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Editorial: Inmates are still human beings

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.

Crosstalk: Truth lies behind narrative

Truth lies behind narrative

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Editorial: Jail protests may do long-term harm

Jail protests may do long-term harm

Crosstalk: It’s time to stop the nonsense

It’s time to stop the nonsense

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Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Crosstalk: Is voter fraud probe needed?

Is voter fraud probe needed?

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Editorial: City still doesn’t get the message

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.

Crosstalk: A peek behind the curtain

A peek behind the curtain

Crosstalk: What to do about N. Korea?

What to do about N. Korea?

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Editorial: Celebrating July 4 is important

What happened in The Dalles? The Fort Dalles Fourth decided to honor America’s 241st birthday on July 1 instead of July 4.

Guest Column: What unites us is stronger than our differences

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.

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Editorial: Fascinating facts about July 4

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:

Crosstalk: Boundaries on free speech?

Boundaries on free speech?

Crosstalk: U.S. heading down bad road

U.S. heading down bad road

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Editorial: Railroads essential to commerce

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.


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