What’s your opinion? Cable TV dispute and the tribe’s lawsuit against water districts

July 29th, 2013 | by James Folmer | Comments

Time WarnerWhat’s your opinion?

Letters: The letters to the editor we received over the weekend were almost entirely about Time Warner Cable pulling the plug on KMIR-6, the NBC affiliate.

One writer is happy that she has switched to Verizon FIOS. Others say KMIR should compromise. Lissa Clark, a 16-year-old from Palm Desert, says other cable providers have worked things out, and Time Warner Cable should, too.

“Watching shows on NBC such as “America’s Got Talent” and “Law and Order SVU” brings my own family together in unique ways,” she says.

Tomorrow’s Valley Voice: Larry N. Olinger, vice chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians tribal council, responds to last week’s Valley Voice column by Ron Starrs, who served for 20 years on the Desert Water Agency board.

Starrs wrote that the lawsuit brought by the tribe against DWA and the Coachella Valley Water District wouldn’t have happened of longtime tribal council Chariman Richard Milanovich were still alive. Olinger disagrees.

“The Tribe went out of its way to ask for meetings to have discussions about how to stop the overdraft of the aquifer underlying the Coachella Valley, and the increased pollution of the water,” he writes. “Both the DWA and the CVWD wrote us back, essentially telling us to pound sand.

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