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Letters to the Editor – May 13, 2010

Act to abate fees I am writing to protest the rate increases as proposed in the recent notice. Home owners and renters alike should make sure to send a letter or show up in person at the public hearing at the Arcata City Hall on Wednesday, June 2 at 6 p.m. if they want to

Letters to the Editor – April 21, 2010

Rollin ruins Nursing The proposal to eliminate the Nursing Program at Humboldt State University is just the most recent example of Rollin Richmond’s failed leadership. At a time when we needed an administration that fostered cooperation and a spirit of shared sacrifice in order to find just solutions to our current challenges, Rollin Richmond and

Letters to the Editor – April 14, 2010

It just seems odd that the Eye editor’s letter used “letter to the editor” column space to dismantle opinions expressed in a “letter to the editor.” Isn’t a major function of the “letter to the editor” component of newspapers to serve as a forum for readers to express views on what they read in their newspaper that they do or don’t agree with (in this case the letter-writer whom the Eye editor’s “letter to the editor” targeted had written a “letter to the editor” thoughtfully disagreeing with “So-Called Thoughts” expressed by the Eye editor).

Letters to the Editor – April 7, 2010

Taking on a companion animal is a commitment that even people with adequate means should carefully consider. Animals require food, shelter, vaccinations and, inevitably, costly veterinary care. Having these animals’ health and well-being be dependent on the largesse of strangers is unconscionable. It’s a prescription for more of the animal suffering and abandonment we see almost every day in Arcata. The prospect of future pet ownership should be one more motivation for a person to improve her or his lot in life.

Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2010

Yes, believe it or not, I do acknowledge that a huge number of the panhandlers in Arcata are… disreputable characters, overly aggressive, intrusive and even threatening, drug addicts, even trust fund babies who really have no need to be panhandling, etc. But please acknowledge the big picture and the fact that there are many who are not, and our society is currently woefully inadequate in providing for them. The last thing they need is to be further stigmatized, stereotyped and blamed.

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