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We reserve the right to edit your letter for clarity and/or length, and in keeping with our mission, we will not publish a letter that makes assertions that are libelous or demonstrably false.

All published letters appear on our Letters page. Letters published in print are on page A5 of CDN’s weekly paper.

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Commentaries should be authored preferably by an actual local person, not some national organization looking for a way to spread its message, raise money, or collect signatures. CDN will require first-publication rights; we’re not interested in work that’s been published elsewhere, including on social media pages. Make it original!

Published guest commentaries appear on our Columns page and may appear in print.