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Epstein: Learn from a survivor, report sexual harassment and seek help

When I was a 25 year-old college student back in the 1970s, I was very badly sexually harassed by a female college professor who had a lot of power over me. But that is not what I want this letter...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durham: Not all Alaskans support ANWR drilling

The Alaska congressional delegation often speaks as if all Alaskans want drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On the contrary; many Alaskans want to see the Refuge protected. Senator...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Brett Barkey’s PERA plan is not a solution

Regarding Brett Barkey’s four-step plan to save PERA (Herald, Nov. 11 ), I’d like to point out missing information in his funding solution. Putting new state employees, teachers and other public...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tenor of our politics demonizes people

If only the killing of 49 innocent people and the injuring of 53 others were unimaginable in our country. But it is heartbreaking and frightening to realize that acts of violence and hatred are...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Tax proposal already failed in Kansas

George H.W. Bush called trickle-down economics “voodoo economics,” and cutting taxes to large corporations and the very wealthy has never worked. Never. Have you read about the recent Kansas tax...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Power grid is vulnerable to EMP attacks

We should all urge Congress and the president to harden our power grid against electromagnetic pulse attacks which might cripple our computers and other important electronic equipment. Such...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Thank you for taking an important stand

Kudos to The Durango Herald for taking a stand on free speech and governmental transparency. These founding principles are more important than ever. Current administration of government control...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

We need to protect agricultural economy

Most of the cropland in the Southwest U.S. is used to grow hay. This is mainly because there are better places to grow soil-intensive crops. Regional climate models predict higher temperatures and...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New study links fluoride to lower IQ

Another new research paper (accessible at http://bit.ly/2f7ZFZY) has come out touting the dangers of fluoride. This time it is a 12-year study supported by three national institutes in the U.S.,...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wrinkle: Tax plans threaten charitable giving

The Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is extremely concerned about tax proposals being considered by Congress because of the likelihood they will hurt charitable giving and threaten...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Struggling to come to terms with suicide

I’m not alone as I sit on my couch writhing with pain over the loss of a friend to suicide. I know that many are asking, “Could I have done more?” While the community sinks deep into its own...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Why does the president get a free pass?

I find it very interesting that in light of all the accusations of sexual harassment being made right now that are leaving many journalists, politicians and others justifiably squirming, why does...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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