Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

1/14 Letters: Jordan lake must be protected

“It’s time for state to fix Jordan Lake” (Jan. 3) spoke to an essential issue. A book entitled “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” tells how these great bodies of water (20 percent of the earth’s fresh water) have been affected by many attacks from natural elements brought in from the Erie Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway and how local citizens and scientists have struggled to restrict these enemies.

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1/12 Letters: Voter fraud cases ‘make a mockery of the system’

Regarding “Elections worker pleads guilty” (Jan. 11): It was just reported that a Durham County elections official, Richard Robert Rawlings, who ordered and oversaw the fraudulent revision of 1,500 provisional ballots in 2015, was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and was given a slap on the wrist. He was originally charged with a felony for his actions.

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1/10 Letters: ‘Cool heads’ best in dealing with North Korea

Regarding “A united front against North Korea” (Jan. 5): For 63 years, the superpowers of the United States and the Peoples Republic of China were unwilling to allow the political and military division on the Korean peninsula to change. China did not want an American military presence at its border. The United States needed to keep its influence in South Korea. It was hoped that the North would economically implode.

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1/7 Letters: Koch brothers’ attacks on Cooper ‘hypocritical’

Regarding “Conservatives chide Cooper over ‘corporate giveaways’” (Jan. 2): Credit Koch brothers’ spokeswoman Anna Beavon Gravely with the most hypocritical line of the new year: “Corporate welfare is taxpayer money being given to rich businesses, which takes away from people who are struggling to make it.” The Koch brothers, whose lives and fortunes are dedicated to taking away from “people who are struggling to make it,” are now suddenly concerned? Sorry. No one believes that pains the Kochs.

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1/5 Letters: There’s more to Jordan Lake issues than chemicals

Regarding “It’s time for state to fix Jordan Lake” (Jan. 3): A second Jordan Lake problem needs study – the water level is far below normal and large areas are dry. It’s possible that the dry lake areas are caused, in part, by increased water retention in surrounding wetlands. From Fearrington Road you can see widened shoreline and new land bridges.

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1/4 Letters: Fund drug treatment, not drug ‘war’

I agree with “The failed war on drugs” (Jan. 3), which says, “The war on drugs in the United States has been a failure that has ruined lives, filled prisons and cost a fortune.” I spent three months in a federal prison over 10 years ago for an act of civil disobedience. Most of the women in prison with me should not have been there. They may have needed drug treatment but not time in prison away from their children. They were no danger to the community.

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1/1 Letters: N.C. General Assembly must represent the people

“Your opinions sought, valued” (Dec. 29) is spot-on regarding the views and anxieties of North Carolinians in general. Personally, I feel that none of our representatives and senators, both in Raleigh or in Washington are listening to the voices of the entire state. I have not seen or heard state Sen. Phil Berger or state House Speaker Tim Moore ever addressing issues of our concern, except making draconian laws that affect most of us.

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