Letters to the Editors


Letter to the Editor: Bad outweighs good

To the editor: I totally agree with Mr. Paul Crowley’s letter to the editor (Sept. 14) in The Dalles Chronicle. I, too, believe that fireworks in the hands of the public, especially kids, is dangerous and unnecessary.

Letter to the Editor: Compassion needed

To the editor: In the Chronicle’s Aug. 22nd Crosstalk, one of the authors condemned the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “far left” organization for naming the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council as “hate groups.”

Letter to the Editor: Walden achievements

To the editor: While the left keeps highlighting their outrage with Congressman Walden, Greg and the president have quietly achieved successful legislation with the House approving more than 300 bills in just the first six months of 2017.

Letter to the Editor: Enjoyed racing article

To the editor: I enjoyed the article about Guy Weedman and his racing career. There are a few others who race oval track out of The Dalles area.

Letter to the Editor: Police do nothing

To the editor: I am angry that the police in this city do nothing about the traffic infractions you see everywhere. They drive past speeders, people not stopping at stop signs, people texting while driving, and others, like they have blinders on.

Letter to the Editor: Hillary’s lies continue

To the editor: Is Hillary Clinton incapable of telling the truth?

Letter to the Editor: Not ‘extremists’

To the editor: Gotta say, Mr. Walden, you may want to think that your critics are just people from Portland, but I’m here in The Dalles and I am talking to the actual people who live here and we are not happy with the job you are doing.

Letter to the Editor: Open enrollment

To the editor: Obamacare is still available, but the enrollment period is shorter this year. People can get help now in choosing a plan.

Letter to the Editor: Accountability

To the editor: Federal debt stands at $20 trillion and the CBO projects that we will add another nearly $10 trillion over the next ten years. As citizens, we need to hold the president and our elected officials, accountable for their choices.

Letter to the Editor: Limit fireworks

To the editor: The Eagle Creek fire is approaching 50 square miles in size. Its start has been attributed to a 15-year-old tossing some type of firework into a tinderbox of a forest. One hopes that the current allegations will lead to a broader discussion about why fireworks are legal in the first place.

Letter to the Editor: Unkempt graves

To the editor: On Sept. 9, we were in The Dalles for an event. We visited the I00F Cemetary to place fresh flowers on our daughter, mother, grandmother and grandfather’s graves. Beautiful green manicured grass upon entering, in the veteran's section, but the section we were visiting was parched, weeds growing about a foot high.

Letter to the Editor: Military role

To the editor: The military does indeed have one purpose, but that purpose is not "to kill, destroy and break our enemies.”

Letter to the Editor: Rule of law

To the editor: The rule of law made by Congress, fairly adjudicated by the courts, and implemented by the executive is our right.

Letter to the Editor: Suicide prevention

To the editor: Having lost my 21-year-old daughter to suicide seven years ago, I have been on a learning journey and healing path ever since. I passionately advocate talking openly and non-judgmentally about mental illness.

Letter to the Editor: Personal conscience

To the editor: An open letter to U.S. Rep. Greg Walden: When I was growing up in The Dalles (along with you), my personal conscience was once described to me as this sharp cornered thing inside me that would rotate when I did something wrong and the pain it caused was my sense of guilt letting me know I was doing something wrong.


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