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Letter to the editor: Hope in life

To the editor: Flagrant criminals, openly brazen thieves suing for their share of the plunder. This is called “higher education?”

Letter to the editor: Help for Guard

To the editor: Gift card donations have become a very valuable resource for the neediest families of the deployed Oregon National Guard Soldiers. Families of these soldiers often experience financial difficulties, especially during the holidays. The gift cards offer some financial relief for them, and demonstrate our appreciation to our soldiers and their families.

Letter to the editor: Global warming real

To the editor: Despite Ms. Ricarte’s insinuation that global warming is just a massive conspiracy, significant evidence exists that global warming has continued from the peak of the last ice age through recent times.

Letter to the editor: Guns bring death

To the editor: Does RaeLynn Ricarte realize that President Obama keeps “harping” (her vulgar term) about gun control because Americans keep dying from gun violence at the current rate of 89 per day. Apparently, gun rights are more important to her than the 12,410 lives lost so far in 2015. Six hundred and forty nine of these deaths being children under the age of 11. Let’s not hurry to celebrate the booming business at Old Mill Bargain Center because there is statistical evidence that increased gun sales result in increased gun deaths. The Chronicle’s “Dialogue” heading asked, “What is behind record gun sales in the US.” The answer is the NRA, spineless politicians and fear.

Letter to the editor: Real cost of wolves

To the editor: Considering the condition of our local government, even our state, national and international problems all needing attention, I could write a letter every day about all the wrongs. However, a letter to the editor the other day might seem trivial in the world of wrong ideas but it’s a place to start.

Letter to the editor: Help foster children

To the editor: Did you know that over 165 kids in the Gorge currently call foster care home and most of them are in Wasco County? I serve as a board member for Columbia Gorge CASA, a local non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to advocate for the needs and well being of children in foster care.

Letter to the editor: Festival a success

To the editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 Festival of Trees a success.

Letter to the editor: Why bail out banks?

To the editor: A while ago, I was going to refinance my house – had my home for more than 36 years so it seemed like a simple task. There was an $80,000 loan on a house worth more than $160,000, what more could a bank ask for?

Letter to the editor: Refugees pose danger

To the editor: When someone gets sick at a Chipotle outlet, a bunch of Chipotles get shut down. Wow! But when the Islamic State says they will infiltrate the immigration of refugees, bleeding hearts still want to receive them. It only took two in San Bernardino.

Letter to the editor: Do something

To the editor: While recently attending an event at Keller Auditorium in Portland, I flashed on the Paris theater shooting and imagined what it would be like to directly experience such horror. I think about how more and more people in our country are witnessing gun violence and becoming victims of it. In our places

Letter to the editor: Special recognition

To the editor: Thank you Mark Gibson, Neita Cecil, and Derek Wiley for bringing a high standard of journalism to the Chronicle.

Letter to the editor: Need immigrants

To the editor: In response to Mr. Hudson’s opinion on immigration I would like to offer another point of view. One of his reasons for reducing immigration to the U.S. was based off of a perceived lack of need for foreign labor.

Letter to the editor: Don’t act out of fear

To the editor: One of the least told stories of Christmas is the “Slaughter of the Innocents” (Matthew 2:13-18). How King Herod learned he had been tricked by the Wise Men and ordered the killing of all boys in Bethlehem under the age of two. How Mary and Joseph sought safety for their baby by fleeing to Egypt.

Letter to the editor: Biblical divorce

To the editor: The Biblical definition of divorce is to be found at Deuteronomy 24: 1-5, which basically says that a couple may get a legal divorce when the "grace" has gone from the marriage and some defilement has marred the union. Jesus pretty much confirms this attitude at Matthew 19: 3-11.

Letter to the editor: New HS plans

To the editor: A new high school would be wonderful. However, the proposal by Doug Kirchhofer is ludicrous and here’s why: The property he proposes carries a huge burden, namely inside the National Scenic Area outside the Urban Growth boundary. Both require massive action to develop for a permanent structure, if not impossible. It places a serious bond issue on the community for purchase of property and construction of buildings, not to mention extreme location for transportation.