Letters to the Editors

Letter to the Editor: A remembrance

To the editor: On the centennial of the Armistice of World War I, members of the Columbia Gorge community came together at the Stonehenge Memorial to remember the sacrifices of many men and women who voluntarily set aside their personal liberties to answer our nations call to arms and go to a foreign land and defend those who could not defend themselves from bitter oppression. On behalf of the Stonehenge Memorial Community Committee, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who planned this special event over the past two years, and to those who endured the crisp winter morning to gather 100 years later on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, in the 11th month.

November 13, 2018 3:05 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Cherry of a deal

To the editor: It’s that time of year again. The school year is solidly underway, which means that TDHS Senior Class of 2019 is now actively selling chocolate covered cherries as a fundraiser to help defray the expenses associated with their drug and alcohol-free post-graduation party. The bags of cherries are 14 oz and sell for $10.

November 13, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Help with star fund

To The Dalles Chronicle and Citizens of Wasco County; first of all we would like to thank The Dalles Chronicle and especially Tom Peterson for the wonderful article and pictures of “Bert’s Star” being readied for the holiday season. A second special thank you to Gabe and Louis Red Cloud who once again literally risked life and limb to replace ALL the light bulbs with new LED strip lights which will make the star brighter, use less electricity, and increase the life of the bulbs. This process was tested on the Chinook Star last year with great success.

November 9, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Suicide loss help

To the editor: One of every six people has lost someone close to them to suicide. To all those who have lost a child, parent, sibling, partner, or friend, here are some questions for you:

November 6, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Jamie puts education first

To the Editor: I encourage you to vote for Jamie McLeod-Skinner who puts education first. If you are as disappointed as I am about our current representative’s support of Trump and the chaos; then this is a no brainer. Please vote for Jamie.

November 2, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Children need new schools

To the Editor: Please vote for Measure 33-98 to fund the much-needed bond to build new schools. The average age of construction of our local schools, including The Dalles Middle School built in 2003, is the year 1953. That’s 65 years ago. Our schools would be eligible for Medicare if they were humans!

November 2, 2018 2:46 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Schools are the foundation

To the Editor: I believe good schools are the foundation of thriving communities. The Dalles will benefit in many ways by passing the school bond, Measure 33-98. Schools are the barometers for how vibrant communities are measured.

November 2, 2018 2:45 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Brian Stevens is a leader

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Brian Stevens for city council at large. I am a junior at the high school and I’ve worked with Brian in basketball for the past years. I can say without a doubt that Brian Stevens would make an excellent city councilman. He exhibits all of the characteristics that will help lead this town in the right direction.

November 2, 2018 2:45 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden is like an old car

To the Editor: Greg Walden is like a 20-year-old car, all the great qualities it once had are gone. It now barely gets by and clearly doesn’t provide the same satisfaction it once did. It’s time for an upgrade to a new model.

November 2, 2018 2:44 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Jamie is true to OR values

To the Editor: Prepare for an onslaught of negative ads from our current congressional representative. I’d so much rather hear about his accomplishments, but since he has little to show for his 20 years in Congress, just the few good things for which his committee can take credit, negativity is his fall back.

November 2, 2018 2:44 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Time for Walden to retire

To the Editor: Greg Walden says that he stopped hosting public town halls because the people were so rude and noisy when he held them. People would not be rude if Walden didn’t try to mislead them every time he was asked a question. At the last town hall meeting in The Dalles, a year and a half ago, he told his constituents that he was on the same ACA (Obamacare) as they were. WRONG! Under the ACA, members of Congress and their staffs can choose from among 57 gold plans from four insurers on the DC Health Link’s small business marketplace.

November 2, 2018 2:43 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Get past detention rhetoric

To the Editor: As a lawyer living in Hood River, I spend a fair amount of time with ICE detainees at NORCOR Detention Center in The Dalles. These are not children, although often young. They are not mothers, although almost all are fathers. They are not DACA. They did not generally come here to escape horrific conditions in their home countries, although most came as children for a better life. So, no heartstrings tugging today – today, maybe because I am an antitrust lawyer, I write about the economics of immigration.

October 30, 2018 2:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Mike Smith for Judge

To the Editor: I am writing to ask you to vote for Mike Smith for Sherman County Judge because of all the things he has done for our county and continues to do. As Commissioner Mike lead the effort to bring fiber optics into the county. This is the reason we are going to have fiber to the homes in all the cities.

October 30, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..



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