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.
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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
The truth behind Cupid. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it is impossible to ignore the added commercial hype that has come to surround Valentine’s Day.
This week the Wasco County Commission and Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, rightfully voiced protests about the Oregon Legislature using the 35-day session in 2016 to push through major policy issues that have not been fully vetted.
Make no mistake. When they suspend a campaign, as Rand Paul did Wednesday and Mike Huckabee and Martin O'Malley did right after the Iowa caucuses, it's not to take a break for household chores or a reflective week at the beach. It's game over.
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When I became the publisher of The Dalles Chronicle, I accepted the role of steward to lead this historic community newspaper. It has become resoundingly clear to me since my arrival Nov. 30 that folks in this area greatly value their hometown newspaper. During my first month on the job, I met with dozens of readers, staff and business members to gather input on the issues they felt were most relevant to this community.