Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Valley needs UC Merced medical school

Over the last decade, there has been a shortage of doctors in the Central Valley region. California has some of the top medical schools in the nation, however, they are unable to supply enough doctors for California’s growing population. With over 12 medical schools in California and plans for opening two osteopathic medical schools opening up in Fresno in 2019-2020, experts fear an almost 5,000-doctor shortage by 2025. The only way to decrease this shortage is to open medical schools in the Central Valley and train students who are likely stay in the region.

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Get involved for more green space

As a former representative of District 4 in the City of Fresno, I recall the pleas from constituents for more parks, trails and amenities that would improve the quality of life for the residents of District 4 and Fresno at large. At the time – and to this day – there are no additional funds to meet the huge demand for green space in Fresno.

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Dangerous curb a waiting lawsuit

I would like to address a somewhat dangerous curb located around a handicap parking stall inside the parking garage across from the Chukchansi Park. It is located immediately to the left in the first stall. There is an entrance/exit area right next to it also that leads to the outside sidewalk.

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League has always welcomed men

While many women’s organizations are not co-ed, as noted in the Kim Kruser (May 13) letter to The Bee, the League of Women Voters has always welcomed and included men. Around 15 percent of our local members are male, and through our 77 years in Fresno we have frequently had men serve on our Board of Directors.

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Taxpayers’ money wasted wall, train

As a Republocrat-Democan, I’d like to propose the best solution to the purely political pushing for a Great Wall of America and for a Fast Train Fiasco. Both will costs billions of taxpayer dollars to build. The wall can be penetrated or tunneled under; the train will only serve the executives who can afford a ticket and can already get there as fast and as cheap by plane.

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Shirt was OK for Clovis student to wear

The article (May 9) by Aleksandra Appleton, “A Clovis Unified student says she was ordered to cover up her gay pride shirt,” talks about how Andria Zavala (the student) got her dress coded at Clark Intermediate last week. Andria was sufficiently sticking up for what she believed in. She wore a “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning” shirt to show her support in the people who choose to be different in their sexual preference.

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Think before you speak

Regarding Helga Weber’s letter (May 9) “No equal free speech for conservatives,” it comes to mind that the POTUS has been allowed to say and do anything disgusting and inappropriate, such as his comments about John McCain, while those of us who express our opinion in a civil way are blocked and criticized.

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Nunes standing up to the swamp

Congressman Devin Nunes is doing the right thing. He is standing up for the truth. As a member of the House of Representatives, he has responsibility to keep the FBI, Department of Justice and all of the bureaucrats in check. Under the Constitution the House of Representatives has to oversee them. He is being very courageous to stand up to the swamp.

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Nunes uncovers ‘Deep State’

While I am not wild and crazy about the partisan gerrymandering of Congressional District 22, and I am not thrilled with his opposition to High Speed Rail (which will make Fresno a city of the future), I strongly admire Rep. Devin Nunes’ role as the Woodward/Bernstein uncovering the corruption of the Deep State. He will get my vote. Yes, I am voting for Devin Nunes for District 22. Stand for truth!

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Conservatives don’t have equal free speech opportunity

The controversy about Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar shows again that the First Amendment is not an “equal opportunity” amendment. Liberals, progressives, much of the media and Democrats can say and do anything disgusting and inappropriate with impunity, while conservatives are widely blocked (and criticized) from expressing their opinion. Many universities and schools try to shut down free speech. Equality?

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Union election mailer draws ire

Thank you, SEIU, for the campaign mailer I just received declaring which candidates “the union” supports for nine statewide offices from the governor on down. It will be super handy to bring to the voting booth on Election Day. No need to do any research now, I can just vote against each smiling face.

The violence stopped after she was shot in the face

Pam Motley's husband shot her in the face before killing himself.
Barbara Anderson banderson@fresnobee.com