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    Out-of-touch opinion

    Given the past couple of weeks, I don’t think there’s anyone in this county who doesn’t swell with pride for our courageous firefighters who go in harm’s way to protect us.

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    We need domestic oil

    I firmly support the sustainability of the Phillips 66 refinery. I am of the age to have experienced the Arab oil embargo in the early 1970s — when gas was available only on alternate days, and the lines were three blocks long to get to a pump. We need domestic oil. This is an important component...

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    Not enough housing

    The letter “Stacking the deck” (Aug. 17) made some good points on housing, but missed the mark on entirely why housing is so expensive.

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    The John Wayne types

    I recently heard a woman from another country say that American men all think they’re John Wayne, and I doubt she meant that as a compliment.

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    Wall for the South

    An English-only, open-carry theocracy would be a wonderful place to live, but we could not defend our values with only 2,000 miles of border fence.

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    God of two minds

    The Kentucky clerk who says her god won’t let her perform the work she was elected to do seems to have forgotten she swore by her god to perform the duties of her office.

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    Ecological disaster

    An Aug. 21 front-page article, “Reports paint bleak drought future for state,” describes how climate change has amplified California’s natural drought cycles.

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    Local air quality

    I’m grateful that the recent diminution in air quality caused by the Cuesta Fire was temporary. The burning sensation in my eyes and the hazy skies reminded me of growing up in Southern California in the 1960s.

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    Support Amtrak

    It’s nice that San Luis Obispo will have a new $35 million airport financed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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    Fetal danger

    Thank you for the Aug. 21 article regarding the impact of heroin addiction on newborn babies (“When a life begins in rehab”). As devastating as heroin addiction is on a newborn, there is something far more devastating and more common to every ethnic group: income and educational level...

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