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I’m sending out a version of this message to our e-mail list of letter writers tomorrow, but here’s a sneak preview in the meantime.

You may have notice our new comment feature popping up at the end of most features on our website. It’s provides readers a way to respond immediately to the opinions and articles that appear in the Herald.

No 200-word limit, and no waiting 30 days between opportunities to weigh in. Just click on the comment function that appears at the end of the features posted on our website, and express yourself.

You must be registered to participate, but it’s free and only takes a few seconds. A link to the registration form can be found at the top lefthand side of

Once you’re signed up, you can comment on letters to the editor, articles, blogs and editorial — or respond to comments that have already been posted. There’s a ratings feature, so you can give a thumb’s up or down to entries from other readers.

I’ll try to keep an eye on any comments attached to editorials or the Inside Opinion blog and respond when appropriate.

We’re hoping the online comments will be a great addition to the letters column, Tri-City Forum and our other efforts to provide a venue for all of the Mid-Columbia’s diversity of opinion.