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By Dave Paul 

Working together for the common good

 

January 11, 2023

Dave Paul

Democracy works best when we listen to each other – and work together in good faith to tackle the issues most important to our community.

That may sound old-fashioned today. Yet those three concepts – the values of listening to each other, working together and focusing on the common good – have never been more important to the future of our community and to our state.

We live in an age where the angriest voices often get the most time on cable news shows and the most clicks on social media. They treat politics as war and talk about people who don't agree with them as the enemy. I thin...



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