To the editor: Tim Farrell for Judge. I have worked with Tim Farrell as a court-appointed defense attorney and have appreciated his thorough approach to resolving criminal cases for his clients.
To the editor: Very, very disappointing to see your endorsement of Jeff Merkley. You are endorsing a guy who, to my knowledge, has never held anything but a public or government job yet he continues to drone on and on about his "blue collar" upbringing and "common man" persona.
To the editor: When the monstrosity planned for the Granada block goes belly up, will they take it with them?
To the editor: As I have come to know Commissioner Rod Runyon, I have found that he does not sit back and wait for things to happen. Commissioner Runyon is a pro-active and engaged public servant. Rod always contacts me to share how specific bills affect Wasco County.
To the editor: I see many homeless people working at The Dollar Tree and one in particular deserves some recognition. I met Henry Cardinal a little over a year ago – but it was a long time before I realized he was homeless.
To the editor: If you think your congressman should be bought and paid for by out of state money — voter for Greg Walden. If you think your congressman should put his personal religious beliefs and political party agenda before his constituents and Oregon — vote for Greg Walden. If you think the hugely profitable fossil fuel industry needs billions in tax payer subsidies and tax breaks — vote for Greg Walden.
To the editor: I am supporting Bridget Bailey for county commissioner because Wasco County needs strong, vigorous leadership to provide for us and stimulate our economy. Bridget Bailey has the skills and background to be an excellent commissioner. The status-quo is not enough. More of the same is not the answer.
To the editor: I would like to encourage citizens to take action about the creosote odor that occurs on a daily basis in our community. Almost every morning I wake up, look outside to a beautiful sunny day, open my door and then have to shut it to avoid the odor coming into my home. I live nowhere near the plant.
To the editor: I am writing in support of Judge Karen Ostrye. I have worked in social services in the gorge for 16 years. I have witnessed Judge Ostrye, as an attorney, advocate for her clients with expertise, composure, fairness and compassion.
To the editor: I would like to take a moment to thank Ian Corey, his family, and all of his Eagle Scout crew members for beautifying Dry Hollow School with the landscaping work they completed by the Dry Hollow reader board.
To the editor: Oregon voters are deciding to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana in this election. I live just over the river here in Washington and while I don’t have a vote, I do have some perspective to offer if folks are open to it. We legalized and regulated marijuana two years ago.
To the editor: I am writing to encourage people of Oregon to vote against socialized marijuana coming up on the ballot in November.
To the editor: Measure 92 has become the costliest ballot measure in Oregon history as it tops $11 million on spending by the opposition. Those who create pesticides and junk food rake in huge profits from GMO products.
To the editor: Since the husband and wife team, District Attorney Eric Nisley and Bridget Bailey, are involved in agriculture, it seems likely their county service would be limited to avoid a conflict of interest.
To the editor: This is an open letter to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber: What are you thinking governor? I just learned that the state of Oregon, via the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department, is joining other plaintiffs in challenging the Northwest’s salmon recovery plan in federal court, seeking more spill at the federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
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