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Guest Column: New era of TD communication

Guest column by Summit Storm

Guest Column: Do you know what and where the local drug drop box is?

Do you know what and where the local drug drop box is?

Guest Column: We have a responsibility to animals

We have a responsibility to animals

Guest Column: We can choose to bring positive change

We can choose to bring positive change

Guest Column: Going from crappiness to happiness

Going from crappiness to happiness

Guest Column: Players need to articulate objectives

Players need to articulate objectives

Guest Column: We must act to prevent wildfires

Oregonians have faced some of the worst fires in our state’s history this year. We have watched in shock as every day comes with more smoke and reports of new fires. With arrival of the first fall rains, we can and should turn our attention to the recovery efforts after the fires.

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?

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.

Guest Column: Feds step up to claim dam authority

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.

Guest Column: On tap with safe drinking water plan

All of us in Oregon and across the country deserve access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s why the Energy and Commerce Committee — where I serve as chairman — just passed bipartisan legislation to modernize the nation’s drinking water infrastructure.

Commentary: Parents: Stay engaged with teens, keep talking

For most of our kids, school’s out for summer! And as a parent, do you know where your teen is? As your police chief, I am becoming more and more concerned about the youth in our community.

Chief's Corner by Patrick Ashmore: Tax dollars spent as frugally as possible

It’s been a busy month for the police department. We just finished our budget process and I am happy to report that the police department’s budget proposal was supported by the city manager, city council, and the budget committee.

Guest Column: PUD board takes second look at rate changes

Over the past few months, Northern Wasco County PUD has been working to evaluate the need for a rate increase to assure that revenues are sufficient to cover the cost of doing business.

Commentary: Law enforcement protects rights of all

Dear Citizens: Years and years ago The Dalles Chronicle presented articles to the citizens titled, “Know Your Sheriff.” After becoming sheriff I decided to revive this decades old column. However, I ran into the age-old dilemma of having too many subjects and soon became overwhelmed with possibilities — until immigration came to the forefront!

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