At Monday's meeting of The Dalles City Council, Councilor Tim McGlothlin made an erroneous statement claiming that our editorial on Sunday against the city investing $96,500 into a series of concerts contained a factual error. He demanded a correction and accused us of saying that the city was taking money out of the street fund to pay for the concerts. The editorial did not make that statement.
One of the lesser known steps in government “sausage making” happens after the Legislature passes new laws, when state agencies responsible for working out the details step in to determine how to implement and enforce them.
The City of The Dalles is poised to spend $96,500 on a “want” — a series of three concerts — when there are clear “needs” that should be addressed with any extra money in the budget.
Should soldier have allowed abuse?
Some endorsements are easy and some are made more difficult because the candidates are well matched in qualifications or have a similar campaign platform that leads one to question the need for change. In the case of challenger Rodger Nichols and incumbent Steve Kramer, who are vying for Position 2 on the Wasco County Commission, there were distinct differences for The Dalles Chronicle’s Editorial Board to consider.
Preparing ahead for an emergency
The Dalles Chronicle recently launched its editorial board for 2016, selecting five community members to join management staff in the endorsement process.
In less than two weeks, you will be seeing teal-colored ribbons displayed on lamp posts along streets in The Dalles.
Return to Iraq: Time for the draft?
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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.
How much land should feds own?
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.