Opinion

To the editor As a student emerging into the age of adulthood, politics and voting are becoming a big part of my life. I follow both avidly, and I still cannot figure this out: Why is Brian Johnson our representative, and how do people still want him as one? Brian Johnson has failed to attend [...]

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To the editor We must change now, in North Branch City Council, if we’re ever going to move forward from unbelievable debt and prosper once more.  There’s a saying: ”If you don’t change anything moving forward, the next five years will look a lot like the last five.”  And guess what folks? We can’t afford [...]

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To the editor I want to thank the Legislative action Committee from North Branch for holding a forum for our legislative candidates. All candidates made an appearance, except Rep. Brian Johnson. Brian did not even have enough respect to decline the invitation — he just did not show up. Candidates were invited a month in [...]

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To the editor I’m one of those “single moms” you always hear about. I have two children left at home and everyday, and it’s a struggle. Balancing working and raising the children by myself is just what I have to do. What I’m wondering is if Representative Barrett isn’t reelected and he moves back to [...]

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To the editor A LTE in September asserted Democrat candidate Representative Rick Nolan is a gun rights defender.  But, based on Mr. Nolan’s voting record, the National Rifle Association has for the 2014 election recently awarded Mr. Nolan the grade of “F” (nraila.org, go to Candidate Ratings, and to What the Grades Mean). In contrast, [...]

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To the editor Once again the Republican Congressional Committee is using the fear card against their candidate’s opponents. This time they claim Congressman Nolan is against funding the fight against terrorists and supporting our troops and veterans. This is far from the truth. Congressman Nolan voted to fund $4.1 billion dollars for the Defense Department, [...]

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