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Letters to the Editor commenting on local, regional and state topics will be given priority. Letters should not exceed 300 words and all letters will be subject to editing. Authors must sign their letters and include addresses and a daytime phone number for verification. Letters with multiple authors are generally not accepted. No more than one letter per month will be published from any contributor.
The deadline for election letters is 12 calendar days prior to election day. No election letters will be published in the 7 days leading up to election day. That applies to local, state and national elections.
Letters to the Editor are published at the newspaper’s discretion.