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Letter to the editor: Get behind Runyon

To the editor: I do not know the lady who is running for county commissioner against incumbent Rod Runyon. I have heard she has a “Vision for Change” (see The Dalles Chronicle, 10-10-2014). To me that is very scary! Barack Obama’s platform was also centered on “change.”

Letter to the editor: Every vote counts

To the editor: As the election draws near, I hope our community will see the importance of each and every vote. We need to vote for strong leadership and we can find that leadership in Rod Runyon. I have known Rod since grade school at Joseph G. Wilson and on through graduation from The Dalles High School. He has always been dependable and a man of character.

Letter to the editor

To the editor: I have lived here in The Dalles most of my life. I really enjoy the climate and the people. What I don’t like is the cost of living here. It seems odd that my water and sewer minimum is over $100. My brother lives in Central Point and his bill for the same service is $42.50. We must be the highest in the state. I have seen many people I know retire and move to a more affordable place to live. Which means the local money paid into their retirement is spent in another community, not in The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: Elect Elliott, Brown

To the editor: I have lived here in The Dalles most of my life. I really enjoy the climate and the people. What I don’t like is the cost of living here. It seems odd that my water and sewer minimum is over $100. My brother lives in Central Point and his bill for the same service is $42.50. We must be the highest in the state. I have seen many people I know retire and move to a more affordable place to live. Which means the local money paid into their retirement is spent in another community, not in The Dalles.

Letter to the editor: No conflict exists

To the editor: It is unfortunate that there is such a broad misunderstanding of conflict of interest, and such a lack of understanding about the functions and responsibilities of county government, that these issues can be manipulated for use as campaign propaganda.

Letter to the editor: City needs Wood

To the editor: A vote for Carolyn Wood is a vote for intelligence, integrity and independence. Carolyn has worked hard for our community and is willing to continue working for us. At this time there are individuals who have made this a single-issue race and accused her of being solely responsible for our current water/sewer rates even though it would be impossible for a single member of council to do that.

Oregon governor candidates meet in last debate

MEDFORD — In their sixth and final debate, Republican gubernatorial challenger state Rep. Dennis Richardson tried to turn up the heat on Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, repeatedly using the word "corruption" in connection with a consulting business operated by Kitzhaber's fiancee.

Wash. man, 80, dies in I-84 wreck in E. Oregon

BOARDMAN (AP) — Oregon State Police say an 80-year-old Washington state man is dead after a multi-vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Boardman.

Low water in Columbia Thursday

Maintenance on The Dalles Dam will lower the reservoir level below 71.5 feet on Thursday, Oct. 23. While the pool is low, the Port of Hood River plans to survey boat ramps to see if any repairs are needed. The water level will also be down on Friday and into Saturday.

Burning season to open with limitations

Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue has opened the outdoor burning season with specific restrictions that follow guidelines of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Police and fire reports from Oct. 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Oct. 21, 2014.

Letter to the editor: Focus on future

To the editor: Re-elect a really creative and dedicated Wasco County commissioner. With eyes focused on the future, Rod Runyon has made memorandums more easily available through the county website.

Letter to the editor: Fix city council

To the editor: There is something wrong within our city government. Rather than progress and improvement, we seem to be steadily falling apart. What little construction growth there may be is consistently thwarted by excessive fees and inconsistent demands, which cause citizens to put projects on hold until something more sensible makes progress possible. Water and sewer rates are completely out of hand. Residential rates for water and sewer in Hermiston is $39.13. Ours is nearly triple at $104.72 per month.

Letter to the editor: Check the facts

To the editor: It astounds me that people will write letters to criticize others when it is obvious they have not checked the facts! Mr. George Clark did this!

Letter to the editor: New opportunity

To the editor: My wife and I moved to The Dalles just over a year ago from a small town in Washington where we had lived for over 25 years.

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