Letter to the Editor: Vote for D21 future

To the editor: A YES vote for Ballot Measure 33-98 is a YES vote for the future of North Wasco County District 21 schools. Our community has an opportunity to make a historic vote for growth; attracting families and businesses with modern schools.

October 19, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Keep Walden

To the editor: I've researched Greg Walden's opponent in the Second Congressional District race and I've come to the conclusion of, why would my fellow Oregonians give California another vote in Congress? We have a decent honest representative working for all Oregonians.

October 19, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Kids deserve better

To the editor: Living in The Dalles for the past 22 years has been a source of pride to me. The people here are hardworking, compassionate and generous. We are a diverse community, and we treat each other with respect and dignity. From the rolling wheat fields, to the Columbia River, to the cherry orchards in sight of Mt. Hood, we are surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. We now have the opportunity to create an exceptional educational environment for the children of our community.

October 19, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Jamie best fit for D.C.

To the editor: Why do you and I care about our health care? Good health for each of us is so necessary we often take it for granted. And then a stomach ache grows into a gall bladder removal. A persistent back pain is diagnosed as spinal stenosis. Inability to open jars or work in the garden as before is the onset of arthritis.

October 19, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: High cost of Pharma

To the editor: During the recent debate in Bend between Congressman Greg Walden and Jamie McLeod Skinner, Walden claimed one of his accomplishments is bringing down the cost of pharmaceuticals. Have you seen the price of your meds go down recently? Me either. And given Walden’s financial support from the pharmaceutical industry (“Big Pharma”) and his consistent voting record in its favor, it’s not likely those costs will be coming down anytime soon.

October 19, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on M104

To the editor: I’ve dedicated my 30-year career to helping Oregonians find their perfect first home. As a realtor and a homeowner, I’m concerned with the recent attempts to eliminate the home mortgage interest and property tax deductions without the required three-fifths super-majority vote of the legislature. These proposals would make it harder for many Oregonians to buy a home.

October 19, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Appreciate Walden

To the editor: I appreciate all the help Greg Walden has provided Oregonians in the Second District in this last election cycle. I would encourage everyone to vote for him in the upcoming election. There have been a lot of negative things said about him by some people who are never happy unless they are tearing someone down. Remember, a vote for Greg Walden is a vote for yourself.

October 19, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Support school bond

To the editor: I am writing in strong support of the North Wasco County School District 21 bond proposal, Measure 33-98. Full disclosure: I am a new member of the D21 school board, but I am not speaking on behalf of the board, just as a citizen, as a parent of two children, and as an active volunteer on behalf of our schools.

October 19, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Kate is clear choice

To the editor: As a small town Oregonian who values workers and cares about working families and healthy communities, Kate Brown has my vote for governor. The choice is clear: Brown passed the nation's first fair scheduling law for workers, increased the minimum wage as well as paid sick leave for parents to be able to care for their ill children when needed. This is in stark contrast to Knute Buehler who opposed an increased minimum age, paid sick leave and family medical leave.

October 19, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Examine the rhetoric

To the editor: Measure 106 would prohibit the use of Oregon tax dollars to pay for abortions. By way of comparison, the federal government has banned the use of federal tax money to pay for abortions since 1976. Please read Ballot Measure 106 for yourself and examine the rhetoric of those who claim that it will “deny women access to essential reproductive health care.”

October 19, 2018 1:19 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: M106 is pro-choice

To the editor: As a pro-choice advocate I strongly support measure 106. This measure changes Oregon’s law on tax-payer funded abortions to mirror federal law and that of most other states. While this will reduce the amount of public funding for abortions in Oregon, it does not ban abortions in any way. This measure should be supported by all pro-choice people because it ensures that everyone gets to choose, including those who don’t want to pay for abortions.

October 16, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..



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