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Letters to the Editor

Saturday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers comment on guns, Sutter Hospital site and more.

Close To Home

Close to Home: Home on the grange not so peaceful

The article, “Sonoma County’s Granges status in question” on Oct. 2 left out the character and work of the California State Grange, now called CSG, after a court order obtained by the National Grange made it unable to use the common word grange.

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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No mystery to what Putin is doing

One can hear the disbelief in capitals from Washington to London to Berlin to Ankara and beyond. How can Vladimir Putin, with a sinking economy and a second-rate military, continually dictate the course of geopolitical events?

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: A rare display of bipartisanship

It’s a rare day when Democrats and Republicans stand shoulder to shoulder in Washington, celebrating a bipartisan agreement on, well, just about anything.



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