Letters to the Editors

Letter to the Editor: Standing with nurses

To the editor: As an avid Dalles Chronicle reader, I was disappointed to learn about the growing rift between Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s CEO and local nurses over increasingly dangerous schedules, nurse turnover, staff pay and the hospital’s budget. It reminded me of an article I read a few years ago about the highest-paid people in Wasco County.

August 14, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Your vote matters

To the editor: Are you one who believes your vote doesn’t matter? I’m talking to you because this fall your vote matters “hugely.” Do you want to tell Big Business and the 1 percent that their money can’t always buy public policies favoring them regardless of how it affects you? Would you like decent health care for yourself, your family and neighbors?

August 14, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: In just a few months, on Nov. 6, 2018, we the people in the 20 counties of Oregon Congressional District 2, which includes Wasco County, will be choosing our next representative to Congress for a two-year term. Jamie McLeod-Skinner, the Democratic Party contender for our district, was recently in Joseph for their Chief Joseph Day parade as was her opponent, Greg Walden.

August 14, 2018 2:13 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: It's August and supposed to be the quiet season for politics, but, at the federal level anyway, events seem to be getting louder and more erratic. There's no telling what will happen between now and November's election. We do know what our congressman, Greg Walden, has been doing: Not much.

August 10, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden working hard

To the editor: “We owe our loyalty to each other and to our children’s children, not to party politics,” DaShanne Stokes. It seems that Greg Walden could find a cure for cancer and yet some unreasonable partisans would still oppose him, putting partisan politics ahead of making positive accomplishments.

August 10, 2018 2:47 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Salvation Army praise

To the editor: I know we all have thanked the firemen, ranchers, families, and friends throughout the last three weeks and four large fires, but I want to thank the Salvation Army for their presence at these huge local fire events.

August 10, 2018 2:46 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for help

To the editor: The Conroy family of Maupin, Tygh Valley and The Dalles would like to extend a huge thank you to the firefighters, farmers, ranchers, friends, neighbors and local, state and federal air and ground support, who have put their personal lives on hold during this fire season.

August 10, 2018 2:45 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Walden frustration

To the editor: I have become increasingly frustrated with our congressman's lack of responsiveness to us, his constituents, over many years, but moreso over the past nearly two years. His letters are form letters and do not answer my questions. His staff members upon answering my phone calls always reply they haven't "discussed that" with him no matter the subject

August 7, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Vote McLeod-Skinner

To the editor: I am supporting Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Congress. I'm impressed with Jamie’s background, education and attitude. She has deep roots in rural Oregon and has a distinguished record of service, both international and domestic. She also has a strong educational background, including degrees in civil engineering, regional planning, and law.

August 7, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Please be loving

To the editor: To friends, acquaintances and community members of The Dalles: We are all here on earth to help each other. Each person is a child of God, who requires kindness and love to be able to thrive fully. Our love for one another extends to all children.

August 3, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Boycott Arlington

To the editor: There are doubtless a number of readers of this paper who, while traveling on I-84, have stopped in the city of Arlington to gas up, get a snack, and maybe have even spent some time at the marina swimming or boarding off the wide span of the Columbia north of town. Sadly, I wish to bring to the attention of the readership the fact that the Arlington City Council, in their May 9th meeting, unanimously passed a resolution, number 685, to declare Arlington (quotes are from the text of the resolution) “not a sanctuary city” but rather a “Rule of Law City” in regards to upholding immigration laws.

August 3, 2018 1:55 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Need border security

To the editor: An amazingly short time ago, almost all the leaders of the Democratic party gave unqualified endorsement to the principle that America had the right to secure borders, that we welcomed immigrants, but they had to respect our laws and should not expect to sneak across the border and be greeted with open arms. Of course, backing up those principles with action was always a bit sketchy for Democrats, but they at least gave it lip service. Those days now seem like a fading memory of a distant past.

August 3, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..



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