Players need to articulate objectivesOctober 7, 2017 11:43 a.m. read more..
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.September 21, 2017 1:31 p.m. read more..
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?September 9, 2017 11:41 a.m. read more..
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.September 1, 2017 2:44 p.m. read more..
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.August 10, 2017 1:55 p.m. read more..
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.August 3, 2017 1:52 p.m. read more..
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.July 15, 2017 12:54 p.m. read more..
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.June 1, 2017 12:32 p.m. read more..
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.April 11, 2017 1:38 p.m. read more..
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!March 23, 2017 11:08 a.m. read more..
Even in a small town crime happens, stay alertDecember 22, 2016 1:10 p.m. read more..
As a Christian, what was more disturbing to me than the conduct of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election was that of certain evangelical leaders who jeopardized their influence for Christ by compromising Biblical principles for the sake of political expediency.November 8, 2016 3:59 p.m. read more..
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Not true, except perhaps for a person with a listening impairment. And if we move from the singular “me” to a collective “me,” this old aphorism is even more wrong. Words have power, and we are in a word storm, a storm that may have serious effects on the long-term health of our political and social environment.October 20, 2016 11:22 a.m. read more..
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