Sunday June 25th 2017

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‘Letter to the Editor’ Archives

Rep. Ryan’s Bill is Robin Hood in Reverse: “Rob from the POOR and give to the RICH”

By Donna Pususta Neste Wisc. Rep. Paul Ryan sponsored a budget bill in the federal House of Representatives last year that would have: increased military spending, cut taxes for millionaires, raised Middle –class taxes plunged millions more into poverty by cutting SNAP (food stamps), the Women Infants and Children Nutrition [...]

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Has the electoral process withered while our legislators balked at compromise? The resignation of Senator Linda Berglin opens a seat to be filled by a special election.  The first campaign candidates’ forum at the Mercado Central August 26 brought up some traditional and newfound issues.  The citizens of Senate District [...]

Is war opposition a crime?

By Josie Winship When did Opposing War, become a crime in this country? A “witch hunt” is being held in the name of “Homeland Security.” On Sept. 24th 2010 the FBI raided the homes of eight Twin City peace and international solidarity leaders and the office of The Mpls. St.Paul Anti-War Committee. Some of them were involved in [...]

A Poetic Invitation to See the World of Birds

I am a follower of The Alley Newspaper. I once resided in the Seward area and enjoyed the neighborhood and community feeling.  I spent many hours at the Seward Co-op and Deli—a great place. I do have a concern for the dwindling bird population in areas of the city including the great areas of Phillips-Seward and other areas included in [...]

Corrected past to remain “just” a story, replaced by “ trying to live a just life.”

by Frederick Fisher Dear Editor in Charge: Months ago I read an article in your paper from an ex-offender, who was maintaining his “Survival” in this world. Upon reading these, I was inspired to Continue my Journey in this world. Upon my walk I have been forced to deal with harassment from cops, since they’ve discovered my status as [...]

How about also making Park, Portland, 26th and 28th Streets more “Accessible, Vibrant, Pedestrian and Biker Friendly with Less” and Slower Speeds?

Hennepin and 1st Avenues have been changed to two-way streets again so they will be “more accessible, more vibrant, with slower speeds and less around the block trips,” according to city planners and politicians, plus many pedestrian and bicycle improvements. The City widened Park and Portland Avenues and 26th and 28th Streets decades [...]


By Raymond Jackson This epidemic consists of highly addictive legal drugs that go under the moniker of painkillers. Because they are legal, and the big profiteers from them, is the pharmaceutical industry, it will be quite awhile before they are made a relevant part of ‘The War on Drugs’. Long considered a Suburban high, painkilling drugs, [...]

“…There are those that use pain meds appropriately…”

As I sit in my pain clinic reading Mr. Jackson tear apart pain meds without acknowledging legitimate use, I find myself getting angrier every line I read. I did not ask to be on pain meds just like I did not ask to be hit while on a motorcycle by a truck by an ass text messaging while driving. The obvious omission of a small insert of “there are [...]

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