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Mail to Arizona Daily Star, 4850 S. Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85714
Letters must include the author's full name, address, occupation and daytime phone number. If the letter is on a political subject, writers must disclose any affiliation to a political campaign and/or candidate. Maximum length is 150 words. All letters may be edited for clarity or shortened to fit the allocated space. Because of the volume of letters, we cannot acknowledge unpublished letters. All letter submissions become the property of the Arizona Daily Star.
Frequently Asked Questions about letters to the editor
Q. How are letters to the editor selected for publication?
A. Letters more likely to be selected:
- Are short and clear. Short means two to three paragraphs. Clear means you quickly explain what prompted you to comment, giving appropriate background, and then make your point.
- Are about a current event.
- Are about something that others might be interested in.
- Add to the public debate.
- Are written and argued in a responsible way.
- Tell how the news has touched an individual.
- Do not include inflammatory statements or name calling.
- Include facts and figures that are annotated and verifiable.
Q. Are political letters treated differently?
A. Yes. We ask that writers fully disclose their relationship with an issue, campaign or candidate — spouse, volunteer, campaign worker, staff member — when you submit a letter for publication.
The weekend before a local election, the Star stops running political letters to the editor and guest opinions. It's a fairness issue and a way to ensure that coverage is evenhanded to the end and keeps one side from making a statement that the other doesn't have time to rebut.
The editorials in The Arizona Daily Star express the opinion of the paper. That point of view is determined by the editorial board, which is composed of Sarah Garrecht Gassen, John Humenik, Bobbie Jo Buel, David Fitzsimmons and Jane See White.
Editorials are written by members of the board.
The Star maintains a separation between the editorial pages, which include commentary and opinion, and the news pages, which do not.