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Editorial: Community activists inspire us

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.

Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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.

Editorial: Scalia taught us to stand firm

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.

Crosstalk: Death of Scalia spotlights polarization

Death of Scalia spotlights polarization

Editorial: The truth behind Cupid

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.

Editorial: Legislature needs to slow down

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.

Editorial: ‘Suspending’ means race is over

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.

Crosstalk: Is not voting a moral option in 2016?

Is not voting a moral option in 2016?

Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up, thumbs down...

Crosstalk: What is the role of the militia today?

What is the role of the militia today?

Crosstalk: What should be done with Gitmo?

What should be done with Gitmo?

Editorial: A glimpse behind the scenes

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.

Crosstalk: Does the end justify the means?

Does the end justify the means?

Editorial: Walden, true leadership shows

It isn’t often in today’s political environment that members of Congress make a speech that has the potential to bring people together instead of deepening the partisan divide.

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Editorial: Clemency for Hammond family

The following editorial ran Jan. 5 in the East Oregonian regarding the armed standoff in Harney County following the imprisonment of two ranchers: The case of Dwight and Steven Hammond is a tragedy, both because of what they did and how they have been treated since.

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