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The Longmont Leader accepts letters to the editor and op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff. To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com.
¡Queremos que te vacunes! Todos los que deseen ponerse la vacuna contra COVID-19 la obtendrán

¡Queremos que te vacunes! Todos los que deseen ponerse la vacuna contra COVID-19 la obtendrán

Estamos al borde de una solución para cambiar los últimos diez meses de privación, sacrificios y pérdidas; uno de los momentos más difíciles que hemos experimentado en nuestras vidas. Y necesitamos tu ayuda.
Guest opinion: Sowing the seeds of discontent

Guest opinion: Sowing the seeds of discontent

"We are being 'played' by forces whose aim is to keep us at each other’s throats, content to sow the seeds of discontent for their own monetary and political benefit." 
Letter to the editor: Opinion or no, no one immune from spreading coronavirus

Letter to the editor: Opinion or no, no one immune from spreading coronavirus

"This virus is not going to skip your home because you offer public opinion and advice as a non-medical professional. If you are going to offer unsolicited medical advice then set an example and deliver advice from a medical expert, not your own unprofessional opinion."

Letter to the editor: Brainwashed by Trump

The worst thing about brainwashed people is that you can never convince them that they are.
Letter to the editor: January is National Radon Action Month

Letter to the editor: January is National Radon Action Month

"Radon exposure causes as many as 500 lung cancer deaths every year in Colorado."
New Longmont nonprofit launching in new year to offer addiction counseling to families

New Longmont nonprofit launching in new year to offer addiction counseling to families

A Way Forward is working to eliminate financial barriers for families struggling with addiction through counseling services.
Guest opinion: Should housing be a right?

Guest opinion: Should housing be a right?

Since the 1950s there has been varying recognition of the need for governments to provide extremely low-cost or subsidized housing. This need has been addressed piecemeal, with different levels of government taking different parts of the responsibility. There were spectacular failures, but we are getting better at it. Longmont is working on it.
Guest opinion: Foundation for community — giving doesn't have to be difficult

Guest opinion: Foundation for community — giving doesn't have to be difficult

I realize that being able to donate anything this year is a privilege.  For those of us that want to do more and have both limited capacity and means to contribute, your local community foundation can be a great ally in supporting your community.
Guest column: Rituals and traditions make us who we are

Guest column: Rituals and traditions make us who we are

"Rituals and traditions that play a vital role in our personal and professional lives, and consequently, they create who we are and who we are yet to become." 
Letter to the editor: Nia Wassink, Unprecedented times call for unprecedented philanthropy

Letter to the editor: Nia Wassink, Unprecedented times call for unprecedented philanthropy

The author gives a few tips to giving to local nonprofits.