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Good discussion comes from covering decisions

 


Those in political office have the job of interpreting the feedback they get from constituents, but that means that first, it’s their constituents’ job to give it to them. We’re glad to be a part of that loop.

In small towns like ours, leaders often complain of a lack of feedback over the minutiae of governing to which they must pay so much attention.

Not so, however, concerning matters of basic or lasting community direction, such as that covered in recent articles, including one on sports in school, and another on a planned street change in Electric City.

These days, hot-button issues often stir up debate on our Facebook page, and they are often good discussions. The sports-in-school story elicited more than 40 comments that ranged from supporting the status quo that led to closing school for a basketball tournament to declaring that society, including this community, sacrifices too much education in other areas to support sports.

A story on a planned change to Electric City streets, a surprise to many, inspired comments both on social media and on this page critical of the process and lack of input sought from the public and the city’s own safety officials.

While criticism can be sharp, it’s also gratifying that discussion was largely civil, focused on the issues and full of valid points.

Thanks to all those who shared them.

Scott Hunter

editor and publisher

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