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    Charles Simmons: Warming will worsen shortages

    The simple answer to the water shortage is to stop building so many houses. Remember, we live in a semidesert. With global warming, the water shortages are just going to get worse.

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    Dale Parkinson: Denham’s true colors showing

    Republicans and Democrats came together in the U.S. Senate and passed an immigration reform bill. But when it went to the House of Representatives, the tea party blocked it from even coming to a vote. Once he knew it would not come to a vote this year, tea partyer Jeff Denham made a big show of ...

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    Anthony Rojas: Denham doesn’t support reform

    I’m writing to respond to Rep. Jeff Denham’s op-ed “Celebrating our nation with its newest citizens” (July 4) about his supposed commitment to immigration reform. Jeff Denham has spent the last many months talking a good game about his desire for comprehensive immigration...

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    Deborah Ange: Repeating a very old mistake

    I remember the shock I felt when I learned in history class that the U.S. had turned away a ship full of Jewish children who had been sent from Europe for their safety before World War II. I am shocked and embarrassed that this rich nation is again sending children back into danger. This is not ...

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    Stephanie Haidar: Terrorists destroy Assyrian heritage

    The first civilization on Earth, built by the Assyrians, originated in ancient Mesopotamia, which is modern-day Iraq. Some civilized regions in Iraq have lasted since biblical times; ancient Nineveh is present-day Mosul. A lot of history of the Assyrians remains in Mosul. Sadly, a lot of that history...

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    Stephen Jorgensen: Response to gay lifestyle criticism

    Regarding “Repent for gay lifestyle” (Letters, July 16): “Gross immorality, an abomination,” “the word of God will not change to suit our culture,” “Within the gay community there are many negative aspects … higher rates of some cancers directly...

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    Bruce Frohman: Committee only delays reckoning

    My experience in local government has been that whenever a blue-ribbon committee is appointed, the outcome is known before the first meeting takes place. From the outset, the purpose of the 25-member Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee has been to delay the Board of Supervisors in taking ...

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    Jim E. Smallwood: Blame judges for cruel death penalty

    I am very confused about the death penalty in this state. Did not the legal system declare that the method used to put criminals to death was cruel and unusual punishment? And aren’t those the same judges who keep granting appeal after appeal after appeal, making it necessary to keep the ...

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    Giovana Martinez: It’s about time water wasters were fined

    I am happy to know that California water regulators approved fines for residents who waste water outside. Many people weren’t taking the drought seriously. I have seen many people water their lawns every day for long periods, including allowing the water to run off the sidewalks.

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    Sarah Haskett: At root of depression: Rejection

    Regarding “Repent for gay lifestyle” (Letters, July 16): The writer says those “participating” in a gay lifestyle are more likely to abuse drugs/alcohol and attempt suicide. However, she fails to acknowledge that intolerance and discrimination from family and community...

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