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Note from the editor: Policy regarding election letters and opeds

In addition to the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza’s standard policy for editorial-page submissions, we have the following guidelines for election-related letters.

The opinion pages are a forum for comments on candidates and political issues. However, we will not publish personal attacks and reserve the right to limit the number of rebuttals. We also strive our best to fact check each submission.

If a letter is written as part of a campaign, the affiliation must be clearly stated. If a letter is written by an elected official, his or her affiliation must be clearly stated.

Limit for a letter is 300 words. My Turn/Guest columns hold a 700-word limit. Letters will be prioritized, and columns will take a backseat and run the risk of not publishing due to space limitations.

In California, political letters for the June 7 primary election will not be printed after the Wednesday, June 1, print edition of the Sierra Sun — including online at SierraSun.com — unless deemed necessary for a reply to a previous issue.

In Nevada, political letters for the June 14 primary election will not be printed after the Thursday, June 2, print edition of the Bonanza — including online at SierraSun.com — unless deemed necessary for a reply to a previous issue.

Questions about this policy may be emailed to Editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@sierrasun.com.