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"The issue, which I am talking about is the school building plans for the future."

Read Hamed's letter >


"We could make people more aware of what they are doing to their bodies."

Read Ennie >


"Criminals should pay for what they’ve done, especially if they take a child’s life."

Read Holly's letter>


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