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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.
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.
Letter to the editor: Ruby Allen, Congress should increase Medicaid funding

Letter to the editor: Ruby Allen, Congress should increase Medicaid funding

More than 1 in 5 Americans are covered by Medicaid
Guest opinion: Starting with the truth to find a way forward

Guest opinion: Starting with the truth to find a way forward

"It is healthy and good in a democracy for diverse people, parties and factions to have different goals. Democracy functions by debate and compromise, allowing society to adapt to the changing needs and wants of the public. But for public discourse to be meaningful and effective, there must be a basis of facts against which to test our differences and find areas of agreement."
Letter to the editor: Dan Maloit, Worry about student mental health has parents asking for a return to in person school

Letter to the editor: Dan Maloit, Worry about student mental health has parents asking for a return to in person school

Eighty-eight percent of respondents (approximately 1000) of our parents reported their children's mental health has become distressed, distraught, angry, or disconnected as a result of remote learning.
Longmont Humane Society Pet of the Week: Poe is not shy about asking for cuddles and enjoys the company of people

Longmont Humane Society Pet of the Week: Poe is not shy about asking for cuddles and enjoys the company of people

Poe is very chatty and affectionate and loves to be involved with what is going on around him.
Letter to the editor: Anton Dworak, LUH is here for you

Letter to the editor: Anton Dworak, LUH is here for you

"I want the community to know that consistent with our mission, we care for all patients who need health care."
Letter to the editor: Thankful for democracy that works

Letter to the editor: Thankful for democracy that works

"In 2020, 3D passed by over 9%. Our Best Longmont’s efforts achieved a swing in public opinion of almost 20%."
Money Monday: Is now a good time to start a new business?

Money Monday: Is now a good time to start a new business?

There is no bad time to start a business, as long as you get started in the right way
Letter to the editor: Joan Peck, Supporting our city charter

Letter to the editor: Joan Peck, Supporting our city charter

"I support SB-181 and thank the environmental advocacy group, Our Longmont, and its legal counsel for pursuing the ability for Longmont to follow our city charter," Peck said.
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