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The Galveston County Daily News: Opinion

July 27, 2016

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Voter ID requirement is needed

The recent Fifth Circuit Court opinion regarding voter ID laws is astounding in its disregard for the facts ("Court: Voter ID law discriminates, orders fix before November," The Daily News, July 21).

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Just keep your pants on
Posted: July 26, 2016

In response to the editorial by Dave Mathews ("On some issues, there are no clear-cut answers," The Daily News, July 25): Alcohol is the most abused mind-altering drug in the nation. There are numerous such drugs available, both legal and illegal, to the public of which are mind-altering, impeding sound judgement.

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CVB is a major tourism asset
Posted: July 26, 2016

One of the Park Board’s most important missions is promoting and generating tourism to Galveston, helping to drive the second largest economic sector on the island, which also accounts for a third of all island jobs.

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How do we deal with domestic and foreign terrorists?
Posted: July 26, 2016

In the 15 years since 9/11, a major component of U.S. policy and political dialogue has been trying to craft a plan about how to protect the country’s borders from foreign terrorists.

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Volunteers needed for Settlement event
Posted: July 26, 2016

The African-American Historic Preservation Committee, honoring the black cowboys and our four founding fathers of the 1867 Settlement, has previously hosted its annual September celebration in the very heart of our historical district on Bell Drive. It has been well attended by many. Nevertheless, in the spirit of unification — and our quest to work toward revitalization within our community — we have expanded the gathering and changed locations for this year’s event.

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America now the 'home of cowards'
Posted: July 26, 2016

In the column "Small giant speaks of big lesson" (The Daily News, July 10) Leonard Woolsey says, "We should never lose our motivation to understand nor passively allow injustices to stand unchecked. For to do so is to simply tolerate. And we are better than that."

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There was a fix in Clinton's email scandal
Posted: July 26, 2016

Loretta Lynch claims the meeting with Bill Clinton was a chance encounter. She was on her way to Aspen, Colo., for a speaking engagement, so why did she go 600 hundred miles out her way if it wasn't a planned meeting? She told Congress that it was purely social and that they talked about grandkids and golf. She has no grandkids and doesn't play golf. So just what did they talk about just days before Hillary was to be questioned by the FBI?

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'Foster child:' What do you think?
Posted: July 26, 2016

Do you think of a child who has no family? Do you think of a child who has been abused or neglected by people who were supposed to love them and protect them? Do you think of a child who wants to see his or her siblings? Do you think of a child who does not know how to answer, “Where is your mom?”

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Chamber gearing up for Doolin Maritime Careers Camp
Posted: July 26, 2016

The mission of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, established in 1845, is to promote and advocate for business and community development, and to foster a healthy community where businesses can thrive.

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Monday 07/25/2016
Park board's orientation sessions a good idea
Posted: July 25, 2016

Galveston’s Park Board of Trustees will attempt something this week that other government entities should consider also doing.

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