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Letters to the Editor

April 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

New funding key to developing resources

To the Editor:
Recently, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced a long-anticipated round of funding, designed to spur economic development in rural areas while providing a much-needed upgrade to dated electric transmission infrastructure.
A total of $376 million will be divided among 10 rural electric cooperatives and utilities in states such as South Dakota, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico. Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Increases needed in fines for speeding
To the Editor:
I’m thinking of contacting our legislators, and I have come up with a bill that could really put some teeth into those who don’t care how fast they drive or how much money they spend on speeding tickets: first ticket, $50; second, $100; third, $200; fourth, $400; fifth, $800, etc. That should make a person think about driving too fast. If not, they have too much money and don’t worry about how they spend it. Continue Reading