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Policy regarding election-related ‘letters to the editor’

By: Kate Uptergrove

Prior to each election, West Newsmagazine puts a moratorium on letters to the editor that relate to those election topics and candidates. We do so to ensure fairness to both sides of every issue.

Our publication schedule is such that a letter submitted two issues prior to the election may not allow for rebuttal. Therefore, we will accept new election-related letters only until Wednesday, Feb. 28 [for the March 7 issue]; rebuttals to those letters only will be accepted through Wednesday, March 14 [for publication in the March 21 issue].

Additionally, due to an increase in the number of letters received, we request that letters be kept within a 300-word maximum. Thank you for your understanding.

Kate Uptergrove, editor

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