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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Dave Richard: Better mental health care in N.C.

    Your Aug. 9 editorial “Treatment does more than jail for most mentally ill offenders” and the recent news article on extended timeframes for mental evaluations highlight the national issue that is critical for North Carolina.

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    Assad Meymandi: Scientific research should be left to NIH

    The Sept. 19 news article “Duke, UNC scientists lobby for funding” briefly and tangentially addresses the ill-conceived notion espoused by many members of Congress, including our own Sen. Richard Burr, that university scientific research should be funded by the pharmaceutical industry...

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    L.M. Brinkley: Future ‘sacrifice zone’

    In the Aug. 23 news article “Hearing exposes shale gas divide” about the Sanford hearing on fracking, an attorney thanked the council of former industry officials for their work, saying he hoped they got the regulations right.

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    Jules Harris: Good support from VA

    As a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, I am overwhelmed with appreciation and joy for the services I have received from Veterans Affairs. With the VA receiving grief and ridicule from all sides because of the mishaps of a few, it is unfair to those who exemplify the word “duty.”

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    Linda Medure: Fracking foibles

    David McGowan’s Point of View “The bounty beneath North Carolina soil” was skillfully written. He was very clever in omitting information, misstating things and bending the truth. Yes, fracking has existed since the 1940s but not horizontal fracking. That is new and very much...

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    Michael and Regina Burch: Hagan helps vets

    Despite the deceptive and exaggerated TV ads, we vote based on how politicians help people instead of for their political party.

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    Carl Hinson: Failing to move forward

    In reference to the Sept. 19 letter “Where’s personal service?”: I wonder if the writer rode into town on his ox cart. Does he get his news and entertainment from the old box RCA radio with the aerial strung across his back yard?

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    Roxanna J. Evans: Parents without a clue

    I couldn’t resist responding to the Aug. 26 news article “Fewer parents know kids are obese.” I was in disbelief when I read this and wondered whether it means that parents can’t tell a toothpick from a balloon. Are parents really that out of touch with their children...

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    Ruth B. Melchet: Saint Eleanor Roosevelt

    Thanks to the superb series “The Roosevelts: An intimate history” on PBS, I recalled an interesting encounter with Eleanor Roosevelt.

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    Thomas Lehman: Mission money

    In regards to the Sept. 11 news article “We will destroy ISIL, Obama says”: The military effort aimed at the Islamic State needs to be viewed in a broader context. When the Pentagon’s budget for war-making is exhausted, the most likely course of action will be for the government...

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