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Kate Dahlstrom Guest Opinion Previously published in Northern Express 9/22/20 Sept. 19, 2020 After voting straight Republican for 36 years, from 1971 through 2007, I have been an Independent since 2008, studying and voting for each candidate and issue on their own merits. The main idea of the Square Deal (circa 1902) introduced by Republican President Theodore Roosevelt was to reduce inequality. The three Cs of Roosevelt’s Square Deal were control of corporations, consumer protection, and conservation of natural resources. Roosevelt is widely regarded as one of the five best presidents in U.S. history. Another “best president” is his cousin, a Democrat, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who authored Th

Response to Chair Hentschel refusing to allow the questioning of Sheriff Bensley

Keli MacIntosh September 16, 2020 Comments I made prior to the GT Board of Commissioners meeting 9/16/20. It is in response to how Chair Hentschel refused to allow the questioning of Sheriff Bensley about oversight of the health care of inmates As a member of the ACLU’s Smart Justice Campaign, and someone who made comments at one of the Governor’s Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration sessions, I was more than concerned at how, at the last meeting, the expected review of the medical treatment provided to inmates in the local jail was handled. For some reason you felt the need to ‘protect’ the sheriff from questioning about an already published report on the medical care provided by W

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