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Editorials

From the editorial: "Before casting any ballot, it’s good to be educated on the issues and candidates. The forums this coming week are valuable opportunities."
From the editorial: "There are all sorts of politically strategic reasons to refuse to publicly face voters and answer hard questions, but they tend to serve only the candidates while constituents and the voting public are snubbed and shortchanged."
Don’t expect legislative fix anytime soon
From the editorial: "The fallout from Google's and Facebook's practices on local newsrooms is disturbing to anyone who values reliable information."

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From the editorial: "Here is what, unfortunately, can be an annual — if not more frequent — reminder to be extra vigilant about safety while driving, to remain hyper alert to kids anywhere and everywhere, and to be prepared for anything. Tragedy is one distraction away."
From the editorial: "The lifeline’s administrators can look at this moment and all the surprising sudden feedback not as a rejection or cancellation but ... as a chance for improvements so it can even more effectively deliver crisis services while reducing the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health conditions."
From the editorial: "'I’m not saying we don’t have challenges and glitches. Of course we do, but … we feel good about the core things, about health and safety. We feel good about security. We feel good about turnout. Overall, I’m optimistic.'"
From the editorial: "There are plenty of degrees that aren’t worth the paper they’re written on, despite the debt burden they put on their recipients."
City-sanctioned homeless camping only part of strategy
From the editorial: "The council’s vote Monday to amend the Lakewalk ordinance can’t be the end of this discussion, clearly. ... The conversation can be ongoing and just begun."

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From the editorial: "After the Taliban retook Kabul and imposed its oppressive brand of governance, one year ago this week, Afghanistan enjoys peace. But that peace comes at a stiff price — acquiescence to a fundamentalist, backward way of life that cannot be defied."
From the editorial: "We’re talking about a nearly whole-block revitalization — with benefits aplenty for the neighborhood, those in need of housing, and all of Duluth."
From the editorial: "There was a time, not long ago, when few parents questioned the clear wisdom shared by medical professionals to vaccinate their 2- to 2½-year-olds against serious diseases. We should no longer be worrying about ailments like whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox — not with readily available vaccinations, which constitute 'one of the greatest medical advances we have.' ... We shouldn’t be going backward in 2022."

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