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Letters to the Editor

Thursday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers comment on gun control, county roads and more.

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Guest Opinion: Brown should've talked to Holland before signing right-to-die bill

Now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the End of Life Option Act, my thoughts go back more than 20 years to the early days of assisted dying in the Netherlands.

Paul Gullixson

Gullixson: A heartless and reckless closure plan

As I listen to the stories of those with loved ones among the 400 or so residents remaining at the soon-to-be-shuttered Sonoma Developmental Center, I keep coming back to one thought: What’s the rush?

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Morain: Studying McCarthy’s rules

After a campaign stop in his hometown of Bakersfield a few years ago, Rep. Kevin McCarthy told me some of the guiding principles for his success.

Pete Golis

Golis: How cities retain their vitality

Drive around America and you will find too many faceless cities. Their downtowns sit deserted and forlorn, while the roads on the edge of town are adorned by aging strip malls and the occasional big-box store. Drive down one of those nondescript commercial streets and you could be anywhere.

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PD Editorial: Campaigns charade of independence

In Washington, they’re known as super PACs. Here in California, they go by the more mundane independent expenditure committee. Whatever you want to call them, these outfits are in the same business: influencing the outcome of elections.



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