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I’d like to ask your readers: Do you stutter, or do you know someone who does? 

Most people do. More than three million Americans and 70 million people across the globe stutter, but sadly it is still quite misunderstood. Help us change that. 

This coming week, May 13 through 19, is National Stuttering Awareness Week. To support the stuttering community, the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation launched a new website with easy-to-find information like articles, brochures, magazines, videos, research reports and counselor referrals, with a new laptop- and mobile-friendly interface. 

The Stuttering Foundation has accurate, trusted information about stuttering and free help on its new website, www.stutteringhelp.org. Please take a look and tell a friend.

Jane Fraser President, the Stuttering Foundation

Regular reader and contributor Hunter Cobb appears to support President Donald Trump, which is fine. People are entitled to their opinions, which makes this country great. However, in his most recent letter, (“No revenge for Mueller, but...,” April 11) he wrote about buying into Trump’s claim that Special Counsel Robert Mueller “couldn’t even squeeze out an obstruction of justice charge.” 

Not so, even in the inanely-redacted version as most newsfolks — even Fox News — have been reporting. Mueller illuminated grave concerns and possibly major obstruction of justice incidents. If anyone should be held accountable, it’s Trump. 

So I ask, how many of Trump’s hand-picked staffers were charged and are going to do serious jail time? Something apparently has been stinking up the White House the past few years.


Mike Lano

I attended Alameda High School and grew up in Alameda, which has really shaped my life, career, morals and values. Afterwards, I was accepted into UCLA and graduated. Then, I came back to Alameda, where I am currently working on my first drama feature film “Dance for World Peace” based on my personal story and mission to end poverty worldwide, co-produced by film industry professional Bruce Nahin.

I see there has been a lot of buzz around Measure A and Measure B, in regards to a site to help seniors and homeless. For the past few years, I’ve been very committed and continue to be dedicated to ending poverty locally, domestically and globally. The Bay Area Housing Crisis is a huge issue right now, and I am heavily invested in helping to solve this problem, which is essential to fix. 

As the RESULTS Northern California Regional Coordinator, a movement where committed, everyday people use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty, I’ve worked a lot with Rep. Barbara Lee’s office. I met with her in Washington, D.C., to encourage her to sign on to legislation that will end poverty, while urging her to continue her leadership on these important initiatives. 
Your readers can find out more about my efforts at www.danceforwp.com.


Mei Sze (Macy) Phung