What lessons will protests impart? Two views.
Despite the jokes it’s bound to elicit, the Oregon Legislature clearly needs a “joint” committee to deal with numerous issues headed for lawmakers in the wake of voters’ approval of recreational marijuana.
In a world of economic crisis and growing poverty, charity needs to begin at home.
The New York Times ran a story in its Saturday editions about Sweet Home and the town’s attempts to redefine itself now that federal forests don’t produce nearly the level of timber that they have in the past. The story likely was of interest to the paper’s readers, but it probably didn’t tell Oregonians anything they don’t know.
The tremendous personal freedoms offered by America are a beacon of hope for oppressed people from around the world, many of whom have risked, or given, their lives to get to our shores.
Editorial cartoons from Nov. 16
Consumerism is starting to gobble up Thanksgiving Day and it is a sad trend for Americans to follow. Time with family and friends sharing thoughts of gratitude over a feast should not be traded for a holiday bargain.
Well, just when you thought you’d never have occasion to use the phrases “common sense” and “state government” in the same sentence, along comes a news item to show you that perhaps some hope remains.
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.
Every Nov. 11th in The Dalles, there is a Veterans Day parade to honor those who have served in one of America’s wars.
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.
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:
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.
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.