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Letter to the editor: A govt. for the people

To the editor: Last week I listened in on a national conference call with U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland who discussed the Open Our Democracy Act, HR 2655, which he recently introduced. The call was convened and hosted by Jackie Salit, President of, the largest association of independent voters in the country of which I’m a part. On the call, we got the inside scoop on this important legislation.

Letter to the editor: Benefit for women

To the editor: I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to Fort Dalles Rodeo Association for once again, hosting a spectacular rodeo here in The Dalles! It was amazing to watch the Fort Dalles Rodeo Association and its many volunteers come together to provide fun, family entertainment for our community. It is encouraging to see so many organizations come out to support the event.

Letter to the editor: Rodeo generosity

To the editor: While attending The Dalles Rodeo, I wore my favorite The Dalles Lion’s Club baseball cap. I have many hats, but this one I will choose before even my University of Oregon hat. Sometime after the National Anthem, I noticed my hat was missing. I desperately retraced my steps but could not find it. I checked on the way out at the gate for any lost and found items that may include my lost white cap with the lion’s logo. No luck.

Letter to the editor: Fulfilling God’s law

To the editor: Homosexuality is the Emperor’s New Clothes. You have to see homosexuality as wonderful or you are unfit for your position or you are stupid or you are incompetent! Does a child have to tell you the truth? If you investigate the role of fathers and their children’s homosexuality you’ll find that their relationship wasn’t good (maybe only as perceived by the child). I leave it to you to get online and investigate what is meant by good in this situation. Actually, many if not most societal problems are caused by fathers’ failures. True Christians don’t believe homosexuals or anyone else should be harassed — that’s nonsense. Asking true disciples of Christ, though, to support a homosexual marriage is like asking a Muslim to draw a picture of the prophet Muhammed. I presume you wouldn’t consider doing that.

Letter to the editor: It’s about fair share

To the editor: I think Rep. Huffman’s political barometer was acting up a bit when he decided to support the proposed Google Tax Abatement. When I explain to folks how the enterprise zone that worked so well to get Google to set roots here and excused them of several hundred million dollars of property tax is being offered for a third time, people are thinking it is time for Google to start paying their fair share.

Editorial: ‘Forced marriage’ comes with baggage

The Fourth of July celebration may be heading for fireworks of a different type. Skunked by extremely hot weather, the Fort Dalles Fourth Committee sold fewer concert tickets and hot dogs than expected. It came up $5,000 short, and asked the city to cover it.

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Conservation corner: Water - Doing more with less

Conservation Corner is provided by Tammy Tripp of the Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Public meetings from Aug. 2

Public meetings from Aug. 2

WWII stories from the Columbia River

he Oregon Historical Society and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center present “Oregon Transformed: World War II Stories on the Columbia River,” Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. An optional dinner preceeds to the program at 6 p.m.

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Looking back on Aug. 1-2

Looking back, Aug. 1-2, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

TD woman missing in Troutlake area

TROUT LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Search and rescue teams on Friday were looking for an 87-year-old Oregon woman from The Dalles who went missing while picking huckleberries near Trout Lake in southwest Washington.

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Flying into an industrial future

New industrial park dedicated

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TD athletics get a ‘boost’

New Booster Club will raise funds for uniforms, team needs

For the record from July 31

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 31, 2015.

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Joint effort urged for July 4

City pays deficit then urges new business model

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Engine reaches end of line

Longest serving pumper in U.S. has finally been taken out of service

Activist against Google deal

Bertrand says company needs to pay ‘fair share’ of taxes

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Gritty performance

TD rides Honald’s arm, Bales’ bat to outlast Glacier, Montana by an 8-7 margin

For the record from July 30

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 30, 2015.

Google is a part of the community, growth should be supported

To Google or not to Google? That is the question before our local government leaders in The Dalles and Wasco County, and the question that residents are being asked to weigh-in on. Most of us go online every day.


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