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Letter to the Editor: Walden is like an old car

To the Editor: Greg Walden is like a 20-year-old car, all the great qualities it once had are gone. It now barely gets by and clearly doesn’t provide the same satisfaction it once did. It’s time for an upgrade to a new model.

November 2, 2018 2:44 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Jamie is true to OR values

To the Editor: Prepare for an onslaught of negative ads from our current congressional representative. I’d so much rather hear about his accomplishments, but since he has little to show for his 20 years in Congress, just the few good things for which his committee can take credit, negativity is his fall back.

November 2, 2018 2:44 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Time for Walden to retire

To the Editor: Greg Walden says that he stopped hosting public town halls because the people were so rude and noisy when he held them. People would not be rude if Walden didn’t try to mislead them every time he was asked a question. At the last town hall meeting in The Dalles, a year and a half ago, he told his constituents that he was on the same ACA (Obamacare) as they were. WRONG! Under the ACA, members of Congress and their staffs can choose from among 57 gold plans from four insurers on the DC Health Link’s small business marketplace.

November 2, 2018 2:43 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Get past detention rhetoric

To the Editor: As a lawyer living in Hood River, I spend a fair amount of time with ICE detainees at NORCOR Detention Center in The Dalles. These are not children, although often young. They are not mothers, although almost all are fathers. They are not DACA. They did not generally come here to escape horrific conditions in their home countries, although most came as children for a better life. So, no heartstrings tugging today – today, maybe because I am an antitrust lawyer, I write about the economics of immigration.

October 30, 2018 2:38 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Mike Smith for Judge

To the Editor: I am writing to ask you to vote for Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge because of all the things he has done for our county and continues to do. As Commissioner Mike lead the effort to bring fiber optics into the county. This is the reason we are going to have fiber to the homes in all the cities.

October 30, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..
   

Letter to the Editor: Walden works for veterans

To the Editor: Military is a family occupation. When someone serves their nation, it impacts their family as well. Through watching my loved ones serve, I have seen the importance of caring for our nation’s military and their families.

October 30, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Listen to your heart and vote

To the Editor: It was March of 2017 when Greg Walden last hosted a public meeting at the Readiness Center here in The Dalles. This was over a year before our primary election took place. At that time, the name Jamie McLeod-Skinner was merely a whisper. Nearly 500 constituents of District 2 were in attendance, myself included. It was then I read aloud a letter I had written to Mr. Walden, and I quote from that letter now…

October 30, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Vote them out!

To the Editor: I am heartbroken for my beloved country and I do not understand why any decent human being would think that our commander in chief is anything but despicable and immoral and dangerous to the world and our children’s futures. Why do 90 percent of elected Republicans not cry outrage at his lies and insults upon our allies while conspiring with our enemies to steal the democracy that I and countless vets have given years and lives to defend and all Americans should cherish? It’s time to vote them out!

October 30, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Exchanging glory for grass

To the Editor: Psalm 106: 19-20: “They made a calf at Horeb and worshipped the molten image. They exchanged their glory for the image of an ox eating grass. They forgot God their Savior.” (Yashua). The word “pastor,” based on the word “pasture,” means: “grass eaten by cattle.” If we “graze,” that is, respond superficially to scripture and obey church teachings and reject our savior, then we will have exchanged this glory and our Divine Providence for grass.

October 30, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Jamie listens, cares

To the Editor: Did you watch the debate between Greg Walden and Jamie McLeod-Skinner on KTVZ Oct. 5? I just did and I must say I was very impressed by Jamie, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against Walden. He did fine defending his record, as did McLeod- Skinner when she presented her ideas for change. She was articulate and in complete command of the issues.

October 30, 2018 2:30 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Time for a change

To the Editor: Before I recently retired from the practice of orthopedic surgery in The Dalles, I had many patients come to me for care once they had access to health care, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). These were not Medicare patients; they were younger patients who were struggling to remain employed when they could hardly walk due to pain. I would ask them why they had waited so long to seek care and they would respond that they had been unable to afford health insurance until the passage of the ACA.

October 30, 2018 2:30 p.m. read more..

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