Letters to the Editor

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    Phil Henry: Students’ issues not addressed

    I am perplexed by the logic of Jay N. DeLancy in his July 20 Point of View, “A destabilizing force in our college towns,” on voting.

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    Brian Fitzsimmons: Saving grace

    Despite a litany of examples showcasing the opposite, Congress has shown its ability to embrace bipartisanship by working on H.R.647/S.313, otherwise known as the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act. The bill would allow tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities.

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    Barb Goldstein: Civil rights not up for vote

    In response to the July 31 letter “The people’s will”: Yes, it is true that two years ago, over 60 percent of voters supported Amendment One. However, let’s be clear that in that May primary election, sadly, only a little over one-third of registered voters participated...

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    Partha Howell: McCrory’s dog days

    In the Aug. 1 news article “N.C. digs deep for teacher raises,” Gov. Pat McCrory’s main issue was: “His one disappointment was the omission of a provision regulating large commercial dog breeders. Puppy mill reform is a favorite cause of his wife, Ann.”

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    Jean G. Lamkin: Keep hospitals open

    Regarding the July 29 news article “Number of rural hospital closures growing”: As a resident of Belhaven, I want to express my concern for North Carolina’s rural hospitals, especially the recent closing of Pungo District Hospital in my town. Any rural community or small town...

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    Mike Massey: UNC needs to adhere to mission

    Regarding the July 25 news article “UNC-CH program to help former athletes”: While UNC-Chapel Hill’s new program to encourage and assist former athletes in the completion of their degrees is a splendid step, the greater university and its supporters cannot neglect providing ...

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    James Moeser: UNC board’s move endangers promise

    Regarding the Aug. 1 news article “UNC moves to cap financial aid”: I am deeply saddened by the action of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to limit to 15 percent the amount of tuition revenues that can be used to support need-based financial aid. The net effect will...

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    Tamela Davis: Dangerous bridge

    In response to the July 24 editorial “Troubled bridges” as well as the news article “Many aging N.C. bridges need repairs”: I am concerned about the “functionally obsolete” bridge on N.C. 751 in Orange County. The bridge is 85 years old and is narrower than...

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    Miriam and Lawrence Slifkin: ‘Proportionate’ to what?

    For the misery of the Gazans, blame terrorist Hamas! Years ago, when Israel withdrew, it left a prosperous industry of fruits and vegetables, along with open borders, all destroyed by Hamas with its iron-fisted dictatorship.

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    Ken Weiss: Hamas kills its own

    Regarding the July 26 column “Losing moral high ground”: Eugene Robinson, in his claim of support for Israel, condemns its response to Hamas attacks as “disproportionate,” saying that Israel’s defense of its people and its attempts to destroy the facilities that...

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