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Sunday, December 14,2014
Letters

Oil industry spokesman gets it wrong about local fracking ban

To the Editor:

The comments by Shawn Bennett in a recent interview published in The Athens NEWS on Dec. 8 seriously misrepresent the problems and dangers that the fracking industry presents to the residents of Athens and neighboring counties.

Sunday, December 14,2014
Letters

Incidents of excessive force by police prove need for justice

To the Editor:

In the past few months, we have heard story after disturbing story of unarmed black males being killed by police. Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Dante Parker and Tamir Rice are all black males who have died as a result of police violence since July 2014.

Wednesday, December 10,2014
Letters

Student mayoral candidate says he’ll represent all the people

To the Editor:

My name is Andrew Looker, and I wish to be the next mayor of Athens. I am a student here at Ohio University and currently work at the local Walmart. For the time that I have lived here, I have come to love the city of Athens so much that I want to improve it.

Wednesday, December 10,2014
Letters

We’re better off with religion being separate from government

To the Editor:

It wasn't that long ago that the majority burned people at the stake for believing the Earth is not the center of the universe.
Wednesday, December 10,2014
Letters

At Hocking College, faculty are the thread that holds it together

To the Editor: Although I was pleased to read that Hocking College is rethinking some of its original plans in order to continue to comply with accreditation requirements for specific programs, I
Sunday, December 7,2014
Letters

Wind energy deserves as much government support as fossil fuels

To the Editor: Wind energy is a critical opportunity to make our electricity supply cleaner, more wildlife-friendly and more secure.
Sunday, December 7,2014
Letters

The Supreme Court doesn't even understand First Amendment

To the Editor: Clearly, people who are not smart enough to understand the First Amendment to our Constitution should not be able to cause trouble.
Sunday, December 7,2014
Letters

Democracy doesn't count for much in Athens County

To the Editor: Since when in this country do we let the minority dictate to the majority what is offensive and lawful. 
Sunday, December 7,2014
Letters

Letter writer had a mighty and absurd struggle with race issue

To the Editor: I will now attempt to discuss race relations in the United States in less than 600 words, a fool's gambit. But I want to follow Tracey Maine-Clark's diatribe against non-white people with some letter-to-the-editor fodder of my own.
Wednesday, December 3,2014
Letters

Fossil fuels receive gov. help; wind energy should as well

To the Editor:

Some people must have missed the memo. . . the one about protecting the only planet we have. I'm not sure how anyone of any age could have missed it, but the fact is, they did!

 
 
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