Letters & Feedback

Angelina’s Breast Cancer Victory Isn’t For Celebrities Only

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Breast Cancer

Special Contribution By Richard E. Fine, MD, FACS Actress Angelina Jolie announced that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she was genetically predisposed to cancer. Her disclosure was a powerful show of solidarity with the more than 100,000 American women who undergo breast removal surgery each year. But Jolie’s story, while inspirational,…

Open Letter to Rep. Bell: Don’t Visit Boston

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Arkansas Republican Rep. Nate Bell on Friday morning posted on Twitter: “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?” Dear Mr. Bell, I am writing in response to your “ill-timed” tweet regarding “Boston liberals.” Like many other millions around Boston, Arkansas,…

Drones Strike At Heart Of Religious Leaders

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Dear Editor: In 2012 I traveled to Pakistan to investigate how drone strikes were impacting Pakistani citizens. Upon my arrival, it became clear that President Obama’s drone strike policy is gravely impacting our national security because innocent civilians witness the unprovoked killing of brothers, sisters, wives, husbands, sons and daughters. Furthermore, the Obama administration has…

Cultivating Food Security Through Community Gardening

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Feed Fayetteville

Dear Editor: Springtime is here and Feed Fayetteville is so excited to see our gardens growing! We have eight new straw bale gardens located at the Fayetteville Community Food Hub. These raised beds are designated SNAP Gardens. Since 1973, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has provided participants the ability to purchase plants and seeds…

It Can Happen Here

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Pipeline Rupture LTE

Dear Editor: Friday afternoon, March 29, Pegasus pipeline, an Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying Canadian crude oil, ruptured and sent thousands of barrels of oil, a yet “officially” undetermined amount, into the streets and onto the property of residents of Mayflower. The rupture also occurred dangerously close to Lake Conway, within 2 miles of the Arkansas…