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Civility sometimes missing


February 3, 2021

Meaning of civility, according to my phone and Webster: to be courteous, polite, respectful, reflect concern for others, tactful. The last sentence under letter policy in this paper reads: “Letters are edited for civility, clarity and style.”

It is the word “civility” that causes me to write today. I love this country, and I am sorely aware of the political differences. My husband, my elderly mother and I moved to La Conner almost four years ago and were glad to know this small town had its own newspaper.

I recall that recently the La Conner Weekly News editor wrote that this is a...

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