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Letter to the Editor: McLeod-Skinner event

To the editor: You have probably read or heard a lot of what is good or not good about candidates to represent us in Congress. But coming up soon, you can find out for yourself what your options are. Jamie McLeod-Skinner will be in the area the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26.

August 17, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Greatly disappointed

To the editor: I was greatly disappointed in (Mark Gibson’s) “Crosstalk” response in the Aug. 8 Chronicle. I thought your column was supposed to reflect a more liberal point of view in contrast to the vile, name-calling, misinformed screeds coming from our beloved editor.

August 17, 2018 1:57 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Don’t devalue others

To the editor: I’m disappointed that sometimes members of our Gorge community cannot discuss or write about politics without calling other people names, as Kris Wilhelm, of Hood River, did on several occasions in her letter to the editor published in the Saturday/Sunday edition of The Dalles Chronicle (“Walden working hard,” Aug. 11-12, 2018). It makes me wonder if those who must use labels are afraid that if they really consider and think about positions that are different than their own that they may actually adjust those positions.

August 17, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Editor not telling truth

To the editor: The Chronicle editor was very distant from the truth in her Aug. 8 diatribe about socialism, stating that it “… failed everywhere it has been tried.” The Scandinavian countries don’t think their system has failed. They have many successful examples of democratic socialism that are similar to those advocated by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez especially in health care and education.

August 17, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Thank you Walden

To the editor: We may not be the one’s yelling, but we are the ones who are thankful for all the work Greg Walden is doing for us. Most recently he has worked to fix some of the forest management at Crooked River Ranch, passed legislation to end the opioid crisis, worked to expand rural broadband, and obtained a pardon for Dwight and Steven Hammond — and all of this has happened in just a little over a month.

August 17, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Support county fair

To the editor: It is time once again for the Wasco County Fair at Hunt’s Park in Tygh Valley. Come celebrate our county and the wonderful people in it. I am always amazed that when I invite people to the fair, many say, “Where is that?”

August 17, 2018 1:53 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Standing with nurses

To the editor: As an avid Dalles Chronicle reader, I was disappointed to learn about the growing rift between Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s CEO and local nurses over increasingly dangerous schedules, nurse turnover, staff pay and the hospital’s budget. It reminded me of an article I read a few years ago about the highest-paid people in Wasco County.

August 14, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Your vote matters

To the editor: Are you one who believes your vote doesn’t matter? I’m talking to you because this fall your vote matters “hugely.” Do you want to tell Big Business and the 1 percent that their money can’t always buy public policies favoring them regardless of how it affects you? Would you like decent health care for yourself, your family and neighbors?

August 14, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: In just a few months, on Nov. 6, 2018, we the people in the 20 counties of Oregon Congressional District 2, which includes Wasco County, will be choosing our next representative to Congress for a two-year term. Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the Democratic Party contender for our district, was recently in Joseph for their Chief Joseph Day parade as was her opponent, Greg Walden.

August 14, 2018 2:13 p.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: It's August and supposed to be the quiet season for politics, but, at the federal level anyway, events seem to be getting louder and more erratic. There's no telling what will happen between now and November's election. We do know what our congressman, Greg Walden, has been doing: Not much.

August 10, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

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