Should soldier have allowed abuse?
Some endorsements are easy and some are made more difficult because the candidates are well matched in qualifications or have a similar campaign platform that leads one to question the need for change. In the case of challenger Rodger Nichols and incumbent Steve Kramer, who are vying for Position 2 on the Wasco County Commission, there were distinct differences for The Dalles Chronicle’s Editorial Board to consider.
Preparing ahead for an emergency
The Dalles Chronicle recently launched its editorial board for 2016, selecting five community members to join management staff in the endorsement process.
In less than two weeks, you will be seeing teal-colored ribbons displayed on lamp posts along streets in The Dalles.
Return to Iraq: Time for the draft?
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What is your ideal political platform?
Editors note: The following editorial was written in support of Sunshine Week, March 13-19, during which journalists nationwide focus on the public’s right to information. Last year when Environmental Protection Agency staff members knew there were bigger problems with the Flint, Michigan, water supply than the agency was saying, they were under orders not to communicate with reporters without oversight by the agency.
To the editor: Thank you for the great story about Louise and Del Kendrick in the Valentine’s Day edition of The Chronicle. They are truly a wonderful couple. As a result of my volunteer work at The Dalles School District’s Archive Museum, I’ve had the privilege to speak with Del about his high school experiences. While in high school, Del played on The Dalles team that defeated Medford for the 1941 Oregon State Football Championship.
How much land should feds own?
For over 120 years, The Dalles Chronicle has taken pride in reporting the hard work of individuals and businesses who set in motion a level of community involvement that echoes through the decades. Everywhere you go in the beautiful gorge area, there are countless positive examples of people and businesses whose endeavors will better the quality of life for generations to come.
Thumbs Up Sewer rates unchanged The Dalles City Council rolled back a planned sewer rate increase of 3.44 percent, after staffers reported the budget was looking good for continued improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. Also, for the first time in a decade, residents weren’t called on this year to pay more for water services.
On Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was laid to rest and millions in this nation mourned his passing, particularly conservatives who shared his ideological viewpoint. No matter what side of the political fence Americans stand on, respects are owed to the man who became the longest serving justice in modern history.
Death of Scalia spotlights polarization