Letters to the Editors


Letter to the Editor: Large breaks for rich

To the editor: Remember back in 2009, when some conservative commentators referred to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as a Marxist ploy? Now the joke is on Greg Walden and House Republicans.

Letter to the Editor: GOP plan is harmful

To the editor: As a psychologist who worked frequently in The Dalles, I saw many people whose lives were seriously disrupted by lack of health care. The Affordable Care Act gave people not only medical care but also hope. Greg Walden is central in crafting the proposed health insurance bill in the House that will radically change the ACA. This bill will have a serious effect on many of his constituents.

Letter to the Editor: Teen got it right

To the editor: If any readers of the Chronicle missed the great column dated Sunday, March 12, on Page A4, please hunt for that paper and read what J.R. Scott, sophomore at The Dalles High School, wrote regarding pot stores in our town.

Letter to the Editor: Health care ideas

To the editor: I’ve got an idea. If Obamacare is the source of high premiums, and if GOP plan will lower costs, why not keep the subsidies until they do?

Letter to the Editor: Thanks Spooky’s

To the editor: It is interesting — yesterday, I heard someone say that this, The Dalles, was the darkest, most evil place they have ever been in the world. Yet, I live a life of happiness in The Dalles.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks J.R. Scott

To the editor: Regarding the guest column of March 12 by J.R. Scott, a high school sophomore. Thanks, J.R. Scott, you said it all.

Letter to the Editor: Justifying Trump

To the editor: Over the last several months we have witnessed Raelynn Ricarte's justification of Trump's disinformation and destructive policies and constantly criticizing everyone who disagrees with her ideology, calling them liberals and leftists.

Letter to the Editor: Truthful reports

To the editor: RaeLynn, it is so nice that we have you and your fortitude in reporting news of our Republican Party’s activities truthfully.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to sponsors

To the editor: The Gorge chapter of Ducks Unlimited recently held its 32nd annual fundraising banquet at the Hood River Inn.

Letter to the Editor: VA gives good care

To the editor: As a vet receiving VA (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs) health care since 1984, I have always had positive experiences with the professionalism and health care I have received.

Letter to the Editor: Attend town halls

To the editor: Saturday, March 4, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley held a town hall in The Dalles at the high school auditorium. It was very well attended by an enthusiastic audience.

Letter to the Editor: Respect owed judges

To the editor: In her editorial on February 7, RaeLynn Ricarte said “Make no mistake about it, the protests mounted by Democrats — and legal ruling by Judge James L. Robart of Seattle — have all been orchestrated to delegitimize Trump and stir up public dissent.”

Letter to the Editor: Walden owes answers

To the editor: Greg Walden has introduced health care legislation to preserve the pre-existing condition protections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare), but his Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act is contingent on the full repeal of the ACA.

Letter to the Editor: Long winter is over!

To the editor: Hopefully, our long rough winter is now over! We have many people to be thankful for.

Letter to the Editor: Women’s health care

To the editor: As a woman and a health care provider, I am tremendously concerned about the effect on women’s health care of the Republicans’ plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.


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