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Letter to the editor: Offer 'hand-up' to those less fortunate here and abroad
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From Brian Anderson West Salem Monroe High School, Class of 1995 To the editor: Every four years, America gets to experience political turmoil. It is the time during the quadrennial period, where talking points seem to run rampant, and facts seem to disappear. As the Congressional powers that be start to haggle about the government budget for fiscal year 2017, I challenge them to set aside petty squabbles, and protect programs that support cost-effective, life-saving developmental solutions for poverty-related issues such as HIV/AIDS, nutrition, tuberculosis, energy and education.