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    Jim Patterson and Joel Nelson: Water bond promises must be kept

    The passage of the water bond has put our state on a path to building new water storage but now that we know Gov. Brown isn’t making new water storage projects a priority, we must remain vigilant to make sure promises he made to voters, famers and legislators are promises kept.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Defending Common Core

    Mr. Henley (letter Jan. 22) is misinformed about Common Core and his reaction is over the top, because it isn’t socialism, and we don’t need to rush our kids out of public schools to rescue them from leftist “indoctrination.”

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    Teach organic farming

    Kudos to Fresno State for its advances in saving water that, as noted in “Where saving water is science” (Valley Voices, Jan. 3), made the university one of the nation’s top “green colleges” for the third straight year. Next, one may hope, will be the steady conversion...

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    Deflategate is science, not scandal

    Let’s assume that the New England Patriots inflated their footballs to the absolute minimum pressure allowed in an interior room where the temperature was 70 to 75 degrees farenheit. Then the game was played at 49 to 51 degrees. The pressure naturally will drop inside the footballs purely ...

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    Respect the presidency

    After watching President Obama’s State of the Union address, I was really surprised (although I probably shouldn’t have been) by the immediate negative comments not only by the media but by many people I know.

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    Where’s the engineering expertise?

    I have not seen much on the story about expansion of Fresno’s water system that included information from any of the local civil engineering firms or Fresno State’s engineering department.

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    Uncut body-cam video

    I am all for the dashboard and lapel cameras recently purchased by the Fresno Police Department.

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    Editorial board double speak

    In The Bee on Jan. 25, the editorial board somehow equated family values with allowing a woman to kill her unborn child and have her neighbors (i.e., taxpayers) pay for it and supporting children whose illegal immigrant parents have broken the law.

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    Dan K. Thomasson: Speculation for the next president has already begun

    It's still a couple of months until Spring but already potential Republican presidential candidates are pushing their way through the frozen tundra like so many crocuses for an election still two years off. The list of would be wannabes seems to grow daily.

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    Are drones constrained?

    In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a singular reference to unmanned aerial vehicles, more colloquially referred to as "drones." During his remarks on American values, Obama said, "As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we're threatened, which is why I've prohibited...

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