Just a question Ive been puzzling over for some time and your article about the Opinion Page on September 10 reminded me of it.
Thanks for your time. -- Sandra
Opinion Editor Mike Oakland: Most people would be surprised to learn that we print about 90 percent of the letters we receive. What you see in the newspaper in terms of pro-Bush and anti-Bush letters is pretty much what we receive. I like to use the example of Initiative 695. We printed just over 100 letters on that subject before the vote - 60 percent in support and 40 percent opposed . Interestingly enough, that ended up paralleling the local vote on I-695. Most of the letters we reject are either anonymous, profane, libelous, have too many words or from out of this area. We give first priority to letter writers from this community.