It should be a no-brainer for the Wasco County Commission to approve a property tax exemption for spouses of first responders who lose their lives in the line of duty.
Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?
To the editor: Thank you, Mark Gibson, for your inspired and thoughtful response to Tuesday’s editorial question, “Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?” You looked at respected resources, and drew your conclusions from them and from your own experience. I hope your co-editor had a chance to thoroughly read your writing, because it may help her feel less threatened by national events. There is no way an “anti-cop ideology is being promoted by our president.” This is inflammatory nonsense.
To the editor: It’s been just over a month since the recent fiery train derailment in Mosier, and all the oil cars are long gone.
To the editor: The Board of Directors and staff of Wonderworks Children’s Museum of the Gorge in The Dalles would like to publicly thank the 16 volunteers from Google who came to the Museum in June as part of GoogleServe.
To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped fight the wildfire that burned our property on Sunday, July 3rd. Your quick response helped to save our home, buildings and livestock. We are very grateful.
To the editor: The Kaser family and those involved in the farming operation would like to extend our gratitude toward all the agencies and individuals who responded on Thursday, June 30, to the Fifteen Mile Fire east of The Dalles.
How much red tape is necessary?
In my position as Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Judicial District, I am charged with reviewing requests to be excused from jury service. Each quarter the court summons 500 jurors to appear for jury service. Of that number, many are returned as undeliverable. Several others are excused on the basis of age (70 years or older), or documented illness.
Volunteerism has been on the decline in the U.S. for years, due in part to a lack of available time as parents struggle to juggle career demands with family life.
To the editor: Where have all the flags gone!!?? I was so disappointed there were no flags waving down Second Street in The Dalles during the Fourth of July weekend. They have always been there in the past during national holidays.
To the editor: I would like to thank all the people who were responsible for the wonderful concert July 3 at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park.
Why Benghazi matters, or does it?
To the editor: David Clear makes an interesting argument about marijuana production and retail sales. It seems our city council was duped after Prohibition was repealed, for at some point, the council must have approved sale of alcohol in our town.
To the editor: When the pilgrims threw off the British Red Coats, it was for a reason; to gain freedoms they did not have. This country has had to protect these freedoms ever since. The individuals involved are our heroes. They are not terrorists!