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Letter - Democrats, GOP fleece middle-class taxpayers

OK, I just want to make sure I have this straight.

Letter - History can’t be ignored in military matters

The recent election setback has President Obama shuffling his advisers.

Letter - Help bring a public pool back to Walla Walla

The Rebuild Memorial Pool Committee’s vision is to re-establish Memorial Pool as a facility that provides aquatic sports and activities including swim instruction, leisure, fitness, rehabilitation, recreation and competitive swimming. We are a group of concerned citizens with a variety of backgrounds and expertise.

Letter - Include seniors at nursing homes in your Christmas

Christmas is almost here and I’m so proud we have put the effort into Toys for Tots, disabled veterans and others. We help with expenses when one of our own needs, if they have accidents or a fire that leaves them homeless.

Letter - Climate change puts lives in danger

By promoting climate change through the output of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, we are not only killing the naturally occurring biologic elements of our planet that surround us, but also are murdering human beings.

Wa-Hi women swim team performs admirably

Marvelous! Well done! Praise to the ladies of the Walla Walla High School swim team.

Letter - Problems with gun initiative surface

Geoff Potter, spokesman for Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility that pushed I-594, seems surprised it would affect all gun transactions. Section 1 includes the statement, “ ... to apply to all gun sales and transfers ...” He must have missed that.

Letter - Soccer team did its communities proud

On behalf of Mount Vernon Christian School, I wanted to let readers in the Waitsburg/Prescott School district know how impressed we were to have had the opportunity to compete with your W-P Tigers team in the State 2B/1B Boys’ Soccer Championship.

Letter - Cartoon reminds us kids have right idea

I appreciate the timely editorial cartoon in Sunday’s paper. It is a good reminder that we all seem to get along until we get older and start “acting like adults.”

Letter - Idealist views cloud president’s judgment

In his immigration solution speech, Obama said “ ... That’s why over the past six years deportations of criminals are up 80 percent, and that’s why we’re going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security. Felons, not families. Criminals, not children ...”

Letter - Government should help bridge income gap

Following are excerpts from a Nov. 17 New York Times article by Steven Rattner, Wall Street executive and recent returnee to his first job as a contributing opinion writer for the Times. Rattner’s headline: “Inequality, Unbelievably, Gets Worse”.