Letters to the Editors

Letter to the Editor: Horrified by headline

To the editor: “Horrified” is the only word to describe my reaction to the Chronicle headline “TD finds BB gun ‘no threat.’” Reading the text only worsened my horror. As the victim of a BB shot that nearly destroyed my eye when I was 9 or 10 years old, I think my reaction is understandable.

February 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Here we go again...

I should feel sad, heartbroken after another mass shooting. Instead I am furious! Here we go again. Officials send their “thoughts and prayers.” After a week or so the news dies down and we just do NOTHING about it.

February 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Who Walden serves

To the editor: Fellow District 2 constituents: I’d like to offer a summary of our Rep. Walden’s voting record. You can check it out for yourself at votesmart.org, a non-partisan summary of all politicians’ voting records.

February 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Help honor grandpa

To the editor: Secret Birthday Surprise: Jim Kiefert will be 80! He was Superintendent of Chenowith School District 9 and retired in 2001. My grandpa is one of the most influential, inspiring, kind, compassionate, uplifting, magnificent people I know. And I know you all feel the same way as well.

February 13, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Lifestyle effects

To the editor: I commend the Chronicle for a thoughtful, compassionate opinion piece on the topic of homelessness in Sunday’s issue. While I understand (but don’t agree with) the motivations of local politicians and merchants to make downtown The Dalles less inclusive to people without homes, I don’t believe it to be right or just to simply hide the homeless population from public view.

February 8, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: True leadership

To the editor: So many good people in our area; they give their time and skills to organizations, clubs, churches; Their way of showing love for their fellow citizens, but what do they get in return? The return on the investment does not always have a good outcome.

February 8, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: No insurance

To the editor: As a local insurance agent, I am frustrated at the amount of claims I have filed for my clients that have been hit by people driving with no insurance and in many cases, no license. It baffles me how the local laws work.

February 8, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Oppose wall funding

To the editor: I strongly urge Congressman Walden and Senators Wyden and Merkley to oppose funding of the GOP’s proposed border wall in the upcoming budget negotiations. The wall will create environmental devastation in the Southwest deserts, at an enormous financial cost to this country and with little indication that it will substantially reduce illegal immigration.

February 6, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Saving lives

To the editor: Why do people turn to fundraisers and GoFundMe accounts when disaster hits and they are faced with a sudden healthcare crisis? Has it happened to you? Now is the time, Greg Walden, to look at health care for all as a comprehensive, equitable, publicly funded and high-quality system to serve everyone, men women and children.

February 3, 2018 11:37 a.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Good neighbors

To the editor: I’m writing this because I am a trained administrative assistant looking for work and I have been having a tough time. I know that I have a competitive job market to face right now.

February 1, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

Letter to the Editor: Be skeptical

To the editor: Fifty years ago, when I was a young girl sitting around the kitchen table, our family would tune in to a program that asked listeners to weigh in on the pros and cons of different moral issues or legal questions. With that background and the fact that back then there were only a few sources of news, I was struck by a recent commentary in The Oregonian that felt parents should discuss with their children biases in today’s news and social media.

February 1, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..


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