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Letter to the Editor: Saving lives

To the editor: Why do people turn to fundraisers and GoFundMe accounts when disaster hits and they are faced with a sudden healthcare crisis? Has it happened to you? Now is the time, Greg Walden, to look at health care for all as a comprehensive, equitable, publicly funded and high-quality system to serve everyone, men women and children.

February 3, 2018 11:37 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Good neighbors

To the editor: I’m writing this because I am a trained administrative assistant looking for work and I have been having a tough time. I know that I have a competitive job market to face right now.

February 1, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Be skeptical

To the editor: Fifty years ago, when I was a young girl sitting around the kitchen table, our family would tune in to a program that asked listeners to weigh in on the pros and cons of different moral issues or legal questions. With that background and the fact that back then there were only a few sources of news, I was struck by a recent commentary in The Oregonian that felt parents should discuss with their children biases in today’s news and social media.

February 1, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Make voice heard

To the editor: In response to “Man ejected from Lyle school meeting.” It is interesting that Lyle Superintendent Andrew Kelly's former boss called me a liar and provided a quote that had a dead man apologize to Kelly for striking Kelly's vehicle with his body.

February 1, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..

Letter for the Editor: Thank you for help

To the editor: For the past six years, I’ve handed out bags on Christmas Day to the diners at the Community Meal site. So, a big thank you to all who donated cookies, cash and items.

January 30, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: No vote on Merkley

To the editor: Last August I wrote a plain, simple and blunt letter strongly objecting to the “ludicrous Mueller Morass” and proposed that such a “witchhunt” should be focused on “The Real Witches of Washington DC.” I mentioned a few names, my choices. I mailed it to seven U.S. Senators, including the two leaders from the left side of our mountain.

January 30, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Serious complaints

To the editor: NWCSD 21 Board of Directors: When the two districts merged, we were promised we’d save money with only one administration, and our school system would be better off. Yet our district remains the same, with very little community support behind it. I received an anonymous letter in an email, with complaints against Candy Armstrong, and a note saying the board would not investigate anonymous complaints. Consider that letter signed by me as well, there needs to some serious review of policy. This is now the third complaint you’ve received, I hope you take it seriously and do what is best for the students.

January 27, 2018 11:20 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Need openness

To the editor: District 21 Board Members: I am writing to you regarding the recent separation of Anne Shull and District 21. Let me say that this is not about Ms. Shull, it is about the way the entire thing was handled.

January 25, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Casual evolution

To the editor: The great challenge is to convince the casual evolutionist that a personal reading and study of The Hebrew Books will not turn them into a mindless “spiritual” church robot.

January 25, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Who Walden serves

To the editor: Fellow District 2 constituents: I’d like to offer a summary of our Rep. Walden’s voting record. You can check it out for yourself at, a non-partisan summary of all politicians’ voting records.

January 23, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Enforce off-leash time

To the editor: Thank you, LeeAnn Stocking, for writing regarding the abuse by dog owners of the off-leash hours at Firehouse Park in Columbia View Heights. I have contacted the Parks Department repeatedly regarding this over the past year, to no avail.

January 23, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..


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