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Letters to the Editor

Friday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers debate county workers’ pay and more.

Close To Home

Close to Home: Roads should be high budget priority for Sonoma County

In recent years, the supervisors made a down payment toward solving our chronic county road problem by returning general fund spending, adjusted for inflation, to the levels of the late 1980s.

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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Will: Impeach the IRS director

As the IRS cover-up of its and her malfeasance continues, the Republicans’ new House leaders should exercise this constitutional power: “The House … shall have the sole power of impeachment.”

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: Iran holds another hostage

Jason Rezaian, a Bay Area native and the Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran, has now been held one day longer than the 52 Americans taken hostage when Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in 1979.



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Phone: 521-5282
Assistant Editorial Director Jim Sweeney
Phone: 521-5201

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