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Letters From Our Readers: Oct. 1, 2012

October 1, 2012
Helping students overcome the costs associated with technical school.

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Giving Advice: It’s All in How You Say It

October 1, 2012
There is usually extreme pressure on high school counselors to get a high percentage of graduating students into college. To tell a student not to go on to college would call for diplomacy. To help in the diplomacy effort, it is important that the vocational tracks offered are shown in a favorable light.

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Letters From Our Readers: Sept. 24, 2012

September 24, 2012
Look closely at the Health Care Reform Act.

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Murphy’s Law: Vote on Nov. 6

September 24, 2012
However unpredictable my vote may be, like many of you, I go to the polls. It dawns on me that perhaps the most important factor in this election year, (and in many elections past) is the number of people who will not go to the polls — and thereby, will determine the election.

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Letters From Our Readers: Sept. 17, 2012

September 17, 2012
Bring in the fresh air. Ventilate no matter the system type.

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Do We Need Jobs or Qualified People?

September 17, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than one third of all skilled tradesmen are over the age of 50. As these quality tradesmen begin to retire, the task for contractors to find quality employees will continue to get harder.

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Regulations and Regulators Cause Industry Struggles

September 10, 2012
The latest regulatory merry-go-round with the Department of Energy (DOE) could be considered a prime example of what is wrong with Washington. It’s not the conservatives, the progressives, the gridlock in Congress, or the lack of bi-partisanship. It is the endless expansion of regulatory agencies.

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Letters From Our Readers: Sept. 3, 2012

September 3, 2012
Stung by the sting. Using ACCA contractors would result in a different outcome.

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Taking What They Can Get

September 3, 2012
With HFC refrigerants secure for the foreseeable future, it is still interesting to take a look from time to time at phase down talk and how the industry may adjust should that become a reality.

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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 27, 2012

August 27, 2012
Shine a light, don’t cast a shadow, on the industry.

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