Opinion

Health care needs money, morals, heart

A protester's sign in a photo (Herald, Aug. 7) asks, "If socialized medicine is best, why didn't Ted Kennedy go to Canada?" Well, Ted, Congress and the president already have it - right here in the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City's rules explain building slump

I read the story "Permits slump in county, city" (Herald, Aug. 5) and it made me think of a story that was in the Herald on July 15 about the Existing Neighborhood Design Review Board.So far this...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Not everyone wants to meet your dog

I read a letter (Herald, June 23) from a woman who had been biking along a trail. She encountered a hiker (listening to an iPod) with several loose dogs. Being a dog lover and dog owner, I...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fair's missing-paper penalty excessive

Tyler Talbot Rathjen, a La Plata County 4-H member who worked for months on his swine project, had a very sad 2009 fair experience.Tyler came into the fair excited, nervous and ready to compete.He...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cyclists are guests on paved roads

Roads exist for motor vehicle traffic. They are built and maintained with taxes from the sale of gasoline and vehicle registration. Bicycles use no gasoline and don't require registration.Cyclists...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Relatives' experience says Gates right

I have been reading with interest the letters about Gates vs. Crowley. I think white people need to know what is really going on in America. I am a white woman whose sister married a black man in...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Make health care universal or nonprofit

The president's logjam issue on health care is this: The extremist Republicans don't want to make the insurance industry angry. They also think that upsetting insurance executives would go against...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Community should support local firms

A community divided will fall. In an effort to be fair, local businesses have the right to hire whomever they choose to do their work. However, to give local work to out-of-state companies is...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Urge Salazar to back single-payer plan

I'm writing because of Rep. John Salazar's connection with the Blue Dog Democrats standing in the way of affordable health insurance for all of us.As things stand, America is in trouble because of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Add 'animal overpasses' to highways

This is in response to the news article ("U.S. 550 barrier a problem for wildlife," Herald, July 30) which quotes the "need to make the highway safe for people." In our river town, we continually...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mounting crises will dwarf health care

The crisis in health care is not here yet, but if the current bill is passed, it will be.In order to pay for what would become a vast, new federal entitlement, taxes will be raised. Few care now...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Political 'aristocracy' lacks humility

Is there a common denominator between (1) the officer Crowley, Professor Gates and President Obama situation, (2) Justice Sotoamayor, and (3) the likes of Sen. Tom Daschle, Secretary of the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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