To the editor: Recent letters in these pages have presented passionate back-and-forth regarding climate change. Passionate debate is healthy for our democracy. Climate change is not. Oregonians have the opportunity to support reasoned action in HB 1574, the Healthy Climate Bill. This sensible legislation is before the Oregon legislature in this short legislative session, and creates a practical and doable path to achieving the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goals established by the State in 2007.
To the editor: I would like to thank the local Moose members for the Santa Breakfast they provide for the Big Brother, Big Sister organization. The Littles get to make a wish list, the Moose members select a list and then go shopping.
To the editor: This past weekend my family had the great pleasure of going to Dufur for a basketball game for my sons’ basketball team. I say great pleasure because I as well as another gentlemen from my community had a rather inspiring experience.
To the editor: I may not support the standoff at the Malheur Reserve but Mr. Bundy made it very clear why the Hammonds are being prosecuted by our government.
This week the Wasco County Commission and Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, rightfully voiced protests about the Oregon Legislature using the 35-day session in 2016 to push through major policy issues that have not been fully vetted.
It is a FACT wolves are predators and brutal ones at that. Are they “terrorists?” Do they terrorize? We can argue the adjective, noun or the verb, but there is no denying that wolves are vicious killers. Do wolves just follow their instincts preying on whatever target is easy and handy…like a bunch of cattle? Yep, they sure do.
To the editor: I would like to take a moment to write regarding the risks of drug use verses alcohol. Alcohol like drugs affects the pleasure center of the brain. Since we are all different people it affects us differently per individual. Some become addicted to it and lives are ruined. Families are broken and some incarceration is needed along with rehabilitation.
Make no mistake. When they suspend a campaign, as Rand Paul did Wednesday and Mike Huckabee and Martin O'Malley did right after the Iowa caucuses, it's not to take a break for household chores or a reflective week at the beach. It's game over.
The Dalles City Council is currently seeking your input on whether our town should allow local stores to sell recreational marijuana and whether to allow marijuana to be grown and processed for commercial sale within our city limits.
Is not voting a moral option in 2016?
To the editor: On 1-12-16, the front page of The Chronicle featured a picture of many community members, local government officials and even youngsters, who attended the opening of the tasting room of Freebridge Brewing.
To the editor: I would like to thank Lisa Farquharson, Tiffany Hardin and the rest of The Dalles Chamber of Commerce for the wonderful “Unsung Heroes” award banquet that was recently held.
To the editor: I recently retired from my job at Mid-Columbia Medical Center as a physical therapist on the M-Power Rehabilitation Unit.
To the editor: Having lived in Wasco County all my life, I want nothing more than to see our community grow and prosper. As a business person I want it to be easy to start a new business and easy to expand an existing business.
To the editor: Several people have asked me if being elected Wasco County Commissioner would interfere with my duties representing Wasco County on the Columbia River Gorge Commission.