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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Letter: Will Republican health plan doom party’s majority?

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Editor: There is no guarantee that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will survive. The Republican majority may decide melting down the healt…

Letter: Climate change deniers, including president, ignoring scientific fact

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Editor: Today, with the entire planet facing a potential life-destroying holocaust — climate change — those who claim the disaster is not real…

Friday, March 17, 2017

Letter: Local firefighers, policeman come to the aid of stranded citizen

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I hope you never tire of letters citing the goodness of Lodi’s fire and police departments. On March 2, after leaving a doctor’s appointment a…

Letter: Thankful for LUSD resolution

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On behalf of the Breakthrough Project for Social Justice, I would like to thank the LUSD Board of Education for the passage of a resolution af…

Letter: Social Security, Medicare are entitlements

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Recently, I was a little puzzled by a reader’s outrage over NBC News calling Social Security and Medicare “entitlements,” which is exactly wha…

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Letter: Council members need term limits, mayor should be elected

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Editor: In recent weeks I’ve been reading the articles about Lodi’s council members. I read they have had their seats on the council for a lon…

Letter: America faces faction threat

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Faction: A group, party, government, organization or the like.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Letter: Trumping the Democratic party

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Editor: Back when the News-Sentinel published my letter a week before the election saying I felt Trump would win because it felt the election …

Letter: President’s actions responsible for protection policies

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Editor: In a recent letter titled “Safe haven status a political scheme,” a reader stated “this is nothing more than another political scheme …

Friday, March 10, 2017

Letter: Safe haven declaration is an important step

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Editor: Two Lodi Unified School District board members voted against providing a “Safe Haven” for all Lodi Unified students. Their number one …

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Columnists

Friday, March 24, 2017
Wade Heath: In need of a religious revival

Wade Heath: In need of a religious revival

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Americans are becoming less Christian, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute. Among professed Chr…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Steve Hansen: Sifting through the recycling issue

Steve Hansen: Sifting through the recycling issue

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Recycling really has me confused.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Wade Heath: We must do a better job of protecting the White House

Wade Heath: We must do a better job of protecting the White House

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Late Saturday night, U.S. Secret Service members stumbled upon a man outside the residence of the White House. When asked if he had a badge th…

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Steve Hansen: Look at presidential IQs unreliable and unethical

Steve Hansen: Look at presidential IQs unreliable and unethical

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Want to hear something ridiculous? How about various media stories on presidential IQs?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wade Heath: Keeping a positive outlook

Wade Heath: Keeping a positive outlook

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When was the last time you felt good? Like really, truly happy and content?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Steve Hansen: To be polite, or not be polite, that is the question

Steve Hansen: To be polite, or not be polite, that is the question

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In a effort to create a more collaborative local government, the city of Poco Loco recently hired a consultant to address bullying on the City…

Friday, March 3, 2017

Chris Piombo: Possibilities are endless

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I was jogging past my old Little League diamond on a warm Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago and it brought a smile to my face. The smell of f…

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wade Heath: Media should be held accountable, not silenced

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Last week the media came unglued when Trump Administration staffers excluded major news outlets from a White House press briefing. Institution…

Monday, February 27, 2017
Steve Hansen: Roy Innis was an independent thinker, civil rights leader

Steve Hansen: Roy Innis was an independent thinker, civil rights leader

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He wasn’t a typical activist, but rather an independent thinker among African-American civil rights leaders.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Wade Heath: Efforts to reduce prison overcrowding backfiring

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On Monday, Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer was killed in the line of duty. He was allegedly murdered by known Southern California gang mem…

Editorials

Friday, May 15, 2015

Editorial: Remembering Tom Peterson

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Tom Peterson, Lodi’s former city manager, passed away recently at age 81.

Editorial: A police chief’s understated successes

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Mark Helms isn’t a flashy or outspoken police chief.

Editorial: Time to pump our fists

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Lodians can take their hands off the bars and pump their fists in victory. Hosting Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California was triumphant from…

Friday, April 3, 2015

Editorial: In praise of ‘Coffee With a Cop’ and ‘The Gift’

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We’re quite impressed by the “Coffee With a Cop” gathering this week at the McDonald’s on Lodi Avenue.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Editorial: Celebrating Lodi’s vintners and a local rescue

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Spring is upon us, the blossoms are bursting, so our items, we hope, reflect the lightness of the season.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Editorial: Moving briskly from talk to action on Lodi’s homeless

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Lodi is moving ahead as a unified force to create a “one-stop shop” serving the area’s homeless.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Editorial: It may be time for Lodi to have a discussion about diversity

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Lodi city government has a good track record — prudent with our money, free of major scandal and generally responsive to citizens.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Editorial: May 11 — day for Lodi to stand up and cheer

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Lodi needs a big crowd for the Tour of California.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Editorial: In Sacramento, talk of housing, Brazil and Texas

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With housing prices skyrocketing, especially in coastal communities, how can we provide more affordable housing in California?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Editorial: As Amgen tour rolls our way, the future is now for Lodi

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Wine and Roses operators Russ and Kathryn Munson were honored Thursday night for running the Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year.