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Guest Column: Call to unity for Gorge communities

Columbia Gorge: We have a problem that deserves reflection. What transpired at The Dalles & Hood River public forums for Greg Walden, although expected, was not acceptable.

Crosstalk: Syrian bombing raises questions

Syrian bombing raises questions

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Editorial: Religion is losing influence in U.S.

Easter Sunday typically finds church pews full of people who come out to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, a central component of the Christian faith. Although religion remains an integral part of many Americans’ lives, and the dominance of Christianity still prevails, the way people look at faith is changing with the times.

Crosstalk: Was going ‘nuclear’ a good GOP move?

Was going ‘nuclear’ a good GOP move?

Commentary: Clearing up confusion over immigration laws

Law enforcement is still receiving questions concerning recent actions by the federal government, and there is apparent confusion regarding the authority of state and local law enforcement and immigration law.

Guest Column: We must do hard work of thinking for ourselves

Words have power to inform, persuade and influence attitudes, decisions, elections, and destinies. And when they are distributed by mass media, words have a significant impact in shaping public opinion and indirectly controlling and manipulating our actions. If we ever hope to be honestly informed and to understand each other, then we need to occasionally listen to the other side and not feast exclusively on news outlets that confirm our own ideas.

Crosstalk: Keep the politics out of science

Keep the politics out of science

Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Guest Column: Come to forum, learn about popular vote plan

In the spring of 1968, Robert F. Kennedy flew in to The Dalles Municipal Airport for a presidential campaign rally and packed the junior high gymnasium, the largest facility in the area at the time. Today, presidential candidates pay very little attention to “blue” Oregon. We in National Popular Vote believe in the principle of one-person, one vote, that all votes should count the same.

Crosstalk: What’s right, wrong in health debates

What’s right, wrong in health debates

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Editorial: Farmers are essential to survival

Civilization began with agriculture, the ability of human society not only to grow food for a village but produce enough surplus to sell or trade with neighbors for goods or services that improved the quality of life. At no other time in recorded history has there been such a disconnect between the agriculture industry and civilization.

Crosstalk: Is Trump budget good for America?

Is Trump budget good for America?

Crosstalk: Should California be allowed to secede?

Should California be allowed to secede?

Guest Column: City council should never have approved pot stores

(Guest column by J. R. Scott) Who says that because you can do something means you should do it? The city council should never have approved letting pot stores open up in our town.

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Editorial: Women’s strike was misguided

Wednesday’s “A Day Without Women” strike was misguided because organizers encouraged women to skip work, even though it is by embracing responsibilities that we get recognition as valuable and contributing members of society.

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