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    Letter: The most important discussion about sex

    07/30/2015 04:55 PM EDT
    Editor of the Reformer: One of the hardest things we have to do is live in the shadow of our past. 
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    Letter: Now's the time to immunize
    07/30/2015 04:55 PM EDT - Editor of the Reformer: August is National Immunization Awareness Month — a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Full Story

    Letter: Who will protect us from the protectors?
    07/30/2015 04:55 PM EDT - Editor of the Reformer: After the shooting at a military recruiting center in Tennessee, individuals armed with handguns, rifles and semiautomatic weapons appeared in front of recruiting centers in Keene, N. Full Story

    Letter: Big Oil knew about the threat
    07/28/2015 08:49 PM EDT - Big Oil knew about the threat Editor of the Reformer: They knew. Full Story

    Letters: Watching history in the making
    07/28/2015 08:49 PM EDT - Editor of the Reformer: I have attended hundreds of Major League baseball games in my life, but I finally saw history being made. Full Story

    Letter: ACA is not affordable
    07/27/2015 09:35 PM EDT - ACA is not affordable Editor of the Reformer: The Affordable Care Act, despite its name, is not making health care affordable. Full Story

    Letter: Sex for pleasure or propagation?
    07/27/2015 09:34 PM EDT - Editor of the Reformer: Your editorial about Bill Cosby ("Bill Cosby and the scourge of sexual assault," July 18) prompts these remarks relating to sexual behavior. Full Story

    Letter: Choose humanity over money and wealth
    07/27/2015 09:34 PM EDT - Choose humanity over money and wealth Editor of the Reformer: It is truly unfortunate we cannot concentrate our time and energies on positive, constructive projects rather than trying to promote and legalize drugs and their use. Full Story

    Letters to the Editor
    07/27/2015 05:08 AM EDT - Editor of the Reformer: Turning Point is profoundly grateful to permaculture specialist Cimbria Badenhausen for lending her generous and enthusiastic skills in permaculture — environmentally sensitive gardening — as we continue work on our new permanent facility at 39 Elm Street. Full Story

    Letter: Kudos to Davis on homelessness column
    07/24/2015 03:24 PM EDT - Editor of the Reformer: Kudos to Richard Davis for his column on the homeless ("It's about a home . Full Story

    Cops: Man buys car after taking $150,000 left by ATM workers

    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said. Full Story
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    UK grants Ai Weiwei 6-month visa, apologizes for mixup

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it is granting dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, apologizing for rejecting his application over an alleged criminal conviction. Full Story
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    Katy Perry still battling nuns for former convent

    Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary deny singer's bid to buy a Los Angeles convent, in favor of restaurateur's higher bid, but judge opens the door for renting the property -- and Perry hopes to make her case.