To the editor: I just finished reading your latest editorial “Crosstalk” rant against liberals and how they are responsible for the failure of Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare. (“Truth Lies Behind Narrative”, August 8, 2017). After eight years of promising to repeal it, Republicans were unable to get anything passed. They themselves own that failure.
To the editor: In response to the “concerned citizens” letter regarding immigration and NORCOR (Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities), I would like to clarify a few of the concerns that are being raised by this group.
To the editor: This week (August 13-19) is National Health Center Week, and we are proud to be part of the Gorge’s own community health center, One Community Health.
Trans military: Good or bad?
To the editor: RaeLynn Ricarte writes, in her column, “The present high level of deception would not be possible if citizens were grounded in the principles of the U.S. Constitution and truly understood how a republican form of government was supposed to work.” In a republic, the supreme power is held by the people. Our representatives do not supplant us; and politicians are not demigods.
To the editor: A man engaged me about my “judging” letters at the Farmer’s Market here in town. Why must I judge other people’s religion? Why? All men are entitled to hear that there is just one truth.
As the debate over housing illegal immigrants at the regional jail ebbs and flows, I have found myself wishing the conversation would broaden into treatment of inmates as a whole. Why should we, as a society, accept any human being be subjected to sub-par living conditions? No one who is locked up should be eating meat labelled “not for human consumption,” but it is happening.
There’s good news for the Pacific Northwest and the federal hydro system that powers it. Key members of our congressional delegation have stepped up to emphasize the value of our dams that provide affordable, renewable hydropower, flood control, navigable waters for agriculture, recreation, business and our way of life.
To the editor: Why does the police force not enforce the road laws. I have seen people run stop signs, speed, nearly cause accidents and the police turn a blind eye, every time.
To the editor: Here’s a letter that I’d like to share with the community: Dear friend, I wanted you to know how good it was to meet you, and how much I wish to support you, now more than ever.
To the editor: Response to TDC Op Ed regarding NORCOR of Aug. 6. Reading the headline “Jail protests may do long term harm” stimulated me to create a somewhat different wording: “Jail sentences do long term harm to ICE detainees who have committed no criminal offense.”
To the editor: I read the Chronicle’s editorial on NORCOR and the protests and it avoided the central issue: jail vs detention. NORCOR is not a bad facility and the people who run it are not bad people, but a jail and a detention facility are not the same.
To the editor: The Wasco City Council would like to thank all the Sherman County fire and emergency personnel for being able to confine the business fire, on Aug 3, in Wasco, to just one building.
To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire community for the support and words of encouragement over the past few days. Losing our business to a fire is a big loss not only to us, but also to the town of Wasco and all of Sherman County.
Truth lies behind narrative