Guest column by Summit Storm
It’s all a matter of perspective
Do you know what and where the local drug drop box is?
To the editor: I would love to acknowledge the ICU staff at MCMC, especially Kenny; you were awesome, respectful, and treated my brother Lee with such dignity.
To the editor: Veterans Day: The good, the bad and the ugly.
We have a responsibility to animals
To the editor: I can think of a no more important institution in Mosier than the Mosier Fire District, especially in light of the 2009 wildfire that nearly entered the town and the 2016 oil train explosion. However, the fire district is currently in a state of great transition: In the process of finding a permanent fire chief, a new recorder, and with a $274,000, four-year FEMA grant, written by the former chief, set to kick in by the end of this month and which will fund the salary of an additional staff person, among other things.
To the editor: Representative Walden and the House Republicans claim that their new tax bill will create “tax relief for the middle class.” However, nonpartisan analysis of the measure demonstrates that it gives the vast majority of tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. And the share of benefits going to the richest citizens grows even larger over time.
To the editor: It is a complicated grief – that which is borne by those who lost a loved one to suicide. Stuffed inside, in silence or denial, is often where this grief resides. Despite an increasing number of grief support groups showing up, there is still reason for a special day dedicated to the survivors of suicide loss held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
To the editor: Do you know what IEW is? IEW is the short name of "International Education Week.” It is held to make an opportunity to be interested in international exchange.
To the editor: Republican mega-donors are threatening to cut funding to the party if it fails to pass tax "reform.” Republicans are responding with proposed tax cuts that will reward their wealthy donors' campaign contributions with over a trillion dollars in added income over the next decade.
To the editor: We were deeply offended by the "Florist Shop" political cartoon in the Nov. 7 issue. It was in very poor taste and uncalled for in light of common decency and compassion.
Don’t criminalize the homeless
To the editor: To all Sherman County residents and anyone else who would like to know, I write this today in an effort to give every reader of this newspaper as well as anyone who might have questions, my opinion of Sherman County resident Mike Smith.
To the editor: The Dry Hollow Student Council would like to thank the citizens of The Dalles who contributed to UNICEF and the Dry Hollow students who went trick or treating for it on Halloween. With everyone's help, we collected $419 to benefit underprivileged children in this world.