Printed on: April 30, 2013

The round file: Letters we haven't run (and why)

Author retracted letter: 0 • Author unverifiable: 0 • Excessive lawsuit risk: 3 • Letter violated policy guidelines: 8 • Nonlocal author/topic: 19 • Year's total: 30

We welcome reader letters of 250 words or fewer as long as they are local, won't get us sued and if addressing theology, do so only in the context of public policy debates. We strongly encourage letter writers to use a civil tone and refrain from the use of epithets or name-calling. You must include your last name and either your first name or first and middle initials. The letter also must include an address and daytime phone number, which we use to verify authorship but keep confidential. Emailed letters are preferred. If faxed or mailed, letters should be typed. Priority will usually be given to shorter and timely letters. Send your letters to or Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 1800, Idaho Falls, ID 83403.