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Opinion

Why wouldn’t people want to rely on God?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Many people today believe that faith and facts can’t coincide, but in reality they do. If facts are present it doesn’t discount truth. Many people believe the words “I love you,” but can’t ever prove it. There is a clear distinction between facts and truth, but they ...

Marino, his pet safety bill are worth supporting

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As an animal lover, I believe that you can judge a person’s character by how they treat their pet. Every year, thousands of innocent animals die at the hands of human cruelty because they are confined and left in extreme temperatures. On Feb. 7, Congressman Tom Marino ...

The best lessons are often learned outside of classrooms

Editorials

If you believed some of our Open Line callers (not all of whose comments we printed), Wednesday’s National School Walkout — and specifically the participation in it by students at local schools with the blessing of school administration — was going to be either an excuse to skip school or ...

Adjustable-rate graduated income taxes are fairest

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Eliminating real estate taxes for school districts and local and county government, as Scott Wagner says he would do as governor, means that a fairer tax would be needed to replace that lost local revenue. An adjustable-rate graduated income tax, without deductions or ...

Transparency is the only way to hold government accountable

Editorials

Truth. Facts. Transparency. Simple words that shine even more brightly as we celebrate Sunshine Week. This appropriately named week, organized 13 years ago by The American Society of Newspaper Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, helps all of us realize the importance of ...

McKinley-Doyle bill would be good start in battle against heroin

Editorials

Three in five people who die of drug overdoses had been treated in hospital emergency rooms for previous overdoses, a study in Maryland found. That ought to be impetus enough for Congress to approve a bill introduced by U.S. Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Mike Doyle, D-Pa. The two have ...

Outpouring of support has been overwhelming

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Bumgardner and Trutt family would like to let this community know how much everyone is appreciated. When Sonnie had her accident, minutes after people were praying for her all the way to California. The money raised by this small community was so overwhelming and so ...

Whose interests are we here to protect?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to Stephen Sellers’ letter to the Sentinel on March 7, I would like to say that I agree that mistakes were made including ones made by law enforcement that led to the recent horrible mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, ...

Trump should be wary, blunt in potential Kim Jong Un meeting

Editorials

The announcement last week that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to meet face-to-face with President Donald Trump to discuss the rogue regime’s development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles was hailed by many as wonderful news. Let’s not get our hopes up. Kim, like ...

Gun violence is complex problem that won’t be solved simply

Editorials

The shooting death Wednesday of a high school student in Birmingham, Ala., was one more reminder of the complexity of keeping our schools safe. Courtlin Arrington, 17, was killed and another student was wounded in a classroom, apparently not in an intentional shooting but, instead, an ...