Letters to the Editors


Letter to the Editor: ‘Deep State’ report

To the editor: If Rachel Maddow, or any other American for that matter, needs to really know “what’s going on,” all they have to do is read the documents assembled by the U.S. Congress that prove the Trump-Russia collusion “witch hunt” was instigated by a cabal of “Deep State,” officials buried within the Obama-Clinton Regime intent upon keeping Trump from becoming president.

September 14, 2018 2:43 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: High alerts for toxins

To the editor: In my observation over the winter of 2017-18 at The Dalles Dam, there was a lot of dredging going on behind the dam. I am on high alert, for the reason that to disturb the build up would be a hazard for it contains years of accumulation of toxic chemicals from Hanford, the coal industry, toxic dumping, PCBs, neurotoxins and such.

September 14, 2018 2:42 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Calming confusion

To the editor: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,” Psalms 34:18. I am confused, angry and brokenhearted for someone has broken my church and I don’t know what to do about it. But, I happen to believe that confusion is not from God, so I look to the Scripture to calm my confusion.

September 14, 2018 2:41 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Jamie gives hope

To the editor: Jamie McLeod-Skinner came to the Sunshine Mill for a fundraising event. Pulling a tear drop camper behind her jeep, now on its second engine, she has traveled our vast Second Congressional District for over a year and a half, speaking face to face with constituents.

September 14, 2018 2:40 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: Much has been written about Greg Walden’s last town hall in The Dalles (April 12, 2017) when he was met with hard questions and passionate criticism. When he asked for a show of hands which indicated that the majority of the people in the room were not members of his political party. He basically said this: See, you are not my constituents. That really hurts and disturbs me.

September 14, 2018 2:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: We need an advocate

To the editor: I am very concerned about the health and educational needs of American citizens. I want to elect candidates in the upcoming election who will truly represent the issues I care about. I have found just the right person for our Second Congressional District: Jamie McLeod-Skinner!

September 14, 2018 2:37 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden gets job done

To the editor: Congressman Greg Walden has his boots on the ground in serving the people of the huge Second Congressional District. We’ve known and respected him for many years. He’s honest, ethical, focused, thoughtful and well-informed.

September 14, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: We need new schools

To the editor: All too often, I talk to families interested in moving to The Dalles who choose another community after seeing the condition of our schools. I make my living in The Dalles and I see this city moving forward. New schools will complement that effort. I urge you to vote yes on Measure 33-98 in the November 6 election.

September 14, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Fragile democracy

To the editor: Our democracy is more fragile than we like to believe. The building blocks of the Constitution, Bill of Rights and related political Institutions rely of a deeper foundation - our respect and affection for one another. The tribalism infecting our attitudes towards one another is corrosive to the values and feelings that bind us together.

September 14, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden is elusive

To the editor: Concerned citizens from Oregon’s Congressional District 2 want to hear from their elusive congressman, Greg Walden, who hasn’t held a town hall meeting in 500 days.

September 14, 2018 2:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Supporting Jamie

To the editor: My family and I own a small cherry orchard in Wasco County. The work is hard but fulfilling, and we hope that our son will continue to farm for years to come. I am voting for Jamie Mcleod-Skinner because she has strong family roots in Eastern Oregon and understands the farming community and its needs. She won’t allow any party affiliation or corporate donors to subvert her commitment to her constituents as Greg has done.

September 14, 2018 2:33 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Public lands assault

To the editor: As someone who appreciates and uses our public lands in Oregon, I am very unhappy about Congressman Greg Walden’s bill to remove protection from the Deschutes and Whychus Creek canyons in Central Oregon, and wish he’d lay off destructive, industry-friendly efforts to diminish our public lands.

September 14, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: South Valley fire

To the editor: Fire and wind equals Hell on Earth! To the generous people of Wasco County, including; BJ Ayres, a Wasco Electric lineman who pulled me from harm’s way, Denny and Zada Lewis from the burned-out Diamond L Ranch, the Bob’s Glass boys, the Dufur ambulance girls, MCMC emergency room staff, Salvation Army-(please donate to them), the Madras Heats drag race team, Jack Henderson and his Dufur coaches -- C.S. Little and Hollie Darden, Sheriff Lane Magill, and all my friends. A grateful thank you!

September 14, 2018 2:32 p.m. read more..



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