Letters to the Editors



Letter to the Editor: Dismayed by Walden

To the editor: I was dismayed to hear Greg Walden condone the act of arson when he advocated for the pardon of the Hammonds. My problem is not with the pardon for an overly harsh sentence. My problem is that Walden dismissed this crime as “a management tool.” This fire burned 139 acres of federal land near BLM firefighters. I have friends who serve as firefighters and their lives are put in danger by arson.

October 26, 2018 2:21 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Drain swamp with Jamie

To the editor: I’d like to take a moment to put forth my support for the candidacy of Jamie McLeod-Skinner. McLeod-Skinner has worked tirelessly to garner supporters in the upcoming congressional campaign in our Second District and — more important in today’s political environment — actively reaching across party lines to find common ground among voters in eastern Oregon.

October 26, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Your vote matters

To the editor: It is unfortunate that many people say, “I don’t vote” or “I’m not political.” Voter turnout in Oregon for the May 2018 primary was 34 percent, the 2016 presidential election reached 68 percent. Does that mean the people who don’t vote would rather someone else make their decisions? Or does it mean they don’t think their vote matters? Or maybe there isn’t a suitable candidate to vote for? Guess what? There is a group of people who do care and do pay attention. The 1 percent, corporations, lobbyists, and Political Action Committees (PACs).

October 26, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Can’t trust Democrats

To the editor: The Oregon governor’s party has been televising ads that say, “We can’t trust Knute Buehler.” But who really can’t we trust? The Democratic candidates! They are the party of lies, locally, statewide and nationally.

October 26, 2018 2:18 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Apple pie analogy

To the editor: Nothing has changed from the days of Yahshua (Jesus) till now. Yahshua stated, “Beware of pastor, they like to walk around in long robes and like respectful greetings, and chief seats in the churches, and places of honor at banquets…and for appearance’s sake, offer long prayers, these will receive greater condemnation.” Nothing has changed.

October 26, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Article correction

To the editor: While I appreciate the Chronicle’s article of October 20-21, “Cancer Fight Yields Lesson,” there is one correction that should be made regarding “triple negative” breast cancer so as not to create confusion among patients receiving treatment recommendations.

October 26, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Kids deserve better

To the editor: In my book, children are our future. But in Oregon, as in the rest of the country, they are getting the short end of the stick. Our society will be greatly diminished and less able to compete as a result. Congressman Greg Walden’s lack of understanding of this fundamental value is clear in his voting record.

October 23, 2018 3:17 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: We need a new voice

To the editor: I am voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner. I want a representative who takes climate change seriously and supports science. I want a representative who respects human life and dignity, not someone who would support taking young children away from parents or someone who would support selling arms to a country we know will use the weapons against their own people.

October 23, 2018 3:17 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Walden

To the editor: I would like to make it clear to my friends and neighbors that I support Greg Walden for re-election to the U.S. Congress in this November 2018 election. The “sign” in my driveway was posted by a young CGCC student involved in politics. The “sign” in my driveway was posted by a young CGCC student involved in politics. I support her work and desire to be involved in the political process. However, I do not support her candidate who has not really lived or worked on a farm in Oregon.

October 23, 2018 3:16 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Greg serves us well

To the editor: It saddens me to see the Democratic Party’s extreme swing to the left, and seemingly condoning the mob mentality and anything goes to promote their cause. Rep. Walden has served his district’s residents well in the past and would continue to do so in the future.

October 23, 2018 3:15 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Cast vote for Jamie

To the editor: This November I’m voting for Jamie McLeod-Skinner. My biggest concern is health care. I recently lost my health care insurance and have had to purchase an individual policy through the Oregon health care marketplace. I was shocked to learn how expensive it was for the paucity of coverage.

October 23, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Net neutrality matters

To the editor: Although there are a host of issues at play in the upcoming election, rural Oregonians should vote against Greg Walden based solely on his opposition to net neutrality. “Net neutrality,” an unfortunately clunky term, is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally.

October 23, 2018 3:12 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Time for a change

To the editor: In the one and only debate held in a television studio in Bend, Rep. Greg Walden used his closing moments to outline his support for veterans and their issues. When it came to Jamie McLeod Skinner’s closing statement, she quickly and methodically listed the bills in congress that Walden had voted against assistance for our veterans. In the past 20 years, Greg Walden has sponsored four bills for veterans. Only one (to name the VA clinic in The Dalles after a local veteran) has become law.

October 23, 2018 3:12 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Walden is honorable

To the editor: We will soon receive our voters ballots and if we want to continue to have the best representation for the Second Congressional District, a vote for Greg Walden will achieve that. He is a candidate that has proven he will represent all of Oregon. He demonstrates that every year when he visits all 20 counties.

October 23, 2018 3:10 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Give back, vote yes

To the editor: I have been spending a lot of time considering the school bond issue. A lot of wonderful community members have spent hours and hours developing this plan and I thank you all! I’ve had misgivings about increasing my property tax as I’m alone, on a fixed income, and old. After this long debate with myself, the lights finally switched on; this is a moral issue. I cannot vote no!

October 23, 2018 3:10 p.m. read more..

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