To the editor: Veterans Day: The good, the bad and the ugly.
To the editor: I can think of a no more important institution in Mosier than the Mosier Fire District, especially in light of the 2009 wildfire that nearly entered the town and the 2016 oil train explosion. However, the fire district is currently in a state of great transition: In the process of finding a permanent fire chief, a new recorder, and with a $274,000, four-year FEMA grant, written by the former chief, set to kick in by the end of this month and which will fund the salary of an additional staff person, among other things.
To the editor: Representative Walden and the House Republicans claim that their new tax bill will create “tax relief for the middle class.” However, nonpartisan analysis of the measure demonstrates that it gives the vast majority of tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. And the share of benefits going to the richest citizens grows even larger over time.
To the editor: It is a complicated grief – that which is borne by those who lost a loved one to suicide. Stuffed inside, in silence or denial, is often where this grief resides. Despite an increasing number of grief support groups showing up, there is still reason for a special day dedicated to the survivors of suicide loss held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
To the editor: Do you know what IEW is? IEW is the short name of "International Education Week.” It is held to make an opportunity to be interested in international exchange.
To the editor: Republican mega-donors are threatening to cut funding to the party if it fails to pass tax "reform.” Republicans are responding with proposed tax cuts that will reward their wealthy donors' campaign contributions with over a trillion dollars in added income over the next decade.
To the editor: We were deeply offended by the "Florist Shop" political cartoon in the Nov. 7 issue. It was in very poor taste and uncalled for in light of common decency and compassion.
To the editor: To all Sherman County residents and anyone else who would like to know, I write this today in an effort to give every reader of this newspaper as well as anyone who might have questions, my opinion of Sherman County resident Mike Smith.
To the editor: The Dry Hollow Student Council would like to thank the citizens of The Dalles who contributed to UNICEF and the Dry Hollow students who went trick or treating for it on Halloween. With everyone's help, we collected $419 to benefit underprivileged children in this world.
To the editor: I just read about Janna Hege’s resignation from HAL (Home at Last Humane Society). This really upsets me! It seems that in the short time she took over, she made things happen – and fast. The Dalles desperately need HAL! Please people, work together and make it happen.
To the editor: I have lived in Oregon all of my life, spending my childhood in the forested region of the southwest. This year was especially difficult to see so many forests burned not only across the West but so close to home here in Oregon.
To the editor: Since when is it unpatriotic to question our government? When the government makes it unpopular to question what’s going on, that’s called fascism.
To the editor: In response to Mr. Ebi’s claim ( Oct 26 letter) that Greg Walden’s work on health care “will continue because he cares about Oregonians and ensuring everyone has access to affordable and quality health care,” I feel the need to remind folks of the disastrous American Health Care Act that Greg Walden helped craft back in the spring of this year.
To the editor: What would you do if you had dutifully been taking care of your finances, but suddenly the marketplace you were using got taken over by a hostile organization that denied you access to what you had been carefully caretaking? It would be outrageous, right? Could this happen here? It already has.
To the editor: I opened the editorial page on Tuesday and was shocked to my core. The stereotypical depiction of a black person was prominent in one of the editorial “cartoons,” and I use the term loosely. Who on the editorial staff didn’t recognize that as a racist drawing?