Letters must include your first and last name, complete address, and daytime phone number. Only your name and community will be published.
Anonymous contributions, pseudonyms and first initials are not allowed.
Contributors whose identities cannot be verified to our reasonable satisfaction may be required to submit further identification or their contributions will be withheld from publication.
Contributors are limited to one published letter per month.
Letters must be no longer than 200 words. They will be edited if necessary for clarity or brevity. Include sources for facts and figures included in your letter, either in the text of your letter or as a note at the bottom for our reference.
Unless otherwise noted, all material must be original to the author. Mass-mailing letters will not be accepted.
Guest columns must be no longer than 600 words and will be held to a higher standard of reader interest than letters and calls.
It's recommended to contact us before submitting a guest column. Letters to the editor may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.