To the editor: This letter is directed to my current representative in congress, Greg Walden: While I often disagree with your policies throughout the many years that you've served in Congress, I know you personally to be a dedicated representative that clearly has a grasp of issues important to eastern Oregonians. However, I absolutely no longer trust you, the president, his administration or other silent members of Congress to represent the mission and values of the United States as humanitarian country.July 10, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..
To the editor: A funny thing happened on the way to Rep. Greg Walden being a 20 year — 10 term — incumbent: he became a Washington Bigshot, a real player. He chairs an important committee and had well over $3 million dollars in his campaign despite being what the professional consultants consider a safe district; courtesy, of course, of all those constituents of his who don’t live anywhere near Oregon. Presumably, it’s those other constituents who wanted him to not just support, but sponsor, a law that would have deprived over 100,000 people in his district of health insurance.July 10, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I was looking on Rep. Greg Walden's website and noticed that he did not have any public appearances scheduled between now and the November elections. That's too bad because I had some questions I wanted to ask him.July 6, 2018 2:23 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I'm a fairly new resident of The Dalles, and a supporter of the Strong Community Schools bond effort to replace the four oldest district schools, including The Dalles High School. I wanted to contribute some of my thoughts about the greater impact of new schools on this community that I have become so fond of.July 6, 2018 2:20 p.m. read more..
To the editor: We appreciated your piece in Thursday’s paper explaining the upcoming changes. We understand the need to change with changing times and economic pressures, and the push to cater to a younger more technically sophisticated readership. However, The Dalles is a community composed of all ages and technical interests.July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: I served my country in Korea during 1951-52. I have a master’s degree in United States history. Over 32 years, I taught in middle school, high school and college. When I read the following words of entertainer John Legend about the children at the border, I wept for my country.July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Catlink recently heard about a mom cat with kittens that was dumped in the area of Safeway and Sahara Pizza. By the time we verified her location someone was able to rescue them. Catlink would like to offer assistance to the people who found them.July 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: In Karen Wilson’s column, “Trump should be “modern day president,” she lists various statements by him that are offensive. I agree that they are offensive, juvenile and unnecessary. However, she ignores the uncalled-for vile hatred of various forms thrown at him on nearly a daily basis.June 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Bring to mind your beloved son or daughter, your precious grandchild or niece or god-child whom you adore. Pull them into your lap, hold them in your arms, and feel their warm head snuggle into your chest. Now imagine your child being dragged out of your arms, kicking and screaming and crying out for you in panic.June 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: With the resignation last year of John Huffman, the residents of House District 59 have been given the opportunity of replacing John with a potentially outstanding legislator. Darcy Long-Curtiss, a native and long term resident of The Dalles, is offering to serve local residents as our representative in Salem.June 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: The treatment of the Native American People has its genesis in the Northwest Ordinance of 1785, which predates our Constitution by four years. In that ordinance, the United States sets the policy to respect the rights of the populations and any taking of land and curtailment of rights was to take place only by negotiations and treaty. The federal government will take nothing by force.June 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
To the editor: Regardless of anyone's individual views on immigration, the horrendous policy of the current presidential administration, approved by President Trump and being carried out by Chief-of-Staff John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions under his supervision, to tear children from the arms of their asylum-seeking parents, is cruel and un-American.June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
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