Editorials & Letters to the Editor

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For the past eight years, Copper Mountain College hosts a holiday Festival of Wreaths Auction, the proceeds benefit our students in a plethora of ways: free bus rides, soup for our financially challenged students and other ways that are too numerous to count.

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The traditional holiday of Thanksgiving allows us to reflect and appreciate the things we value. As the superintendent of Morongo Unified School District, I am very thankful to work with so many hardworking and dedicated employees across the Morongo Basin. We are fortunate to have outstandin…

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The Yucca Valley High School 50th celebration and reunion ended on Oct. 20 with renewed friendships, much celebration and just a lot of fun. The classes of 1969-1974 assembled from as far away as Fiji, England, the west and east coasts and states in between. We came together in what used to …

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On behalf of the city of Twentynine Palms, I would like to thank the entire community for their support in making this year’s Pioneer Days a grand success. Thanks to the whole community who took part in helping put on the four-day event and to all of those who came out and took part by visit…

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Small Business Saturday is not far behind. We urge residents across the Morongo Basin to take part in what  has become an annual celebration of all things small and local.

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Every week, news leaks that some Republicans are privately shocked and outraged by President Trump’s behavior. I am urging those representatives to stand up in public and actually do something about it by supporting his impeachment and removal.

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Over time and generations, society has changed. People have more access to go places now rather than having a hometown carnival, but it’s something that we want to bring back for our citizens. I’m big on tradition. I’m big on doing stuff for the community and for the last 20 years, I’ve come…

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I just received my property tax bill and was shocked to see $157 added for a fire service fee. I was not aware of the tax kicking in but it would be interesting to see how many owners will abandon their properties as a result of it and county lose their “cash cows.” Forty years ago my dad, s…

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“I was concerned by the call. (When President Trump called the President of Ukraine) I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen.” — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, U.S. Army, who testified as to the July 25th phone call.

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The 8th Congressional District is considered a safe GOP district. However, the statistics show its registered voters somewhat divided into minority portions among the GOP, Dems and Independents.

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In the Oct. 24 paper’s Your View section, Richard Nichols of Yucca Valley asserted that all major U.S. demographics were enjoying the best employment rates in many decades or indeed ever; our petrochemical energy sector, although under attack by socialist Green New Dealers, was producing and…

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I live in Joshua Tree and now I understand that a sexual predator is going to be placed here. His name is Ross. What happened to the people being able to vote on this issue?

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On behalf of the city of Twentynine Palms, I would like to thank the entire community for their support in making this year’s Pioneer Days a grand success. Thanks to the whole community who took part in helping put on the four-day event and to all of those who came out and took part by visit…

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The Yucca Valley High School 50th celebration and reunion ended on Oct. 20 with renewed friendships, much celebration and just a lot of fun. The classes of 1969-1974 assembled from as far away as Fiji, England, the west and east coasts and states in between. We came together in what used to …

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Ron Brault’s Guest Soapbox (“Communists and socialists are masters of deceit,” Oct. 17) is so full of unverified or unverifiable assertions it’s hard to know where to begin. It would be interesting to hear the Morongo Unified School District or Copper Mountain College weigh in on whether the…

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In response to a recent letter by Ron Brault (“Communists and socialists are masters of deceit,” Oct. 17), I want to draw attention to a remarkable document on climate change and national security. On Sept. 24, 64 former military and security leaders endorsed “A Climate and Security Plan for…

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In order to initiate the Green New Deal and its goals of socialism, we have to abolish the private energy sector (fossil fuel) immediately so we can save the planet (12 years left). Here is a partial list of what damage Trump has done. He should be impeached immediately for these:

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America has not been this divided since the Civil War because our country is under vicious assault by an alien ideology called communism. They have corrupted the institutions that made America great and have control over education, entertainment and the national mainstream media which is the…

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Donald Trump, the commander in chief, is abandoning troops in the field. Pulling out of northern Syria after a midnight call with the dictator of Turkey. Leaving Kurdish fighters who have been side by side with our troops and doing most of the fighting vulnerable. What kind of an American is that?

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