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Apply immigration laws consistently and fairly

“Let us demonstrate our respect for the law.” — Paul E. Landry

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Seasonal businesses rely on the H-2B program

“I call on our elected officials to safeguard the H-2B program. We honestly cannot open our doors without these workers.” — Mac Hay

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Trump vs. media is deadly serious

“Pat Durkin’s plea should be addressed to the Trump administration to stop these diatribes.” — Abigail Yanow

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We need more stories of empathy

“We need more stories that highlight our real life heroes.” — Suzannah Damaa

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There should be no bull’s-eye on consumer agency’s back

“The agency has already returned nearly $12 billion to more than 29 million consumers who had been victimized by hundreds of bank or lending scams.” — Deirdre Cummings

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Agency looks out for the little guy — and that’s a bad thing?

“Free-market nihilists have a basic allergy to institutions that protect ordinary people from swindlers.” — Robert L. Hlady

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Voter fraud? Anything but, say monitors of N.H. election

“Our observations confirmed that eligible voters were able to cast their ballots and that those votes were counted, double-checked, and secured.” — Eve Horwitz, Susan Kenyon, and Carol Marine

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Reports of convicted cleric’s death lead with a curious detail

“I can’t help wondering how his blindness adds to the story. Does it prove that blind people can also be perfidious?” — Nicholas S. Racheotes

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Delays in access to care are a sign of a widespread problem

“These wait times are the result of historic neglect of outpatient services by private and public insurers.” — Vic DiGravio

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In a mental health system rife with ills, how can we expect colleges to fill gap?

“Secondary schools have been tasked with solving our nation’s economic and social problems. Stop the madness.” — Shirah Hecht

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40 years ago, the challenge was getting students to seek help

“How wonderful that students are now more straightforward. How unfortunate that now they have to wait so long.” — Dr. Carola Eisenberg

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Broad-based effort should foster peer support

“We can do much better at helping individuals develop resilience for themselves and willingness to ask for help when they need it.” — Eve Sullivan

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On immigration, it’s wiser to err on the side of caution

“Maintaining the status quo will only bring more chaos.” — Mark Splain

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Skilled professionals face challenges of their own in job search

“It may strike many as odd that skilled professionals can’t find employment. Yet, like the unskilled, they are invisible to the public.” — Larry Elle

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Employers looking for staff should venture out

“There are hundreds of qualified, educated, eager, and capable candidates, working hard to keep their skills sharp.” — Susan Shepherd

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Ties to community, not ‘insider culture,’ are what distinguish trustee

“Best practice has been to put significant safeguards in place to prevent the ‘insider culture’ the article suggests.” — The Rev. Ray Hammond

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Bay State dentists very much intent on reaching underserved patients

“The Massachusetts Dental Dental Society firmly believes that underserved residents in Massachusetts deserve comprehensive dental care.” — Dr. Raymond Martin

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Long past time for a media blackout on Trump’s histrionics

“By parlaying Trump’s attacks into something easy and profitable, the media have betrayed themselves and their constituents.” — Edward Morneau

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President is providing endless supply of teachable moments

“Again and again he informs us that democracy is a work in progress, something we can never take for granted.” — Norma Jane Langford

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Getting weary of grudge match between Trump and media

“Four weeks in, this two-sided grudge has become irrelevant, tiresome, and old.” — Pat Durkin

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Health care employers must do more to protect staff from workplace violence

“Nurses should not have to suffer broken bones and concussions to spur action against workplace violence.” — Donna Kelly-Williams

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If anything, Trump ties give Pats a boost

“The bottom line is that I think the team is stronger with a Trump hat in Brady’s locker.” — Richard Swenson

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Do not abolish MCAS — accountability is essential

The MTA “is demonstrating yet again a transparent agenda to protect its members at the expense of a high-quality education for our public school students statewide.” — Paul Hoss

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In a testing culture, imagination suffers

“Nurturing creativity does not feed into ‘the test,’ and thus there is no time or money to support it.” — Judith Black

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Public schools cultivate a shared ‘we’ that is vital

“By mixing children in our public schools, we create the bridges of empathy that allow true compromise to occur.” — Helga Burre