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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor -- city council appointments (01/11/17)
Dear Editor, I am disturbed about the city council's discussion about changing the method of selection of city officials to appointment by the city council. First, I am not aware of popular discontent in the attitudes of this town's voters about Judge McInteer's job performance. ...
Letter to the Editor -- Jan. 11, 2017 (01/11/17)
Dear Editor, I read the news concerning the (Marshall) City Council taking away the right of the constituency to vote on the City Judge, City Attorney and City Treasurer. Is that legal to take away the right to vote for elected officials? No matter what their reasoning, I didn't know that the elected council could do away with our rights to vote for other elected officials no matter what their reasoning. ...
Letters to the Editor Policy
All letters to the editor must be signed by the author, provide contact information and the person's occupation. To encourage diversity, we will publish only one letter from a writer per month on a particular subject. However, we will allow one rebuttal if the author is challenged by another writer. Letters must be 350 words or less.

When submitting letters to the editor, we ask for your occupation as a way to give readers more perspective about your connection with the issue.

For example, if John Smith writes a letter about the benefits of running a gas pipeline through Saline county, you may view his opinion differently if he was a farmer or if he worked for the petroleum company.

Writers who don't have a current occupation sometimes use terms like "former football coach" or "retired railroad engineer" or "student." If you object or are sensitive to sharing your occupation, then you can use the term "undisclosed."
The Marshall Democrat-News welcomes your letters to the editor.

All letters must be signed and list a daytime contact number for the writer. For any questions, please call 660-886-2233 and ask for Sarah Reed, editor.

Once we receive your letter, we reserve the right to edit it for clarity and content.

Letters may be dropped off at the office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or mailed to: Editor, The Marshall Democrat-News, P.O. Box 100, Marshall, MO 65340.

We also accept letters via email. Please send them to sreed@marshallnews.com. When sending email it helps to paste the text of the letter into the message or send in Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

You may also use the online form.

Note: The Marshall Democrat-News is published Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (except holidays).