To the editor: For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same—year after year.
To the editor: Wake up, America. We are now confronting a president-elect who has nominated persons for his cabinet and department chairs who are advocates for policies that appear to defy the purposes of the ofﬁces they would hold.
To the editor: Dear RaeLynn, I struggled much of the night trying to find a way to be strategic in responding to your comments about Israel and Palestine in Wednesday’s Crosstalk. I’ve not been able to do that. Years ago my American Jewish mentor in West Jerusalem taught me that, on this issue, diplomacy merely delays the inevitable.
To the editor: Republicans have promised to "repeal" Obamacare, but have yet to agree on what the "replacement" will look like. After six years of failing to agree on a detailed "replacement" plan, many of the 20 million people who have gained coverage under the ACA are worried.
To the editor: I have been a resident in The Dalles since 2009. I have three children who are now school aged and attend elementary school here in The Dalles. I have had many busing transportation issues as well as many other parents in our town have had as well. I have tried to address the issue to make a positive change for our local children, but I am one person with limited resources.
To the editor: And so our choice is in front of us: The Prince of Peace or the gods of war. Sovereignty with Christ or servitude under worldly powers.
To the editor: With the recent dramatic shifts in the political landscape of our nation echoing throughout the streets, it is hard not to be thinking differently about the upcoming New Year, and its traditional call for me to demand self-enforced change through the drafting of resolutions.
To the editor: With the Electoral College having just met, I want to respond to claims that it exists to protect small states. If it does that, then why have Hawaii and Rhode Island, among other small states, signed on to the National Popular Vote Compact (www.nationalpopularvote.com)?
To the editor: During the Christmas season we see numerous stars placed around our community, along with beautiful decorations on homes and yards.
To the editor: I would like to give a "shout out" and thank you to the local businesses who sponsored the Football Prediction Contest in The Dalles Chronicle this fall. It was not big chain store names — just local businesses who made my week-ends of television football a lot more fun! Another reason to shop locally!
In the beginning, was naught but the all-encompassing Void. From her primal womb was delivered Light. Distinction and discernment became manifest.
To the editor: The recent story in The Chronicle detailing the plight of the homeless locally is troubling. No one, especially at this time of year, should be without safety, warmth and shelter.
To the editor: Tonight, citizens of The Dalles have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reaffirm the value of the Columbia and Snake federal dams, their associated energy infrastructure and the river system to the Northwest.
To the editor: Donald Trump's surprise win for the presidency, and the continuing popularity of Bernie Sanders, seem to indicate that a new populist era is here in the United States. How do we channel the energy in a positive direction, at least locally?
To the editor: Providing affordable health care is a tough nut to crack. Republicans are quickly retreating from "Repeal and Replace" to a symbolic "Repeal" and an undefined "Transition" that may go on for years and leave much of Obamacare untouched.