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Letter to the Editor: Help for stutterers

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.

Letter to the Editor: Resist Trump

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.

Letter to the Editor: Occupied nation

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.

Letter to the Editor: Remember rule

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.

Letter to the Editor: Revisit policy

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.

Letter to the Editor: Our choice

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.

Letter to the Editor: Live right

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.

Letter to the editor: Time to trust vote

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)?

Letter to the Editor: Hope for the world

To the editor: During the Christmas season we see numerous stars placed around our community, along with beautiful decorations on homes and yards.

Letter to the editor: Shout out

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!

Letter to the editor: Light is Life

In the beginning, was naught but the all-encompassing Void. From her primal womb was delivered Light. Distinction and discernment became manifest.

Letter to the Editor: Care for homeless

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.

Letter to the Editor: Value of federal dams

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.

Letter to the Editor: Can-do attitude

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?

Letter to the Editor: Path forward

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.

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