakfasts to anyone who needs them. Read story

Letter: Corporate welfare is socialism

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

So Delta Air Lines (and others presumably) may be looking for federal government assistance as their business suffers due to the fallout of the travel bans due to coronavirus. They are the largest and most profitable airline over the past decade and recently handed out record bonuses to all employees. Maybe they should have been saving their record profits for hard times like most of us do. Now they want… Read story

Letter: Vote for love of country

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I came across a phrase from Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address that got me thinking. It said “government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Read story

Letter: Not cheery about Cheers

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Regarding a couple of Cheers and Jeers (“Cheers & Jeers: Apples shine; toilet paper to-do,” The Columbian, March 14). People panic-purchase because they succumb to the power of suggestion or fall for the media hype, which in this case is just ridiculous and they are mostly selfish. “I got mine, sorry if you don’t get yours.” Read story

Letter: Virus exposes weaknesses

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

In the USA we tend to equate military preparedness with security. What we are learning is that real security cannot be achieved by spending trillions on weapons and wars. In 2016, Russia managed to really mess with us using only information (misinformation) and social media. If their aim was to weaken us, I think we can all agree that they succeeded, by merely stoking the divisions we already had. Not… Read story

Letter: Choose Jesus, trust Trump

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

According to a recent opinion in the letters section of the newspaper, we must choose between President Trump and Jesus Christ (“Trump is not Christlike,” Our Readers’ Views, March 3). Huh? Read story

Letter: America is woefully unprepared

March 22, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

I read with shock that no one at Van Mall, or at an assisted living home, had yet been tested for coronavirus ("Long-term care facility residents fret over virus," The Columbian, March 19). Read story

Letter: Let workers get the job done

March 22, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

Working from home tip: Anyone beginning a sentence with, "Since you're here ..." should be immediately cut from your will. Read story

Letter: Many thanks to go around

March 22, 2020, 6:00am Letters to Editor

A huge, huge thank you to all those on the front lines of our current challenges: Read story