Although the February holiday now known as President’s Day — this year on Feb. 19 — is still officially on the books as Washington’s Birthday, it has morphed into a time to remember all 45 men who have led the country. The holidays switched from honoring President George Washington, one of our founders, on his Feb. 22 birthday to Presidents’ Day as part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which sought to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.February 19, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Secret Birthday Surprise: Jim Kiefert will be 80! He was Superintendent of Chenowith School District 9 and retired in 2001. My grandpa is one of the most influential, inspiring, kind, compassionate, uplifting, magnificent people I know. And I know you all feel the same way as well.February 13, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I commend the Chronicle for a thoughtful, compassionate opinion piece on the topic of homelessness in Sunday’s issue. While I understand (but don’t agree with) the motivations of local politicians and merchants to make downtown The Dalles less inclusive to people without homes, I don’t believe it to be right or just to simply hide the homeless population from public view.February 8, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..
To the editor: So many good people in our area; they give their time and skills to organizations, clubs, churches; Their way of showing love for their fellow citizens, but what do they get in return? The return on the investment does not always have a good outcome.February 8, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..
To the editor: As a local insurance agent, I am frustrated at the amount of claims I have filed for my clients that have been hit by people driving with no insurance and in many cases, no license. It baffles me how the local laws work.February 8, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I strongly urge Congressman Walden and Senators Wyden and Merkley to oppose funding of the GOP’s proposed border wall in the upcoming budget negotiations. The wall will create environmental devastation in the Southwest deserts, at an enormous financial cost to this country and with little indication that it will substantially reduce illegal immigration.February 6, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..
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