Letters to the Editors


Letter to the Editor: Fresh air of freedom

To the editor: Recently, I have enjoyed the pleasure of attending several meetings and actions organized by civic-minded people in and around The Dalles. There is change in the air and it's good change, positive change: Like, breath of fresh air kind of change.

Letter to the Editor: Ignoring us

To the editor: What issues do Oregonians most care about? Here are each party’s top five issues from the last election (source: the Oregonian): Democrats: 1) education, 2) jobs, 3) healthcare, 4) the distribution of wealth in the US, and 5) climate change.

Letter to the Editor: Resistance

To the editor: We’ve watched from afar the swift, sometimes surprising rise to power of a demagogue in unsettled times.

Letter to the Editor: Movie theft

MOVIES! Fun to watch I know. May the one (s) who stole about 30 of my DVDs from their covers in my store return them now?

Letter to the Editor: Immigration needed

To the editor: Did you know that Greg Walden grew up on a cherry orchard in The Dalles? Every fall, there are over 2,000 people employed to harvest the fruit off orchards in the Hood River Valley. Your Second Congressional District, the sixth largest in the country, is asking you to support the people, the economy of Hood River, and our immigrant workers, by supporting realistic immigration legislation, such as the nonpartisan Bridge Act in the House.

Letter to the Editor: Stop feeding turkeys

To the editor: As many of you are aware there are a number of wild turkeys that continually cross the road numerous times a day at the "S" turn four miles out Mill Creek Road. Lately there has been someone feeding these birds with grain and apples directly on the road. This is creating a huge traffic concern and has caused many near misses.

Letter to the Editor: Disagree with editor

To the editor: I must respond to RaeLynn's editorial regarding Trump's Executive Order banning entry in to the U.S.

Letter to the Editor: Common sense plan

To the editor: I do not understand all the criticism that Congressman Greg Walden and other Republicans are receiving on the health care issue.

Letter to the Editor: More listening needed

To the editor: A recent front-page story in The Dalles Chronicle contained good advice from local counselors for achieving healthy and productive political engagement. Good civic discourse is when citizens step out of their tribal comfort zone and engage someone of decidedly different political persuasion in mutually respectful give and take. Everybody benefits when understanding the issues is at the heart of the discussion instead of personalities or "being right.”

Letter to the Editor: Winter woes

To the editor: I don’t know who “RR” is (Winter wonderland overrated editorial on Jan. 15), but you sound like so many of these recent transplants who have no appreciation for the conditions here. They think a light dusting of snow for the holidays should be enough, then it should be gone!

Letter to the Editor: Daunting dare

To the editor: Since this area is primarily liberal, a “friend” has dared me to walk through town while inside a suit of armor with a sign that states: “Let’s support our new president.”

Letter to the Editor: Rest in peace, Shirley

To the editor: Another horrific episode of gun violence in our country — this time it was the airport shootings in Ft Lauderdale, FL. Sadly, I learned that two of the victims were Steve and Shirley Timmons, former residents of The Dalles.

Letter to the Editor: Real election facts

To the editor: Bob McCracken is correct in asserting massive election fraud in 2012. Even greater election fraud occurred in 2016. Trump did not “…derive any just power from the consent of the governed.” Three out of every four eligible voters did not vote for Trump.

Letter to the Editor: Reassuring

To the editor: Many thanks to RaeLynn Ricarte for her insightful editorial regarding the need for media to change.

Letter to the Editor: Popular vote

To the editor: For the second time in the last five elections, we’ve elected a president who lost the popular vote. Fifty-eight percent of eligible voters voted in 2016, 42 percent didn’t even bother. That’s 90 million people. Pretty sad.



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