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Editorial cartoons from Sept. 9

Editorial cartoons from Sept. 9, 2014

Letter to the editor: Are you ok?

To the editor: When was the last time you asked someone if they were OK? A friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member, someone who seemed pretty down lately, lacking their usual demeanor? If we each did a little more asking and paying as much attention to one’s mental health as we do one’s physical ailments, we could reduce the high rate of suicide.

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Editorial: Subtract domestic and what do you have?

The truth came out this week in the domestic violence case of three-time NFL Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice and his fiance Janay Palmer.

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Editorial: Go, learn, get ready

On Saturday, Sept. 20, local emergency planners are hosting a Get Ready The Dalles event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue.

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Editorial: Focus on forest, not just plans

Disdain for the U.S. Forest Service’s draft plan for managing the Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla and Malheur national forests is widespread.

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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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