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County 17 welcomes opinion submissions to educate our readers. Opinion submissions should be designed to educate. They should focus on facts and points of views. As opposed to a traditional letter to the editor, County 17 Community Opinion is more like writing an opinion paper. Share your thoughts, but back it up with information, facts, and sources.

Comments expressing all points of views are welcome, but we will not publish submissions that include inappropriate language, hate speech, personal attacks or attacks on specific businesses, threats, or are factually inaccurate.

All submissions will be edited for clarity, consistency with County 17 writing style, taste, and accuracy.

Opinion writers will have their pieces signed with their first and last name and home town when published. Pieces longer than 1,000 words will be shortened unless the additional length helps to communicate the position of the writer. Should your piece be longer than 1,000 words, please proactively reach out to us at tips@county17.com or submit your piece online here.

Your address and phone number are required for verification purposes and neither your phone number, email address, or address will be published.

All opinion submissions, like other activity or comments made through our Sites and Services, as those terms are defined within our Terms of Use, are governed by our Terms of Use and this brief information related to opinion submissions does not limit your responsibility to observe all applicable terms within our Terms of Use.