Editorials & Letters to the Editor

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For the past two decades Twentynine Palms churches and their flocks have been celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that bears the civil rights leader’s name.

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In 2001 a Republican president took us to war in Afghanistan. It was a just and necessary response to an attack on America. A wealthy son of Saudi Arabia planned, financed and with a group of 19 terrorists, also mostly sons of Saudi Arabia, had killed over 3,000 human beings on American soil…

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Upon hearing of the Congress’ GOP representatives and senators signing an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade, I wondered if Paul Cook had signed such a brief as this district’s representative.

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The Friends of the 29 Palms Library would like to thank everyone who helped us meet our fundraising goals for the year. Proceeds from our book sales and other fundraisers have made it possible for us to pay for the summer reading program, cover a significant portion of the cost for a new chi…

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On behalf of the city of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting!

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It is well past time for government officials to acknowledge that certain parts of the Morongo Basin are not designed to cope with any more than a light sprinkling of rain.

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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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