Opinion



Letter to the Editor: Fragile democracy

To the editor: Our democracy is more fragile than we like to believe. The building blocks of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and related political Institutions rely of a deeper foundation - our respect and affection for one another. The tribalism infecting our attitudes towards one another is corrosive to the values and feelings that bind us together.

September 14, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Walden is elusive

To the editor: Concerned citizens from Oregon’s Congressional District 2 want to hear from their elusive congressman, Greg Walden, who hasn’t held a town hall meeting in 500 days.

September 14, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Supporting Jamie

To the editor: My family and I own a small cherry orchard in Wasco County. The work is hard but fulfilling, and we hope that our son will continue to farm for years to come. I am voting for Jamie Mcleod-Skinner because she has strong family roots in Eastern Oregon and understands the farming community and its needs. She won’t allow any party affiliation or corporate donors to subvert her commitment to her constituents as Greg has done.

September 14, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Public lands assault

To the editor: As someone who appreciates and uses our public lands in Oregon, I am very unhappy about Congressman Greg Walden’s bill to remove protection from the Deschutes and Whychus Creek canyons in Central Oregon, and wish he’d lay off destructive, industry-friendly efforts to diminish our public lands.

September 14, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: South Valley fire

To the editor: Fire and wind equals Hell on Earth! To the generous people of Wasco County, including; BJ Ayres, a Wasco Electric lineman who pulled me from harm’s way, Denny and Zada Lewis from the burned-out Diamond L Ranch, the Bob’s Glass boys, the Dufur ambulance girls, MCMC emergency room staff, Salvation Army-(please donate to them), the Madras Heats drag race team, Jack Henderson and his Dufur coaches -- C.S. Little and Hollie Darden, Sheriff Lane Magill, and all my friends. A grateful thank you!

September 14, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Yes for new schools

To the editor: As a newer resident of The Dalles (6 years), I plan to vote YES for new schools, Measure 33-98. Our students deserve up-to-date technology, a safe, secure and healthy environment, and space that supports student collaborative learning to help them be successful in their careers and as our future community leaders.

September 14, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Time to wake up

To the editor: It is time for Wasco County residents and Oregonians to wake up and exhibit some common sense. It is time to abandon any liberal progressive tendencies. I support Donald Trump and what he is trying to do for America.

September 14, 2018 2:30 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Dark day for US

To the editor: Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not a man I would be comfortable with having on our Supreme Court. This is a man who appears to be more concerned with the rule of Kavanaugh, than the rule of the land.

September 11, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Walden failing

To the editor: Child separation on the U.S./Mexico border caused by the Trump administration is now in Congressman Greg Walden’s court, and I don’t see any resolution happening. The ongoing emotional trauma and long-term scarring of these children is completely unnecessary and preventable. It makes my head and heart ache. How about you?

September 11, 2018 1:13 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Interesting scenario

To the editor: It would be interesting to know how Miz Jamie would handle a large ruckus town hall meeting where constitutents stomped their feet, waved signs and screamed at her while she attempted to explain or answer their questions.

September 7, 2018 2:18 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Walden deserves vote

To the editor: Rep. Greg Walden will be getting my vote for re-election because of his useful efforts to benefit millions of veterans, for working on the opioid crisis, for helping to solve the wildfire problem, for helping to bring the STAR Act to the president’s desk, and for helping to bring broadband to Eastern Oregon.

September 7, 2018 2:18 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: The people’s interests

To the editor: I live in Dufur, and it took me a number of years to realize the “bad smell” in The Dalles is coming from the Amerities plant along the railroad. The treatment of rail ties produces a steady emission of toxins, and specifically naphthalene, exposure to which is known to be very harmful.

September 7, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Walden gets job done

To the editor: Walden has not changed over his terms of service but two of the 20 counties he represents have changed and become majority blue or Democrat counties, namely Hood River and now Wasco County. Both have active groups trying to reshape the image of Greg Walden based on the Indivisible manifesto.

September 7, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..

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