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Letter to the Editor: CGCC right on track

To the editor: In response to Mr. Schell’s remarks (May 16 Chronicle letter “Vote new, energetic”), I wholeheartedly support his right to campaign for the candidates of his choice. But to castigate the entire slate of incumbent board members is not only in bad taste, but ill mannered and totally inaccurate based on the facts.

Letter to the Editor: Walden, help Trump

To the editor: An open letter to Rep. Greg Walden: As one of your constituents, I wanted to express my fervent wish that the House Republicans get behind President Trump’s tax reform, and stop acting like they want to hang onto Obamacare and not revamp it.

Letter to the Editor: Fresh leadership

To the editor: I encourage all voters of Wasco County to cast their ballot this spring. When doing so, I urge you to vote for Kevin McCabe, Sarah Segal, Dana Campbell and Kim Morgan for the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education.

Letter to the Editor: Lost protection

To the editor: The Dalles is the loser as the drug and alcohol rehab facility starts its work at 11th and Federal streets. It’s now possible for this kind of a facility to be developed anywhere in our residential housing zone.

Letter to the Editor: Climate change truth

To the editor: A terrific piece appeared recently in The New York Times by Bill McKibben—my pick for America’s best candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize—on why the White House isn’t just launching short-term damage to earth, but, as McKibben concludes “Trumpism will persist, a dark stratum in the planet’s geological history. In some awful sense, his term could last forever.”

Letter to the Editor: Why taxes are so high

To the editor: The question was asked: “Why are our taxes so high?” The answer was: “Because the voters continue to vote in favor of everything.”

Letter to the Editor: Vote new, energetic

To the editor: On May 16, voters will have the opportunity to ensure that Columbia Gorge Community College will offer educational programs that will lead to good jobs in the Columbia Gorge region.

Letter to the Editor: GOP backdoor assault

To the editor: Mr. Walden, at your recent town halls in the Gorge, we (your constituents) were loud and clear about our anger at the GOP’s attack on the environment, and our demand that you consider the importance of the health of the people.

Letter to the Editor: Support incumbents

To the editor: It is time to elect Columbia Gorge Community College board members. I am endorsing our current members, James (Doc) Willcox, Carmen Garcia, Charleen Cobb and Ernie Keller for re-election.

Letter to the Editor: Complaints in reverse

To the editor: To those writing letters to the editor calling audience members at Congressman Walden's town hall "bullies" and "rude": I would take your complaints more seriously if you had written letters castigating a candidate for president that was bragging about grabbing women by the genitals, or about a candidate that made fun of a disabled reporter he did not like by mimicking that reporter's disability.

Letter to the Editor: Gift needed

To the editor: As founding director of Planetree Health Resource Center, I learned sadly of its closure by Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s trustees and current administration. The notion that an online approach will meet most patients’ needs is misguided, given current health literacy data.

Letter to the Editor: Democracy

To the editor: It’s interesting, isn’t it, how a single event can produce so many difference responses. Greg Walden’s town hall in The Dalles has done just that. My 2 cents, for what it is worth, is quite different from others who have written letters to the editor and op-ed pieces seen in The Dalles Chronicle.

Letter to the Editor: Appropriate

To the editor: Contrary to claims in some recent letters to the editor about rude behavior at Rep. Walden’s town hall in The Dalles, most of the behavior of those attending, in my observation, was appropriate.

Letter to the Editor: Voice your concerns

To the editor: I attended U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s town hall in The Dalles where health care was a hot topic of discussion. When Congress resumes work on the fiscal year 2017 budget, it’s important they reject the White House proposal to dramatically reduce funding for cancer research.

Letter to the Editor: Civic engagement

To the editor: A recent spate of letters to the editor have come to the defense of our Second District Rep. Greg Walden by reprimanding town hall attendees for bullying, hypocrisy, divisiveness, rudeness, and intolerance toward the man who is elected to represent us in Congress. What they failed to mention was Mr. Walden's statement at every town hall welcoming the heated exchange, saying, "this is what a healthy democracy looks like."

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