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Letters to the Editor: Week of April 10, 2014

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Climate change is a public health issue To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, health professionals across the country are signing on to “Prescription for Climate Action,” which would limit the effects of climate change on public health. Climate change pollutes the air, contaminates the water, threatens the food supply and spreads infectious disease. It is an emergency that is easily overlooked because it is insidious. According to the World Health

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  • Editorial: Great unequalizer

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    America’s favorite power broker will now have a new role in the way that candidates get elected to federal office. Following the precedent they had already set in eroding our nation’s election laws, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted the limit on total federal campaign donations an individual can make over a two-year period to candidates or political party committees. National news outlets like the New York Times reported

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  • Tomato Patch: Rethinking my roadside cell phone policy

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    By Greg Glassner H-P Editor Emeritus During my eight-year tenure as editor of the Herald-Progress I wrote several editorials condemning texting while driving and non-emergency cell-phone use of any kind while behind the wheel. As a believer in practicing what I preach, I have pretty much adhered to those principles. If someone calls me, I usually put my turn signal on and try to pull over to the side of

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of April 3, 2014

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    HABCC deserves kudos for generosity On behalf of the men and women in the Hanover Sheriff’s Department I wanted to share a huge amount of gratitude to the Hanover Association of Businesses & Chamber of Commerce, their members and their financial sponsors for their gracious generosity. Last week at the conclusion of the Sheriff’s 14th Annual Awards Ceremony, Emma Lee Melton, president of the HABCC presented the Hanover Sheriff’s Office

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  • Editorial: Rethinking ‘full’

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    It appears like a proposal to move students from schools nearing capacity to others with slightly more elbow room won’t become a reality anytime soon. Tuesday night, a majority of the Hanover School Board failed to see the need. Current policy, after all, says that a school’s not full until it’s 120 percent full for three consecutive years. This means that a freshman at Lee-Davis High School would have to

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of March 27, 2014

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    A taxpayer-friendly troublemaker Looks like there’s a troublemaker on the board of supervisors asking for a 2-cent tax decrease for the taxpayer! I wonder what’s wrong with him. That move must be highly unusual because he has upset the Friends of Hanover Schools and I’m sure there will be other county employees upset also. Is it too much to ask to let the taxpayers keep their money until it is

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  • Guest commentary: Medicaid, by all accounts, is a broken system

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:30 am

    By Del. Buddy Fowler & Del. Chris Peace We read the Herald-Progress’ editorial which takes the position that the 2014 Virginia General Assembly should expand Medicaid now.  Since the news media provide readers with information on the news and issues, the H-P should take a stand.  Unfortunately, the H-P’s editorial failed to mention several salient facts, which are critical to our opposition to the current proposal. First and foremost, the

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