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Letter to the editor: Oil pre-refinery

To the editor: Due to the oil train disaster in Mosier, there has been much uproar among the public, but no one has provided any solutions. Their view is to shut down the rail oil tank car traffic in the Columbia Gorge corridor, without seeking alternatives. I am offering a solution that can resolve safety concerns.

Letter to the editor: Favor pipeline

To the editor: Oh, this ol’ river of ours could tell us a lot. This grand old lady of the Gorge, this wise old matriarch.

Crosstalk: Are superdelegates good for Dems?

Are superdelegates good for Dems?

Letter to the Editor: Vendors call for change

On behalf of the Gorge Grown Food Network board of directors I want to thank everyone who has supported the changes to the Hood River Farmers Market. Saying goodbye to the Hood River Middle School location was a difficult decision, but due to space and timing challenges with school in session, vendors called for a change.

Commentary: With love, from a grateful daughter

Springtime... I step out the front door of my parent’s house, headed to the car. I’d already kissed my folks goodbye, but they’d stayed inside, giving me the dignity of an adult leave taking. I appreciate it, though I am already becoming a little homesick. The little Dodge Colt sits waiting in the driveway, ready to take me back to school in the valley, three hours and a world away.

Commentary: Bipartisan work needed on train safety

The Mosier train derailment on June 3rd was a terrible accident. But from the accident, we have learned many valuable things. As the members of the Oregon House who represent the gorge region in Salem, it was especially instructive for us to be able to witness first-hand how legislation passed in the 2015 session impacted the reaction to events that occurred that weekend.

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To the editor: I find it quite odd that The Dalles Chronicle has failed to truly acknowledge that any tragedy has happened in Orlando. A few small articles printed on the third page of today’s paper is hardly an appropriate response from such a community of loving and caring people.

Letter to the editor: Shop local?

To the editor: “Shop locally.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? But as a woman with very little mobility, downtown The Dalles is impossible. I’m especially angry that two parking spaces in front of Klindt’s have been swallowed. Nearly all of the handicapped parking is the heck and gone away from shopping spots. Crud, if I could walk from the spaces at the transportation center, I wouldn’t need a walker.

Letter to the editor: Thanks city

To the editor: I live on Thompson Street and I want to thank Mayor Steve Lawrence and the city council for getting our street fixed without $10,000 out of our pocket, interest and a lien on our property. Past City Manager Nolan Young badgered the residents of Thompson Street for years over this.

For the record, from June 14

For the record, from June 14, 2016

Letter to the editor: Thanks OVH team

To the editor: Once again, I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to the Oregon Veterans’ Home for yet another smooth transition via a second knee replacement operation from Mid-Columbia Medical Center into the home.

Letter to the editor: BLM, Trains, Trump

To the editor: I would like to respond to the recent letter to the editor regarding the BLM land management problem, the oil train issue and “Tyrant Trump.”

Letter to the editor: Give me a break

To the editor: The oil train wreck was not a good thing, but come on people, don’t you think you are carrying it too far? How many trains go through the area every year and how many incidents have there been?

Crosstalk: No simple answer to oil train debate

No simple answer to oil train debate

Commentary: Improving safety for gorge and its residents

As a lifelong gorge resident, I’ve seen my share of train derailments, fires and highway accidents over the years. Last week we dodged a bullet when an oil train derailed just west of Mosier on a hot, calm day. Suddenly, the hypothetical accident which our first responders had only recently been trained for became reality. Thankfully, the disaster plans put in place worked, and new requirements in state and federal laws made a difference, too.

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