To the editor: I am heartsick about the determination by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This cruel action would take away the healthcare coverage from 20 million Americans and over a million Oregonians.
To the editor: Three members of Oregon’s five-member congressional delegation are skipping in protest of the presidential Inauguration. Perhaps they should look at how much of Oregon is red versus blue; that many Oregonian’s don’t approve of their politics. Their issue of closing down logging, mining, fishing, which result in the loss of jobs everywhere except in the “high tech” corridor that enjoys so many tax free benefits and incentives while we pay for new highways, schools, and infrastructure support.
To the editor: I have given this letter considerable thought. This is in regards to the article in the paper about the invisible "street people" that are trying to survive the elements.
To the editor: Since Congressman Walden has not replied to our recent emails we are presenting our concerns regarding his support for Tom Price as Director of Health and Human Services to his constituents. Tom Price has sponsored a bill called Empowering Patients First Act of 2015.
To the editor: For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same—year after year.
To the editor: Wake up, America. We are now confronting a president-elect who has nominated persons for his cabinet and department chairs who are advocates for policies that appear to defy the purposes of the ofﬁces they would hold.
To the editor: Dear RaeLynn, I struggled much of the night trying to find a way to be strategic in responding to your comments about Israel and Palestine in Wednesday’s Crosstalk. I’ve not been able to do that. Years ago my American Jewish mentor in West Jerusalem taught me that, on this issue, diplomacy merely delays the inevitable.
To the editor: Republicans have promised to "repeal" Obamacare, but have yet to agree on what the "replacement" will look like. After six years of failing to agree on a detailed "replacement" plan, many of the 20 million people who have gained coverage under the ACA are worried.
To the editor: I have been a resident in The Dalles since 2009. I have three children who are now school aged and attend elementary school here in The Dalles. I have had many busing transportation issues as well as many other parents in our town have had as well. I have tried to address the issue to make a positive change for our local children, but I am one person with limited resources.
To the editor: And so our choice is in front of us: The Prince of Peace or the gods of war. Sovereignty with Christ or servitude under worldly powers.
To the editor: With the recent dramatic shifts in the political landscape of our nation echoing throughout the streets, it is hard not to be thinking differently about the upcoming New Year, and its traditional call for me to demand self-enforced change through the drafting of resolutions.
To the editor: With the Electoral College having just met, I want to respond to claims that it exists to protect small states. If it does that, then why have Hawaii and Rhode Island, among other small states, signed on to the National Popular Vote Compact (www.nationalpopularvote.com)?
To the editor: During the Christmas season we see numerous stars placed around our community, along with beautiful decorations on homes and yards.
To the editor: I would like to give a "shout out" and thank you to the local businesses who sponsored the Football Prediction Contest in The Dalles Chronicle this fall. It was not big chain store names — just local businesses who made my week-ends of television football a lot more fun! Another reason to shop locally!
In the beginning, was naught but the all-encompassing Void. From her primal womb was delivered Light. Distinction and discernment became manifest.