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Our duty to make others’ lives easier

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Dear Editor, September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions ...

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Globalism can’t compete with an aggressive China

China United States trade and American tariffs as two opposing cargo ships as an economic  taxation dispute over import and exports concept as a 3D illustration.

To reduce strategic vulnerabilities and lessen global environmental harm, Congress should speed the domestic production of key metals and minerals. The U.S. already adheres to the world’s strictest mining safety and environmental standards. It makes no sense to tolerate China’s continued stranglehold over these key commodities.

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Trump too unpredictable (access required)

Dear Editor: Living in the Valley is a dream for most of us. I’m not sure that is still true for some of us.  The friendly atmosphere that I’ve always known doesn’t feel the same.  For a large group of ...

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Wearing N95 masks prevents infection

In this June 18, 2020, file photo a discarded face mask and cigarette butt litter the sidewalk outside the Eastern Market in Washington. On Friday, June 26, Vice President Mike Pence said Americans should look to their state and local leadership for modeling their behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. The comments only days after President Donald Trump held two campaign events that drew hundreds of participants but few wearing masks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

We should consider this pandemic a baby trial run knowing that a much bigger monster is on the horizon. Anti-biotic resistant bacteria will inevitably break out before long, expected to kill over 10 million per year by 2050. And, another more lethal virus, perhaps a mutation of Covid19, is certainly waiting out there.

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