As the debate over housing illegal immigrants at the regional jail ebbs and flows, I have found myself wishing the conversation would broaden into treatment of inmates as a whole. Why should we, as a society, accept any human being be subjected to sub-par living conditions? No one who is locked up should be eating meat labelled “not for human consumption,” but it is happening.
Truth lies behind narrative
Jail protests may do long-term harm
It’s time to stop the nonsense
Thumbs up, Thumbs down
Is voter fraud probe needed?
Here we go again. It seems to have become a predictable routine that every few months, and sometimes more often, the Chronicle writes an editorial pointing out problems in The Dalles City Council’s decision-making process. Once again, we reiterate that this newspaper isn’t “out to get them,” we are simply fulfilling our watchdog role to make sure elected officials are operating in an open and transparent manner — and putting the needs of citizens before their own wants and desires.
A peek behind the curtain
What to do about N. Korea?
What happened in The Dalles? The Fort Dalles Fourth decided to honor America’s 241st birthday on July 1 instead of July 4.
For 241 years, we’ve commemorated the Fourth of July as the birthday of our Nation. This day is highly celebrated: fireworks, families & friends enjoying barbeques and parades; and the patriotic colors of red, white and blue, abound. We proudly wave our American flags.
On July 4, 1776, members of the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to adopt the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming American sovereignty from Great Britain. As Americans celebrate their 241st Independence Day Tuesday, here are some fascinating facts to consider:
Boundaries on free speech?
U.S. heading down bad road
It was hardly surprising that the politically-driven Columbia Gorge Commission decided last week to reject Union Pacific’s proposal to build an extended railroad siding at Mosier. UP attorneys rightfully questioned why their project was being seen in an almost totally different light by commission officials in 2017.