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    Mental health funds squandered

    It is sickening to think that $13.2 billion in tax dollars, so desperately needed to fund mental health programs throughout the state, are largely unaccounted for and clearly do not appear to have been used for the stated purpose of Prop. 63.

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    Gang prevention is a must

    The recent, gang-related death of an innocent 9-year-old is yet another in a long list of senseless murders at the hands of young hoodlums. The priority now is to ensure that those responsible for her death are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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    Private lives of judges

    I am confused. I thought judges were elected officials, hired by, accountable to and paid by taxpayers. Yet the California Supreme Court advisory board has unanimously banned all state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts of America.

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    Don’t let Valley farming die

    I am not a farmer. I am not a politician. I am someone who has lived in the San Joaquin Valley since I was a child. The San Joaquin Valley grows the food that feeds not only the state and the nation but the world.

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    Obama didn’t spark recovery

    I don’t know if Gary Sellers’ (Jan. 17) letter indicates he either blindly accepts the lies from the president and his pundits and repeats them like a parrot, or if he mentally processes it but refuses to verify anything because it fits his progressive ideology. These claims are nothing...

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    Washington Colony’s myopic trustees

    On Jan. 13, trustees of Washington Colony Elementary School District, a single-school district in the Easton community, voted not to consider unification with neighboring Washington Unified School District.

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    Threats in Orange Cove

    What I experienced, along with former Orange Cove City Council Member Ralph Pardo, during a closed session as we waited in the council chambers was a direct threat by none other than Mayor Victor Lopez’ brother, Robert Lopez.

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    Parlier death not a ‘freak accident’

    I’d like to politely take issue with the headline in the Jan. 30 Bee: “ ‘Freak accident’ kills Parlier schoolboy, 9.” While I appreciate the article quoting the Parlier superintendent, his unfortunate choice of words inaccurately describes the tragedy. This was...

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    Yes, we have lost rights

    Daniel Lea (letter Jan. 28) proposes a challenge for anyone to give an example of a lost freedom or right over the past 30 or 40 years. How about the right to life? Forty-two years ago, an unborn child’s right to life was lost and became subject to the whim of the potential birth mother. ...

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    Some Republicans get it

    Last week, the Senate voted 98-1 that climate change is a reality. I’d like to congratulate the 15 Republican senators, including Rand Paul of Kentucky, who voted “yes” that humans are contributing to the changing climate. But, the Senate ultimately stopped short of saying that...

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