Opinion



Letter to the Editor: Send Jamie to D.C.

To the editor: Jamie McLeod-Skinner works to bridge the urban-rural divide, to build healthier communities, and to be a champion for rural Oregonians. She’s driven 35,000 miles (56,300 kilometers) in 14 months of campaigning. She has a long list of endorsements that represent democrats and independents, working families, teachers, teamsters and seniors, like us.

September 28, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Supporting Jamie

To the editor: I am writing today in support of Jamie McLeod-Skinner as our Second District Representative in the United States Congress. I have had the privilege of meeting Jamie and listening to her views on a wide range of issues. She is articulate, knowledgeable and understands the concerns rural Oregonians face every day.

September 28, 2018 1:29 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Support school bond

To the editor: I am writing in support of the school bond. This process started with The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic committe in response to "professionals won't move here because we have ugly schools.” This is a well-thought-out plan because the community and the district have done their due diligence and deserve a yes vote for kids and our community.

September 25, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: As a lifelong Democrat I remember that, while living in Seattle in 1981, I voted for Republican Slade Gorton for U.S. Senate. I considered him a sensible and qualified moderate in the tradition of Tom McCall and Mark Hatfield. Rep. Greg Walden seems to have run the same course. I used to vote for Greg but, after 19 years in the House of Representatives, he no longer represents us, the constituents of District Two.

September 25, 2018 2:02 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Protect sanctuary law

To the editor: On the November ballot, which will soon be arriving in your mailbox, you will have the opportunity to cast your NO vote to protect Oregon’s long standing Sanctuary Law…ORS 181A.820. Our beloved state has provided sanctuary and protection to her residents since 1977 when this law was passed. It has protected people from being profiled and arrested simply by being different.

September 25, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Focus on health

To the editor: Recent polls have shown that the number one issue on most voters’ minds as we approach the midterm elections is healthcare. Last year, Congressman Greg Walden led the attack against accessible healthcare. Under Walden’s ACA Repeal Plan, as many as 20 percent of the people in our Second Congressional District would have lost access to affordable healthcare, and many rural hospitals would have been in danger of closing.

September 25, 2018 1:59 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Lesser of evils

To the editor: I’m so amused how someone comes to our area and offers a lot of slick talk about how well they know what we need and asks for our vote — and people actually rally around to offer their support. I guess it’s legal, but it’s certainly not very ethical.

September 25, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Vote Smith for judge

To the editor: Let me begin by saying first of all I personally like our present court officials. I believe they are doing a good job. Although now with Judge Thompson retiring and his position open, we have candidates Mike Smith and Joe Dabulskis seeking to fill his position. The dilemma I see it is if Joe is elected we have to fill his vacancy with an appointment. That would mean we would have one member with little experience and one with no experience on a three-member court, leading our county.

September 21, 2018 3:06 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Believe in the future

To the editor: Schools are a big part of most local communities. They are just as important here. It is something that folks can have pride in and support. My wife and I both graduated from The Dalles High School.

September 21, 2018 3:03 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: How can we afford it?

To the editor: There is no question that passing the North Wasco school bond 33-98 is a good thing. The question is how do residents living on fixed incomes afford the hundreds and hundreds of dollars in additional property taxes needed to support passage of this bond?

September 21, 2018 3:03 p.m. read more..

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