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Letters to the Editors

Letter to the Editor: No vote on Merkley

To the editor: Last August I wrote a plain, simple and blunt letter strongly objecting to the “ludicrous Mueller Morass” and proposed that such a “witchhunt” should be focused on “The Real Witches of Washington DC.” I mentioned a few names, my choices. I mailed it to seven U.S. Senators, including the two leaders from the left side of our mountain.

January 30, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Serious complaints

To the editor: NWCSD 21 Board of Directors: When the two districts merged, we were promised we’d save money with only one administration, and our school system would be better off. Yet our district remains the same, with very little community support behind it. I received an anonymous letter in an email, with complaints against Candy Armstrong, and a note saying the board would not investigate anonymous complaints. Consider that letter signed by me as well, there needs to some serious review of policy. This is now the third complaint you’ve received, I hope you take it seriously and do what is best for the students.

January 27, 2018 11:20 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Need openness

To the editor: District 21 Board Members: I am writing to you regarding the recent separation of Anne Shull and District 21. Let me say that this is not about Ms. Shull, it is about the way the entire thing was handled.

January 25, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Casual evolution

To the editor: The great challenge is to convince the casual evolutionist that a personal reading and study of The Hebrew Books will not turn them into a mindless “spiritual” church robot.

January 25, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Who Walden serves

To the editor: Fellow District 2 constituents: I’d like to offer a summary of our Rep. Walden’s voting record. You can check it out for yourself at, a non-partisan summary of all politicians’ voting records.

January 23, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Enforce off-leash time

To the editor: Thank you, LeeAnn Stocking, for writing regarding the abuse by dog owners of the off-leash hours at Firehouse Park in Columbia View Heights. I have contacted the Parks Department repeatedly regarding this over the past year, to no avail.

January 23, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Time for a change

To the editor: Today (Jan. 17) I watched a press release starring our very own Representative Greg Walden in which he blamed Democrats for “holding CHIP funding hostage.” Seriously? That's pretty low, even by current political standards.

January 20, 2018 12:30 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Volunteers needed

To the editor: We are writing regarding our support for Columbia Gorge CASA and to make a request that community members volunteer to advocate for a child. CASA trains and supports volunteers who advocate for children in our foster care system.

January 20, 2018 12:30 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Need M101 funding

To the editor: I’m writing in favor of Measure 101. What I don’t see mentioned a lot is that eastern Oregonians will benefit disproportionately because we use the Oregon Health Plan more often than other parts of the state and so we depend on the funding we are voting on.

January 20, 2018 12:29 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Dog rules

To the editor: I live in Columbia View Heights and have lived here for over 20 years. When this subdivision was built, a piece of land was set aside to build a fenced park, so the children who live here would have a safe place to play. A year or so ago, the parks and recreation district decided to allow people to bring their dogs to this park, and they set up some rules for them to follow.

January 18, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Crosswalks?

To the editor: So you want to have a discussion about “crosswalks.” I have a lot to say about crosswalks.....just a second, I was told it was “crosstalk,” not crosswalk. Never mind.

January 18, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Plan not a good deal

To the editor: The recent $1.5 trillion dollar Republican tax bill passed by Congress will contribute to more of the wealth inequality we see taking place in this country. Some of the losers will be those business owners and residents who pay state and local taxes which are no longer deductible, and sick people with medical expenses no longer deductible.

January 17, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Please tell back story

To the editor: Could you report on the backstory of Greg Weldon’s progress report recently received by Oregonians? For instance, in looking into his taking credit for the Brownfields Program, yes, Google did erect an architectural monstrosity last year, but they’ve been at it for the last decade.

January 17, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


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