To the editor: Obamacare is still available, but the enrollment period is shorter this year. People can get help now in choosing a plan.
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.
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.
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.
How is Trump’s tenure going?
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?
To the editor: The military does indeed have one purpose, but that purpose is not "to kill, destroy and break our enemies.”
To the editor: The rule of law made by Congress, fairly adjudicated by the courts, and implemented by the executive is our right.
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.
Do angels walk among us?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.