Letters

Removal of Confederate emblems only a start

To The Herald-Whig: My dad told me to never start a job you can't finish. Now that New Orleans and North Carolina have removed all the Confederate flags and Confederate monuments because they remind people of racism, they need to finish what they started.

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Take precautions to prevent children's heatstroke deaths

To The Herald-Whig: I'm writing you today as a concerned parent. In 2015 there were 24 child heatstroke deaths nationwide. These children died because they were left in a hot vehicle and suffered heatstroke. What makes this so sad is that these deaths wer

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McDonough Democrats hear Chris Kennedy's message of hope

To The Herald-Whig: Those unable to attend the 31st annual McDonough County Democratic Coalition Dinner on May 25 missed a night of positive energy and great speeches. The overall message that is clear from the turnout of over 240 people, which was the la

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Both parties to blame for budget impasse

To The Herald-Whig: I read both Doug Wilson's articles and Rich Miller's columns. Both are very good, in my opinion, and contain a lot of information. One statement in Wilson's Sunday article struck me in particular: "(Jil) Tracy was bitterly disappointed

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Erasing history creates stereotypes of past

To The Herald-Whig: In 1900 the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, the very first Hall of Fame, opened in Bronx, N.Y., with 29 inductees. Along with the likes of Washington, Jefferson and Franklin was a Virginian named Robert E. Lee. Yes, the man who descr

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Quincy offers many things, including poor streets

To The Herald-Whig: The downtown area in Quincy is really shaping up great. So many nice apartments and several new businesses are just in time for the tourist season. We have so many attractions here in Quincy. Just to name a few -- the golf tournaments,

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Health care act is just a Republican ploy

To The Herald-Whig: I've just read "The Truth About the American Health Care Act," an e-mail written by my Rep. Darin LaHood. At first I was expecting to have to track down every statement for its truthfulness because of the reputation of his leader, Pau

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Should public schools be retraining children's emotions?

To The Herald-Whig: Is using the public schools to retrain children's emotions a good idea? There is a movement underway called SEL -- social-emotional learning -- that involves governmental monitoring and manipulation of children's psychological states.

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Thanks for remembering 60th wedding anniversary

We wish to thank our family and friends for remembering us on our 60th wedding anniversary.

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Thanks for anniversary gifts, wishes

We would like to thank all our friends, neighbors and relatives who sent cards, gifts, called or stopped by to recognize our 60th wedding anniversary.