Who should be elected president?
The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board convened Wednesday to make endorsements for two city council races and a three-way contest for mayor.
An inside look at a newspaper’s role
Passions run high during election cycles and sometimes candidates lose perspective about the real reason they should be seeking office — the opportunity to be servants of the people — and the contest becomes ego-driven. When that happens, winning becomes everything and dissenting voices are no longer tolerated. This week, The Chronicle received reports from the camps of two candidates in The Dalles mayoral race about people being harassed for posting campaign signs. Apparently, supporters of the other candidate were upset enough to harass the sign holder for exercising free speech.
Is US economy really in recovery?
This year marks the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2-8. The Chronicle is pleased to be participating in this annual observance in several ways.
When the World Trade Center was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, 2,606 people died and the twin towers were reduced to hundreds of thousands of tons of debris. More than 2,600 artifacts have gone to 1,585 fire and police departments, schools and museums, and other nonprofit organizations in every state and at least eight other countries, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Vaulting into Olympic games
Beef about UN proposal to tax meat
Does VP pick really matter?
It appears the City of The Dalles is picking winners and losers in its underwriting of events with a methodology that is just plain baffling. A prime example of this inconsistency played out on Monday, July 25, when concert promoters Nolan Hare and Randy Haines reported the loss of almost $5,000 of city money that had been invested in a July 3 show.
How to survive the political season
It should be a no-brainer for the Wasco County Commission to approve a property tax exemption for spouses of first responders who lose their lives in the line of duty.
Is racism growing worse in the U.S.?
How much red tape is necessary?