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Recent fires highlight risks of wood-frame buildings

Readers react to a Globe report on the risks of wood-frame construction.

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Even on their best behavior, passengers have to contend with airlines’ poor service

“It is unfair to blame the public for issues that stem from poor management.” — Victoria Kinnealey

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Story on ‘Amazon effect’ doesn’t quite deliver

“The Institute for Local Self-Reliance published a lengthy, wide-ranging report on Amazon’s practices. The picture’s not a pretty one.” — Lou Wollrab

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State auditor calls for new, focused funding to tackle federal stormwater rules

“Staffing and funding for the Department of Environmental Protection have both declined since 2009.” — Suzanne M. Bump

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For broadcast news, it’s a nightly wardrobe malfunction

In speaking out against the double standard in newscasters’ wardrobes, Heather Unruh has ignited exasperated cries of relief.

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Cambridge City Council falls short in effort to curb short-term rentals

“Cambridge can expect an even greater increase in real estate values, making it even more expensive for people to rent or buy a home here.” — Dennis J. Carlone

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Unfinished business for US and North Korea

Readers see many gray areas in the US nuclear showdown with North Korea.

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In clash over Maine beach’s pilings, artists’ ‘aye’ should be deciding vote

“They are such a striking part of our waterfront. Their loss would be profound.” — Barbara H. Keltonic

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A divide dyed into the American fabric

Last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., leave readers examining our tempestuous present and our fractured past.

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Hillary Clinton was right about ‘deplorables’ — now they’re storming out of the basket

“Her much-criticized remarks were spot-on, and they need to be restated again and again.” — Richard Feinberg

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As with Clay case, DA Conley has made strides against wrongful convictions

“Eyewitness misidentifications are, by far, the most frequent cause of wrongful convictions.” — David R. Cameron

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Take it from a woman in tech — there’s no redeeming value in Google memo

“There are no merits to the idea that women are more anxious, more neurotic, and thus less suited to work in tech.” — Erin Tavano

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State House security camera is one thing not to protest

“Remember how they spotted the Tsarnaev brothers following the Boston Marathon bombings?” — Dwight Shepard

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Violence erupts in a nation divided

Days of fury in Charlottesville, Va., leave readers enraged at the moral vacuum in Washington.

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Frustration is all that’s escalating in nuclear standoff

The standoff between the United States and North Korea is trying our patience.

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Debate over Mass. fuel plan

Governor Baker’s plan to promote woody biomass as a form of renewable energy has divided observers.

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Pet industry’s point about rescue animals sounds dubious

“There are thousands of dogs in other states that are euthanized for lack of homes.” — Kathleen Puckett

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Our friend Russia (seriously?)

With his critique of anti-Russia sentiment, Stephen Kinzer draws a few critics of his own.

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When there is a bounty on trees, climate will suffer

“ ‘Not seeing the forest for the trees’ is an apt description for Baker’s ill-advised, scientifically flawed proposal.” — Dr. Eric Chivian

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How can we pass up option of supporting biomass power?

“New England needs a baseload power source that runs constantly to supplement the growth of wind and solar.” — Bob Cleaves

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People of Cambridge should think twice before banning sales of pets

“For pet lovers, the purchase of a companion is the beginning of a relationship that lasts a lifetime.” — Mike Bober

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Time to wake the disarmament movement from its slumber

“Calls for nuclear disarmament must be renewed, at all levels of society, across the planet.” — Thea Paneth

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An app of public spaces would help keep tabs on developers’ deals

“Keeping tabs on the agreements made with developers as trade for zoning variances or tax incentives should be easy.” — Francesca Coltrera

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A message to ecotourists: Easy on the wildlife

“It’s an essay about ecology, and the author is harassing the wildlife.” — Martha M. Bergeron

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A ‘she shed’ does not have to be a solitary pleasure

“I said to my husband, ‘I’d love to have a getaway like that.’ ” — Alice Lindberg