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Crosstalk: Is Donald Trump a viable candidate?

Is Donald Trump a viable candidate?

Editorial: ‘Forced marriage’ comes with baggage

The Fourth of July celebration may be heading for fireworks of a different type. Skunked by extremely hot weather, the Fort Dalles Fourth Committee sold fewer concert tickets and hot dogs than expected. It came up $5,000 short, and asked the city to cover it.

Crosstalk: Are fetal tissue ‘sales’ right or wrong?

Crosstalk: Are fetal tissue ‘sales’ right or wrong? Two views:

Crosstalk: Is Iran nuclear deal good or bad?

Chronicle editors debate Iran nuclear deal

Crosstalk: Is Christian stance on gay marriage tolerable?

Is Christian stance on gay marriage tolerable?

Crosstalk: Is legalizing pot a good or bad move?

Crosstalk: Is legalizing pot a good or bad move?

Crosstalk: Should the Confederate flag be flown?

Should the Confederate flag be flown?

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Editorial: Support Fort Dalles Fourth: Show Up!

As the “oohs” and “aahs” of the crowd waft over the Lewis and Clark Festival Park during the local July 4 fireworks show, a small group of exhausted people will be smiling with satisfaction.

Crosstalk

The best woman to feature on $10 bill

Letter to the editor: Thanks for ALS help

To the editor: On June 9, an ALS benefit was held at Burgerville and we would like to thank the many businesses who donated prizes and helped make this benefit a huge success.

Editorial: Put brakes on mileage, carbon taxes

Oregon officials want to claim bragging rights for being the first in the nation to enact a road mileage tax and a fee at the pump to reduce carbon emissions in the state.

Crosstalk: Has Oregon Legislature gone too far?

Has Oregon Legislature gone too far?

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Legislature should drop declawing bill

In the early days of a legislative session, you might hear legislators talk about “cats and dogs,” and it’s not a reference to animals. Rather, the phrase refers to a certain type of bill that flourishes in the first half of a session. A “cat and dog” bill tends to be on a specific and narrow topic that often is close to the heart of a particular legislator. Each session tends to generate a lot of these bills — hence the phrase “cats and dogs.” Many of them are silly. Some of them generate some press coverage because they often tend to cover unusual topics. And most of them die in the first few weeks of a session — a useful reminder that one of the important functions of a Legislature is to kill bills. So it was surprising to learn this week that a “cat and dog” bill still is very much alive in this session — and that the bill deals with actual cats and dogs.

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