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Our readers write to us with a different view on Facebook and deep concerns about a Supreme Court case.

Facebook a source of support in reader's life

Although for many, Facebook may not be a meaningful social network, I have a different experience.

Almost nine years ago, our son was diagnosed with a rare syndrome called Smith Magenis syndrome (SMS). As I was desperately seeking information and support, I found the SMS Facebook family. People across the country and around the world post their concerns and successes, offer advice and support each other with genuine concern.

This summer, I will be meeting Facebook Smith Magenis friends for the first time in Alaska.

Social media has its drawbacks and limitations but is so valuable for connecting when you can't in person.

Jennifer Klump, Aloha

Supreme Court case an attack on working class

On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.

This case is the culmination of decades of attacks on working people by the rich and powerful. The wealthy special interests and corporate elites backing this case want to keep working people from having the same freedom corporate CEOs have: the freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work so we can provide for our families.

Jeffrey White, Forest Grove


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