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Letters to the Editor

Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor

Press Democrat readers comment on leaf blowers, Hillary Clinton and more.

Close To Home

Close to Home: A win for bureaucrats; a loss for Sonoma County kids

A teenaged boy (I’ll call him “Tony”) couldn’t sleep on Sunday night. Along with 15 other kids, he had just been told that he no longer has a place to stay at the Children’s Village.

Paul Gullixson

Gullixson: Some hard lessons for today’s students

Without much attention, the governor lowered the value of a high school diploma in California last week by canceling the state exit exam. This allows all those who failed the exam as far back as 2004, but who otherwise meet graduation requirements, to get diplomas.

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Here is what to ask Hillary Clinton tonight

A Republican with as many flip-flops, conflicts of interest and scandals as Hillary Clinton would likely be out of the presidential race — or would never have run in the first place.

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: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Quick takes on bill signings and vetoes by The Press Democrat’s editorial writers.



E-mail letters of no more than 200 words to letters@pressdemocrat.com

Please include your full name and home city for publication. Letters must be original and written exclusively for The Press Democrat.Writers will be limited to one letter published every 90 days. Letters that do not include a home address and daytime phone number will not be considered for publication. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

Letters to the Editor
The Press Democrat
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Email local opinion pieces (no more than 600 words) to letters@pressdemocrat.com

Commentaries become property of The Press Democrat. They may be republished in all Press Democrat media.


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

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