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Letters to the Editor

Readers write about expanding Internet access, how Israeli settlements effect relations with the Palestinian Authority, nuclear waste, and expanding your family via adoption.

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US Postal Service can lead in expanding Internet service

In regard to the Oct. 6 editorial, "Candidates click on broadband": Expanding broadband Internet service to rural communities should be easy if we just utilize the nationwide network that already reaches out to every household in America six days a week: the United States Postal Service.

While mail volume declines due to increasing usage of the Internet, the Postal Service is poised to develop into the realm of communications beyond those on paper. Post offices around the nation already have Internet connections, and extending those to their customers by providing computers in their lobbies seems sensible and easy.

Providing reliable and secure mail service to all our citizens at cost is, in principle, the right thing to do. Now that mail service will just have an "e" in front of it.

Israeli settlements block path to peace

Regarding the Oct. 17 article, "When settlers strike, Palestinians point and shoot video": Although US politicians have long decried Israel's settlements as impediments to peace, they have refused to characterize the settlements and the settlers living in the occupied territories as illegal.


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