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Crosstalk: Behind the storybook hero lies reality

As a boy my play featured myself as a soldier in World War II. It was something I knew a lot about. My father parachuted into Germany, his stories were compelling.

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Editorial: Rally to show support for vets Nov. 11

Every Nov. 11th in The Dalles, there is a Veterans Day parade to honor those who have served in one of America’s wars.

Editorial: Disrespecting the will of the people

Watching cities scramble to approve a local sales tax on recreational marijuana even before voters decide if it should be legal is reminiscent of children diving for the goodies when the piñata breaks at a birthday party.

Editorial: Yes on Merkley, Richardson, Walden

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board is evenly split between political viewpoints and also includes Marilyn Roth, publisher. Following is our endorsement of state and federal candidates in contested races:

Editorial: M88 fixes system, M90 opens doors

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board is evenly split between political viewpoints and also includes Marilyn Roth, publisher. Following is a breakdown of our vote on two statewide measures that will be decided by Oregon voters Nov. 4. The remainder of the ballot issues, as well are our endorsement of state and federal candidates, will be addressed later this week.

Editorial: No pot candy, make GMO rules federal

MEASURE 91 By a vote of 5-2, the Chronicle takes a stance against Measure 91, which seeks to authorize recreational use of marijuana for adults, age 21 and older.

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Editorial: Keep Runyon, elect Elliott and Brown

The Dalles Chronicle Editorial Board is evenly split between political viewpoints and also includes Marilyn Roth, publisher. Following is a breakdown of our vote for endorsements in local races, as well some of our concerns and comments:

Crosstalk: Striking a balance with federal rules

As a young man I stood on the side of the environmentalist. On a personal level, a healthy, vibrant natural environment was critical to my day-to-day happiness. I roamed the woods and creeks and fished the pond.

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Editorial: Support downtown Halloween party

Every afternoon on Halloween Day, downtown The Dalles undergoes a startling transformation. Hundreds of kids and their parents flood the streets sporting a tremendous variety of strange, beautiful, scary and weird costumes. For several hours, the downtown corridor is transformed from a quiet business district into a bustling metropolis of startling diversity.

Crosstalk: U.S. needs to rethink foreign policy

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy of appeasement has made the world a much more dangerous place. After taking office by proclaiming America’s faults and weakness in a 2009 international tour, Obama began to greet each crisis with empty threats and promises.

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Editorial: Take the right to vote seriously

Most of us remember the iconic images of the Iraqi and Afghan people holding up ink-stained fingers as a purple sign of pride after their first votes.

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Editorial: It’s time for feds to allow harvests

Legislation that would change the way federal O&C land is managed in western Oregon has now been approved twice by the House of Representatives. The most recent approval came on Sept. 18.

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Editorial: A link forged in a crucible

Members of the QLife board of directors served cupcakes at Sept. 22 The Dalles City Council meeting.

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Editorial: Paid sick leave long overdue

A coalition of activist organizations seeking to boost the minimum wage and require paid sick days for all workers has a better shot at the second goal, at least in Oregon.

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Editorial: Cutting the Gordian Knots

The Dalles City Council had a couple of opportunities at its Monday meeting to cause grief and strife in the life of local residents, and, to its credit, avoided doing so in both cases.

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