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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.
5 websites to help educate about the horrors of the Holocaust

5 websites to help educate about the horrors of the Holocaust

Since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe in early 2020, teachers have adapted instruction to make use of existing and emerging technologies. In line with the purpose of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, digital tools are offering educators new innovative ways to engage with Holocaust history.
Guest Opinion: We won’t skip you. There’s nothing we want more than for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Guest Opinion: We won’t skip you. There’s nothing we want more than for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine

"We ask you to bear with us as we continue down this unprecedented mass vaccination road to stop this unprecedented pandemic."
Guest opinion: Moving forward for the common good

Guest opinion: Moving forward for the common good

"When we politicize our every action to such an extent, such as with one group advocating following pandemic rules and another deliberately ignoring them to signal their freedom and independence, we have a societal collapse and the destruction of our common resources." 
¡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.