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Editorial: Compounding the problem

If you’re feeling a sense of déjà vu these days when reading The Chronicle it’s no surprise, at least where The Dalles City Council stories are concerned.

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Editorial: Two-wheeled invasion

Yes, Wasco County will be invaded by around 2,200 bicyclists starting next weekend — but in a good way.

Editorial: Liquor surcharge "tax" needs changed

The (Bend) Bulletin, Aug. 23: You may not have known this, but Oregon doesn’t “tax” liquor. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission simply raises its margin on the stuff when the state needs more money. The taxes it does collect go to the federal government.

Editorial: High stakes on tribal recognition

Just short of his 92nd birthday, Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe Chairman and hereditary Chief Joe Scovell died earlier this month, just after U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici introduced federal legislation to recognize the tribe.

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Editorial: Parents can make the difference

Barely a week remains before most local school children will head back to class next week.

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Editorial: Coolly fighting for attention

The ALS Association has hit upon a winning formula for raising money for a good cause — for as along as it lasts.

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Editorial: Congress vacations while forests burn

Congress is in recess, but our forests still are burning. Our senators and representatives blew out of Washington, D.C. for their annual summer vacation, without taking action on any of a number of common-sense proposals to rework how we pay for firefighting — proposals that over the long run would have helped to reduce the severity of future fires.

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Editorial: Put vaccines on your back-to-school list

August’s midpoint is in the rearview mirror and if parents aren’t helping their children get prepared for the start of school, they may want to start.

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Editorial cartoons from Aug. 16

Editorial cartoons from Aug. 16

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Editorial: A long road ahead

Wasco County and The Dalles City elected bodies looked into the future and made the right choices this week in delaying their plans to bring road funding plans to the voters in November.

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Editorial: Common Core, schools wise to watch

Linn County’s largest school districts say they won’t be joining their counterparts in Portland in an effort to delay the use of Common Core test scores to evaluate both teacher and students.

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Editorial: Equal-opportunity food access

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reported that participants in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) can now purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers through more than 5,000 farmers markets, roadside markets and pick-your-own operations across America.

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Editorial: Congress fiddles while forests burn

As you already have noticed, we’ve entered the heart of fire season, and even though firefighters appear to have the upper hand on the tough Bingham Complex Fire burning in the northeast portion of Linn County, there’s more to come — potentially, lots more — over the next two months.

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Editorial: Community problem, not jail problem

“Right now, the mentally ill issue is worse than I have ever seen it. There’s nowhere to put them and not a lot of options.” A Clatsop County sheriff’s deputy is speaking here, but the statement could just as easily have come from someone across the river or anywhere in the nation.

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Editorial: The economic elephant

If last week’s debate between incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber and challenger Dennis Richardson was any indication, we may be headed into a general election campaign that misses the forest as it concentrates on the trees.

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