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Monday, April 21, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

James N. Busby writes to say that the North American Free Trade Agreement has not done what was expected and should be renegotiated. (April 17, 2014, Page 4)

Poll looks into officials, Ukraine and missing jet

Polls, Editor Don Whitten writes, give us a snapshot of the general feeling the public has on given issues. With that in mind, how about a look at how we feel about public officials’ approval ratings, what the U.S. should do in Ukraine and just what’s going on with the missing Malaysian jet? (April 7, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Terry Haller writes about the response he got from Rep. Alan Nunnelee’s office recently about Republicans preparing to take on Hilary Clinton in the presidential race in 2016, while Rohini Patel writes about Miss America Nina Davuluri and how we still have a ways to go in this country when it comes to decency and dealing with diversity. (January 29, 2014, Page 4)

Confusion continues to surround Obamacare

Regardless of what you call it, the Affordable Care Act is off to a shaky start with signup problems and other issues popping up as opponents continue to take aim. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the issues which are leaving Obamacare supporters playing defense. (November 13, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Peter Frost writes that a divided Congress will not be able to solve any problems and he calls on “minority ideologues” like Alan Nunnelee to start working with their more moderate colleagues. (October 23, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Jim Shollenberger writes to say that recent actions by the GOP were not compromise but actually extortion. (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Bill Stroud writes to say that Republicans are to blame for the government shutdown because of their “extortion” demands, while William A. “Bill” Frohn writes to express concern with the prospects of tough times ahead for our younger and future generations. (October 1, 2013, Page 4)

Quick trip offers unexpected rewards

Looking for a motel room in a “sold-out” city? That was News Editor Jonathan Scott’s predicament recently when taking his daughter back to college at Syracuse. Scott writes about his solution, a neat website called Airbnb, that gave him a pleasant stay in upper New York. (August 30, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Carolyn Ross writes about the decision to classify the Fort Hood shooting as “workplace violence” rather than terrorism and urges citizens upset with that decision to let leaders know their displeasure. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

Wage hikes and recessions – related or not?

Editor Don Whitten’s research shows that, since the mid-1970s, most mandatory federal minimum wage increases came before, during or right after recessions in the United States, and he wonders what, if any, relation there might be between the two in light of President Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour by 2015. (February 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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