To the editor: The NORCOR board is asking for a permanent tax rate for operating expenses, this is a bad idea for lots of reasons!
To the editor: Awesome work, Greg. Once again, it looks like you are working for Trump and Ryan and not for us.
To the editor: When I read the recent letter from Carolyn Wood, I heard appreciation for the service of CGCC board members two or more decades ago. But I heard nothing about what they have done lately. Longevity is not reason to extend longevity.
To the editor: Please vote for Segal, Campbell, McCabe and Morgan!
To the editor: More than 150 motorcyclists lead out the Cherry Festival parade each year. This is called the "Teddy Bear Run." You may have noticed that they carry a teddy bear or stuffed animal as they ride.
To the editor: Rep. Greg Walden encountered ferocious opposition over his support for Trump’s health care plans in local town halls last month. And Bernie Sanders is now America's most popular politician, according to polls. The time has come to pursue a bold economic agenda in the United States.
To the editor: Robert Solow, 1999 Nobel Prize winning MIT professor of statistical economics, showed economic growth is 90 percent from technological progress and 10 percent from entrepreneurial investments.
To the editor: A few years ago we heard our political leaders say global warming wasn’t happening. Now they say it’s happening but that they’re not certain how much "man’s activities have to do with it.” Casting doubt on science isn’t new, in fact it’s what the tobacco industry did years ago to keep us from knowing the dangers of cigarette smoking.
To the editor: On June 3, 2016, a Union Pacific oil train derailed in Mosier, exploding in flames. The train derailed just several hundred feet from Mosier School, almost incinerating hundreds of children. These Mosier residents are just a few miles away from Rep. Mark Johnson’s district; one would think he would be leading the charge to protect our communities and our rivers from the threat of oil by rail. Instead, Johnson voted to oppose common-sense measures to improve oil train emergency response and hold railroads accountable.
To the editor: Why does the large-as-a-barge liberal media hate and despise the lightweight canoe-sized conservative media? There’s a simple three-word answer: The truth hurts.
To the editor: Last week I opened my mailbox and found my May ballot tucked inside. After opening the ballot envelope, and scanning the various races and contestants, I thought it timely to write my first Letter to the Editor.
To the editor: The “Before I Die” wall in City Park is a global art project, one of thousands in over 70 countries across the globe, and is part of a grass-roots effort by the nurses and social workers of Providence Hospice of the Gorge to encourage reflection and conversation about what matters most before we die. For more opportunities for honest conversation and connection around life and death, all are invited to The Dalles Wasco County Library every fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for The Dalles Death Cafe.
To the editor: One of the greatest assets our community has is Columbia Gorge Community College. Excellence requires leadership and innovation, and yet CGCC stays stuck on neutral, not accelerating. It’s over time for change, which I will be voting for on this month’s ballot.
To the editor: On behalf of the Mt. Adams Institute, a local nonprofit supporting veterans secure employment in the public lands and natural resources sector, I would like to thank The Dalles Home Depot for its generosity in assisting us install energy efficiency windows at our training facility.
To the editor: I would like to pass along information in regard to the "community-led networking event for candidates and voters" happening on the evening of May 9 at Route 30. It seems that the date selected may have been chosen knowingly on a day that the incumbents at Columbia Gorge Community College could not attend.