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Letter: Congress puts money, effort toward curing Alzheimer’s

This year, the annual cost of caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias will reach $259 billion, $175 billion of which comes in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid. Yet in 2016, for every $100 the U.S. government spent on Alzheimer's research, $16,000 was spent by Medicare and Medicaid to care for those living with the disease.

May 05, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: If you don’t want to fear the law, come into the US legally

In reading the letter on Thursday's Opinion page from Arturo Adame, I am quite dumbfounded. But that's not a state new to me in the last few months. It never ceases to amaze me that some people just will never get "it," no matter what.

May 05, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Georgia provides help for the helpers

One of the state's most difficult tasks may have gotten a little bit easier.

May 04, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Program to detain immigrants leads to distrust among Latino residents

Hall County's 287(g) program is halting growth in our cities and county. Immigration Customs Enforcement isn't simply there to keep our citizens and residents safe, but to keep Latino people in fear. The Latino community doesn't believe ICE is out to deport the worst criminals.

May 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: Hall landfill is a fine example of one residents can live with

If the people who are objecting to the proposed landfill would visit the Hall County Landfill off Candler Highway, they would see how beautifully it is managed and operated. It is practically invisible as a landfill and resembles only a grassy hill. There is no smell at all and no trash or garbage anywhere visible. All of us who live here should be very appreciative of how our waste is taken care of, including tree stumps.

May 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: A thanks to Gainesville's hospitality from Council of the Blind visitors

I would like to thank Mayor Danny Dunagan and the kind folks of Gainesville for the warm welcome given to the Georgia Council of the Blind on the weekend of April 28-29. GCB held its annual convention and conference at the beautiful Ramada Inn Lanier Centre. Members and their families visited from across the state for a weekend of meetings and fun activities.

May 03, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: State launches latest effort to fix struggling schools

We have seen this all before, many times.

May 02, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: Myths on immigration muddy the debate

Last week, the Gainesville Campus of the University of North Georgia was the site of a community forum offered by the Latino Student Association to discuss rights students and others have when confronted by law enforcement. Gwinnett County state Rep. Brenda Lopez, an attorney specializing in immigration, discussed legal options people have in such cases.

April 30, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Guest column: Budget cuts could threaten legal services for state’s poor

We recently helped a mother and her five children avoid eviction from their home that was scheduled to happen the following day. All in a day, our attorney found and pointed out flaws in previous legal proceedings, negotiating with the Department of Community Affairs that oversaw the housing unit our client and her family lived in. The family of six was spared from being homeless and allowed to stay in their home until a new lease they had in the works began.

April 28, 2017 | By Wendy Glasbrenner Georgia Legal Services Program | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: United Way of Hall still is expanding its reach under new leadership

Any worries that the United Way of Hall County might lose its fundraising momentum after the retirement of its longtime director has been blown away like spring dandelions.

April 27, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: House runoff in metro Atlanta is all about Trump

The first round of voting in the 6th Congressional District special election was a giant exercise in sorting.

April 26, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: New face, fresh start for Gainesville schools

When an organization has a chance at a do-over, the key questions to ask are: What did we do right last time and how can we keep doing it? And what did we do wrong and how can we avoid the same mistakes?

April 23, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A Golden home venue for the Tigers

Atlanta media has been in a frenzy hyping the city's new sports venues - the Braves' new stadium opened to great acclaim, even if getting there is a challenge; the Falcons' new home is delayed by problems with its fancy new roof and may not open until fall.

April 20, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Letter: What Hall spends on bilingual ballots is a wise investment for county’s future

The recent decision by the Hall County Board of Elections to begin making bilingual ballots accessible to the public has attracted some attention. Several letters to the editor have been written from people who are in favor of and people opposed to adding Spanish to our local ballots.

April 19, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Public Service Commission facing reality over nuclear cost overruns

On St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the Public Service Commission decided one of its most important cases ever.

April 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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Tom Crawford: Georgia can learn a lesson from Kansas’ mistake

One of the most compelling political stories of the past week happened not in Washington, D.C., but out to the west in Kansas.

June 14, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Ron Martz: US has too many secrets, too many with access to them

The arrest last Monday in Augusta of 25-year-old Reality Leigh Winner for allegedly passing top-secret government documents to an online news site says as much ...

June 11, 2017 | Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories


Editorial: A development worthy of a green light

There are great benefits to living in a county with a robust economy and quality of life that lures more people to move here, but ...

June 11, 2017 | Times Editorial Board | All viewpoint stories


Dick Yarbrough: Teachers have earned break from cut-and-run crowd

Dear Georgia's Public Schoolteachers:

June 10, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | All viewpoint stories


Letter: There’s no way to wipe clean all sins of our Founding Fathers

In his recent letter, Jeff Casper appears to forget slavery was legal and condoned under the government of the United States for almost 100 years ...

June 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: 2 recent stories showed very different contributions to society

As an observer of how people act, react and think, it is usually something radical that gets to me. I think of an old saying ...

June 10, 2017 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


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