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.
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.
To the editor: We’ve watched from afar the swift, sometimes surprising rise to power of a demagogue in unsettled times.
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?
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.
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.
To the editor: I must respond to RaeLynn's editorial regarding Trump's Executive Order banning entry in to the U.S.
To the editor: I do not understand all the criticism that Congressman Greg Walden and other Republicans are receiving on the health care issue.
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.”
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!
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.”
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.
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.
To the editor: Many thanks to RaeLynn Ricarte for her insightful editorial regarding the need for media to change.
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.