Letters to the Editors


Letter to the editor: Correct shortcomings

To the editor: A genuine thank you to the people of The Dalles, citizen landowners, public servants and elected personnel, who have supported our collective efforts to plow through the boulder-strewn pathway laid out in the past 15 years.

Letter to the editor: Vote for Richardson

To the editor: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a fresh, new governor in Oregon who has established himself as a leader in his district and statewide through his hard work in the Oregon legislature? Dennis Richardson has pledged to create a healthy business environment to provide jobs to get our economy moving.

Letter to the editor: Unenforceable law

To the editor: Substance prohibition hasn’t worked since Adam and Eve took a bite of the forbidden fruit. If the fear of God wasn’t enough to keep them partaking, it seems awfully arrogant of a prohibitionist to think that somehow they can do what God Almighty could not.

Letter to the editor: Are we asking, ‘What about the children?

There has been a lot of political volleyball going on regarding Measure 91, the vote to decide whether Oregon voters will legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older.

Letter to the editor: Walden ‘gets it done’

To the editor: I know Greg Walden and I have known him for a long time. I know that Greg works hard on issues that are important to us all.

Letter to the editor: Send Aelea to D.C.

To the editor: Earlier this fall, I was blessed with the opportunity to canvass on behalf of U.S. congressional candidate Aelea Christofferson.

Letter to the editor: Perspective will help

To the editor: There are only a few days left in the election season and, like most of the people I know, I am ready for it to be over.

Letter to the editor: Pot is not healthy

To the editor: On ‘The Great Pot Debate’ televised Sunday morning, the reasons given to legalize pot were that it would be regulated ‘for adults’ (alcohol is?) and it would decriminalize the use of pot and control the quality. An advertisement by Washington’s King County Sheriff John Urquhart says drug arrests for DUII (driving under the influence of intoxicants) are down. Really? When the availability of drugs is up?

Letter to the editor: It’s an honor to serve

To the editor: I am running for re-election to city council. I have worked on councils that brought about the roundabout, the commercial dock, Lewis and Clark Festival Park, the Sunshine mill, vertical housing in commercial zones, maintenance and improvement of water and sewer systems, eased sidewalk and curb standards for rural areas and eliminated the “line drawn on the map” as a definition of “development,” thereby eliminating a burden of paying development fees and costs by property owners. In part, because of city investment into infrastructure, including water and sewer, our community recruited a significant water (and waste treatment), electric and fiber optic user/consumer, which has since expanded here.

Letter to the editor: Change of the guard

To the editor: It’s time for the changing of the guard. Taner Elliott and Russ Brown are prepared, ready and willing to serve on city council.

Letter to the editor: What can we do?

To the editor: Comes on folks, this is our town, too. Some of you have been here longer than others, and some like myself and family left but returned to live out our lives here because we loved it and the people.

Letter to the editor: Respecting a saint

To the editor: St. Vincent de Paul. I am not Catholic but have felt the need to defend this honored Saint. He is a real man that lived and died devoted to helping anyone in need of help.

Letter to the editor: Ostrye is open-minded

To the editor: Please join us in voting to retain Karen Ostrye as Circuit Court Judge.She is fair, open-minded, thoughtful, conscientious, and focused on community service.

Letter to the editor: Thanks for cat food

To the editor: Catlink would like to thank Home At Last for the generous food donation. It will allow more of our resources to go to the spay and neuter of feral cats in the community.

Letter to the editor: No time to give care

To the editor: When you go to the doctor's office for a scheduled appointment you assume that your concerns will be noted and any solutions or changes will be documented and furthered on to the necessary parties.


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