Letter to the Editor: Open enrollment

To the editor: Obamacare is still available, but the enrollment period is shorter this year. People can get help now in choosing a plan.

Letter to the Editor: Accountability

To the editor: Federal debt stands at $20 trillion and the CBO projects that we will add another nearly $10 trillion over the next ten years. As citizens, we need to hold the president and our elected officials, accountable for their choices.

Letter to the Editor: Limit fireworks

To the editor: The Eagle Creek fire is approaching 50 square miles in size. Its start has been attributed to a 15-year-old tossing some type of firework into a tinderbox of a forest. One hopes that the current allegations will lead to a broader discussion about why fireworks are legal in the first place.

Letter to the Editor: Unkempt graves

To the editor: On Sept. 9, we were in The Dalles for an event. We visited the I00F Cemetary to place fresh flowers on our daughter, mother, grandmother and grandfather’s graves. Beautiful green manicured grass upon entering, in the veteran's section, but the section we were visiting was parched, weeds growing about a foot high.

Crosstalk: How is Trump’s tenure going?

How is Trump’s tenure going?

Guest Column: As a nation, we’ve lost our moral compass

Does this seem absurd: We’re shipping coal through the Columbia River Gorge in open railcars that allow coal dust to contaminate the land and river just so the coal that makes it to the coast can be sold to Asia to be used in coal-fired power plants whose resultant air pollution then drifts back over Oregon?

Letter to the Editor: Military role

To the editor: The military does indeed have one purpose, but that purpose is not "to kill, destroy and break our enemies.”

Letter to the Editor: Rule of law

To the editor: The rule of law made by Congress, fairly adjudicated by the courts, and implemented by the executive is our right.

Letter to the Editor: Suicide prevention

To the editor: Having lost my 21-year-old daughter to suicide seven years ago, I have been on a learning journey and healing path ever since. I passionately advocate talking openly and non-judgmentally about mental illness.

Crosstalk: Do angels walk among us?

Do angels walk among us?

Letter to the Editor: Personal conscience

To the editor: An open letter to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden: When I was growing up in The Dalles (along with you), my personal conscience was once described to me as this sharp cornered thing inside me that would rotate when I did something wrong and the pain it caused was my sense of guilt letting me know I was doing something wrong.

Letter to the Editor: School year begins...

To the editor: Classes get underway this week in the schools of North Wasco County School District, so as you are driving around town I ask you to use particular caution around schools and also keep an eye out for students walking or biking to school.

Letter to the Editor: God tells us to love

To the editor: I am 79 years old and I have never seen or heard so much about hate. God tells us to love one another – regardless of race, creed or color.

Guest column: Gorge coal pollution continues today

Despite a recent lawsuit to stop coal pollution in the Columbia Gorge, coal dust continues to blow off uncovered coal railroad cars traveling along the BNSF railroad line in Washington.

Letter to the Editor: Walden is ‘pivoting’

To the editor: “Pivoting” in the political sense is generally about messaging and choosing which issue to emphasize. In some cases, it is reshaping of a message to speak only to your base; in other cases, the message speaks to a broader audience.


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