Letters to the editor

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Applauding Peoria’s Comprehensive Sex Education Curriculum When a child is born, a doctor says, “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl.” Assigning someone’s sex is based on biology — chromosomes, anatomy and hormones. But a person’s gender identity — the…

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Secular humanism: Driven by social justice and kindness Thank you for publishing “Reflections From a Secular Humanist,” by Harry Elger. His column succinctly explains secular humanism and the many reasons one would choose this enlightened worldview. Harry’s writing is clear,…

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Right-to-work wrong It is incorrect to state economies in right-to-work states grow at a faster rate than union states. That was the assertion made without any research citation in an editorial that ran in a local paper recently. That false…

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Unjustly denied adequate medical care Thank you for the article “Healthcare in prison: ’Nonexistent’” (July, Community Word) about the lack of healthcare Cleve Heidelberg and I received in prison. We were both wrongly convicted and both of us were released…

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Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright tempered by his antisemitism Once again, Professor Paul Krainak has shown why he is recognized as our foremost authority on the history, value, influence and cultural significance of American inland art and artists. His informative…

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A Win for Standing Rock Tribe  The Wallace Global Fund has awarded $250,000 to the Standing Rock Tribe in recognition of its “unyielding courage in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and its dedication to transitioning to renewable energy.”…

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NRA, racism and misogyny Over the past eight years, whenever there was a school shooting or some other mass killing, the National Rifle Association and certain politicians would spread the threat that Obama (Black guy) or Hillary (powerful woman) were…

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Highest value: society based on tolerance Thank you for your coverage of the event “Build Bridges: Rally for Immigrant and Refugee Rights” (http://thecommunityword.com/online/cwnotes/2017/04/02/attorney-no-human-being-is-illegal/) We thought it was important to invite members of the Peoria community to respond to the Trump…

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30 percent funding cut for EPA The President’s proposed budget slashes funding to the Environmental Protection Agency by 30 percent, and programs addressing climate change are the major targets of these cuts. Talk about penny wise and pound foolish! When…

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Yes: public ownership of water company For the last several months, I have served on a committee established by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria to explore the question:  “Will public ownership of a water company benefit the…