Limiting letter length muzzles public |

Limiting letter length muzzles public

I find this election year to be one of the most important in many years. When I see The Union paper in an attempt to silence the public, it saddens me. I have been observing this practice since you announced the policy some time ago, and every day, I see some trivial report from San Diego, or somewhere else outside our vital area, taking up two thirds of the page.

If The Union would do its own investigative reporting, instead of relying on contributing opinions from people with their own agenda, The Union would again be a great news source. I find the letters to the editor to be a great expression of ideas from individuals who care deeply for their community.

I have heard The Union circulation is declining, and now I know why. We used to have a fair and balanced paper, and now it appears to be the tool of special interests, by silencing the public. Limiting the letters from 400 words to 100 words smells of political favors. My letter consisted of 134 words, hardly a long letter.

Scott Rockholm

Grass Valley

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